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RIBOCA2 film will be premiered as part of Art Basel Film Programme

In March 2020, plans for the second edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA2) were abruptly interrupted by the rapid spread of COVID-19. Chief curator Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel decided to transform the exhibition into a film set, reimagining the biennial as a feature film in anticipation of the closure…
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Survival Kit 12 focuses on individual strories and

For the twelfth year in a row, the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art are happy to present the international art festival Survival Kit. This year instead of visiting empty and abandoned buildings, visitors will be invited to Riga’s apartment memorial museums. The selection of the festival venues is drawing attention…
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Helsinki Biennial opens to the public on 12 June

The contemporary art event Helsinki Biennial will open to the public on Helsinki Day, 12 June, and continues until 26 September. The inaugural Helsinki Biennial takes place by the sea in the unique historical natural environment of Vallisaari Island. The biennial presents 41 artists and artist groups, and 75% of…
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Art fair ArtVilnius’21 takes place in October

The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’21 announced the date for its 12th edition and it takes place 15-17 October, 2021 at the Litexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre. The highlight of ArtVilnius’21 will be artworks on paper. Galleries, who are interested in taking part in the largest event of visual arts…
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Deeyah Khan: Art needs to be democratized, not restricted to an elite

Last week Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, organized an online-webinar “Artistic Freedom – Advancing Human Rights and Democracy”. The webinar began with a poem* by Fatemeh Ekhtesari, an Iranian author, who was sentenced to lashes and imprisonment for her creative activity that was considered as a crime against the government,…
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Art Week moves from Tallinn to Pärnu and brings the artists along

This year, the traditional Art Week, revived by the Nordic Baltic Art Centre NOBA, will move from Tallinn to Pärnu. From 17-25 July 2021, a spectacular open-air festival entitled ‘Thread of Life – The Absurdity of Time’ will be held in the summer capital. It will start with an official…
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Winners of Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award 2020 announced

Unique regional art competition Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award 2020 announced the winners this week. From a pool of almost 300 artworks, the Grand Prix was awarded to Latvian artist Kristine Krauze-Slucka. The competition also recognised the best Young Painter and presented the traditional Public Choice award. 
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2020: Umbluu, the first-ever Tallinn Biennial and bold young art

No one in the cultural sphere was left untouched during the first stormy months of 2020. For some, the sudden downtime opened up as an opportunity for mellow creative work; for others, institutions’ closed doors brought more insecurity and worry. Compared to spring, the autumn has been much better for…
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Vote for your favourite young artist at Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award!

Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award (NBYAA), organised already 5th year in a row, gathers almost 300 artworks by 77 young talents from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland. Until 20 December, all of them compete for the Public Choice Award on the website nbyaa.eu, where everyone can vote for their…
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Maarit Murka’s hyperrealism at Meno Niša Gallery

Lithuanian based gallery Meno Niša invites everyone to “Realistic target situation”, a solo exhibition of one of the most prominent Estonian artists Maarit Murka. Famous for her photorealistic paintings, the artist will once again blur the boundaries between reality and its representation in the exhibition where visitors will be met…
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