Zuzeum, a new space for art in Riga and the home of the Zuzāns Collection, opens its doors to the public on 10 September 2020. Its inaugural programme includes the exhibition We Aim to Live, which showcases the latest acquisitions of contemporary painting, sculpture, and ceramics from the Zuzāns Collection.
Founded in 2017 by Dina and Jānis Zuzāns, prominent collectors of Latvian, Russian, and international art, Zuzeum is a new addition to the arts infrastructure of the Baltic Sea region, providing a unique space for debate and cultural exchange, and public access to the growing Zuzāns Collection.
Zuzeum is housed in a former cork factory designed and built in 1910 by architect and engineer Edmund von Trompowsky. Located in between the historical centre of Riga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the upcoming Rail Baltica railway integrating Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, and Warsaw into the European rail network, the yellow brick building aims to continue the story of Riga's metropolitan past.
With 1,100 square metres of dedicated exhibition space spread over two galleries, a sculpture garden, workshop area, cafe, roof terrace, and art shop, as well as programmes of guided tours, talks, meditation, films, and DJ nights, Zuzeum invites everyone to feel at home with art.
photo: Norbert Tukaj