The annual international contemporary art festival Survival Kit will take place this September for the ninth time. We are happy to announce, that this year Jonatan Habib Engqvist will join the team of curators – Solvita Krese, director of LCCA, and Inga Lāce.
From May to August, the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA) will host a series of three exhibitions produced by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) under the title Twofold, which will continue one of the main focuses of the LCCA – to study recent art, marking the significance of history in the contemporary art scene.
At 6.30pm on Thursday, 2nd February, the "Samanta" feminist zine will be unveiled at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art’s Office Gallery. Visitors to the event are invited to arrive for a "Red Yoga" session conducted by Agnija Tiļļa at 5.30pm. Artist Ingrīda Pičukāne’s work on the "Red River" mural at the LCCA Office Gallery will be concluding simultaneously with the opening of "Samanta" zine.
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).
The symposium 'Fixing what isn’t broken. What is reconstruction in contemporary art?' will take place on December 3 at the Latvian National Museum of Art. It will address the dilemmas that arise when trying to reconstruct contemporary artworks, with a particular focus on works that are unstable or changing - installations, performances, kinetic or multimedia artworks.
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.