Attempting to be more present. Interview with Sigrid Viir

Sigrid Viir (b. 1979) is a playful artist living and working in Tallinn, whose repertoire extends from a rational analysis of economic systems to absurd linguistic games. Her artistic mediums range from photography, spatial and sculptural installations to performance. Viir

Ultimate selfie. Interview with Maria Metsalu

Maria Metsalu is an artist and performer currently based in Berlin, who recently graduated from SNDO (the School for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam. She has been working on her solo project ‘Fuchsia’ for over a year, which has sprouted

Maria Arusoo in conversation with Kęstutis Kuizinas

Both the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia (CCA) and Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius (CAC) opened in the early 90s to develop local art scenes and initiate international projects. Towards the end of this October, the exhibition Random Rapid Heartbeats opened

Chance has its own logic

Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet, whose artistic projects involve technology, data sculpting and audience interaction, have been working together as an artist duo since 2009. Estonian-born Varvara and Barcelona-born Mar currently live and work in Tallinn and have exhibited their

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

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