Signe Baumane's full-length animated picture "Rocks in My Pockets" will be the official selection from Latvia, hoping for one of the five nominations for an Academy Award in the category: "Best Foreign Language Film".
"Survival Kit 6" - the international contemporary art festival (September 4-27), has two historic venues – Wagner Hall in Old Town Riga and the former textiles factory "Boļševička", Ganību dambis 30. These two places have been selected for good reason, in tune with the festival’s theme this year - "The Utopian City”.
A comprehensive retrospective of works by the outstanding Latvian artist Gustavs Klucis (1895-1938), "Gustavs Klucis. The Anatomy of an Experiment", is on view at the "Arsenāls" exhibition hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art until October 26. The exhibition is part of the European Capital of Culture programme of Riga.