Another Normal Country | Šelda Puķīte, Valts Miķelsons and Indrek Grigor discuss the Baltic pavilions at the 57th Venice Art Biennale

You Stream, I Browse. A review of the exhibition ‘I’m Only Streaming’ by Marko Mäetamm, at kim? Contemporary Art Centre

Tallinn Photomonth. An Afterimage | A review by Brigita Reinert

Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Hudnoi’ by Edith Karlson and Jass Kaselaan at Temnikova & Kasela gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Edith Karlson and Jass Kaselaan have studied together, worked together, and also exhibited together as the artist group “Hudnoi”. For the first time in seven years, they are again working together to create a new exhibition under the same title.


‘Private conversation’ by Rosanda Sorakaitė at Pamėnkalnio gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

On November 22nd at Pamėnkalnio gallery (Pamėnkalnio str 1, Vilnius), the exhibition „Private conversation“ by the painter Rosanda Sorakaitė was opened. Rosanda Sorakaitė is interested in everyday aesthetics in her paintings, directing her sight to emphatically simple, typical objects from


Photo reportage from Margrieta Griestiņa’s exhibition ‘Daggy’s Last Selfie’ and Mētra Saberova’s ‘Pimpin’ Yo Mama Crib’ at Tartu Art House
by Echo Gone Wrong

DAGGY’S LAST SELFIE Margieta Griestiņa’s personal exhibition 17 November – 10 December 2017 Small Gallery of Tartu Art House Exhibition curator: Šelda Puķīte The material for artist Margrieta Griestiņa’s (Dreiblate) personal exhibition Daggy’s Last Selfie was made during the shooting


Photo reportage from group show ‘Goddess Ex Machina’ at Tartu Art House
by Echo Gone Wrong

Group exhibition ‘Goddess Ex Machina’ is devoted to the investigation of images of women in contemporary society, which often oscillate between two extremes. On the one hand, conforming to the popular practices of ‘treating yourself’ and ‘feminine happiness’ which often


Another Normal Country | Šelda Puķīte, Valts Miķelsons and Indrek Grigor discuss the Baltic pavilions at the 57th Venice Art Biennale
by Šelda Puķīte, Valts Miķelsons, Indrek Grigor

The Baltic pavilions at the 57th Venice Art Biennale: Žilvinas Landzbergas R (Lithuania, Curators Ūla Tornau and Asta Vaičiulytė); Miķelis Fišers What Can Go Wrong (Latvia, curator Inga Šteimane); Katja Novitskova If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen with


You Stream, I Browse. A review of the exhibition ‘I’m Only Streaming’ by Marko Mäetamm, at kim? Contemporary Art Centre
by Santa Remere

I’m Only Streaming is the first solo exhibition in Latvia by the renowned Estonian artist Marko Mäetamm. It’s Saturday morning, and I leave my children with their father in the park two blocks from the Kim? Contemporary Art Centre. It


Photo reportage from ‘YGRG 150: Le Musée Menteur’ by Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė in Vilnius
by Echo Gone Wrong

Exhibition (project space Sodu 4, Vilnius, 9–24 November, 2017) Performance (project space Editorial, Vilnius, 10 November, 2017) Pompeii was discovered and with it was the museum, the circus, the antiquarian shop, the souvenir, and tourism, and so with them, the


Photo reportage from ‘Rupert at 1857. Night of performances‘ in Oslo
by Echo Gone Wrong

On 10th of November, 1857 (Oslo, Norway) and Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania) presented a night of performances “Rupert at 1857” by Lithuanian artists. Augustas Serapinas’ “Gym” and Lina Lapelytė’s new performance featuring musician Liudas Mockūnas and dancer Ilva Juodpusytė celebrated the last months of the current


Riga Photography Biennial Award 2018 announces the winners
by Echo Gone Wrong

The Riga Photography Biennial Award 2018 Seeking the Latest in Photography has been awarded to Diāna Tamane (Latvia), Taavi Suisalu (Estonia) and Kristīne Madjare (Latvia). The special prize from NoRoutine Books’ (Lithuania) – opportunity to publish own photography book –


Photo reportage from ‘HABAS’ exhibition by Tomas Martišauskis at POST gallery, Kaunas
by Echo Gone Wrong

The exposition’s retrospective in the exhibition becomes a single cause, entire, which creates ties through objective means, reveals the universal principal of lie. Every relation of existing matter with it becomes our unquestioning daily experience. As if in the review


Tallinn Photomonth. An Afterimage
by Brigita Reinert

  The international art biennial Tallinn Photomonth has been held since autumn 2011 as a self-initiative. This year’s Photomonth was held for the fourth time, and its main organisers were the artist Laura Toots and the project manager of the


‘Abstract Karaoke’ by Jurgis Paškevičius at Editorial
by Echo Gone Wrong

Something so essential that you would not even notice it being in front of you, something so casual that you could chat about all day. Jurgis Paškevičius (b. 1987 Vilnius, Lithuania) mostly works within language and situation-specific contexts. In the


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Stairway to Melon’ by Viktor Timofeev at kim?
by Echo Gone Wrong

You see the designed space at the back, with its clear, delimited arrangement. Something similar to a waiting room where chairs line the surrounding walls, only here they enclose a different arrangement – two screens on free-standing mounts facing a


Tatzu Nishi: an architect of imaginative places | 11th Kaunas Biennial
by Kaunas Biennial

The Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi is renowned for his exceptional public art projects in which he merges the boundaries between the public and the private. Paradoxically, he achieves this by constructing temporary living or hotel rooms around the monuments of


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘New Stories’ at Meno parkas gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

In the context of Vitrum Balticum. Trap! festival, contemporary art exhibition New Stories represents the discourse of the present, but is also closely related to the topics of memory and past that are the focal points of the festival. Memory


Photo reportage from Andris Eglītis’ and Katrīna Neiburga’s show at (AV17) gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Gallery (AV17) presents an exhibition by one of the best known Latvian contemporary artists – Andris Eglītis and Katrīna Neiburga, called “Pickled Long Cucumbers”. The artists represent Latvia in many significant contemporary art exhibitions, including Venice Biennale, where the duo


‘You Know You’ve Become Part of the View’ by Kristina Õllek and Kert Viiart at Hobusepea gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Taken out of the material flow, a thing becomes the representation of itself. Being present without its sense. Though it’s there and innumerable eyes see it. It’s there, but out of the reach for touch, isolated in its own presentation.


Photo reportage from solo​ ​exhibition​ ​’Knitted​ ​Experiments​ ​/​ ​Experimenting​ ​while​ ​Knitting’ by Varvara​ ​&​ ​Mar​ ​at Draakoni Gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

“Knitted Experiments / Experimenting while Knitting” is a mini-retrospective solo show that resumes the artists’ work that is connected with the knitted medium. Between 2012 and 2014 Varvara & Mar have produced a number of art pieces that talk about


Survival Kit 9: How Nature and Art Always Find a Way
by Diāna Kaijaka

The Latvian theatre and art critic Normunds Naumanis once compared art to mushrooms, saying that, just like mushrooms, art is a sometimes under-appreciated but ever-present part of human life. ‘Mushrooms are everything, and everything’s a mushroom. We can pretend not


Photo reportage from Baltic Triennial 13 – Prelude at Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
by Echo Gone Wrong

The Prelude for Baltic Triennial 13 unveils what often remains invisible: a range of intentions, engagements, research and emotions. The purpose is to make public what nurtured the Triennial: its poetry section (words, rhythms, thoughts / poetry, music, theory), crucial