Exhibition FIELDS at Arsenāls Exhibition Hall of LNMA , Riga
Exhibition FIELDS will take place at the Arsenāls Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art. The exhibition is one of the key events of“Riga 2014 – European Capital of Culture” programme. Exhibition FIELDS is curated by Raitis Smits, Rasa Smite and Armin Medosch (Austria/UK).
Fields – patterns of social, scientific, and technological transformations
The changing role of art in society is one where it does not just create a new aesthetics but gets involved in patterns of social, scientific, and technological transformations. The exhibition Fields presents a lively landscape of art that challenges existing viewpoints, deconstructs social issues, and proposes positive visions for the future. Artists in the Fields exhibition make new combinations of existing fields-as-in-disciplines - fusing and navigating between the social and the natural, the scientific and the emotional, the sensible with the actual in imaginative ways.
The exhibition will show approximately 40 artworks by artists from all over the world, but with a special focus on Central, Eastern and Northern Europe. The exhibition will be accompanied by a festival Art+Communication' 2014 program with public lectures, live performances, as well as a symposium.
Curators - Raitis Smits, Rasa Smite (Latvia) and Armin Medosch (Austria).
Artists - Oliver Ressler, Shu Lea Cheang, Lisa Jevbratt, SUPERFLEX, Gints Gabrans, Marko Peljhan, Cecile Babiole, Voldemars Johansons, Erich Berger, Martins Ratniks, Hayley Newman, Annemie Maes, YoHa, Martin Howse, Franz Xaver, and many more.
Festival and exhibition is produced by RIXC Centre for New Media Culture.