“Riga 2014”: photo projects

“Riga 2014”: photo projects
Elīna Zvirbule . Project „iRiga” to continue this year as well
28-01-2014 A+ A-
The extensive “Riga 2014” programme isn’t short of different photography-related events, like exhibitions, presentations, films, etc.

* (re)Construction of Friendship

 “Corner House” on Brīvības Street. 30 April – 30 October

The focus of the exhibition “(re)Construction of Friendship” is relationships – a sort-of “friendship” that is made or maintained by force, when countries in power want to “befriend” smaller ones, therefore creating relationships that otherwise would not have been formed. For example, the “friendship of nations” within USSR, the relationship between Iceland and USA, as well as in other cases. The exhibition portrays the (re)construction of these relationships and friendships through art. The exhibition features materials from archives, as well as the work of contemporary artists of this subject.

Thematic division “Freedom Street”

* “iRiga”

Event location to be announced. The month of May

The closing exhibition of the project “Riga Photo Month 2014. Urban Viewfinders” will feature pictures, selected by the inhabitants of Riga. The goal of the project is to explore and show Riga from an unusual viewpoint. The project “iRiga” begun in 2013 already with the photography competition for amateurs and professionals – basically, for everyone who like photography. In a year’s time, 11 topics were proposed and photographers were encouraged to send-in their photos that are now available on the website “Flickr”.

Thematic division “Road Map”

* “Neighbors”

Urban Riga. The month of May

As part of the “Riga Photo Month 2014.Urban Viewfinders”, the photography expo “Kaimiņi” (Neighbors) will be held. The expo will feature the works of several photographers, who will try to distinguish the similarities and differences of the different districts and suburbs of Riga. The entire expo will be displayed at a special event during the Night of Museums on 17 May.

Thematic division “Road Map”

* Films about photography

Event location to be announced. 7 May

As part of the project “Riga photo month 2014. Urban Viewfinders”, screenings of films about photographers and the development of the trade will be held.

Thematic division “Road Map”

* Exhibition “Urban Viewfinders. New photography from the Baltic States and Nordic countries”

Riga ArtSpace. 8 May – 22 June

The main event of the project “Riga Photo Month 2014.Urban Viewfinders” will be exhibition “Urban Viewfinders”, featuring the works of 15 artists from the Baltic States and Nordic countries, focusing on the search for one’s self in today’s urban space – the interaction between private and public, local and global, mental and physical. The exhibition will also promote the latest tendencies in photography, as well as the search for ways to break out of traditional limits. The exhibition program will feature discussions and artist portfolio presentations.

Thematic division “Road Map”

* “The Islands of Riga” book presentation

Event location to be announced. 8 May

The presentation of the book “The Islands of Riga”, hosted by writer Gundega Repše and photographer Kaspars Goba, will be part of the project “Riga Photo Month 2014.Urban Viewfinders”. Event date is subject to change.

Thematic division “Road Map”

* Films about photography

Event location to be announced. 15 May

As part of the project “Riga photo month 2014. Urban Viewfinders”, screenings of films about photographers and the development of the trade will be held.

Thematic division “Road Map”

* Riga Photomarket

Kalnciema Quarter. 16 - 18 May

As part of the project “Riga photo month 2014. Urban Viewfinders”, the event “Riga Photo Market” will be held, presenting a meeting spot for publishers of photo magazines and literature, self-publishers, as well as art galleries and those, who are interested in the genre. “Riga Photo Market” will last for an entire week-end and the latest published photo editions will be presented also. Event date is subject to change.

* Films about photography

Riga ArtSpace. 22 and 29 May

As part of the project “Riga photo month 2014. Urban Viewfinders”, screenings of films about photographers and the development of the trade will be held.

Thematic division “Road Map”

* Exhibition “The Islands of Riga”

Different cities in Latvia. 1 July – 31 October

Gundega Repše, the author of the descriptions, and Kaspars Goba, the author of the visual works, will take part in the opening of the exhibition “Islands of Riga”. The exhibition will later be displayed elsewhere.

Thematic division “Road Map”

* Outdoor exhibition „Islands of Riga”. 

Districts of Riga. 1. July - 30 September

Gundega Repše, the author of descriptions, and Kaspars Goba, the author of the visual works, will take part in the opening of the outdoor exhibition “Islands of Riga”.

Thematic division “Road Map”

* “Riga self | portraits”

Event location to be announced. The month of July

The exhibition “Riga self | portraits” will feature self-portraits and portraits of the residents of Riga and its different districts, offering a contemporary view of the capital and and how diverse it is. The self-portraits will be produced in creative workshops, hosted by Latvian and foreign artists, bringing together series of faces from Bolderāja, Āgenskalns and Ķengarags districts together with the portraits made by Argentinean artist Marcos Lopez, created in the vivid style of pop-Latino. During the exhibition, some of the best portraits and self-portraits will be presented in the cityscape, where other events, like presentation evenings with activities of pop-up self-portraits, will be held also.

Thematic division “Road Map”

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