In July 2020, during the XII Latvian School Youth Song and Dance Festival, the 10th International Children and Youth Art Exhibition “Value Brooch” will be organized. This exhibition gives the new generation a chance to show how the world looks through their eyes: things, qualities, relationships, events that they care about and that make their life complete. It shall be aimed at gathering visual artworks made by children and the youth and promoting development, diversity, and accessibility of cultural education by facilitating preservation of cultural values, historical and intangible cultural heritage, improvement of the quality of city environment. The topic of the exhibition shall be values important to children and the youth gathered in a “brooch” (ancient Latvian adornment mentioned in folk songs; an element of the national costume used to pin together and decorate clothing; adornment as an amulet with a protective function; an adornment that reflects one’s social status) through its visual and associative interpretation by creating displays in the city environment and virtual space.
Participants shall submit digitalised images (photos or scans). These images may be supplemented by text that complements the composition as a graphic element. The Exhibition Value Brooch will display the best – roughly 200 large-scale prints selected by an international judging panel in the city centre, on Esplanade, by the Art Museum, and virtually at vertibusakta.lv.
WHERE: Riga, Latvia
WHEN: Please, submit your works by 1 April 2020 at vertibusakta.lv. The exhibition is on 7–31 July 2020.