Businesswoman Severija interviewed by Viktorija Damerell

Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Extrakorporal’ by Pakui Hardware at Bielefelder Kunstverein

About Unreported Gaps. A talk with Amira Hanafi I Karolina Rybačiauskaitė

A Reflection on the Cultural Politics of the Artistic Message: The Case of the Baltic Triennial in Riga I Kārlis Vērpe

Photo reportage from Julijonas Urbonas’ exhibition ‘A Planet of People’ at Vartai gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

The apocalypse is already here. Pandemics, climate change, deadly asteroids, atomic war, aliens – that is only some of the possible scenarios. But the scenarios for saving humankind are considerably fewer: mostly revolving around the idea of colonizing other planets.


Photo reportage from audiovisual installation ‘Metrodots’ by Vaclovas Nevčesauskas at Sodų 4
by Echo Gone Wrong

There are theories that are difficult for our mind to accept – they encourage to construct new models and interpretations of perception of the world. One of them is the theory about the smallest particles and their inconsistent behaviour: the


From the Self towards Others
by Maija Rudovska

  Contemplating Diāna Tamane’s exhibition ‘Commissions’ at the ISSP Gallery (16.11.2018–19.01.2019) Diāna Tamane’s exhibition ‘Commissions’, curated by Evita Goze, could at first sight come across as rather an unusual exhibition. Its aesthetic set-up does not bode well with the trendy


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Thoughtful ocean. Guests’ by Nerijus Erminas at (AV17) gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Nerijus Erminas has had more than ten personal shows during his career. In this exhibition he retrospectively rethinks the development of his creative themes: the relation between the inner world of the human being, his subconsciousness and everyday life. Creating


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘JCDecaux Prize 2018: Dignity’ at Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
by Echo Gone Wrong

“Dignity” –– with such a brief title how does the exhibition avoid becoming a dictionary entry? Before the prizes are awarded and exhibits recognised, a shared space for ideas and objects to roam must be formed. The third JCDecaux Prize


Differences in Meaning over Time. A conversation with Eglė Ulčickaitė
by Karolina Rybačiauskaitė

The idea for this conversation came up last autumn. At the time, as I was writing my MA thesis on the philosophy of Jacques Rancière, I was very preoccupied with working out how everyday objects become works of art, and


Eva Mustonen’s solo exhibition ‘Spider-Woman’ at Kogo gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Deriving from the myths related to weaving (both ancient and contemporary), Eva Mustonen offers a prosaic version of tapestry as a niche and archaic textile art form. At the exhibition Spider-Woman the artist lays her creative process directly in front


Exhibition ‘Common issues in painting and everyday life: Content’ by Elīna Vītola at careva contemporary
by Echo Gone Wrong

In this exhibition Vītola continues her series of “Common issues …” and alludes to such canonic notions as “entering into an artwork” and “exploring the space of a painting”. By carrying on with painting reality based abstraction, and often referencing


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Commissions’ by Diāna Tamane at ISSP Gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

In artist Diāna Tamane’s work, everyday events are a source of inspiration, with herself and her family as the main characters. Often, her relatives also become co-authors. Thus, she manages to portray not only the relationships between her family members,


Photo reportage from the ‘Backstage Party’ at The Rooster Gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

“Backstage Party” – the group exhibition dedicated to the tenth anniversary of The Rooster Gallery’s activity. Having started as a non-institutional initiative promoting the painters of the youngest generation, in ten years the gallery has grown together with the artists


Kaspars Groševs in conversation with Līva Rutmane
by Kaspars Groševs

When I am asked which Latvian artist someone should learn about, I usually reply with confidence ‘Līva Rutmane’. I see that the artist Maija Kurševa gives a similar response. However, it would be wrong to assume that Līva’s work features


Exhibition as a crime scene. Ona Juciūtė in conversation with Viktorija Damerell
by Ona Juciūtė

Viktorija Damerell: It feels slightly awkward talking to you now: we talk so often, but this interview format also demands that we think of the reader. We’re here, just the two of us, but someone is listening. Do you feel


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Surveillance Capitalism’ by Varvara & Mar at Sodų 4
by Echo Gone Wrong

The era of surveillance capitalism, which was coined by Shoshana Zuboff in 2015, dominates and controls our behaviour. The term refers to the fact that the users are surveilled for monetary reasons. In other words, we have reached the age


About Unreported Gaps. A talk with Amira Hanafi
by Karolina Rybačiauskaitė

I became aware of the work by the artist and writer Amira Hanafi (USA/EG, b. 1979) just after her exhibition ‘The Science of a Good Lie’ opened at the Sodų 4 project space in Vilnius (it ran from 25 October


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Extrakorporal’ by Pakui Hardware at Bielefelder Kunstverein
by Echo Gone Wrong

Pakui Hardware is interested in the close relationship between materiality, technology and economies. Central to their work is the question as to how far technology actually does alter economics and our physical perception of reality. They investigate questions of automation,


Photo reportage from Ditte Gantriis’ solo exhibition ‘Open Marriage’ at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
by Echo Gone Wrong

Following the lines of Ditte Gantriis’ artistic praxis, the upcoming exhibition “Open Marriage” revolves around the theme ‘Desire’ as a cultural narration – explicit, borderline painful yet a potent sensory experience. Exhibition “Open Marriage” simultaneously reflectings person constituent components such


Armands Zelčs’ solo show ‘When You Read This, Nothing Special Will Have Happened’ at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
by Echo Gone Wrong

Games We don’t know where exactly we are. Indications disappear in the noise of automobiles, the forms of buildings are like holes in cheese that remind us of one another, despite them being different. There are various public institution interiors


Businesswoman Severija interviewed by Viktorija Damerell
by Viktorija Damerell

The interview was a part of the collaboration between artist Viktorija Damerell and an anonymous business woman for the exhibition ‘A Colleague From Another Tribe’. the exhibition focuses on expanding the available practices of collaboration between artists and business people


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘At Bay’ by Ellie Hunter at Editorial
by Echo Gone Wrong

 “At Bay” considers the horizontal viewpoint of a bedridden figure; a forced horizontality. It’s a frustrated, anesthetized sight. A sight that privileges the image plane of ceiling panels hovering parallel above her head, or the eye of the lamp glaring


A Reflection on the Cultural Politics of the Artistic Message: The Case of the Baltic Triennial in Riga
by Kārlis Vērpe

The video pictures a shy mimosa: touched by the artist’s lips, the leaves of the plant fold. That is, in fact, all that the image shows for quite some time, a mimosa shrub and the artist’s touch. The video recording


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