Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga
Group exhibition Betweenness: Technoculture and the Baltics
24.02 – 8.04.2023
Opening: February 24th 6-9PM
Participiants: Becca Abbe (US), Uģis Albiņš (LV), Valdis Celms (LV), Jānis Dzirnieks (LV/NL), Flo Kasearu (EE), Oliver Laric (AT/DE), Deimantas Narkevičius (LT), Norman Orro & Joonas Timmi (EE), Adriana Ramić (US), TARWUK (US), Evita Vasiļjeva (LV/NL).
Curated by: Riga Technoculture Research Centre (RTRU) (Zane Onckule (LV) and Elizaveta Shneyderman (US))
Betweenness: Technoculture and the Baltics is organized as the culminating event of RTRU’s first season, which began with an inaugural exhibition and performance in New York and is followed by the launch of the online platform and magazine, rtru.org. At the heart of the exhibition is an interdisciplinary and technicity-centered approach to contemporary art programming. The term “technoculture” refers to the interactions between, and the politics of, technology and culture. It is only through active mediation and study that it is possible to effectively observe the stakes, limits, and unexamined qualities of “technoculture” within contemporary visual culture, which not only complements, but also largely develops the prerequisites to today’s reality. Bringing together intergenerational artists, scholars, researchers, programmers, and designers and researchers from the Baltics, United States, and Europe, Betweenness: Technoculture and the Baltics traces the effects that technoculture has had on artistic production over the past fifty years.