Photo reportage from the The Baltic Pavilion – 15th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2016

There are transformative efforts at play which are reprogramming an inert region beyond the delineations of separate nation-states. The Baltic Pavilion intends to explore the built environment of the Baltic States as a shared space of ideas. This exhibition and

Photography: Taken, not Made

The role of photography as a document is constantly overrated. The role of camera in photography is also overrated. Yes, of course, we could agree about the indexical nature of photographic images—camera always captures whatever is before the lens. But

Opening of The Baltic Pavilion at 15th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2016 on 27th May

Join us for the opening of the joint exhibition The Baltic Pavilion representing Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. Transformative efforts are at play that are reprogramming an inert region beyond

Opening of the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art on 4 May 2016

After an extensive restoration and reconstruction, the Latvian National Museum of Art (10 K. Valdemāra Street, Riga) announces the reopening for visitors on 4 May 2016 at 10:00. Everyone is invited! GRAND  OPENING The opening of the main building of

Katja Novitskova to represent Estonia at 57th la Biennale di Venezia

The project ‘If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen with Your Eyes’ by artist Katja Novitskova and curator Kati Ilves has been selected to represent Estonia at the 57th Venice Biennale. Katja Novitskova’s project ‘If Only You Could See

The Networked Camera at Work: Why Every Self-portrait Is Not a Selfie, but Every Selfie is a Photograph

Recently an artist friend claimed in a conversation that he thinks that people, including himself, have made selfies all the time, even before the appearance of social media and smartphones. He said he used the word “selfie” just as a

kim? Residency Award finalists announced

kim? Contemporary Arts Centre is pleased to announce the second iteration of the kim? Residency Award, this year in partnership with International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. The current nominees, artists selected for this Award by the

Growing Mushrooms, Diminishing Us

The lifespan of the fruiting body of a fungus, except for some polyporaceae fungi, is very short – from several hours to a dozen days. People believe that fungi grow very fast, which is partially true, but this only applies

Doubts of a Post-Modernist Dilettante

Post-Modernism is pure dilettantism, says the Latvian musician Ingus Baušķenieks in a documentary directed by Kristīne Želve, dedicated to the Latvian interdisciplinary artist Hardijs Lediņš (1955–2004). This film was shown at the exhibition Lediņš. Between This and the Other (curated

A Community-Based Practice or Just “A Practice”? Socially Engaged Art in the Baltic States

During a recent discussion that I attended on socially engaged art, conducted during the run up to the next Open Engagement Conference (an international conference devoted to socially engaged art that will be held in my current city of Chicago,