Aija Bley’s solo exhibition “Love Stories”


Aija Bley is a Latvian film director who has created over twenty documentary and animated films; she has also been working in photography since 2011. Her photography exhibition “Later” (“Vēlāk”) was nominated for Purvītis Prize in 2013. Aija Bley and writer Elvita Ruka have been visiting the former Soviet Union republics, taking photographs and writing books about their experiences. The latest exhibition presents photographs taken in Japan, which explore the relationship between the artist and her models.

Thematic division: Without thematic division

Begins : 18.12.2014 22:00

Ends: 13.01.2015 22:00


  • Riga Art Space

Form of event:

  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Photography
  • Multimedia

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

During the “Notes of Beauty” project, photographer Aija Bley had a chance to travel to Japan, and the exhibition presents her latest works created during her visit there, in which the author follows relations between various couples, trying to discover what love is. What does love look like? The exhibition shifts the stereotypical perceptions by looking for the answer not in a relationship between two persons, but in the photographer’s ability to justify the presence of love in every shot she makes. Besides photographs, the exhibition presents the artist’s commentaries and a video installation.

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