Alternative cultural events ahead of Līgo holidays in Latvia

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Alternative cultural events prior to the Līgo holidays, picked by the Latvian radio cultural journalist Justīne Savitska.

Feminist theme at Arsenāls

Until July 14, the “Euro Femmes” exhibition will be on display at the Arsenāls exhibition hall. Elīna Brasliņa asks “Who's afraid of gender?” and humorously discusses gender in a stop-motion doll animation; Mētra Saberova explores in a series of videos the differences and similarities in the conceptions of feminism in Western and Eastern Europe; graphic artist Viviana Marija Staņislavska lets the visitor see through a pair of pink glasses a reality that differs from the products of the porn industry; Kirstin Barnes, who lives in the UK, ridicules a law passed in 2014 which prohibits porn filmed in the UK from depicting female ejaculation; Daria Blum portrays conflicts inherent in the self-representation and use of the female body; while Camila Gonzalez Corea's pieceIRL, which is a continuation of the most recent project The Nipple Act, draws attention to the female nipple censoring on “Instagram”.

Rīga Photomonth exhibitions continue

*Until the end of June, the photographer Jānis Deinats' solo exhibition “-ous” (-šie) is on display at Art Station Dubulti. “The title – ous – is a linguistic double take that plays with the indication and endings of variables.” Close-ups of rhubarb plants against different backgrounds make up the narrative of the exhibition.

*The “Careva” gallery is hosting an exhibition that combines pictures of the arctic Svalbard landscapes with melted ice pellets by photographer Iveta Gabaliņa (née Vaivode). The author explained her process in an issue of “Fotokvartāls”, saying that she placed pieces of ice on light-sensitive paper in a black-and-white lab and projected pictures of glaciers onto it. The result was “a hybrid between a photograph and a photogram.”

*Finnish photographer Jari Silomäk's “We Are The Revolution, after Joseph Beuys” is on display at the Žanis Lipke Memorial Museum. The exhibition “[ponders] the question of the relation between individuals and large entities such as war, statistics, and centuries of history.

*An exhibition of this year's ISSP school of photography graduates is showing at the Tallinas iela 6 exhibition space. The exhibition is titled “Six” (Seši), and features the work of Adelīna Kalniņa, Antra Oša, Inta Lankovska, Liene Helēna Kacere, and Vinita Vilcāne-Krilova.

Outdoor Cinema

June 20 – “Phantom Boy”, an animated fantasy film will be screened in the yard of Priežu iela 8 in Rīga.

June 21 – Wes Anderson's tragicomedy “The Darjeeling Limited” will be screened at the cultural space/bar “Autentika” in Rīga.

June 22 – Alise Zariņa's road movie “Blakus” will be screened in the Kuldīga City garden.

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