Overcoming Shyness

Translator, critic and general secretary of The Council of the Creative Unions of Latvia, Haralds Matulis, together with philosopher and publicist Kārlis Vērpe, have researched the financing of cultural periodicals in Latvia, revealing a situation in which circumstances of insufficient

Two grams of irony, three grams of topicality and five grams of criticism. Interview with Flo Kasearu

Flo Kasearu is a very distinctive artist. Namely, when she was 28 years old, she created a house museum named after her. Through this museum she has critically investigated the position of the artist in today’s contemporary society. The museum’s

Valts Miķelsons’ conversation with Kaspars Groševs

The art critic Valts Miķelsons talks with Kaspars Groševs, artist, curator and co-founder of the Riga-based 427 contemporary art gallery Valts Miķelsons: A while back, together with 427, you participated in the Supermarket Art Fair, which is an art fair

Poems, things and ‘risky normality’. Conversation with Krišs Salmanis

Alberta Vengrytė: Your exhibition, which recently opened at Vartai gallery in Vilnius, is titled Poems and Things. The very concept of a ‘thing’, partly used to name this particular art event and its ideological whole, or which possibly includes constituent

The guillotine effect: an interview with Tanel Rander

A guillotine is an apparatus designed for carrying out executions efficiently by beheading. The notorious killing machine of the French Revolution was used to behead tens of thousands of victims, ranging from common criminals to revolutionaries, aristocrats, and even kings

Instrumentation for Hybrids. Conversation with the artists Anna Romanenko and Björn Kühn

When speaking about any of the natures surrounding and inscribed in us, we are increasingly often beset with doubts regarding their naturalness. The Hybrid(…)scapes exhibition at VAA Nida Art Colony deals precisely with this kind of scenarios when we try

A Few Notes on ‘Notes on Tomorrow’

A group show of works by twenty-one artists titled Notes on Tomorrow opened on June 17th at the Meno Forma gallery and the Ars et Mundus art incubator in Kaunas, organised by the CreArt network. The exhibition presents a series

Slightly gothic undertones. Interview with Yuri Pattison

Yuri Pattison investigates the forces of labor in digital economies and crooked intersections between the real and virtual in a variety of media: video, web, sculptural installations. In this interview we discussed the notion of abject, which has recently been

When the only way to live is through humour. Interview with Kris Lemsalu

When it comes to Kris Lemsalu, one must first lose any frame of rationality. In one sense, Lemsalu could be seen as the trickster of the art world who constantly creates a distinguishing reality around herself, one who is always

Inconsistent Realities. A Conversation with Ignas Krunglevičius

As it has been less than a year since Ignas Krungelavičius’ solo show, Private Syntax Virus, at gallery Vartai, he probably needs no introduction to most followers of the Baltic art scene. He has currently been busy, intensively preparing and

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