Blue Whale Society. A review of Dénes Farkas’ exhibition ‘How-to-calm-yourself-after-seeing-a-dead-body Techniques’ | Merle Luhaäär

I Touch, You Touch, We All Touch | Laine Kristberga | Review from Latvia

Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Le Printemps’ by SetP Stanikas at Vartai gallery

The Battle of the Amazons: Literature in Latvian Contemporary Art | Jānis Taurens

All options are better options. Robertas Narkus in conversation with Borbála Soós

Photo reportage from Lithuanian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale
by Echo Gone Wrong

Artist Žilvinas Landzbergas represents Lithuania at the 57th Venice Biennale with his installation R, which reveals mesmeric realities that blend Nordic sceneries and imagery with the white cube space of the distinctive Venetian building of Scuola San Pasquale. Performance What


‘From Realism to the Object. Lithuanian World Art in the Collection of the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation’ at the Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum
by Echo Gone Wrong

“From Realism to the Object. Lithuanian World Art in the Collection of the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation” is the sequel of the exhibition “From Realism to the Object” held last year at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery of M. K. Čiurlionis


Blue Whale Society. A review of Dénes Farkas’ exhibition ‘How-to-calm-yourself-after-seeing-a-dead-body Techniques’
by Merle Luhaäär

‘We postpone the unbreathable darkness that weighs us down.’[1] As Dénes Farkas is not the original owner of the memories exhibited, it is a viewer’s gaze we are offered: the viewers gaze at a viewer. We are gazing through Dénes’


Riga Photomonth 2017. Photo reportage from exhibitions at Latvian Museum of Photography and Latvian National Library Exhibition Hall
by Echo Gone Wrong

Riga Photomonth is an international photography festival that takes place in the capital of Latvia. Riga Photomonth explores and shows photography from Northern and Eastern Europe. The third edition of the Riga Photomonth takes place in 8 – 31 May


Photo reportage from the exhibition by Danas Aleksa at Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Centre
by Echo Gone Wrong

43H is my seat on the plane. On the one hand, it’s a very concrete coordinate that notes my place in the cabin. However, after the plane rises to the highest point in its trajectory, the perception of space changes.


Somersault of Truth. An interview with Miķelis Fišers and Inga Šteimane
by Laura Brokāne

This year, 13 May marks the opening of the 57th Venice Biennale, at which Latvia was represented by Miķelis Fišers, with his solo exhibition What Can Go Wrong. Inga Šteimane, the curator of the Latvian exhibition, believes that Fišers’ esoteric


I Touch, You Touch, We All Touch
by Laine Kristberga

  The women-only exhibition, I Touch Myself, by five Latvian women artists – Ingrīda Pičukāne, Rasa Jansone, Inga Meldere, Eva Vēvere and Anda Magone – was exhibited to museum-going audiences at the Latvian National Museum of Art from the 9th


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Claritin’ by Kristin Reiman at Haapsalu Linnagalerii, Estonia
by Echo Gone Wrong

It is as light as during the prime hour of early daytime, the sky is an even blue. Every object is visible, edges sharp and surfaces speckless. Never have I experienced more unclarity. The most confusing dilemma is the choice


Krista Dzudzilo’s exhibition ‘The Sixth Creation of the World’. Review by Jānis Taurens
by Jānis Taurens

‘Die Welt zerfällt in Tatsachen.’ (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1.2) One way to ‘write’ a review of Krista Dzudzilo’s The Sixth Creation of the World is to put on a recording of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No 6, probably the first performance I


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Le Printemps’ by SetP Stanikas at Vartai gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

The artist couple Svajonė and Paulius Stanikas have their own particular list of roles they play, a certain artistic repertoire that they use masterfully, balancing between reincarnations of the classics and the invasion of the contemporary, tragedy and the grotesque,


The Battle of the Amazons: Literature in Latvian Contemporary Art
by Jānis Taurens

… Ihr schatten, Groß, wie ein Riese, in der Morgensonne, Erschlägt ihn schon! … (Kleist. Penthesilea) To a certain extent, my essay has been written in the shadow of the Purvītis Prize and the exhibition featuring the artists who were


Exhibition by Milda Lembertaitė and Amelia Prazak at Chalton Gallery, London
by Echo Gone Wrong

Chalton Gallery, London 28 April – 7 May Sisters From Another Mister is a joint artistic identity of Milda Lembertaitė (‘87, Lithuania) and Amelia Prazak (‘87, Switzerland). The two artists have a free-wheeling practice employing gender play, witty sculptural forms,


Photo reportage from Anna Kaarma’s exhibition ‘Type 121’ at EKA Gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

‘Type 121’ is Anna Kaarma’s first solo exhibition. The show’s central motif is the building type 121, characteristic the tower block district Lasnamäe in Tallinn. The construction of the microdistrict began in the 1970s . Lasnamäe was initially planned to


‘Futures’ curated by Gerda Paliušytė at Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
by Echo Gone Wrong

In the New Yorker article dedicated to the premier of the tenth season of The X-Files, a hit television series of the 90s*, Joshua Rothman relates the rebirth in popularity of retro-futurism with the confused political policies of the current


Photo reportage from the exhibition ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΟΣ by Amalie Smith at Alma gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

ALMA Gallery and Riga Photography Biennial present a solo exhibition of work by Danish artist and writer Amalie Smith. The large double screen video installation ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΟΣ takes its title from an odd Greek folk dance from the island of Kalymnos.


All options are better options. Robertas Narkus in conversation with Borbála Soós
by Borbála Soós

Borbála Soós is a London based curator, currently undertaking a residency at Rupert, Vilnius. As a former collaborator of Robertas Narkus (she hosted his project , Turbulance 3 – curated by Juste Kostikovaite, at Tenderpixel in London in 2014), she


Photo reportage from the exhibition by Vsevolod Kovalevskij at Kurant gallery, Tromsø
by Echo Gone Wrong

This, was a video of possibilities. This, is a map of The image, and imagination. Through which, we journey. A dance of ever changing pixels, Pixels, moving down, left, up & right, on the axis of verticality and horizontality… While


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Camouflage Masculinity and Campish Dazzle’ by Adomas Danusevičius
by Echo Gone Wrong

Camouflage Masculinity and Campish Dazzle – ninth solo exhibition and artistic research by Adomas Danusevičius is reflecting a consistent four – year long exploration during his doctoral studies at Vilnius Academy of Arts. The artist is aiming to deconstructing the


Photo reportage from Ieva Kraule’s exhibition ‘α: Deceived Deceivers’ at kim? Contemporary Art Centre
by Echo Gone Wrong

Ieva Kraule α: Deceived Deceivers 24th March – 7th May, 2017 kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga Sophie is facing you from the exhibition space. She is created to follow a predetermined sequence of instructions – to tell stories. Hiding behind


Photo reportage from the exhibition -cornered- by Mirak Jamal at 427 Gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

– cornered – Mirak Jamal 30.03. – 3.05.2017. A large acute triangle divided into unequal segments, the narrowest one pointing upwards, is a schematically correct representation of spiritual life. The lower the segment the larger, wider, higher, and more embracing


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