Riga Photo Biennial underway with central event opening

The international Riga Photography Biennial has begun, and April 12 marks the opening of its main event, namely the international exhibition Screen Age I: Self-Portrait, the organizers told the press.

The exhibition, to be launched at 6 p.m., takes place at the Riga Art Space and features about a dozen of photo artists from across the world, but mostly Europe. The photos and videos in the exhibition  probe the topics of the day using visual means.

"The story is about the human beings of 21st century – who steadily endeavour to order everything in digital systems and prefer to partake in information wars only. The range of issues covered in the exhibition includes several aspects of identity – body, gender, social and historical identity. In their work artists have approached the same question from many angles: how do our emotional responses such as feelings, pain and empathy adjust to the technological space of today?" the organizers say.

The exhibition runs until May 13. Read more about the featured artists HERE

The Riga Photography Biennial is held throughout 2018 with photo-themed events, exhibitions, workshops, discussions, and the like. See the full program HERE

Hannes Wiedemann. Grinders, 2016

The biennial takes place in locations across Latvia, and part of it is held at the Tartu Art House as well.

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