Unthinkable: Leap of Faith

Unthinkable is a project of many forms, it is an interdisciplinary research platform that connects a constellation of artists, curators, editors, thinkers and theorists. In its current form it has convened reading groups throughout 2016 and gathered research upon subjects

Taking the holes away from golf

Sophie Lapalu in conversation with former Nida Art Colony artist Albert Allgaier The artist Albert Allgaier spent two periods as a resident at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (in 2014 and 2016). The last time the artist

Patients named Positron and Saltblower

Purvītis’s regrown moustache In the summer of 2014, British art critic Jonathan Jones informed readers of The Guardian that “Vincent van Gogh’s ear has returned from the grave.”[1] Using genetic material from the great-great-grandson of Van Gogh’s brother, Theo, with

What is the NSRD?

In 2015, the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) ‘celebrated’ the year of Hardijs Lediņš. But it would seem that their celebrations are continuing. In the autumn of 2016, the LCCA released a sizably dense book entitled Workshop for the

Painting is the Gemini of Art Astrology

On January 9, the iPhone turned ten. As the ubiquitous technology enters its preteens, with over a billion units sold, it wouldn’t be a stretch to suggest that the slick apparatus has more invasively impacted our relationship to images than

13th Baltic Triennial Curator Announced

The Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, is pleased to announce Vincent Honoré as the new curator for the 13th Baltic Triennial in 2018, currently under the working title Give Up the Ghost. Honoré is a London-based writer and curator as well as

Future Fictions Summit at the former NATO base, Iceland

During 13 – 16 October, 2016 A___Zooetics (a project exploring intersections between human, non-human and poetic knowledge spheres—zooetics.net), invited an international group of scientists, artists, designers, theorists and writers to stay and work at Ásbrú, the site of a former

The Baltic Young Artist Award is being awarded for the first time

On the 4th of November, 2016, the Baltic Young Artist Award will be awarded for the first time, starting an annual tradition in Baltic cultural life. The Baltic Young Artist Award was formed in order to introduce the newest generation

To Hybridity … and Beyond!

“To Hybridity … and Beyond!”[1] In We have never been Modern[2], Bruno Latour refers to the term “hybrids” to emphasise their proliferation, in contradiction with the domains defined in the Modern Constitution, which distinguishes nature and culture, object and subject,

Feminine genealogy. Separation and convergence

Excerpt from Chapter 5: Feminine genealogy. Separation and convergence Jana Kukaine. ‘Daiļās mātes. Sieviete. Ķermenis. Subjektivitāte’ (Beautiful Mothers. Woman. Body. Subjectivity). Rīga: Neputns: 2016 [in press]. [..] One of the themes of contemporary feminist art is devoted to the study

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