“Portraits and landscapes”
12.12.2019.–02.02.2020. Vilis Ridzenieks was a versatile and vivid personality in the history of Latvian photography in the first half of the 20th century. The photographer was endowed with great workability and a strong sense of mission to capture time, nature and people.
“The Body of Propaganda”
07.11.2019 – 08.12.2019 The exhibition deals with the transformation of the cult of the body in the post-Soviet space, with a particular interest in Ukraine. In the discourse of a given historic epoch, body and corporality have always represented social and cultural processes taking place in a particular historic period. The history of body, or problematization of the categories of body reflected major cultural, political, and economic trends.
26.09.2019 – 03.11.2019 Exhibition is a very personal project, as the author’s father was from Latgale (one of the four historical and cultural regions of Latvia) and Ilmārs spent there many summers as a child during his childhood. What we know well seems to be ordinary, and we often do not notice the peculiar, unique and fading.
15.08.2019 – 22.09.2019 In this exhibition four Finnish artists deal with issues relating to violation and violence, humiliation and shame, self-doubt, identity and the loss of it - disappearance of oneself from the others as well as from oneself.
“The Last Conversation with Academician Sakharov”
04.07.2019 – 11.08.2019 Agnieszka Rayss traced the remains of a Soviet nuclear test site in Northern Kazakhstan. This particular site was known as the Polygon, and was one of the main areas for the nuclear programme of the Soviet Union.
“Dream Is Wonderful, Yet Unclear”
16.05.2019 – 30.06.2019 This exhibition explores the relationships between collective and personal memories by looking at the community surrounding a textile mill, now closed, of which the artist’s family was a part. The story of one small community is set in the larger context of post-industrial cities worldwide, as they seek new identities.