Young artists exhibition 'MMXVIII' at kim? Contemporary Art Centre

2018 06 07 — 2018 07 15 at kim? Contemporary Art Centre
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Events in Latvia

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MMXVIII

Opening: 7PM, Thursday, June 7th.
June 8 – July 15, 2018

Artists: GolfClayderman (in cooperation with Dace Austriņa Textiles and Griletāju Brālība), Jānis Klaučs, Mareks Kolāts, Ieva Kraule-Kūna, Elza Medne, Elīna Plūme, Marta Dūdiņa-Ozoliņa

Kim? is honoured to invite you to the opening of a new young artists exhibition titled “MMXVIII” on Thursday, June 7th from 7 pm at Kim? (Sporta 2 k-1).

The parallel project “it imitates a wet pessimism”, part of an exhibition by Ieva Kraule-Kūna at 427, an artist-run gallery, on Stabu iela 70, LV-1009, Rīga opens on Wednesday, May 30th, 7pm. This part of the exhibition will be open from May 31th to June 21st.

“MMXVIII” is showcasing a dynamic generation of young artists who work in a variety of media. Seven participants are presenting individual projects about different formal and thematic questions. The differences between the realizations of this young generation of Latvian artists are what unite the exhibition into one unity. The GolfClayderman duo are presenting an eruptive performative project. Jānis Klaučs is interested in the process of walking. Mareks Kolāts works with the newest technologies. Ieva Kraule-Kūna is presenting sculptural masks that have elements borrowed from both antique and sci-fi headdresses. Elza Medne is exhibiting an installation about interaction of a certain set of elements within the chosen space. In her mixed-media site-specific installation Elīna Plūme questions possible meanings of nature and its definitions as “artificial”, “beautiful”, “natural”, etc. Marta Dūdiņa-Ozoliņa uses numbers, mathematics, and colour to poetise on individual histories and futures.

Since it was established in 2009, Kim? has promoted the early discovery of promising local artists. This exhibition continues on this path and ensures the best possible conditions and a framework for their creative ideas to be successfully implemented.

Supported by the Ministry of Culture, the State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, VKN, Valmiermuiža, AS “Dzintars”, Griletāju Brālība