The Biennial: In Flux or Dead End Street?

International exhibition „Re: visited” at Riga Art Space 14 March – 27 April, 2014  Organized primarily by LCCA (Latvian Center for Contemporary Art), the exhibition “Re: visited,” curated by its director Solvita Krese, intends to question and understand the role

Galva Revisited: Helēna Demakova vs Solvita Krese

by Šelda Puķīte, Valts Miķelsons and Indrek Grigor Two strongly curated exhibitions of contemporary art are currently running in Riga. “Sveika, galva! / Greetings Head!” in Railway Museum, curated by Helena Demakova, and “Re: visited” in Riga Art Space, curated by Solvita Krese. The

In a Subway Tunnel with an Artificial Escort

“Underground” group exhibition at the kim? Contemporary Art Centre   I must begin with the fact that, in this case, it wouldn’t be correct to use the term “group exhibition”, bearing in mind the intention of the artists involved. There’s no

Re_view: RENEW is the message

When it comes to art of the last fifty years, the definition of style and movements has become more flexible and nebulous, making the enterprise of evaluating an artwork more precautious. During this period aesthetics of technology has plaid a

For an occurrence to become an adventure…

Construction projects for buildings serving the arts, once nurtured by the State Agency “Jaunie Trīs Brāļi” (The New Three Brothers), are gradually being revived, one after the other. These projects – Contemporary Art Museum, Acoustic Concert Hall and the Latvian

Tracing the Post-Soviet: from One’s Living Room to Central Asia

Treasure hunt is a game where each player tries to be the first in finding whatever has been hidden, using a series of clues and directions, but mainly counting on their imagination. Searching for artists, who work with the Soviet

Yearning for degree zero. On Ēriks Apaļais’ solo exhibition “Words” at kim? Contemporary Art Centre

“At first glance, nostalgia is longing for a place, but actually it is yearning for a different time – the time of our childhood, the slower rhythms of our dreams. In a broader sense, nostalgia is a rebellion against the modern idea

Resilience of art: XIV International Festival for New Media Culture Art+Communication

Roughly saying: a clock working on dirty water, thinking of p2p future perspectives in social structures, listening to beetles penis vibrations in a concert and looking at MacGilly costume as an aid to become anonymous. Sounds like this could be

Surviving in Downshifting Mode

This September  have pitched the consistency of cultural events in Riga. As every year, the culture forum White Nights offers a diverse and intensive program, which actually  cannot be seen in a one night. However, assuming that each of us has our

Where are the 90s?

Before attending the exhibition “90s” – a project by Virginija Januškevičiūtė with The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt – I prepared like going to some unknown place on other the side of the continent. Cleared my mind of some expectations,