an album for tiny tots

  • compiled by Andris Vītoliņš

isbn: 978-9984-9846-3-X

size: 15,5 x 13 cm

quantity: 26 pages

year: 2006

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This sturdy cardboard book is an attempt by twelve excellent Latvian artists to talk to very young children in the language of art. Simultaneously it doubles as an album of contemporary Latvian art which their parents might find interesting as well. The compilers of the little book have selected vivid, stylistically different works by Helēna Heinrihsone, Līga Purmale, Ritums Ivanovs, Elita Patmalniece, Flēra Fedjukova, Auce Biele, the SAIM, Elf, ZAI and Četri groups of graffiti artists, Otto Zitmanis, Maija Kurševa, Karine Paronjants, Māra Viška and Andris Vītoliņš. There is a lot of similarity between the worldview of the artists and children. The album features both reproductions of the whole works of art and individual fragments, selected to depict a simple thing comprehensible to very young children, from the unusual vantage point of an artist – a cat, a bus, eyeglasses, a fish – and its name in five languages.

The book was published in association with the TBWALatvija Agency and the U25 Creative Movement.

Auce Biele. Karaoke

Andris Vītoliņš. RAF-Latvija 2203

Otto Zitmanis. Eat, my son, the potatoes are deliciousi!