How Maija Kurševa and I talked about her newest project, LOW Gallery

In March earlier this year, in the building at Ģertrūdes iela 115, in Riga, the doors in the basement space – now known as LOW Gallery – opened with Unasked-for Truth (“Neprasītā patiesība”), an exhibition by two young artists, Brenda

Kaspars Groševs in conversation with Ieva Kraule

Once upon a time, Ieva Kraule’s (b. 1987) imagined master of the house, Severīns, danced the foxtrot and the cha-cha-chá at Gallery 427, offering his guests different foods floating in shiny gelatine. Later, a genderless spirit named Leva, too afraid

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

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

Moments of Failure. Interview with Diana Tamane

Interview with Diana Tamane The work of artist Diana Tamane features private motifs – close-ups of her relatives (literally, as well as figuratively) and form a context for exploring socially significant subjects. The unusual depiction of relationships – ranging from

Overcoming Shyness

Translator, critic and general secretary of The Council of the Creative Unions of Latvia, Haralds Matulis, together with philosopher and publicist Kārlis Vērpe, have researched the financing of cultural periodicals in Latvia, revealing a situation in which circumstances of insufficient

Valts Miķelsons’ conversation with Kaspars Groševs

The art critic Valts Miķelsons talks with Kaspars Groševs, artist, curator and co-founder of the Riga-based 427 contemporary art gallery Valts Miķelsons: A while back, together with 427, you participated in the Supermarket Art Fair, which is an art fair

Learn to talk while talking

Līga Marcinkeviča in conversation with Darja Meļņikova. Līga Marcinkeviča: In my notes it says that we should talk about you, about the things that you do, about your thoughts, simply have a conversation. But all of that relates to art.

We don’t do meetings on artistic research as such anymore

The discussion about research has entered the field of art during the last two decades evidently and convincingly. Nevertheless there are many misunderstandings related to the term artistic research, its distinction from research in other fields of science and humanities,

Interview with Inese Baranovska

In early May a former KGB house opened to public for the first time. Set up alongside the display of historical collection the “(Re)construction of Friendship” exhibition presented a different way of looking at the past events. Inese Baranovska, one

Magnetic moments in time: Maya Mikelsone in conversation with Ute Meta Bauer and Ahmet Öğüt about art education

I have started my research about art education many years ago – the topic has drawn my attention naturally since I have studied myself in different schools and different countries. I took my Masters in art philosophy in Sorbonne, France – a

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