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Moments of Failure. Interview with Diana Tamane | Laura Brokāne

Painting is the Gemini of Art Astrology | Annie Godfrey Larmon

Contemporary painting strategies. Merike Estna in conversation with Alberta Vengrytė

I’m more of an artist than an activist. Interview with Jaanus Samma | Helen Merila

Painting is the Gemini of Art Astrology
by Annie Godfrey Larmon

On January 9, the iPhone turned ten. As the ubiquitous technology enters its preteens, with over a billion units sold, it wouldn’t be a stretch to suggest that the slick apparatus has more invasively impacted our relationship to images than


Moments of Failure. Interview with Diana Tamane
by Laura Brokāne

Interview with Diana Tamane The work of artist Diana Tamane features private motifs – close-ups of her relatives (literally, as well as figuratively) and form a context for exploring socially significant subjects. The unusual depiction of relationships – ranging from


Artists’ Spaces. Book launch
by Echo Gone Wrong

The book launch of ‘Artists’ Spaces’ takes place on 24 January, 2017 from 7 pm at Rundum project room (Pärnu mnt 154, 3rd floor, room 304). “Artists’ Spaces”, edited by Merilin Talumaa and Annika Toots, consists of visits to the


13th Baltic Triennial Curator Announced
by Echo Gone Wrong

The Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, is pleased to announce Vincent Honoré as the new curator for the 13th Baltic Triennial in 2018, currently under the working title Give Up the Ghost. Honoré is a London-based writer and curator as well as


International Art Fair ArtVilnius’17: Applications now open
by Echo Gone Wrong

The organisers of International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius’17 invites galleries to start making reservations for this exclusive and the only one in the region art market event taking place on 8-11 June, 2017. Applications are accepted by 5 February. ArtVilnius’17


Contemporary painting strategies. Merike Estna in conversation with Alberta Vengrytė
by Alberta Vengrytė

Alberta Vengrytė: Towards the end of November, one of your works – an installation entitled Blue Lagoon (Blue Lagoon first showed in 2014 in a solo show curated by Kati Ilves for KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia) was presented at


I’m more of an artist than an activist. Interview with Jaanus Samma
by Helen Merila

Jaanus Samma (b. 1982) is one of the hottest names on the Estonian contemporary art scene. His intelligent, appealingly sharp and always on-point method for commenting on various processes in society has brought him a lot of local and international


Photo reportage from Kaido Ole’s solo exhibition at Tallinn Art Hall
by Echo Gone Wrong

CURATOR’S DISCLAIMER Anneli Porri What can I say to complement a painter who has more words than a writer, a better capacity for self-reflection than a psychoanalyst, a philosopher’s aspiration of capturing the absolute and a healthy dose of self-criticism


Photo reportage from Žilvinas Kempinas’ exhibition at Vartai gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

The second solo exhibition by Žilvinas Kempinas at Vartai gallery presents his newest and earlier works not previously exhibited in Lithuania. It includes installations that are specially adapted for the gallery spaces. The artist employs the laws of physics and


Ieva Epnere and Diāna Tamane at kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga
by Echo Gone Wrong

Sea of Living Memories IEVA EPNERE 8/12/2016 – 15/01/2017 “Today again Russian submarines and ships have been sighted in Latvia’s vicinity”, “The Baltic States should worry about the EU collapsing”, “A total of 18 Russian military vessels and nine aircraft


Photo reportage from exhibitions by Rachel Rossin and Sara Magenheimer at kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga
by Echo Gone Wrong

My Little Green Leaf RACHEL ROSSIN 8/12/2016 – 15/01/2017 Art in General presents a solo exhibition of newly commissioned work by New York-based multi-media and installation artist Rachel Rossin in partnership with kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga, Latvia. Working


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘​15.12 – 26.01’ at 427 gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Artist: Carl Palm Venue: 427, Riga Exhibition title: 15.12 – 26.01 Date: December 12th, 2016 – January 26th, 2017 Photography: Kristiāna Marija Sproģe


Photo reportage from Eglė Ridikaitė’s solo exhibition at the Exhibition Halls ‘Titanikas’
by Echo Gone Wrong

The exhibition You Came, You Saw, You Left: Cultural Floor is a modern painting exhibition, representing Eglė Ridikaitė’s love of the city of Vilnius and of its beauty. This is the largest exhibition to date of this celebrated Lithuanian painter,


Laura Kaminskaitė with Post Brothers at Vermilion Sands, Denmark
by Echo Gone Wrong

Something something Laura Kaminskaitė with Post Brothers Curated by Andreas Nilsson 26.11.16 – 23.12.16 Vermilion Sands, Tagensvej 85, Kld. 2200, Copenhagen N, Denmark Photo: Kevin Malcolm


Attempting to be more present. Interview with Sigrid Viir
by Anneli Porri

Sigrid Viir (b. 1979) is a playful artist living and working in Tallinn, whose repertoire extends from a rational analysis of economic systems to absurd linguistic games. Her artistic mediums range from photography, spatial and sculptural installations to performance. Viir


Beyond a Terra Incognita, on both Sides of the External. Under the Skin: a Contemporary Art and Experimental Music Project
by Tautvydas Bajarkevičius

Time sometimes happens to stand still. A sequence of spectacles turns into a long sharp-tailed train. Terribly swollen itch-mites suck out each allusion to any possible transcendence from every breath. In a situation of representational crisis, the surface terrain is


Caution: Family. Risk of Explosion!
by Jana Kukaine

Rasa Jansone, Families. Mummy Has a Hump. The Child’s Playing for Power. Daddy’s Protected by Someone. Cēsis Exhibition Hall from November 25th to December 31st. When wandering among these large-format portraits – all of them so charged and full of


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘HURRICANE THERESA’ by SetP Stanikas at Prospekto Photography Gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

The exhibition opening by SetP Stanikas HURRICANE THERESA opened on 1st of December at the Prospekto Photography Gallery (Gedimino ave. 43, Vilnius). Exhibitions on view till December 31. It is convenient to talk about SetP Stanikas “photography”, to squeeze the


Enlightenment in Time of the Dead
by Šelda Puķīte

Often when intense fall commences and autumn enters its darkest days and nights, many towns and cities across the world embark on celebrating the festival of light. In October and November in Latvia, this period of contemplation is also known


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘To My Homeland’ by Ivars Drulle at ALMA gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

In his works, Ivars Drulle often turns his attention to reflecting on ambiguous social processes, of the kind that people find it awkward to discuss in public; contemplating these through those points at which they come into contact with his