Culture event

Photo exhibition "Sun Stone" in Luxembourg

Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Center (CCRN)
28, rue Münster, L-2160 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Event dates
May 04 - May 18

Last updated on 29 April 2015, 15.33

One of the greatest treasures of Latvian nature is the sun stone –  amber – that came into existence 40 million years ago and can still be found on the Baltic Sea coast. The Sun Stone exhibition is dedicated to the investigation and discovery of this unusual material on a new visual level in large-scale photographs. Sun Stone is an innovative project through which the photographer Andris Zēgners breaks away from the common conception of amber. We are given a unique chance to take a close-up look at a 40 million year old world. The artist has created a brand new visual environment from this ancient micro-reality with the help of a self-made and highly innovative technical system and macrophotography.

Andris Zēgners (1962) is one of the most extraordinary Latvian artists of his generation, someone who has a fine perception of the visual vibrations of the world and an ability to transform these into unusual pieces of art. He is interested in the structure and textures of various objects and  elements of nature – their investigation and creative transformation. Through the use of macrotechnology he has managed to produce unusual shapes and spatial relationships by creating striking conceptual associations.

Opening of the exhibition will take place on 7 May.

In April, the photographs by A.Zēgners will also be exhibited at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, and in May – at the Goldmiths’ Centre, London.


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