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Photo: Enno Hallek, Portable Sunset, 1990–2018.

Portable Landscapes

The Portable Landscapes exhibition of Latvian exile and emigrated artists, organized by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA), will be on show at the Latvian National Museum of Art April 28 – June 17 2018.

BAC has supported the Portable Landscapes project through an exchange of Latvian and Swedish artists and through supporting research on the relationship of Baltic refugees to Gotland. On August 4 2018, a Portable Landscapes satellite will open at the art space Körsbärsgården on Gotland and a selection of works that connect to the Baltic diaspora in Sweden will be on view.

Involving a wide range of Latvian and international art institutions, researchers, curators and artists, LCCA has developed a project, launched in 2017 and lasting till 2019, that consists of four satellite exhibitions in Paris, New York, Gotland and Berlin, with the central exhibition at the National Museum of Art in Riga.

The exhibition Portable Landscapes is dedicated to the centennial of the Republic of Latvia, at the Latvian National Museum of Art. It follows yarns, which, through various corners of the world, take us to the stories of several creative, often relatively unknown Latvian émigré and exile personalities and informal groups, placing them in a broader context of art events, migration and globalization and revealing them as a polyphonic landscape.

In addition to historical stories, which will be revealed with the help of archives, works of art and artefacts, the exhibition has welcomed contemporary Latvian artists who live and work abroad, as well as artists who have addressed the theme of migration or, with their interpretations, are adding to some of the narratives developed in it.

Artists participating in the exchange between BAC and LCCA are: Enno Hallek, Inga Meldere & Mikko Hintz and Ingela Johansson.

Photo: Enno Hallek, Portable Sunset, 1990–2018.
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