Enlightenment in Time of the Dead

Often when intense fall commences and autumn enters its darkest days and nights, many towns and cities across the world embark on celebrating the festival of light. In October and November in Latvia, this period of contemplation is also known

Paintings that have nothing and need nothing

The first time I saw the work of Linas Jusionis wasn’t so long ago. While browsing and creating a virtual collection of the art I liked on the art website www.artsy.net, my eyes became accidentally drawn towards a piece by

Noise Visions by Mihkel Kleis

Saturday, three o´clock in the afternoon. Arriving at the Temnikova & Kasela Gallery after a short walk by the central market in a cold rainy Tallinn seems misleadingly calming. The warmly smiling gallerist has also just arrived and opened the doors to

Soulpeek

A review of the exhibition Didn’t Have Wi-Fi So I Started to Paint, 14.10-29.10.2016, C.C. von Stritzky villa During the time when my Internet disappears, I usually read. Luckily, network problems are rare, and even then I can still use

Three years, three venues: Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius meets Tallinn Art Hall

Random Rapid Heartbeats curated by Kęstutis Kuizinas (LT) is open in Tallinn Art Hall 22.10–04.12.2016. The way in which art is represented as a body of art itself – if not even higher – has risen almost to an equal

The gods have left…

When thinking about the new series of exhibitions at the ‘kim?’ contemporary art centre,[1] which opened on 26 October, and, more broadly, about the current situation with art, the following words came to mind: “The gods have left.” Actually, it

Seven Keys and a Way More of Doors

I’m driving a white Dodge Challenger through a desert. If I was from the Wild West, I’d say it’s the norm, but I’m a Lithuanian woman. This fairly stereotypical impression of Western culture from across the Atlantic only returned to

Sensations Unwrapped

Human souls are made of endless sensations, carefully wrapped in plain or patterned wrapping paper. From the outside, we are all more or less the same, because the wrapping paper exists only in certain varieties, with or without dots, stripes,

A Pumpkin’s Universe

The name of the exhibition by Ieva Jurjāne, displayed at Alma gallery (October 19th – November 17th 2016),  in English might also sound like this: Life is Still. Then the word-play inherent in it would become more obvious. However, it

A NORTHERN SATELLITE (RE)VISITING

(In)visible Dreams and Streams An exhibition of Nordic and Baltic Art Bergs Bazaar, Riga, Latvia 15.09 – 04.10, 2016 Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania 03.12.2016 – 08.01.2017  (Un)comfortable Anniversaries  There is something ‘old-fashioned’ about a noisy birthday celebration; a

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