At 6.30pm on Thursday 8th December, artist Ingrīda Pičukāne will be performing and commencing work on her mural "Red River" which will be formally completed on 2nd February, at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art’s Office Gallery. Visitors are invited to regularly visit the LCCA Office Gallery to observe the creation process for the mural.
From 3 December 2016 to 5 February 2017 the exhibition "Juris Boiko. Salt Crystals" will be on show at the Cupola Hall of the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art (10 K. Valdemāra Street). The exhibition is dedicated to artist Juris Boiko (1954–2002), better known as a collaborator of Hardijs Lediņš (1955–2004) and a founder of the group "Workshop for the Restoration of Unfelt Feelings" (NSRD, 1982-1989).
At 4pm on Saturday 12 November 2016 at the Riga Art Space, the exhibition Archaeology of Kinetics by artist Valdis Celms and restorer Ieva Alksne will be launched in cooperation with the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. The exposition is created as an open laboratory revealing the making of kinetic art in Latvia in the 1960s and 1970s and accentuating its conservation issues nowadays.
At 6pm on Friday, 14th October, an exhibition called "Synthetic BIO" by artists Linda Vigdorčika and Jānis Noviks will be opening at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art’s Office Gallery. The artists have created an installation specifically for the Office Gallery space within this framework, exploring the interaction between the natural and the synthetic world.
Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) has concluded work on the archival studies of artists Hardijs Lediņš (1955-2004) and Juris Boiko (1954-2002) and as a result has released a voluminous book in Latvian and English, dedicated to the creative collaboration of both artists and the Workshop for the Restoration of Unfelt Feelings (Latvian abbreviation - NSRD) in the 1980s.
At 7pm on Thursday, 8 September, contemporary art festival SURVIVAL KIT will be launched at C.C. von Stritzky’s villa, Aristida Briāna Street 9, Riga. This year, according to the thematic call Acupuncture of Society, the festival will address esoteric, spiritualism, mysticism and other non-traditional practices.
On 11th August, German artist, musician and poet Augusta Laar’s exhibition "The Reconstruction of Poetry" will be opening at the Office Gallery. Augusta Laar has created video works and installations, written love poems, photographed city landscapes and performed within the framework of the "Kunst oder Unfall" Electro Acoustic Poetry Duo.
Signaling Pairs, a joint work by Latvian poet and artist Artūrs Punte and Russian new media artist Aleksey Grishchenko, is open for viewing at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art’s Office Gallery from 12th July until 3rd August.
The LCCA Summer School 'Error?!' is taking place in the artists’ residence at Ruckas Manor, Cēsis (Latvia) from 11 June until 15 June. Lectures and talks given by artists, curators and theoreticians are open to the general public.