We welcome you to the opening of the new RIXC Gallery and the exhibition by F5 on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 17.00, address – Lencu iela 2, Riga!
The exhibition programme of the new RIXC Gallery will be launched by artists group F5 (Famous Five) / Latvia, who will exhibit a CCC [club clip collection] of their early period (1997–2001). These video loops, recorded in VHS tapes, were used in F5 VJ sessions in various electronic club music events at the time.
F5 artists: Līga Marcinkeviča, Ieva Rubeze, Mārtiņš Ratniks, Ervīns Broks and Renārs Krūmiņš.
“Latvian contemporary art artist group F5 has gained recognition more as a concept than as a fixed, separate art cell. Describing F5 multifaceted and even eclectic activity, I want to rely on “creative editing” principle, which, of course, brings to mind the artists chosen media – digital video – specifics.” (Traumane, Stila vienība jeb F5 radikālais kautrīgums // Baudi jauko nakti!. Katalogs. Rīga: VKN, 2002, 18. lpp.)
The opening evening will continue with performances at RIXC Media Space at 11. novemba krastmala 35 (entrance from Minsterejas iela). The programme: F5 video “Time to Jack”, as well as artist unions “VOID”, “Zeme/Gaiss”, Artis Kuprišs and Uldis Hasners.
Exhibition “F5 CCC [club clip colection] will be opened until June 20.
Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org; 67228478 (RIXC Gallery), 26546776 (Rasa Šmite).
An interesting read about F5 in an article by Ieva Auzina (2002): http://static.lndb.lv/lmc_texts/00361/5-2000-auzina-atrais-ekskurss-f5-vesture-2002.pdf
The exhibition will open till June 20, in RIXC Gallery (Lencu iela 2).
Hours: Monday – closed; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 14.00 – 19.00; Saturday and Sunday 12.00 – 18.00.
We offer guided tours.
Contact: email@example.com; +371 67228478 (RIXC office), +371 26546776 (mobile).