Dalībnieki / Участники:
Arnis Balčus, Aigars Bikše, Ēriks Božis, Kristians Brekte, Ivars Drulle, Gundega Evelone, Jānis Filipovičs, Ivars Grāvlejs, Reinis Hofmanis, Edgars Jurjāns, Ernests Kļaviņš, Katrīna Neiburga, Juris Utāns, Kārlis Vītols.
Сергей Беспамятных, Ольга Тээр, Татьяна Букова, Евгений Иванов, Василий Слонов, Константин Еременко, Дамир Муратов, Артем Лоскутов, Игорь Шерко, Группа «Синие носы», Николай Копейкин, Зинаида Рубан, Константин Скотников, Маяна Насыбуллова, Александр Белоусов, Александр Закиров, Иван Дмитриев, Юрий Ушаков, Ринат Вoлигамси
Katalogs latviešu un krievu valodā novelkams digitāli šeit / Каталог можно скачать здесь: uz_vilna_2014
Introduction in English:
On the Wave. Actual Art from Latvia and Siberia
14.06. – 24.08.2014
The Siberian and Latvian contemporary art exhibition “On the Wave” is intended to be an exposition which focuses on the current report-art trend. Internationally known and rising stars in art are participating in the exhibition. The exhibition has also mobilized those Latvian artists who occasionally resort to the analysis of current events in their art. Supposedly, the development of such report-art trend’s dialogue between both countries will be the foundation of a new acceleration in both – Latvian and Siberian contemporary art.
In the context of a new performers’ competition which takes place in Jūrmala every summer and offers Latvians a closer look at extraterrestrials, the title “On the Wave” sounds ironic and caricaturing. However, in its essential meaning, this expression is used when two or more companions tune in the same emotional frequency – they joke the same way and truly understand each other. At such moments we say – “they’re on the sane wave.”
Sergei Samoilenko, the theoretician of Siberian contemporary art, is certain that the fundamental difference between Latvian and Siberian artists is linked to their temperaments. “Siberian artists differ from Latvian artists in their inability to stop in the right moment. While a Latvian artist, when revealing a certain topic, is confined to one or no more than two works, a Siberian is creating an entire series, as long as one doesn’t run out of canvas, paint, and vodka. Not to mention ideas. Also – Siberian artists are more dependent on politics, precisely – characters of political propaganda circulating amid the mass media and society. Yet, by no means does this dependence render the exhibition into a political statement because the artists aren’t really interested in the political process itself, but rather how the political absurdities fit into their artistic world outlook. All in all, a Siberian artist views the meandering of political governance and geopolitical perturbation as a high dose of humor, while remaining in the position of an ironic commentator. They willingly use Siberian stereotypes (bear – axe – felt boots) in order to intensify them to the utmost absurdity, taking away their meaning and rendering them powerless.”
One of the main tasks of this exhibition is to break down the cultural and ideological prejudice and stereotypes. It is evident that art with such a task deals with it quicker and more successfully than politics; artists – no matter how different from one another – understand each other better than governments.
Curated by: Ieva Kalniņa, Viacheslav Mizin
Organizers: Laikmetīgās mākslas insitūts, Valsts Laikmetīgā mākslas centra Sibīrijas filiāle, Laikmetīgās mākslas atbalsta fonds “Sibīrija”
Suported by: Rīgas mākslas telpa, Rīgas dome, Valsts Kultūrkapitāla fonds, F64, Epson, BZG
Izstādes ievads latviski: tx_lv
Введение в выставке на русском языке: tx_ru