"The Line is Endless" of Anda Lāce – at KCCC Exhibition Hall
A personal exhibition “The Line is Endless” of Anda Lāce will be opened at the KCCC Exhibition Hall (Didžioji Vandens str. 2, Klaipėda) on Friday, 21st of April 2017, at 5 PM.
Painting, sculpture, scenography, installations and performances – the field of creative activity of Latvian artist Anda Lāce is truly wide. The artist’s paintings and performances, which she arranges since 2010 together with contemporary classical music composers, harmoniously evolve into spatial installations and sculptural compositions, and are extended by music and video art works.
Verbal language is extremely important for the works of Anda Lāce; however, according to the artist, she is mostly influenced by the limit states which are “indescribable in words”. “Liminality, accident, stepping into new uncharted territories, contrasts, transformations, various experiments, creative and technical collaborations with other artists; motion in life, in painting, in installations, in sculpture and performance; the endless line and action in all possible directions. To me such motion means life” – thus Anda Lāce names her creative inspirations.
The artist lets her nature to take over while working – the main role is given to her “inner self”: “Distancing myself from the surroundings and prejudices, I simply absorb and reflect diverse internal and external impulses.”
When presenting the exhibition “The Line is Endless”, Anda Lāce draws parallel between a line and life: “It is possible to see life as a segment holding onto the infinite line, and this seemingly safe infinity brings calmness. Even if this line is a barely perceptible thread. The tiny segment may accidentally split apart, spread out indecently and become entangled; and yet it has existed and will continue to exist, safely cradled by the line which points like rays in both directions. I draw the line again and again; I search, merge with it, and lie down confidently in the infinity as in a hammock. Only after a while a quiet voice keeps ringing in my ear that, no, this thought is false: it is so sweet to hold on to it, yet it sucks out all vitality as an unimaginably long worm. Not a thing is safe and nothing is promised.”
About the author
Anda Lāce (born in 1982) lives and works in Riga (Latvia). The artist has graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia and obtained a master’s degree in painting; she has studied at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has been participating in group exhibitions in Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Switzerland, Germany and Russian since 2003, and since the year of 2005 she has been constantly holding personal exhibitions.
The works of Anda Lāce have been nominated for the Purvītis Prize five times. It is the most prestige and significant art award inLatvia, which is aimed at promoting contemporary art achievements of Latvia. The artist was last nominated for this prize in 2016 for the performance “Decontamination”. Together with other eight nominees she participated in a joint exhibition at Latvian National Museum of Art.
Latvian National Museum of Art has acquired several works of Anda Lāce; her works are also a part of the collections of private art galleries of Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Great Britain, Morocco, Germany and Switzerland.
The exhibition will run until the 14th of May, 2017.
Ticket – 1,70 / 0,85 €.
Opening hours of the KCCC Exhibition Hall (Didžioji Vandens str. 2, Klaipėda): Wednesday-Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM.