Survival Kit 6-Utopian City

Survival Kit International Contemporary Art Festival
UTOPIAN CITY
04. – 27. 09.2014

The "Survival Kit 6"
Contemporary Art Exhibition
The former 'Boļševička' Textile Factory at Ganību dambis 30, Riga, Latvia

Curator: Solvita Krese, co-curator of the Festival: Aneta Szylak, Director of the Alternativa Festival in Poland.

The Festival this year forms part of the Rīga 2014 European Capital of Culture programme.

Artists: Alicja Karska & Aleksandra Went (PL), Andreas Angelidakis (NO, GR), Anouk de Clercq (BE), Ēriks Božis (LV), Grzegorz Klaman (PL), Hiwa K (IQ), Inga Erdmane (LV), Isola Art Centre (IT), Julita Wojcik (PL), Jun Yang (CN), Katarina Lundgren (SE), Katrīna Neiburga & Andris Eglītis (LV), Kirils Panteļejevs (LV), Kristīne Alksne (LV), Laura Ķeniņš (LV), Łukasz Surowiec (PL), Mariam Natroshvili & Detu Jintcharadze (GE), Nir Evron (IL), Predmetiv (UA), Reinis Hofmanis (LV), Aglaia Konrad (BE), Toots Timo (EE), Vilnis Putrāms & Vladimirs Jakušonoks (LV)

Tue – Fri 2 pm – 8 pm; Sat – Sun 12 – 7 pm

SYMPOSIUM
„Urban Utopia: Art and Culture as a Tool for Exploring and Researching a City”

Two day symposium

12.09. 12.00 Vāgnera Hall
13.09. 12.00 Boļševička

Establishments support dominant ideologies, which in return ignore the existence of alternative options. However, each territory ‘knows’ the existence of interspace, fault or niche. A topos respecting the existence of alterity, a space where rules and norms disappear or change, where a city’s reality is transcended by illusion and dreams, a world proposing and fostering alternative ideologies, social and cultural experiments, a society that creates awareness about its subcultures, supports its heterogeneous, manifold, heterotopian existence.

The symposium will gather international and local theoreticans and activists to embrace the complexity of urbanity and bring more light to the jungle of Utopia, Topos, Heterotopia, Dystopia.

Participants: art historian Joseph Imorde (DE), artist Catalina Niculescu (RO), social designer Charles Bourrier (LV), art activist Airi Triisberg (EE), Stockholm’s chief city architect Karolina Keyzer (SE), art historian Iliana Veinberga (LV), artist Bert Theis (LU), researcher Jekaterina Lavrinec (LT), social anthropologist Joachim Otto Habeck (DE), curator Ania Szremski (EG), The Strelka Institute (RU)

Co-curator Jonas Büchel (Urban Institute Riga)

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