Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Orient’ at kim? Contemporary Art Centre

Group show curated by Michal Novotny. Co-organised by Bozar, Brussels and Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow. 2 venues: Sporta iela 2 k-1, Riga Tallinas ielā 6, Riga 20/4 – 27/5 2018 Participating artists: Darja Bajagić, Wojciech Bąkowski, Ivana Bašić, Matei Bejenaru, Piotr

Another ethnographic heritage?

Undersong provides the most recent and contemporary engagement between art and ethnography in Northern Europe, contributing to an over a century and a half long scene. Looking to the south, you will see Poland’s development of the Zakopane style in

The Rhetoric of Condensed Video Time. The exhibition ‘Stains and Scratches’ by Deimantas Narkevičius at the National Gallery of Art

‘Stains and Scratches’, a solo exhibition of video art by Deimantas Narkevičius, was presented in the 12th, the grand exhibition hall of the National Gallery of Art from 28 January 2017 to 25 February 2018. It was an integral installation,

You Stream, I Browse. A review of the exhibition ‘I’m Only Streaming’ by Marko Mäetamm, at kim? Contemporary Art Centre

I’m Only Streaming is the first solo exhibition in Latvia by the renowned Estonian artist Marko Mäetamm. It’s Saturday morning, and I leave my children with their father in the park two blocks from the Kim? Contemporary Art Centre. It

Tallinn Photomonth. An Afterimage

  The international art biennial Tallinn Photomonth has been held since autumn 2011 as a self-initiative. This year’s Photomonth was held for the fourth time, and its main organisers were the artist Laura Toots and the project manager of the

Survival Kit 9: How Nature and Art Always Find a Way

The Latvian theatre and art critic Normunds Naumanis once compared art to mushrooms, saying that, just like mushrooms, art is a sometimes under-appreciated but ever-present part of human life. ‘Mushrooms are everything, and everything’s a mushroom. We can pretend not

Henri Hütt: Romantic Loneliness. An exhibition review by Merle Luhaäär

There are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone. There is something terribly romantic about loneliness. Perhaps it is only truly possible to love

European Cities at the Crossroads

Europeans tend to think of cities, especially those that stand out with their urban landscapes, as battlegrounds of fictitious powers, cunning politicians and nefarious business moguls. With compelling speed, gentrification policies eat up smaller and larger neighbourhoods, so far turning

Exit Closed. A review of Synchrodogs’ exhibition ‘Back to Nature’

The artistic duo Synchrodogs, whose exhibition Back to Nature was on view at kim? Contemporary Art Centre (until 9th July, 2017) in the frame of Riga Photomonth, are two Ukrainian-born artists Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven. Referred to as the

Blue Whale Society. A review of Dénes Farkas’ exhibition ‘How-to-calm-yourself-after-seeing-a-dead-body Techniques’

‘We postpone the unbreathable darkness that weighs us down.’[1] As Dénes Farkas is not the original owner of the memories exhibited, it is a viewer’s gaze we are offered: the viewers gaze at a viewer. We are gazing through Dénes’

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