The History and Chronology of Picture Collection "Art Nouveau Lettonie"

The development of collection started in 1989. In co-operation with photographer- architect Andris Rîbens black-and-white pictures were created for exhibition “Rîga. Metropolis of Art Nouveau”. The author of the exhibition’s concept: architect Janis Krastins.
The exhibition has been displayed in many European countries.
In 1992, the development of collection was started at the initiative of the UNESCO’s National Commission as a project of visual information. It is realised as a collection of colour pictures by single author. Designer of exhibitions: author - Vilnis Auziòð.

1994 exhibition "Riga - Heritage of Art Nouveau",
Scientific seminar “Photography in the City, the Image of the City in Photography”, Riga/Latvia.

1995 exhibition "Riga - Heritage of Art Nouveau",
Scientific seminar “Archive, Riga/Latvia. Photo and graphics’ exhibition “Stamp - Envelope - Postcard”, Riga/Latvia.
Northern Countries’ Cultural Centre Haselby, Stockholm, Sweden Embassy of the LR, Kiev/Ukraine.

1996 exhibition "Riga - Heritage of Art Nouveau", the Parliament building, Riga/Latvia,
The House of Congresses, Riga/Latvia,
The Latvian Photography Museum, Riga/Latvia,
Fair "Entertainment Industry", Riga/ Latvia,
The principal seat of UNESCO, Paris/France,
The Swedish cultural Centre (project” "Nord-West") Paris/France, Embassy of LR, Stockholm/Sweden.

1997 exhibition "Riga - Heritage of Art Nouveau",
Fair “Baltour '97", Riga/Latvia,
Rîga Centre Humanitarian Gymnasium, Riga/Latvia,
Latvian Photography Museum, Riga/Latvia,
Fair "Entertainment Industry", Riga/Latvia,
Fair "Elektron'97", Riga/Latvia,
Exhibition "Profoto", Riga/Latvia,
Embassy of the LR, Moscow/Russia.

     

1998 exhibition "Riga - Heritage of Art Nouveau",
L.Sipolins Gallery, Ottawa/Canada,
Latvian Cultural Centre, Toronto/Canada,
Fair "Baltour '98" , Riga/Latvia [invitation of organisers],
Fair "Hansa Business Days", Riga/Latvia [invitation of organisers],
The City Museum, Olesund/Norway,
The City Exhibition Hall, Melby/Norway,
Exhibition "Baltexpo' 98", Riga/Latvia [invitation of organisers],
Principal seat of UNESCO, Paris/France,
Seat of the European Council, Strasbourg/France,
UNO Palace of Nations, Geneva/ Switzerland.

1998 exhibition "Papenka"
Cinema cafe"Andaluzijas suns", cinema festival "Arsenals", Riga/Latvia.

2000 exhibition "Riga - Heritage of Art Nouveau",
Fair "Baltars", Riga/Latvia [invitation of organisers],
The Latvian Designers’ Union, Riga/Latvia.

2000 project "Play of the Light in Art Nouveau"
The Latvian Institute, Riga/Latvia.

2001 project "Play of the Light in Art Nouveau"
Academy of Culture, Riga/Latvia,
The Parliament building, Riga/Latvia,
Library - saloon "Vecriga", Riga/Latvia,
The House of Architects, Riga/Latvia.

2001 project "City Colours. Riga",
Palazzo Vecchio, digital projection. Florence/ Italy,
Small Guild, digital projection, Riga/Latvia,
The Latvian Information Centre "Fotokalns", Higashikav/Japan.

2002 exhibition "Riga - Heritage of Art Nouveau"
The Latvian Information Centre, Warsaw/Poland.

2003 exhibition "Riga - Heritage of Art Nouveau"
European Commission, Brussels/Belgium,
„L’Archeoscope Godefroid”, Bouillon/ Belgium,
Saint-Hubert College, Brussels/Belgium.

© prepared by: Vilnis Auzins