LCCA has published the book 90-IES. CONTEMPORARY ART IN LATVIA



The publication 90ies. Contemporary Art in Latvia provides an in-depth overview of the most significant art developments in Latviain the 90ies. The critical essays are accompanied by conversations with artists, curators and other personalities from the field of culture – artist and poet Andris Breže, curator Helēna Demakova, artists Miķelis Fišers, Gints Gabrāns, Leonards Laganovskis, Sarmīte Māliņa, Ojārs Pētersons, Miervaldis Polis,Oļegs Tillbergs, Edgars Vērpe, film director Juris Poškus, art scolar Laima Slava, curator Kaspars Vanags etc.

This publication is the first compendium type summary of the recent goings-on in the art field, it focuses on the decade that has been the most radical borderline in the contemporary art in Latvia – when the institutional system changed, when it was thrown into the global art world and when in artists’ works appeared strategies, paradigmatically different from previous decades and context

Authors of the essays are both art scholars, and poets, writers, philosophers, among them – writer Pauls Bankovskis, art scholars Jānis Borgs, Anda Kļaviņa, Solvita Krese, Ieva Lejasmeijere, Stella Pelše, Alise Tīfentāle, Māra Traumane, artists Rasa Šmite, Raitis Šmits, critic Vilnis Vējš, poet and musician Sergejs Timofejevs.

 Compilerand editor of this publication is art scolar Ieva Astahovska. Art design ismade by Kristaps Epners. The book is bilingual – in Latvian and in English,with more than 300 images in 565 pages.

 LCCA thanks the State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council Department of Culture, Soros Foundation – Latvia, Arctic Paper for their financial and material support.

  Informative supporters: „¼ satori”, „Fotokvartāls”, „Delfi”,„Frank’s”.

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