Talaðu við mig! / Runā ar mani! / Talk to Me!
Exhibition Dates: June 1 – September 22, 2019
Exhibition Location: Akureyri Art Museum
At Akureyri Art Museum the exhibition ‘Talaðu við mig! / Runā ar mani! / Talk to Me! ‘ opened on Saturday June 1st exhibiting works by 19 Latvian artists. The title of the exhibition refers to a paradoxical situation: in an age of continuous communication, speaking face to face is becoming increasingly rare, but this may however provide the possibility of new cultural and personal encounters. Latvian contemporary art is advancing and insisting on the fact that freedom is essentially based on the relations, the nineteen Latvian artists are questioning their identity and searching for a livable future. It is also implied that the contemporary art museum can act as a stage where dialectics of intimacy and political memory can be reinforced in order to elucidate the enigmas of our futures.
The exhibition is a part of Latvia’s Sovereignty Celebration and the artworks all come from the National Museum of Art (LNMA) collection, in Riga.
Artists: Andris Breže, Arturs Bērziņš, Dace Džeriņa, Ģirts Muižnieks, Ieva Epnere, Inga Meldere, Katrīna Neiburga, Kaspars Podnieks, Krišs Salmanis, Kristaps Epners, Kristaps Ģelzis, Leonards Laganovskis, Maija Kurševa, Mārtiņš Ratniks, Raitis Šmits, Rasa Šmite, Vija Celmiņš, Vilnis Zābers, og Zenta Dzividzinska.
Curators: Astrida Rogule and Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir.
The exhibition is open daily 10 am – 5 pm.
Guide tour every Thursday at 3:30 pm in English and at 4 pm in Icelandic.
Photo credit: Ieva Epnere, Green School, 2017 (still from a video).