Exhibition 'VAKARĒŠANA' by Kristians Brekte, Ernests Kļaviņš and Shady Ladies at MABOCA Gallery Visuma Centrs 2 in Madona

2022 11 19 — 2023 01 25
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Events in Latvia

We are pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition “VAKARĒŠANA” (“SUPPER”) by artists Kristians Brekte, Ernests Kļaviņš and Shady Ladies, opening next Saturday, November 19th at art gallery MABOCA Gallery Visuma Centrs 2 in Madona!

The house where people once were celebrating, now is possessed by vicious beings. The old Whistler feasts in the house during the weekends. He loves going off on abender for couple of days and does it publicly. Party guests shake to the rhythm of the Whistler’s music, or roll on the ground – high from the bass of the whistle. For the next four days, Whistler disappears off the radar.

The Maflocks – cosmic parasites of consciousness – only visit this place a few times a month, but to make each visit feel like a homecoming, on one of the walls were hanged some lovely pictures, showing snippets from the Maflocks’ daily lives. On other days in this hose resides a langur monkey couple. The monkeys would regularly bring home food and rubbish that they collected in the local village. Along with the rubbish, their way into the room have also found some insects who linger thinking back on summer AKA ‘childhood chill’.

Kristians Brekte is a controversial Latvian artist who last shocked the whole country in 2021 with his mural in Riga city centre. As a result, for a while the people of Latvia became interested in art and its concept as such.
Ernests Kļaviņš is an outstanding cartoonist who incorporates cartoon characters in his comics, prints, paintings and sculptures.
The Shady Ladies, formed as a rap duo, are now deep into visual art and striking while the iron is hot.

The opening of the exhibition will feature performances from:


The exhibition is supported by the State Foundation for Culture and Culture and the Madona Municipality
The exhibition will be on show from 19/11/2022 – 25/1/2023