Victory over the common notions of life. Photo reportage from Kristians Brekte’s “Dead ain’t gone”

Kristians Brekte’s creative work has always been saturated with vivid characters of imagination along with familiar symbols of popular culture, art and religion. In the hands of Brekte bones, crosses, and drips of black China ink become attributes of a

Nordic and Baltic art in The Moderna Exhibition 2014 “Society Acts” at Moderna Museet

Twice before, in 2006 and 2010, Moderna Museet’s inventory of Swedish contemporary art, the Moderna Exhibition, has been shown at the Museum in Stockholm. In autumn 2014, the third edition of the Moderna Exhibition is presented at Moderna Museet Malmö.

Look back on IV Artishok Biennale A+B=AB14. Photo reportage from individual openings

This year from September 17 till October 11 Artishok Biennale (AB) titled “A+B=AB14” was held at the Mūkusala Art Salon, Riga. This is the first time for AB that it took place outside of Estonia. AB is an exhibition format

Photo reportage from Survival Kit 6

For the sixth year now, the Survival Kit International Contemporary Art Festival takes place in Rīga. The festival runs from 4th to the 27th September, and this year forms part of the Rīga 2014 European Capital of Culture programme. More

Photo reportage from exhibitions at kim? this July

From June 6th to 27th July kim? Contemporary Art Centre features  “Enlarging Original” by Elza Sīle and “Little Vera” by Sanya Kantarovsky and Ella Kruglyanskaya. Vera Mukhina (1889-1953) gained acclaim in the sphere of Soviet monumental sculpture after winning the

Photo reportage from Viewfinders. Contemporary Baltic and Nordic photography

From May 8th through to June 5th Riga Photo Month features a group exhibition “Viewfinders. Contemporary Baltic and Nordic photography” at Riga Art Space. The exhibition, showcasing artists from the Nordic and Baltic countries, focuses on people searching for their

Video record of Marc Prüst’s lecture “But Is It Art?” within Riga Photomonth 2014

On Friday, May 9th, Riga Photo Month presented a lecture by French photography expert, curator and consultant Marc Prüst held at the National Library of Latvia. Marc gives his personal vision on photography as a medium, and as a visual art

Photo reportage from “Magic Mountain” by Inga Meldere

From 3 to 29 April Māksla XO gallery (Elizabetes st. 14, Riga) presents “Magic Mountain” exhibition by Inga Meldere. „Summer memories of my childhood in Latvian countryside. The fairy tail-like countryside was placed in the middle of the deep forest. Behind the forest

Photo and video reportage from Mārtiņš Roķis’ sound art exhibition “2+2=5” at the LCCA Office Gallery

“In the context of politics, 2+2=5 is a formula for falsehood, where obvious truths are denied in the name of ideology. But in the context of perception, the visible or audible doesn’t guarantee the status of truth, as uncertainty, ambiguity

Photo reportage from “Loneliness Will Be My Greatest Treasure” by Ieva Kraule

Ieva Kraule’s exhibition Loneliness Will Be My Greatest Treasure will open on January 24th at Kalnciema kvartāls gallery (Kalnciema iela 35, Riga) and will remain on the view through February 5th. “In the past there are only eight notes, which are repeated every

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