February 22, 2006 - Emergency Biennale in Chechnya - a stop in RIGA, LATVIA
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February 22, 2006

a stop in RIGA, LATVIA

Emergency Biennale in Chechnya
Neatliekama biennale / Rigas pietura
23.02.2006, 18:00

atklasanas forums / opening forum
24.02.2006. 12.03.2006
12:00 20:00 katru piektdienu, sestdienu, svetdienu / every Friday, Saturday, Sunday

FILMU SEANSI / SCREENINGS : 25.02.2006, 04.03.2006, 11.03.2006 / 16:00
>> Toposas Rigas pilsetas izstazu zales telpas Ratslaukuma pazeme / Ieeja no Kungu ielas 3, Riga / At the upcoming Riga City Exhibition Hall venue / Entrance at 3 Kungu iela, Riga, Latvia

www.emergency-biennale.org

On 23.02.2005 Emergency Biennale in Chechnya was organized both in Grozny, Chechnya, and in Paris, Palais de Tokyo, site de création contemporaine.

Wishing to reintroduce Chechnya to an international audience while reacting to the phenomenon of proliferation of the international biennales, Emergency Biennale in Chechnya has been conceived in a geopolitical context which has become so complex that it seemed urgent and necessary to mobilize the artists.

A part of the concept involved a call to the artists from all over the world to create works in a double exemplary likely to fit in a suitcase for Chechnya (cared by a local partner), the other one for a touring exhibition around the world.

On 23.02.2006, after Paris, then Brussels (Matrix Art Project, September), Bolzano (EURAC/ Museion, October), and Milano (Isola Art Centre, November), the itinerant exhibition of Emergency Biennale in Chechnya stops in Riga, Latvia, at the upcoming Riga City Exhibition Hall.

A stop in Riga, Latvia, represents a significant aspect of the project as to involve this region in activating the public opinion and human memory.
On this occasion, Ieva Kalnina, curator and director of the Riga City Exhibition Hall Project invited the local artists to participate.

16 artists accepted and realized new specific works: Aija Apse, Aija Bleja, Kristians Brekte, Kaspars Goba, Martins Grauds, Andris Grinbergs, Uldis Jancis, Edgars Jurjans, Elina Kalnina, Romans Korovins, Linards Kulless, Raimonds Licitis, Una Meiberga, Gatis Rozenfelds, Kriss Salmanis, Aiva Zurina.

A Forum Opening will offer the opportunity to discuss the problems concerning Caucasus situation with local and Russian contributors.

Invited persons: LR Minister for Integration Ainars Latkovskis, the poet Uldis Berzins, the journalists Atis Klimovics, Sandijs Semjonovs and Pavel Shirov.
Emergency Biennale in Chechnya / Riga Stop do wait the visit of Aminat Saijeva, representative of the Ichkeria in Lithuania, and famous Lithuanian politics, Chechen rights supporter Algirdas Endrukaitis.

MAKSLINIEKI / ARTISTS Adel Abdessemed, A Constructed World, Dennis Adams, Maria-Thereza Alves, Francis Alÿs, Maja Bajevic, Ruth Barabash, Sylvie Blocher, Blue Noses, Mark Boswell & Anton Kozlov, Marc Boucherot, Véronique Boudier, Mathieu Briand, Santiago Caicedo, Cao Fei, Jota Castro, Raimond Chaves, Chen Shaoxiong, Paolo Chiasera, Magali Claude, Jimmie Durham, Al Fadhil, Seamus Farrell, Fu Jie, Adriana García Galán, Ghazel, Roya Ghiasy, Yves Grenet, Gu Dexin, Daniel Guzmán, Jens Haaning, Han Myung-Ok, Alfredo Jaar, Kolkoz, Koo Jeong-A, Gabriel Kuri, Surasi Kusolwong, Gilda Mantilla, Oda Projesi, Lucy Orta, Damián Ortega, Gionata Gesi Ozmo, Adrian Paci, Emmanuelle Rapin, David Renaud, Thorbjorn Reuter Christiansen, Nina & Torsten Römer, Julian Rosefeldt, Juan Esteban Sandoval, Santomatteo, Sarkis, Zineb Sedira, Shen Yuan, Nedko Solakov, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Bert Theis, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Enzo Umbaca, Anton Vidokle, Cesare Viel, Luca Vitone, Wang Du, Florence Wang, Hans Winkler, Sislej Xhafa, Yan Lei, Yang Fudong, Yang Jie Chang, Zheng Guogu, Zhu Jia.
/ Aija Apse, Aija Bleja, Kristians Brekte, Kaspars Goba, Martins Grauds, Andris Grinbergs, Uldis Jancis, Edgars Jurjans, Elina Kalnina, Romans Korovins, Linards Kulless, Raimonds Licitis, Una Meiberga, Gatis Rozenfelds, Kriss Salmanis, Aiva Zurina

Co-organized by
Ieva Kalnina
Curator, Riga Exhibition Hall Project director
/ Evelyne Jouanno
Founder and artistic director of Emergency Biennale in Chechnya

— Emergency Biennale in Chechnya is supported by
International Federation for Human Rights Leagues, FIDH, Paris

Emergency Biennale in Chechnya / Riga stop is supported by
Riga City Council, Riga City Council Department of Culture, Riga City Council Center for Information Tehnologies, State Culture Capital Foundation, security company “Evor”, company “Ramirent”, newspaper “Diena”, newspaper “Kulturas Forums”, company “Storaenso” and personally Maris Gailis.
Contact:
emergencybiennale@free.fr
ik@rixc.lv
371 9552656

www.emergency-biennale.org

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