Experimental photo exhibition opens May 8

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From May 8, the Riga Photography Biennial – NEXT 2023 (RPB – NEXT 2023) group exhibition “Time Found” will be on show at the “Pilot” Experimental Art Space of the Art Academy of Latvia.

The exhibition has been created in the frame of the RPB – NEXT Award “Emerging Curator!”.

The award – an opportunity to create the exhibition idea applied – is granted to young and promising Latvian curators every other year in part of the biennial’s NEXT program. In 2023, an international jury granted the award to Laima Daberte.

"In the exhibition, the four artists will examine a tendency inherent in human memory, i.e., the way in which the perception of place and space is interpreted in different ways, depending on the individual’s previous experience, feelings, thoughts or the lack of them at a given time. Streets, squares, and even entire cities and landscapes can be defined using associations, thoughts, and even bodily sensations, thus creating collections of sensations and memory maps we carry with us and incessantly experience anew," says advance material.

Along with her own works, the exhibition will feature the works of the latvian artists Kristaps Freimanis and Armands Andže, and Teresa Faleiro from Portugal. The show will be opened on May 3 6 PM and will be open until July 15.

The full RPB – NEXT program started April 27 and will last until July 23.

In May, several more RPB – NEXT 2023 program exhibitions are to open at the ISSP Gallery, Latvian Museum of Photography, and Gallery of the Artist’s Union of Latvia. In the first part of June, an outdoor project will be held in 10 Riga city public transport stops.

Several events will also be held for fostering development of photography industry: presentations of works by the young artists, an international conference on "awkward topics” in photoart, and a discussion on the role of a curator, as well as a creative workshop for children.

For more information visit: www.rpbiennial.com

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