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On August 14, Riga witnessed a spectacular event: opening of the new Nordea house in K.Valdemāra street No. 62.
A new building means a new feature in the centre of Riga.
The building has been designed in the architects’ office Sarma&Norde.
Over 300 guests were present at the opening. The invitation said:” Let us be together to enjoy art and pleasant atmosphere”.
It was a significant event also for the Gallery “Daugava”, since we had collaborated with the Nordea bank and architects’ office Sarma&Norde in selecting art works for the bank’s interior, thus, for its art collection.
The Gallery’s collaboration with the Head of Nordea bank Administration Anatolijs Peškovs proved to be a success: his interest and responsiveness to contemporary art helped the sculpture by Igors Dobičins, Pauls Jaunzems and Kirils Panteļejevs enter the bank’s premises.
The head designer of the building and its interior is the architect Visvaldis Sarma.
Displaying artwork is the same creative process as making it. The bank’s interior with its aesthetics of minimalism is an inviting space for contemporary art. Creative exchange of ideas with the architect and his understanding of contemporary art as well as his guidelines and suggestions had a positive impact on the result. Another important contribution to the process was made by the architect Inga Zūdiņa, due to her keen and clear perception of art and space. In further collaboration she could be a good advisor to artists in resolving problems of how to integrate sculpture or site-specific objects in the city or interiors. The architects seemed to be greatly interested in the artworks that entered the interiors they had designed, now professionally supporting the process.
In the premises of Private Banking Dainis Pundurs’ exhibition works “Bee Here” and “Dry River” delight the viewers with their emotionally delicate touch. They represent man and nature, the latter being not only a source of inspiration, but life philosophy. On the roof terrace of the building there is a composition from boulders designed by the architect Visvaldis Sarma, in their execution assisted by Inga Zūdiņa. Among the forms of nature the stone by Pauls Jaunzems “The Sprout”, on the verge of flouring, seems to be rightly placed. The terrace is a Nordea hanging garden: a spot of nature in the city centre. Stone as the material for artwork dominates in the bank’s interior: about two metres high granite works by Igors Dobičins “Finger I”, “Finger II”, “Finger III” and Pauls Jaunzems’ “Morning Sun”: four polished granite spheres, on the sixth floor. There are also canvases by Dace Lielā “Patheon I” and “Patheon II” depicting granite pillars. These two large-scale works, an example of superb painting, were created for the artist’s solo show in the National Art museum.
If we talked about art in public spaces globally, we would not be able to boast of any challenges. But now Riga has gained a lot: contemporary sculpture with its emotion, imagery and power of form has entered a public interior.



17.11.2017.
Artist Andris Eglītis has been elected as the head of painting department in Art Academy of Latvia


02.11.2017.
The painter Dace Lielā has been awarded the Three-star Order, which is the highest distinction of our coutry


19.07.2017.
Latvian National Television visits the gallery on the opening day of Dace Lielā's solo exhibition


04.03.2017.
Meeting with artist Jānis Murovskis


20.12.2016.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Gallery Daugava


27.07.2016.
New edition "Kārlis Baumanis 100" by Daugava Gallery


23.07.2016.
Dainis Pundurs Receives the Highest Honor for Achievements in Ceramic Art


12.06.2016.
Four Upcoming Ceramists in Daugava Gallery


4.06.2016.
The President of Latvia and His Spouse visit Daugava Gallery


19.05.2016.
The Birds Have Gathered in Alksnāja Street


23.12.2015.
Christmas and New Year Greetings


29.05.2015.
Kristīne Markus` exhibition "The Place" in Alūksne Museum.


30.03.2015.
Dace Lielā` exhibition "Paintings" has won in the spring voting of "Kilogram of Culture 2015".


21.03.2015.
Kaspars Teodors Brambergs has just returned from residence in Austria.


21.03.2015.
The King of Norway receives a painting by Dace Lielā.


26.02.2015.
The gallery Daugava` new exhibition space at 1 Ausekļa Street.


16.12.2014.
Opening of the new gallery Daugava exhibition space at 1 Ausekļa Street.


27.09.2014.
Gallery Daugava at Affordable Art Fair in Stockholm.


10.09.2014.
Gallery Daugava has published a book Baiba Vegere.


19.08.2014.
Kristīne Markus. Snails parade.


05.08.2014.
Sanda Skujiņa. Coreografia Piatta. Specchia, Italy.


19.06.2014.
Pēteris Martinsons. Bronze bust opening in Kecskemet .


06.06.2014.
Contact. Graphics.


23.01.2014.
Dace Lielā Laureate of Diena Annual Culture Award 2013.


13.11.2013.
Opening of the Exhibition Presidental portraits.


21.08.2013.
Alberts Francisks Pauliņš. Gallery Daugava. 2013.-84 pages


20.06.2013.
Jānis Annuss. Gallery Daugava. 2013.-48 pages


14.05.2013.
Art Academy students awarded Boriss Bērziņš' scholarschip


25.04.2013.
Projection. Janis John Annus


06.04.2013.
Foreign Minister to present EU High Representative with painting by Kaspars Zariņš, Special Flowers


25.03.2013.
Dainis Pundurs. "Diena" Annual Culture Award


15.02.2013.
Andris Eglitis. Purvitis Prize 2013


17.01.2013.
Biruta Delle. Gallery Daugava. 2013.-263 pages


10.2012.
Carmel Skutelsky. Gallery Daugava. 2012.-92 pages


19.09.2012.
Students who recieved the Boriss Bērziņš's scholarship had a meeting with Mr. Guntis Rāvis


2012.
Art Academy students awarded Boriss Bērziņš' scholarschip


12.05.2012.
Uģis Auziņš. Rustica. Opening of the Exhibition


19.01.–18.02.2012.
Exhibition in two parts:
I. Imants Vecozols. Routine Close Up
II. Imants Vecozols & his students



1.12.2011.
Vilnis Titāns. Gallery Daugava.2011. — 152 pages


11.05.2011.
Mr. Guntis Rāvis had a meeting with the students who received the Boriss Bērziņš’s scholarship in the previous academic year...


7.04.2011.
Opening of the Exhibition Days of Art in Rietumu Bank, Rietumu Capital Centre, 7 Vesetas Street


27.01.2011.
Opening of the Exhibition Seasons in Painting, Rietumu Capital Centre, 7 Vesetas Street


1.12.2010.
Opening of Laima Bikše's Exhibition, Rietumu Capital Centre, 7 Vesetas Street


20.10.2010.
Opening of Dace Lielā's Exhibition, Rietumu Capital Centre, 7 Vesetas Street


14.05.2010.
The President of Latvia is visiting Gallery Daugava to view the exhibition On the Way of Biruta Delle


7.05.2010.
Art Academy students awarded Boriss Bērziņš’ scholarship


14.01.2010.
The President of Latvia is visiting Aleksejs Naumovs' Exhibition Landscape. XXI Century Gallery Daugava


14.08.2009.
Opening of the new Nordea house


Galerija Daugava
Ausekļa street 1 (entrance from Elizabetes Street), Riga, Latvia

Working hours:
Tuesday–Friday from 11.00–18.00
Saturday from 11.00-17.00
Sunday, Monday closed


Ph. +371 67212896; +371 28668857
daugava@galerijadaugava.lv

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