Artist Margarita Vilcani will be honored with an anniversary concert and an exhibition of special costumes

The concert will start on January 26 at 7 pm in the Great Hall of the Grand Guild. There, from January 29 to February 26, the Grand Guild will have the opportunity to see a multimedia exhibition of Margarita Vilcāne’s stage costumes, marking the unique place of fashion in the stage of the stage in the second half of the 20th century. Costume designer – Ārija Punenova.

In the anniversary concert of the outstanding singer, the audience will be delighted by Zigfrīds Muktupāvels, Normunds Rutulis, Intars Busulis, Daumants Kalniņš, the group “Carnival Youth”, the choir “Anima”, the instrumental group led by Kristaps Krievkalns and, of course, the jubilee herself. Along with Margarita Vilcāne, special guests will also perform – fashion artist Asnāte Smeltere and maestro Raimonds Pauls. The concert is intended as a conversation between the anniversary and other artists, in which such popular songs as “About the Last Page”, “Stay and Don’t Go”, “White Sun” and others will intertwine.

Margarita Vilcāne is one of the most popular pop artists in Latvia. Her concert activities are closely connected with the Grand Guild Hall (former State Philharmonic), as well as with Uldis Stabulnieks’ vocal instrumental ensemble “Tip Top” and the Riga Stage Orchestra (REO). Margarita has performed both as a solo artist and in a duet with her long-term stage partner Ojārs Grīnbergs. Vilcāne is a scene icon of his time, which did not leave anyone indifferent. She has gained recognition from people in Latvia and abroad for her outstanding vocal talent and gorgeous stage costumes. From the end of the 1960s, Ārija Punenova, the singer’s best friend and artist and model of the Riga Model House, was responsible for every Margarita costume modeled and made. The two artists met during the 1967 EXPO in Montreal, where Margarita performed as a singer and Aria as a model.

Twenty-four stage costumes will be placed in the multimedia exhibition of Margarita Vilcāne’s concert costumes, with the help of which a dialogue between the singer and Ārija Punenova will be revealed and will serve as a testimony to the fashion place in the unique pop genre. In the exhibition we will be able to see costumes from different periods and each of them is dedicated to a separate concert program or even a specific song. The costumes are a collaboration of both artists. The exhibition will also feature costume annotations, which summarize the comments of Margarita Vilcāne and the fashion art students of the Latvian Academy of Arts on the stylistic aspect of costumes and the creative resource required for their creation during the Soviet era. The creators of the exhibition are students and teaching staff of the Latvian Academy of Arts in the specialties of Environmental Art, Fashion Art, Graphics and Packaging. The authors of the idea are Barbara Ābele and Sintija Šustiņa.

The layout of the exhibition space has been designed in accordance with the aesthetic principles of pop culture of the second half of the 20th century, revealing the means of expression and technological possibilities typical of a particular time, using the language of colors and light popular at that time.

The exhibition can be viewed in the White Hall of the Grand Guild from January 29 to February 26 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12.00 to 15.00 and during the concert. The exhibition will also be open on two special days, January 29 and February 19 from 12.00 to 15.00, presenting the ideas of the authors and fashion artists, who will give a story about the costumes.

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