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Photo reportage from ‘Sculpture Quadrennial Riga’

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

Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Martin Ebner, Kitty Kraus’ at CAC, Vilnius

E-motional trips by Ieva Epnere | Maija Rudovska| Review from Latvia

The guillotine effect: an interview with Tanel Rander | Merle Luhaäär

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


Detachment from what? Network Architecture Lab’s [Kazys Varnelis and Leigha Dennis] exhibition ‘Detachment’ at the Contemporary Art Centre
by Tautvydas Bajarkevičius

The exhibitions displayed at the Contemporary Art Centre (June 17th – August 14th 2016) have evoked intrigue. Each of them dictated a different lens of understanding, which has taken some effort to open up the vast and problematic relations woven


E-motional trips by Ieva Epnere
by Maija Rudovska

… the experience itself has a satisfying emotional quality because it possesses internal integration and fulfillment reached through ordered and organized movement. This artistic structure may be immediately felt (John Dewey, Art as Experience). [1] These days, the emotional experience


First Vilnius Gallery Weekend, 9-10 September
by Echo Gone Wrong

Vilnius Gallery Weekend 9-10th of September Contemporary art comes back from vacation! First Vilnius Gallery Weekend after the summer opens the doors of galleries and art spaces for Vilnius residents and guests. Gallery Weekends in cities around Europe and the


The guillotine effect: an interview with Tanel Rander
by Merle Luhaäär

A guillotine is an apparatus designed for carrying out executions efficiently by beheading. The notorious killing machine of the French Revolution was used to behead tens of thousands of victims, ranging from common criminals to revolutionaries, aristocrats, and even kings


Conference and Exhibition OPEN FIELDS. RIXC Art Science Festival, September 29 – October 1, Riga
by Echo Gone Wrong

Contemporary and networked responses to geophysical, socio-political and cultural shifts in European landscapes … Open Fields is the title of this year’s international conference and exhibition taking place in the framework of the annual RIXC Art Science festival in Riga,


Mooste Passages
by Jana Kukaine

Just like the exhibition Omega 3 is devoted to something that is dying out and past its ‘use-by’ date (it could be a certain form of agriculture, or a type of work organisation with the instrument and interiors that are


True copy of the original
by Rihards Bražinskis

  A review of the Signālpāri (Signaling Pairs) exhibition at the Office Gallery of the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (12 May to 5 August 2016), featuring Latvian poet, artist and Orbīta textgroup participant Artūrs Punte, and Russian new media


Exhibition ‘Hybrid(…)scapes’ and 6th Inter-format Symposium on Hybrid Natures at Nida Art Colony
by Viktoria Draganova

Passing through the dunes, we approached the sea. The dawning sun was spreading a cool glow over the water, which looked like a heavy, fluid magma. Walking back through the sparse woods, we encountered a few tourists who were either


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