Ojārs Pētersons “Bridge across the Sea”

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Passers-by on the Eckernförder beach promenade at the Exer often wonder what the other end of the orange wooden construction “Bridge across the Sea” might look like.

On 26 July, the artist Ojārs Pētersons and the director of the collection of the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Astrīda Rogule gave fifteen travellers from Eckernförde, who had joined Norbert Weber on a trip to Riga, the opportunity to take a look at the counterpart in the depot of the Latvian National Art Museum. This is where the finished components are stored, which will be assembled after the completion of the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art in front of its new building.

In November 2015, a foundation was established that provided 30 million euros for the museum. The office of Adjaye Associates from England won an international competition. The building will be erected on the site of the former freight station and surrounded by a park. The area forms the transition between the new development area and older districts of the Latvian capital. The museum will show contemporary art from 1960 to the present. The collection focuses on the Baltic Sea region with a special focus on Latvian art.

The building of the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art (LMoCA) is scheduled to open on 18 November 2021.

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