In the City of Jūrmala (Latvia) an additional exhibition space has appeared. The railway station of Dubulti opened after the reconstruction not only to serve passengers, but also to perform a new function of a cultural and educational urban site, since it has been re-modelled into a little contemporary art gallery.
Until September 15, 2015 the passengers stopping by the station will have the opportunity to see “Man sirdī tīģer’s” (“Tiger in My Heart”), an international exhibition arranged within the framework of the “Pastāvēs, kas pārvērtīsies. Rainis un Aspazija – 150” (“The one who changes will exist. Rainis and Aspasia – 150”) project. The idea of such an event belongs to Inga Steimane, the art critic and exhibition curator:
– Dubulti railway station represents a unique example of a perfectly natural integration of contemporary art into the routine everyday life: the exhibition hall beautifully blends into the currently operating train station. Even its logo depicting a bird with tiger paws symbolically emphasizes the dual nature of the Art Station: the logo has been created under the impression of the “Man sirdī tīģer’s” exhibition.
12 contemporary artists from Latvia, Brazil, Egypt, Israel, Macedonia, and Switzerland presented their works at this unusual art gallery.
Updated information on expositions at the Art Station Dubulti is available on facebook.com/artstationdubulti.