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Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA2)

20.08.2020 to 13.09.2020

Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) is one of the largest contemporary art events in Latvia and the Baltic States. RIBOCA takes place every two years, and its creative management is each time entrusted to another international art curator. 

This time biennal will be turned into a feature film, and the exhibition will be turned into a filming area.

Understanding this extreme situation as a call for reinvention, the exhibition, spreading over 200,000m2 of the Tarkovskian former port district of Andrejsala in Riga, will be open to the public from 20 August - 13 September. It will be transformed into the setting for a feature-length film that will be shot during opening hours. Between a ruin and a construction site, past fallen dreams and present reality, the project, transformed into a unique experience, acknowledges the limitations and possibilities of today.

 Visitors will be able to explore the exhibition and witness the process of the film being shot. During the three-week run of the show, performances, guided tours and public programmes will be held while maintaining sanitary and social distancing measures.

The first biennial of its kind, which took place in 2018, entitled “Everything was eternal until it stopped being so” and led by 104 curators under the leadership of the main curator Katerina Gregos, whose works could be seen in several places in Riga and Jurmala.


6.00 - 12.00 EUR

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