From the 29th of June 2018, the Institute for Environmental Solutions together with Kaņepe Culture Centre will host the Jeune Création Européenne (JCE, Young European Art) Biennale travelling exhibition, which will take place in the Science, art and gastronomy centre BREWERY, Lenču street 9/11, Cēsis.
View of the JCE Biennale 2015 – 2017 in the BREWERY, August 2016. Image: IES
The traveling exhibition gathers together 56 emerging artists from 7 European countries – France, Portugal, Latvia, Denmark, Romania, Spain, Italy. Through various art forms and media, the exhibition displays the latest trends of European art scene, arising the questions– Is art universal? Is there such a thing as European art? Are artists as different from one country to the next as the countries’ respective histories suggest?
In the JCE Biennale 2017 – 2019 Latvia is represented by 8 up-and-coming artists – Andrejs Lavrinovičs, Mētra Saberova, Sandra Strēle, GolfClayderman, Rūdolfs Štamers, Zīle Ziemele, Raitis Hrolovičs and Toms Harjo. They were selected by jury of art experts: Kaspars Vanags, the curator; Maija Kurševa, the artist; Diāna Barčevska, Mūkusalas Art Salon curator; Alberto Di Gennaro, set designer and curator; Dāvis Kaņepe, the JCE Biennale curator in Latvia.
Sandra Strēle, Melancholy, 2016
JCE Biennale was developed in 2000 by the Montrouge Municipality, Paris. It is above all a network linking different European cities concerned with promoting the work of their country’s young artists, as well as allowing the artists’ cultural actions to be known beyond their borders. Once the artworks of each country have been selected, the JCE Biennale takes the shape of a large traveling collective exhibit which lies down in each of the partner cities over the course of two consecutive years, together covering 5850 km distance. The Science, Art, and Gastronomy Center BREWERYwill be the third stop of the JCE Biennale 2017 – 2019 traveling exhibition. Afterward, it will continue its journey to Cluj-Napoca in Romania.
Latvian participation in the JCE Jeune Création Européenne: contemporary Art Biennale is organized by the Institute for Environmental Solutions in cooperation with Montrouge municipality in France, and Kanepe Culture Centre, and it is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, as a part of the programme “Latvia-100”, Cēsis Municipality, and ABLV Charitable Foundation.
JCE Biennale oficial website.