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Exhibition RESTART at the Riga Art Space | Laine Kristberga| Review from Latvia

When the only way to live is through humour | Interview from Estonia

Horizon of artefacts. Interview with the curators of the Baltic Pavilion | Detour

Inconsistent Realities. A Conversation with Ignas Krunglevičius | Interview from Lithuania

A Range of Hybrid Choices | Stella Pelše | Review from Latvia

Photography: Taken, not Made | Alise Tifentale | Detour

Learn to talk while talking | Interview from Latvia

I wonder where the cigarette is now? | Interview from Lithuania

Photo reportage from the exhibition “The Harmony of Chaos” at ALMA gallery, Riga
by Echo Gone Wrong

The Harmony of Chaos is curated by Elīna Sproģe and it will be on view at Alma Gallery until 5th of August 2016. Artists: Camille Henrot (FR/USA), Daiga Grantiņa (LV/FR), Māra Brīvere (LV) The conceptual basis for the exhibition is


Exhibition RESTART at the Riga Art Space: An Intermedial Journey into Contemporary Photography
by Laine Kristberga

For Restart, a key exhibition of the Riga Photography Biennial 2016, the Riga Art Space hall has become a technologically mediated space where photography has been presented as a multidisciplinary medium of art. The exhibition serves as a prime example


When the only way to live is through humour. Interview with Kris Lemsalu
by Brigita Reinert

When it comes to Kris Lemsalu, one must first lose any frame of rationality. In one sense, Lemsalu could be seen as the trickster of the art world who constantly creates a distinguishing reality around herself, one who is always


Photo reportage from Lewben Art Foundation’s exhibition “Shaping Ideas: Sculptures” at ArtVilnius’16
by Echo Gone Wrong

Exposition presents work by nine contemporary artists: Hans Op de Beeck (b. 1969, Belgium), Jake & Dinos Chapman (b. 1966 and 1962, Great Britain), Michael Dean (b. 1977, Great Britain), Marcel Dzama (b. 1974, Canada–USA), Kendell Geers (b. 1968, South


Hundreds of artworks sold at ArtVilnius’16
by Echo Gone Wrong

International Art Fair ArtVilnius’16 is already counting sales results for the fair that took place on 9-12 June. During the four days of ArtVilnius’16, Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO was proud to meet 21 thousand visitors; about 200 works of


Temnikova & Kasela announced as the recipient of FEAGA award
by Echo Gone Wrong

The Federation of European Art Galleries Association (FEAGA) have awarded Temnikova & Kasela gallery this year’s innovation and creativity award. The award ceremony will take place on Wednesday 15 June, 2016, before the public opening of the influential Art Basel


Art Fair ArtVilnius’16 – two awards go to the galleries of Vilnius Academy of Arts
by Echo Gone Wrong

On 9 June, Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo opened International Art Fair ArtVilnius’16 with dozens of galleries presenting hundreds of artworks from all over the world. The best artists and galleries were awarded during the opening ceremony. During the


Horizon of artefacts. Interview with the curators of the Baltic Pavilion
by Eglė Juocevičiūtė

On the 28th of May, the Baltic Pavilion, representing Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia 2016, opened its doors in Palasport Arsenale. This project was made possible after its proposal, to represent


Inconsistent Realities. A Conversation with Ignas Krunglevičius
by Neringa Černiauskaitė

As it has been less than a year since Ignas Krungelavičius’ solo show, Private Syntax Virus, at gallery Vartai, he probably needs no introduction to most followers of the Baltic art scene. He has currently been busy, intensively preparing and


On media art in Estonia and the Baltics: digital technology as cultural constant
by Raivo Kelomees

Historical review and discussion of the exhibition RAM. Early Estonian Computer Art at Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn. Since Baltic media art emerged in the late 80s, I have been following its changes. You can be sure that most changes in


A Range of Hybrid Choices
by Stella Pelše

Tension. The Young in Latvian Painting III. Arsenāls Exhibition Hall of Latvian National Museum of Art, 01.04. – 29.05.2016. The pre-history of this show dates back to 2007 when the first exhibition of young painters’ works titled Našķu bumba /


Photo reportage from the The Baltic Pavilion – 15th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2016
by Echo Gone Wrong

There are transformative efforts at play which are reprogramming an inert region beyond the delineations of separate nation-states. The Baltic Pavilion intends to explore the built environment of the Baltic States as a shared space of ideas. This exhibition and


Photo reportage from the exhibition “Climbing Invisible Structures. Ritualized Disciplinary Practices in Social Life. Part 2: Nida”
by Echo Gone Wrong

“Climbing Invisible Structures: Ritualised Disciplinary Practices in Social Life. Part 2: Nida” is the second part of an exhibition project comprising four venues, and the first one to include works by all ten artists. The idea of “climbing invisible structure”


Photo reportage from XII Baltic Triennial, Riga
by Echo Gone Wrong

The exhibition organized by kim? Contemporary Art Center and Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius in collaboration with Dailes Theater reiterates the XII Baltic Triennial* as it opened in Vilnius on September 4, 2015, in a setting which despite some major


Photography: Taken, not Made
by Alise Tifentale

The role of photography as a document is constantly overrated. The role of camera in photography is also overrated. Yes, of course, we could agree about the indexical nature of photographic images—camera always captures whatever is before the lens. But


Video interviews with kim? Residency Award nominees: Ēriks Apaļais, Ieva Epnere, Inga Meldere, Katrīna Neiburga
by Echo Gone Wrong

kim? Contemporary Arts Centre announces the second iteration of the kim? Residency Award, this year in partnership with International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. The current nominees, artists selected for this Award by the international jury, are


Learn to talk while talking
by Līga Marcinkeviča

Līga Marcinkeviča in conversation with Darja Meļņikova. Līga Marcinkeviča: In my notes it says that we should talk about you, about the things that you do, about your thoughts, simply have a conversation. But all of that relates to art.


Group exhibition “Growing Insistence” at Šiauliai Art Gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

“I made these sausages, I made these sausages” – an ordinary day with electrified words chewing on somebody’s sausages, driving him into mid-dream. Intellect as artwork: how much space does it occupy, does it take over all minds as our


Opening of The Baltic Pavilion at 15th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2016 on 27th May
by Echo Gone Wrong

Join us for the opening of the joint exhibition The Baltic Pavilion representing Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. Transformative efforts are at play that are reprogramming an inert region beyond


Photo reportage from Daniel Gustav Cramer’s exhibition “Nineteen” at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
by Echo Gone Wrong

The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by German artist Daniel Gustav Cramer in Lithuania. Daniel Gustav Cramer’s artistic practice consists of peculiar constellations of objects, figures, images and narrations. They constitute


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