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The Zuzāns Collection

Compiler Sniedze Sofija Kāle

The book „The Zuzāns Collection“ is dedicated to Dina and Jānis Zuzāns‘ art collection. Since 2011 the works from their collection are regularly exhibited in Mūkusala Art Salon – an exhibition venue owned by the family – as well as in various exhibitions in Latvian and overseas art museums. This is the largest privately owned art collection in Latvia.

Zuzānu kolekcija

The book features a selection of 230 artworks. The text authors are specialists from Mūkusala Art Salon: Diāna Barčevska, Ingūna Ģēģere, Sniedze Sofija Kāle, Līga Lindenbauma, Valts Miķelsons, Arta Vārpa, as well as Dina and Jānis Zuzāns, and their daughters Elīna Janevica and Kristīne Zuzāne.

Zuzānu kolekcija

While thinking about the ways to represent the collection, Jānis Zuzāns made a suggestion that the specialists of the Mūkusala Art Salon should create top lists of best artworks. It took several brainstorms and heated debates for the core of the book to emerge – 230 artworks, and not just because these are really true “pearls” of art but also because each of them is carrying a message which we wanted to write down. (..) The conceptual basis of the book is an intimate dialogue, while the selected “pearls” are arranged in accordance with their acquisition to the collection. Private memories and feelings are related by the Zuzāns family – Dina, Jānis and their daughters Elīna and Kristīne. Authors of the texts from the staff of the Mūkusala Art Salon too tried to step back from a museum-like approach in order to create a live link with the chosen artwork.

Sniedze Sofija Kāle
Zuzānu kolekcija

 

 

 

The Zuzāns Collection

2017
In Latvian
Compiler: Sniedze Sofija Kāle. Design: Anta Pence
Texts: Diāna Barčevska, Ingūna Ģēģere, Elīna Janevica, Sniedze Sofija Kāle, Līga Lindenbauma, Valts Miķelsons, Liene Muceniece, Arta Vārpa, Dina Zuzāne, Jānis Zuzāns, Kristīne Zuzāne
Literary editors: Antra Bula, Ieva Lejasmeijere
Photo: Normunds Brasliņš, Renārs Derrings, Didzis Grodzs, Inese Kalniņa, Sniedze Sofija Kāle, Jānis Milbrets, Liene Pētersone, Jānis Pipars, Andrejs Strokins
Image processing: Jānis Veiss
480 pp., paperback, ISBN 978-9934-565-20-5

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