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PSEUDO: parallel realities of a frozen goldfish | Merle Luhaäär | Review from Estonia

‘Fuchsia version 3 rebooted’ by Maria Metsalu at Konstanet | Photo from Estonia

To Hybridity … and Beyond! | Christophe Leclercq | Detour

Poems, things and ‘risky normality’. Conversation with Krišs Salmanis | Alberta Vengrytė

Photo reportage from the Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit 8
by Echo Gone Wrong

For the eighth year in a row, the international contemporary art festival Survival Kit took place in Riga. This year, from September 8 to 25, audiences had an opportunity to visit a voluminous art exhibition and participate in a broad

PSEUDO: parallel realities of a frozen goldfish
by Merle Luhaäär

If you look at something individually you only see it, and nothing else. But if you look at several things together, you start to compare. The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) presents a group exhibition curated by Marten Esko

Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘I’ll be ready, when you come’ by Nerijus Erminas at [si:said] gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

The installation by Nerijus Erminas was inspired by human skull, which he  found close to his studio. There was going an archeological excavations. The artist had a wish to draw the skull. The goal of the drawing was to repeat

To Hybridity … and Beyond!
by Christophe Leclercq

“To Hybridity … and Beyond!”[1] In We have never been Modern[2], Bruno Latour refers to the term “hybrids” to emphasise their proliferation, in contradiction with the domains defined in the Modern Constitution, which distinguishes nature and culture, object and subject,

‘Fuchsia version 3 rebooted’ by Maria Metsalu at Konstanet
by Echo Gone Wrong

“Fuchsia version 3 rebooted” is the third edition of Maria Metsalu’s project “Fuchsia”. “Fuchsia 3” was launched at Club Konstanet in August 2016 with a live performance. Now Konstanet is presenting the online part of the project, a series of

Feminine genealogy. Separation and convergence
by Jana Kukaine

Excerpt from Chapter 5: Feminine genealogy. Separation and convergence Jana Kukaine. ‘Daiļās mātes. Sieviete. Ķermenis. Subjektivitāte’ (Beautiful Mothers. Woman. Body. Subjectivity). Rīga: Neputns: 2016 [in press]. [..] One of the themes of contemporary feminist art is devoted to the study

The Ruins of Conservatism Standing On the Remnants of Liberalism. Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2016
by Aušra Trakšelytė

The Sculpture Quadrennial Riga has been running since 1972. At first, its goal was to display the latest works by sculptors from the Baltic soviet republics. Since 2004, the quadrennial has been organised by the Centre for Art Management and

Photo reportage from Daiga Grantiņa’s exhibition ‘Heap-core,,, ‘
by Echo Gone Wrong

Heap-core,,, is the Paris-based artist’s, Daiga Grantiņa’s, first solo-exhibition in Riga. The expression integrated in the title refers to the outward direction of formal (hard-core) motion, accumulated somewhere in the inner core. The exhibition hall is transformed into a site-specific

Photo reportage from ‘Sculpture Quadrennial Riga’
by Echo Gone Wrong

Contemporary sculpture and installation festival Sculpture Quadrennial Riga “Conservatism and Liberalism” runs from September 10th to October 28th. Festival is about to discover fragile border between conservatism and liberalism through events taking place in Riga city and Wagner hall. Photography

Silence. Darkness. If we know what was, do we know what is coming?
by Echo Gone Wrong

The future is a riddle, and by starting to solve it we begin to shape it; trying to solve this riddle is understanding that the future is already happening and sooner or later we will find out about it, even

Exercises in Perfection
by Laura Prikule

Gymnastics has always seemed a serious enterprise to me. On my way to yoga classes some time ago, I used to regularly pass by a space one floor below where gymnasts trained. Unlike racket sports, which I had always felt

Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘The Body of the Letter’ at Sodų 4
by Echo Gone Wrong

Remote communication is self-evident and often indeed indispensable today. Constantly evolving and simultaneously simplifying communication technologies produce an aura of hypercontemporaneity and disembodiment around it. Yet the art of correspondence, or being together through letters, has deep roots and a

Poems, things and ‘risky normality’. Conversation with Krišs Salmanis
by Alberta Vengrytė

Alberta Vengrytė: Your exhibition, which recently opened at Vartai gallery in Vilnius, is titled Poems and Things. The very concept of a ‘thing’, partly used to name this particular art event and its ideological whole, or which possibly includes constituent

Photo reportage from the exhibitions by Krišs Salmanis and Julijonas Urbonas at Vartai gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

In the beginning of September the opening of exhibitions by Krišs Salmanis and Julijonas Urbonas took place at Galerija VARTAI. Exhibitions will be open until October 15, 2016. ‘Cumspin’ Julijonas Urbonas Cumspin is a model of gravitational design made by

Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Le Cygne’ by Ēriks Apaļais at Alma gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd’hui Va-t-il nous déchirer avec un coup d’aile ivre Ce lac dur oublié que hante sous le givre Le transparent glacier des vols qui n’ont pas fui ! Un cygne d’autrefois se souvient

Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Paddock’ by Kaspars Podnieks at (AV17) gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Kaspars Podnieks is a conceptual Latvian artist who usually combines photography, installation and video art in his exhibitions. The young artist is one of the most promising art figures in Latvia who already for two decadeshave been participating in exhibitions

The Armature of Uncertain Situations
by Santa Remere

A review of Evita Vasiļjeva’s publication if you can’t, engage (published by kim? Contemporary Art Centre, 2016) “A book is a piece of architecture. We enter by opening its door, or title page, and move through it by turning the

Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Martin Ebner, Kitty Kraus’ at CAC, Vilnius
by Echo Gone Wrong

The Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius is proud to present an exhibition by Martin Ebner and Kitty Kraus, living and working in Berlin. Both artists, although exercising a peculiar and different artistic vocabulary throughout their practice, were invited to create

Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Mindbuilding’ at The Rooster gallery, Vilnius
by Echo Gone Wrong

Collective works of art is quite a frequent occurrence in contemporary art. However, it is far more seldom that one can come across two painters working solo and painting a single picture. Particularly if they are two young painters –

…that little phrase by Vinteuil…
by Jānis Taurens

“What can be shown, cannot be said.” (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 4.1212)   Halfway between the Contemporary Landscape exhibition at the Cēsis Art Festival, and Vienna’s ambitious claim to have hosted the first large-scale exhibition representing painting in the information age (the