Between May 15 – August 3, 2014 a grandiose international media art exhibition – FIELDS – will take place at the Arsenals – Exhibition hall of Latvian National Arts Museum, Riga.
Fields – patterns of social, scientific, and technological transformations.
The changing role of art in society is one where it does not just create a new aesthetics but gets involved in patterns of social, scientific, and technological transformations. The exhibition Fields presents a lively landscape of art that challenges existing viewpoints, deconstructs social issues, and proposes positive visions for the future. Artists in the Fields exhibition make new combinations of existing fields-as-in-disciplines – fusing and navigating between the social and the natural, the scientific and the emotional, the sensible with the actual in imaginative ways.
The exhibition will show approximately 40 artworks by artists from all over the world, but with a special focus on Central, Eastern and Northern Europe. The exhibition will be accompanied by a festival Art+Communication program with public lectures, live performances, as well as a symposium.
Curators – Raitis Smits, Rasa Smite (Latvia) and Armin Medosch (Austria). Producer – RIXC.
Artists – Oliver Ressler, Shu Lea Cheang, Lisa Jevbratt, Superflex, Gints Gabrans, Marko Peljhan, Cecile Babiole, Voldemars Johansons, Erich Berger, Martins Ratniks, Hayley Newman, Annemie Maes, YoHa, Martin Howse, Franz Xaver, and many more.
For more information: http://fields.rixc.lv