O. P.

Winter, but it was raining. I wondered whether the pure subject of cognition and aesthetic intuition, “a head without the body of a winged angel” – as I have read somewhere,  might also catch a cold, and without solving this

The X Factor

Just as daisy-petal ‘loves me, loves me not’ fortunes are told, our society is engaged in a similar debate regarding the possibility and denial of imminent third World War outbreak. From the Paris terror attacks on the 13th of November

Fragmented Conformism

It seems that ‘in this part of the world’, referring to contemporary art as a product of the consumer society’s ideology is considered to be ill-mannered, subjecting to similar censorship all those aspects of artwork which refuse to fit inside

The Gap between ‘Contemporary’ and the ‘Avant-garde’

Some thoughts after the Second LCCA Summer School “This is Tomorrow!” in Cēsis (6 – 11 June, 2015) There is, of course, a certain amount of expectation and prejudice before attending academic endeavours organised in a group. The summer school in Cesis

‘P’ as in ‘Art Days Deluxe’

Considering the media attention it seeks – and receives – one of the high-points in Latvia’s visual arts scene is the biannual Purvītis Prize. The nominees for the prize are chosen by a group of seven experts, which change for

The Many Histories of Photography

Book review Recently published volume of “The History of European Photography 1939-1969” is the most recent accomplishment in the ongoing project of writing the history of photography in European countries. It is already the second volume on European photography history

On Labyrinths… Indrikis Gelzis’ exhibition at “Vartai”

The first annoying thing about Indrikis Gelzis is that it is hard to obtain a continuous “narrative” in his exhibition. That is interesting. Gelzis is interesting, because it is hard to relate the exhibited works with concepts. That is annoying.

Hypnotic Beauty of the Concept

Exhibition “A Guide to making a Genie” (Gallery “427”, 12.12.2014.–6.2.2015.) Wizardry next to the Church of Jesus in Riga – the biggest wooden building in Latvia; on the Eve of New Year, gallery “427” hosted one of the conceptually most

How Fišers’ exhibition scared me of the realness lying within myself

Miķelis Fišers’ Solo Exhibition “Disgrace” at Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine The exhibition is set at the Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine – one of the scariest places in Riga centre. I have no

Sculptures from the Digital Age: ‘Shift’ by Krists Pudzens

We are increasingly getting accustomed to seeing the technological clockwork hidden behind a sterile, functional shell. It is very rare to experience the techno-logic outside a computer lab or an assembly line – and to do it in a poetic,

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