Everybody Reads Audiences with Jaakko Pallasvuo at Kim?


Kim? is continuing its new series of events entitled “New Arrivals*” with the launch of a new digital quarterly called “Kim Docs”. To celebrate the launch, we invite you to the reading night “Everybody Reads Audiences” with Jaakko Pallasvuo at 7 pm, Tuesday, March 20th.

Occasion: The launch of “Kim Docs” magazine

“Kim Docs” is a digital quarterly published by Kim? Its first issue is dedicated to the question of audiences. Many questions will pass through the scrolling pages. Who exactly is the contemporary art audience (historically, conceptually, statistically, etc.)? What does it mean for an institution to create its audience or, to make the question more interesting, how do audiences create institutions and influence programming and the scene itself? What choices does an audience have while being entangled by the artistic realm, capital, curatorial frameworks, state, etc. into this gallery-museum-capital-state-complex of contemporary art?

With contributions by Santa France, Gints Gabrans, Katerina Gregos, Kaspars Groševs, Katrina Neiburga, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Monika Pormale, Viktor Timofeev, Marta Trektere, Kaspars Vanags, Beti Žerovc, Inga Lāce and others.

Format: “Everybody Reads […]!”

Everybody Reads […]! is a series of nights of horizontal readings that are inspired by both the slogan by Roberto Bolaño: “Reading is always more important than writing” and open structures like Anonymous Alcoholics or Speakers’ Corner at Hyde Park. Everyone attending is kindly invited to read something relating to the chosen topic for that evening. For “Everybody Reads Audiences!”, please don’t be just an audience, be a reader! Bring a joke, create a swearword, add a punch line, read your favourite poem or a text message you are about to receive to the event.

Special Guest: Jaakko Pallasvuo

Jaakko Pallasvuo (b. 19XX, lives in Helsinki) is an artist. Pallasvuo makes videos, installations, comics, etc. exploring the anxieties of being alive now, and the prospect of a number of possible futures. In recent years his work has been presented at the New York Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, TBA21 and Jupiter Woods, among others.

*New Arrivals is a new series of public events, lectures, performances, readings, screenings, etc. that may help us to experience the pulse of the ephemeral and fast forward moving art world but also will assist with creating new audiences and organising temporary communities.


Children, aliens, their hosts,
bots and speech recognition software,
Siri, significant others,
and others


You start. Erratic
comets commenting verbatim.
All languages, including
forgotten, made up,
and machine ones.
Random destinations,
side effects, pluralist trips.


“A dressed male” vs. “addressed mail.”
A mouth is better than a pen.
An ear is worse than lips.
Italic is better than bold.
Better is worse, worse is better.


Previous iterations include “Everybody Reads Jokes” at Kim?, Riga, together with Amsterdam Kunstverein and David Bernstein, “Everybody Reads Exhibitions” at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (AAAD), Prague, “Everybody Reads Feminism” at Santa Fe Feminist Club, Vilnius, “Everybody Reads Hybrids” at Nida Art Colony, Nida, “Everybody Reads the News!” at the Baltic Art Centre, Visby, “Everybody Reads” at Fokidos, Athens, the Ruler, Helsinki, and 427, Riga.

“New Arrivals” & “Kim Docs” are supported by State Culture Capital Foundation and Embassy of Finland in Riga.


Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
Sporta 2 k-1, LV-1013, Riga
kim@kim.lv / www.kim.lv

Working hours:
M.: closed
Tue.: 12.00 – 20.00
Th.-Sun.: 12.00 – 18.00

Entrance fee: 3 EUR*
Students and seniors – 1,5 EUR
On Tuesdays – free entry

* For children up to 10 years, disabled persons, large families, art and culture school and university students, press with a valid press card or Dienas Draugs card, entry is free.