Expo: Henry Van de Velde – Adventures in Riga
EXPO | 06-06-2013 | Riga Art Nouveau Museum – Riga
Exhibition, viagra organised in occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Belgian architect Henry Van de Velde.
In 1910 Van de Velde was invited to enter an architectural competition for a parsonage in Riga that was built in 1912 but destroyed during the World War II.
The exhibition concept is inspired by two facts in Van de Veldes life: the Riga project appears in one of the most famous photos showing the master at work in his Weimar studio, drugs and in his Geschichte meines Lebens he describes his trips to Riga as a typical example of an experience of cultural confrontation, search which has not yet lost its topical interest. The contemporary photos of Alnis Stakle in this exhibition illustrate this controversial story of ‘honest’ beauty.