Activating Active Art
18 May 2019 06:00 PM, After 8 Books
Launch of the book edited by Maija Rudovska, Barbara Sireix & Joachim Hamou, published by Paraguay, the starting point of which is the essay by Latvian philosopher Andrejs Kurcijs, “Active Art.”
“In an era in which everything seems relative and art has to descend from its pseudo-absolutist heights, I still find it possible to talk about activism, a contemporary, unique and active current in art.”
— Andrejs Kurcijs, Berlin, 1923.
Active Art, Paraguay Press, 2019; texts in English.
Graphic design: Laure Giletti & Gregory Dapra
Contributions by Rebeka Põldsam, Evita Vasiļjeva, Eva Barto, Laura Boullic, Bella Marrin, Robert Glück, James Baldwin; and a conversation with Ainārs Kamoliņš.
In collaboration with Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga; with the support of Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, Latvia 100, Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation.