Photo reportage from Tobias Kaspar’s THE ESTATE/ AUTUMN at Kim? Contemporary Art Center

November 16, 2019
Author Echo Gone Wrong

The second chapter AUTUMN of Tobias Kaspar’s THE ESTATE opened on 31st of October at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga. Unlike SUMMER, the first part of the four season cycle which took place in the off-site location in Salacgrīva parish in form of a fictional collectors house, for AUTUMN, THE ESTATE becomes more theatrical.

Photography: Ansis Starks and Kristīne Madjāre, courtesy THE ESTATE.

For Tobias Kaspar’s large scale installation AUTUMN the exhibition space at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga is lacquered in black paint, celebrating the black box theatre and encouraging movement as if evoking another cinematic reference – Lars von Trier’s Dogville (2003) – for visitors to step on the stage and to become actors and actresses themselves. The rest of the scenery exists merely as white painted outlines suggesting a life size floor plan.

Inlcuding artworks by: Eriks Apalais, Tristan Bera, Gerry Bibby, Drew Kahu’āina Broderick, Stefan Burger, Merlin Carpenter, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Vija Celmins, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, David Douard, Ramon Feller, Ffixxed Studios, Gina Folly, Oleg Frolov, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Edgars Gluhovs, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Guerilla Girls, Karl Holmqvist, Daniel Horn, Morag Keil, Emil Michael Klein, Fred Lonidier, Miltos Manetas, MAY, Daria Melnikova, Daniele Milvio, Jonathan Monk, Sveta Mordvskaya, Carter Mule, Kärt Ojavee, Josephine Pryde, Cinzia Ruggeri, Hinrich Sachs, Cindy Shermann, Mike E. Smith, Sarah Staton, Rikrit Tiravanija, Lucas Uhlmann, Miriam Visaczki, Danh Vo, Marie-Pascale Wellinger, Pedro Wirz, Seyoung Yoon, Artur Zmijewski.

Curator: Zane Onckule

Supported by: Ministry of Culture, State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Riga Black Balsam, Green print.

Photography: Ansis Starks