'Not Peace' antiwar exhibit arrives in Riga

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On February 21 the antiwar exhibit {NE MIR}, initiated by a group of artists from Moscow and St. Petersburg, opened in Rīga at the Bolderāja book cafe on Avotu st. 29. The exhibit is on show until March 5.

The project, titled 'Not Peace' in Russian, discusses war with politically-charged videos, posters, and other means of art. It features works by artists from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Denmark, and Chile. 

 The mobile exhibit was first shown in St Petersburg in December 2015. Artists took the works to the streets, despite repeated refusals of the authorities to allow the event to take place.

A growing number of Russian cultural and intellectual figures, like director Vitaly Mansky, are seeking freedom of expression in Latvia while retaining the ability to address a wide Russian-speaking audience.

The video below shows the artists walking the exhibit around St Petersburg. 

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