The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt
23 Jul–25 Aug 2010, Cēsis Old Brewery in Cēsis, Latvia
The exhibition-within-an-exhibition SWAN SWALLOW ROSEMARY RECITAL presents new work by six young sculptors from Lithuania. The project plays with the idea of a folly, a 'fantastical', non-functional building – which the Cēsis Brewery has now become.
Traditionally, follies are build in gardens and parks for no other purpose than amusement and leisurely entertainment; bizarre in their styles as they are, they often provide not just the scenic views of the landscape around them, but also some insight into the minds of those who commissioned and built them – their world-views, their fantasies, and constraints. A ready-made folly, the former brewery provides a similar setting. This exhibition proposes not one statement but many openings to look at the surroundings – the building, the festival, the park, the town, and beyond. Visitors will arrive there eager to temporarily lose themselves, and weave together the series of miniature events they experience into a story that may never be told.
Opening Hours:
Tue, Thu, Sun 11:00–18:00
Fri, Sat 11:00–20:00