The core of the exhibition is made of artwork by four artists - Lucia Nimcova, Peter Puklus, Roman Korovin, Pavel Maria Smejkal, who have drawn their attention to complicated, paradoxical, tragic, as well as humorous cultural situations and their interpretation in Eastern Europe. The former collective history and its reflections in the everyday folklore, rituals, media and art construct ambiguous contexts for the historical, contemporary and conventional values, as well as political discourses. The abovementioned artists question and construct new critical views on the canonized values in the Western media, (re)interpret generally known facts of the collective history, ironize about the everyday and seemingly unimportant aspects, as well as construct new modern-day fairy tales about the ties with the past and processes in the present.
Curated by Alnis Stakle and Arnis Balčus
Opening 10 May 6.15pm
Sat, Sun 10am-5pm
11 May 3pm Guided tour of the exhibition
16 and 18 May 1pm Educational program for school students and young people
Image: Peter Puklus. From the series The Epic Love Story of a Warrior