Art residency in Riga, Latvia

8-22 July, 2017 Egle Rindzeviciute was invited as a tutor at the art residency “Trauma & Revival: Contemporary Encounters” in Riga, Latvia. The art residency was co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union (2015-2018), Latvia 100, Latvian Culture Capital Foundation, BAFF, Embassy of the United States, and co-ordinated by kim? Contemporary Art Centre in cooperation with BOZAR. The residency proposed workshops, lectures, master-classes, discussions, encounters, debates, and open studio events gathering emerging artists and researchers from Eastern and Western Europe, including Russia. The travelling exhibition Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-1968 (curated by Peter Weibel and Eckhart Gillen) served as a point of departure.

In Riga, the residency workshops revisited the historical complexities, common memories and imagined futures that have been significant in the East – West dichotomy relationship, particularly in the infrastructure of the Baltic countries, which has been a frontier between Russia and Europe. Dr Rindzeviciute curated a week-long programme which included lectures on nuclear heritage and nuclear legacy in public health in the Baltic states, and visits to the Latvian Radiation Safety Centre and the Latvian University Museum of Informatics.

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