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Latvia: Native Flags Installation at the Pedvale Open-Air Museum‎

Posted By Xavier Cortada, Sunday, November 22, 2009

On July 17, 2008, Miami artist Xavier Cortada planted an oak tree native to Latvia with a green flag as an installation  at the Pedvale Open-Air Museum in Latvia. Scroll down to learn more about the installation and to learn more about the Pedvale Open-Air Museum.

Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum
Pedvale, Sabile  LV-3294
Latvia
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Miami artist Xavier Cortada will bring his Native Flags intervention to the Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum in Latvia. Following his trip to the North Pole where he planted a Native Flag, Mr. Cortada is creating this installation to increase awareness of global climate change and the need to combat it through reforestation.
 
Itinerary to and from the Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum

9.00 a.m. – Departure from Riga to Pedvale

10.30 a.m. – Arriving in Pedvale

10.30 – 11.00 a.m. – Coffee and talk

11.00 a.m. – 13.00 p.m. – Walk around Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum

13.00 – 13.30 p.m. – Coffee and preparing for planting tree and flag

13.30 – 14.00 p.m. – Action of eco-art project — planting tree and the green flag

14.00 – 15.00 p.m. – Meal

15.00 – 15.30 p.m. – Action of "Planting stone" in Pedvale

15.30 p.m. – Departure from Pedvale to Riga

17.00 p.m. – Arriving in Riga

 
About the Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum
Pedvale is located near town of Sabile in Kurzeme province, only 115 km from Riga, the capital of Latvia. The World’s Cultural Heritage Fund has nominated Pedvale among the 100 World’s unique and most endangered monuments. There, you can enjoy the view of the deep ravines and flat slopes, vast arable fields and peaceful meadows, brooks, creeks and water springs with crystal-clear water. You will be surprised by the objects of art, modern installations and sculptures as well as the monuments of architecture. Enjoy the far vistas to the Sabile town and to the opposite side of the primeval valley of Abava River with an ancient castle mound of Curonians, the Hanging Hill and the famous Vineyard Hill, the most Northern open-air vineyard in the world.

Tags:  Latvia  Native Flags  Open-Air Museum  Pedvale  reforestation 

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