Miervaldis Polis

I am pleased to announce the publication of my monograph on the Latvian painter, performance artist and theorist, Miervaldis Polis (b. 1948) by the Latvian publisher, Neputns. This is the first monograph to appear on the artist, and it attempts to contextualise the various strands of his work, from his early paintings, to his performances in the 1980s, and his return to painting and formal portraiture in the post-Soviet period. It received support of the Latvian Culture Capital Fund and the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies. I finished writing the monograph in 2012, after which it was translated into Latvian by Stella Pelse. Over the course of the last several years, Neputns has worked tirelessly to amass the most complete collection of the artists paintings, performances, and photographs of his everyday life.

Click here to read more about the book and purchase it through Neputns.

Miervaldis Polis, by Amy Bryzgel (Eimija Brizgela, in Latvian)

Miervaldis Polis, by Amy Bryzgel (Eimija Brizgela, in Latvian)

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Amy Bryzgel

Amy Bryzgel is a lecturer in History of Art at the University of Aberdeen. She is currently conducting research on performance art in Central and Eastern Europe for a forthcoming book monograph.