Screen Age I: Self-portrait13.04.-13.05.2018.
From April 13 to May 13 this year, the central event of the Riga Photography Biennale - the international exhibition "Screen Age I: Self-Portrait” curated by Inga Brūvere and Marie Sjovold (NO) - will be available to visitors in the Large Hall of the exhibition hall Riga Art Space in cooperation with the Association of Cultural Institutions of Riga City Council and Riga Art Space.Artists participating in the exhibition:Anna Zett (DE), Aneta Grzeszykowska (PL), Juno Calypso (UK), Antoine Catala (FR/US), Kate Cooper (UK/NL), Kristina Ollek (EE) & Kert Viiart (EE), Paul Paper (LT), Juuke Schoorl (NL) & Frank Kolkman (NL), Līga Spunde (LV), Charlote Thiis-Evensen (NO), Elina Vainio (FI), Hannes Widemann (DE). The works in the exhibition reveal their reflections on how technology influences and transforms people's perceptions of themselves, relationships and nature. The artists' creative method is exploratory and reflective, focusing on body, gender, social and historical identity.
The central event of the Biennial also includes the symposium Memories of the Present, which will take place on 13 and 14 April at the Riga Art Space. Eight presentations by critics, historians and artists from the Baltic States and Europe will offer a self-critical summary of how the history of photography is written and produced in the three Baltic States, covering topics ranging from “nude photography and softcore pornography of the 1980s” to “the role of photography in social media”, “mapping photography” and more.
The exhibition will also include an educational programme. The discussion Image and Propaganda will focus on the use of the image as a visual communication and ideological tool in art, media and other areas of public space. Those interested in the history and historiography of photography are invited to the lecture Landscape in the History of Latvian Photography by art historian Katrīna Teivāne-Korpa and the presentation Mapping Art by Lithuanian curator and theoretician Vytautas Michelkevičius (LT). Youth will have the opportunity to work with gif images in Viktorija Ekste's workshop Moving Photography. The symposium Memories of the Present, with eight presentations by critics, historians and artists from the Baltic States and Europe, will provide a self-critical summary of how the history of photography is written and produced in the three Baltic States, looking at “nude photography and softcore pornography of the 1980s”, “the role of photography in social media”, “mapping photography” and other themes.
Riga Photography Biennial 2018 is part of the Latvian Centenary Programme. #LV100