30 May – 22 June 2017
Dzirnavu iela 27
Authors: Agnese Zvirbule, Arta Kauliņa, Elmārs Sedols, Jēkabs Pravornis, Kristaps Mednis, Kristīne Krauze Slucka, Laima Buša, Madara Gritāne, Margarita Ogoļceva, Mārīte Lempa, Mārtiņš Eglītis, Teiksma Jankava, Toms Harjo
Our everyday life is full of anxiety caused by interpretations of our social, political and ecological realities. The distress caused by these events is visible in the works of the exhibiting authors – they use photography as a tool to deal with their inner turmoil. Taking their cues from personal experience, the artists touch upon themes from insomnia and fear of death to religion and depression. Within this spiritual research, an exit can be found through smile therapy or a quest for parallel worlds. While art has the potential to surprise, cause anguish and affection, as well as provide spiritual shelter, in this case it clearly speaks about the inner condition, constantly provoked by the outer world. It seems that we are in desperate need of a draught that could bring some fresh air into our anxious state of being.
The exhibition is part of the Riga Photomonth 2017 programme.