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Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘There and Back Again. Contemporary Art from the Baltic Sea Region’ at Kiasma, Helsinki
by Echo Gone Wrong

The exhibition There and Back Again brings together 26 artists from the eastern Baltic Sea region: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland and Russia. This collection exhibition explores the themes of identity, belonging and memory through the metaphor of travel. The title, There and Back Again,


Photo reportage from Jānis Avotiņš’ solo exhibition at Vartai gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

The time and title of Jānis Avotiņš’s solo exhibition refers to the centennial of the Baltic states. Not long ago, holiday celebration was a powerful manipulation tool in the hands of Soviet authorities. Just as everything else that was forced


Photo reportage from solo exhibition ‘Re-collections’ by Rytis Urbanskas at AV17 gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Inspirations for the artworks of the exhibition are visual and auditory fragments from the past found by the artist. By exploring these fragments R. Urbanskas creates his own stories, possible scenarios and hypotheses of past events. In the title “Re-collections”,


Photo reportage from solo exhibition by Gabrielė Šermukšnytė at Pamėnkalnio gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

In her solo show WHIPPED CREAM WITH PEPPERS, Gabrielė Šermukšnytė returns to the life’s pivotal points as a mandatory lottery and flirts with this notion in a charming, sweet but also bitter manner, as though unexpectedly finding a pepper in


Photo reportage from exhibition ‘BBB’ by Jurga Barilaitė at Vartai gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

The project BBB (Bamba Big Band) by Jurga Barilaitė is a performative space where the body-orchestra plays and re-sings the history in the style of punk. The beginning of Barilaitė’s studies at the Vilnius Academy of Arts coincided with the Singing Revolution


Photo reportage from the exhibition by Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė at Mikro, Zürich
by Echo Gone Wrong

“The pornographic book functioned as an interface where interior space, subjective thought, physical pleasure, and imagination unfolded for the first time with the practice of individual reading. The experience of reading demanded a silent corner, but also created a breach


‘Institutional Gambling’ by Ēriks Apaļais at Alma gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

A game of table tennis was staged in the Latvian National Museum of Art’s Constructivism and Cubism Art Galleries. Attired in sports clothing, the painter of geometric snowmen Ēriks Apaļais and LNMA Director Māra Lāce started to warm up, alternately


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Light Works’ by Paula Vītola at RIXC Gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

‘Light Works’ is an artistic research in the world of technology with an attempt to hack, understand and expose it. The light in the artworks is used as a physical phenomenon, information carrier and the main motive, inviting to think


Laura Kaminskaitė’s solo exhibition ‘Turn smile laugh sashay conversation smile laugh spring up smile laugh talk’ at Podium
by Echo Gone Wrong

As the first snow begins to fall Podium is proud to invite you to the opening of Laura Kaminskaitė’s solo exhibition Turn smile laugh sashay conversation smile laugh spring up smile laugh talk. Parked in the dancing shade. Some physical


Photo reportage from solo show ‘Rubbings’ by Kevin Beasley at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
by Echo Gone Wrong

Kim? Contemporary Art Centre is pleased to present the first European solo exhibition by American artist Kevin Beasley. For his solo show Rubbings, Beasley presents a constellation of objects, instruments and locally sourced artifacts embedded with microphones. Collecting the sounds


‘The Guest’, a cabaret directed by Robertas Narkus, produced in collaboration with Autarkia at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
by Echo Gone Wrong

A cabaret directed by Robertas Narkus & produced by Autarkia & Kim? with contributions by Rainyr Askher, Gints Gabrāns, Kipras Garla, Antanas Gerlikas, Laura Kaminskaitė, Žygimantas Kudirka, Jonas Palekas, Nerijus Rimkus, Antanas Skučas, and others. The Guest cabaret invites you


Photo reportage from ‘Pirouette’ by Lina Lapelytė at Rupert
by Echo Gone Wrong

Documentation from the opening and installation shots of “Pirouette”, the first solo exhibition of Lithuanian artist Lina Lapelytė. The show included a series of newly-commissioned live performances and sound works presented in a specially-conceived environment by Lithuanian architect Mantas Petraitis.


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Groundhog Day’ at SIC Gallery, Helsinki
by Echo Gone Wrong

Groundhog Day 9.12.2017–21.1.2018 SIC Tyynenmerenkatu 6 C, Helsinki Christian Andersson (SE), Nina Beier (DK), Merike Estna (EE), Ceal Floyer (UK), Luca Frei (CH), Gideonsson/Londré (SE), Kaspars Groševs (LV), Barbora Kleinhamplová & Tereza Stejskalová (CZ), Jaakko Pallasvuo (FI), Emily Roysdon (US)


Exhibition by Tore Wallert at 427 gallery, Riga
by Echo Gone Wrong

Artist: Tore Wallert Venue: 427 gallery, Riga, Latvia Exhibition title:  All of Something Date:  December 16, 2017 – January 12, 2018 Photography: 427 gallery


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Today’ by Laura Kaminskaitė at Editorial
by Echo Gone Wrong

Today All talk and action Dissolving and tacky things Fluid experiences The remnants of smell Secondhand abstraction Weirdo You are always on my mind New verbal images Shaping breath into particular forms To cut a few realities in one leap


Photo reportage from the exhibition by Adomas Danusevičius and Tomas Daukša at the Rooster gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Adomas Danusevičius and Tomas Daukša are considered one of the most distinct Lithuanian artists of the young generation. Though they usually address quite different themes in their work, their newest works presented in this exhibition –painting, ceramics, and light installations


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Two and a half’ by Jonas Aničas and Linas Blažiūnas at (AV17) gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

“Two and a half” is a joint exhibition of young-generation conceptual artists Jonas Aničas and Linas Blažiūnas. In the exhibition, the artists interpret forms of nature and culture in their own way. They go deep into the possibilities of shapes


Photo reportage from ‘Reinis Lismanis. Trial and Error’ at ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall
by Echo Gone Wrong

Reinis Lismanis’ personal exhibition Trial and Error will be on view in the Creative Studio of the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga (Torņa iela 1, 2nd floor) from 17 November 2017 to 21


‘Rest and Vest’ by Indriķis Ģelzis at Vartai gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Ģelzis’s wall sculptures seemingly flirt with the future visions and sculptural compositions of the early 20thcentury futurists and constructivists’. However, since the future of the past is now the present, which is a time of great acceleration, the creative principles


Photo reportage from Egle Jauncems’ exhibition ‘Malnutrition’ at Vartai Gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Too Much or Too Little. The results from an excessive or inadequate intake of nutrients. Walking into the pastry shop I can see him rolling a piece of dough on the floury table. A glass wall is separating us but


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