Talk to Me!

Latvian contemporary art from the National Museum of Art (LNMA) in Riga
Talk to Me!
Galleries 01 - 05
June 1 - September 22 2019

On August 23rd 1989, Latvians joined their neighboring citizens in protest against the imperial rule of the Soviet Union, by forming a human chain connecting the three Baltic capitals: Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn. This symbolic assembly of silent bodies became known as The Chain of Freedom. Two years later, Iceland became the first country in the world to recognize the independence of Latvia.

Insisting on the fact that freedom is essentially based on relations, Latvian artists are questioning their identity and searching for a livable future. Through videos, paintings and photographs, the exhibition Talk to Me! implies that the contemporary art museum can act as a stage where dialectics of intimacy and political memory can be reinforced in order to elucidate the enigmas of our futures.

Participants: Andris Bree, Arturs Bērziņ, Dace Deriņa, Ģirts Muinieks, Ieva Epnere, Inga Meldere, Katrīna Neiburga, Kaspars Podnieks, Kris Salmanis, Kristaps Epners, Kristaps Ģelzis, Leonards Laganovskis, Maija Kureva, Mārtiņ Ratniks, Raitis mits, Rasa mite, Sarmīte Māliņa, Vija Celmiņ, Vilnis Zābers and Zenta Dzividzinska.

The exhibition is a part of Latvias Sovereignty Celebration.
Curators: Astrida Rougle and sa Sigurjnsdttir.