UN/GREEN

Exhibition

When

July 6 - September 22, 2019

Where

Latvian National Museum of Art, Great Exhibition Hall

ABOUT

The 2019 RIXC Festival aims at complicating the pervasively employed notion of “green” by providing a cross-disciplinary platform for discussions and artistic interventions exploring one of the most paradoxical and broadest topics of our times. The Festival features the “Un/Green” exhibition at the Latvian National Museum of Art, and the 4th Open Fields Conference which aims to ‘un-green' greenness, eco-systemically reconnect post-human postures, and discover and unpack ‘Naturally Artificial Intelligences.’

'Green’, symbolically associated with the ‘natural’ and employed to hyper-compensate for what humans have lost, will be addressed as the indeed most anthropocentric of all colours, in its inherent ambiguity between alleged naturalness and artificiality. Are we in control of ‘green’? Despite its broadly positive connotations ‘green’ incrementally serves the uncritical desire of fetishistic and techno-romantic naturalization in order to metaphorically hyper-compensate for material systemic biopolitics consisting of the increasing technical manipulation and exploitation of living systems, ecologies, and the biosphere at large. We, as human species, symbolically re-contextualize techno-scientific tools and their related metaphors to offset what we feel we are losing in times marked by the Anthropocene. Art at the threshold of the techno-sciences appears to be well suited to reveal the contradictions and paradoxes, and to disentangle allegedly linked notions such as ‘aliveness’, ‘naturalness, and’ ‘greenness’. Against the grain of the dominant colour symbolism, the “Un/Green” exhibition addresses ‘green’ as percept, medium, material biological agency, semantic construct and ideology. The media arts are well suited to critique and deconstruct the entanglement between the symbolic green, ontological greenness and performative greening. They stage its toxic ambivalence, perceptual shifts and multi-sensory alternatives to vision, trans-species encounters, technologized lawns, or the impact of digital technologies while we are greenwashing greenhouse effects away.

EXHIBITION OPENING

July 5, 18.00
Latvian National Museum of Art

EXTENDED PROGRAMME

The UN/GREEN exhibition is organised in the framework of the RIXC Art Science Festival. Please see more information: festival2019.rixc.org

GUIDED TOURS AND OFFERS
FOR SCHOOL GROUPS

Guided tours can be booked via email rixc@rixc.org , +371-67228478 or ekskursijas@lnmm.lv , +371-67324461.

THE ARTWORKS

Agnes Meyer Brandis

Forest Green (Sleeping and Awakening) Beautiful Data Series: According to Pasi 2018, multi channel video installation

READ MORE

Rebekah Blesing

Toys in Times of Ecological Disaster Rebekah Blesing in collaboration with Scott Bankroff

READ MORE

Karine Bonneval

Tropiques domestiques

READ MORE

Karine Bonneval

Dendromacy, in intimacy
with trees, 2017, 10 min 22 s, a digital cooled thermal lens camera movie

READ MORE

Adam W. Brown

Shadows from the Walls of Death 2019, performance and Installation

READ MORE

Santa France (LV)

SNAKES AND ADDERS 2019, digital print

READ MORE

HeHe

Rotaļlietu emisijas (Visi mani draugi brauc ar Porsche) 2007, video NTSC 3 min 8 s

READ MORE

Robert Hengeveld

Kentucky Perfect 2009/2012, robotic sculpture

READ MORE

Florent Di Bartolo

Solar Flares 2019, audiovisual performance

READ MORE

Voldemārs Johansons

Uncertainty Drive 2017, sound sculpture

READ MORE

Iodine Dynamics

What Remains 2019, installation

READ MORE

Eva-Maria Lopez

WOHNZIMMERGRÜN (LIVINGROOMGREEN), 2012–2016, photography

READ MORE

Eva-Maria Lopez

I Never Promised You a Green Garden, 2019, photography, Inkjet print

READ MORE

Francisco López

HYPER-RAINFOREST 2011, immersive Sound Installation

READ MORE

AnneMarie Maes

BEE AGENCY (a dynamic system of interdependent processes)
2016–2019

READ MORE

Joana Moll

CO2GLE, 2014, browser-based installation

READ MORE

Joana Moll

DEFOOOOOOOOOOOOREST, 2016, browser-based installation

READ MORE

Quimera Rosa

Trans*Plant: an OncoMouse™ journey 2019, installation mix media

READ MORE

Jan-Peter E. R. Sonntag

X from the GAMMAvert cycle 2019 (GAMMAvert 2006–2019), installation

READ MORE

Taavi Suisalu

Waiting for the Light 2018, installation

READ MORE

Rihards Vītols

Anniu 2018, object, poster

READ MORE

Bureau d’études

Alien capitalism, Laboratory planet, n°5, Journal, 2016

READ MORE

WORKING HOURS

Latvian National Museum of Art

July 6 - September 22, 2019
Opening on July 5, 18.00

Working Hours:
Tue., Wed., Thu. 10.00 – 18.00
Fri. 10.00 – 20.00
Sat., Sun. 10.00 – 17.00

Admission:
Great Exhibition Hall 3,50 EUR / 2,00 EUR (for students and seniors)
Combined ticket 6,00 EUR / 3,00 EUR (for students and seniors)



SUPPORT

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • USA
  • 9
  • 8
  • 11
  • 12
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • ARTS NL
  • 10
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • Erica
  • GRIF
  • CNC
  • arts
  • hangar
  • Emmetrop
  • Bandits-Mages
  • Institut de Riscerca Biomedica Barselona
  • CAFEINE
  • Proglass

LOCATION

VENUES

Latvian National Museum of Art

Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1, Rīga, LV-1010

The Art Academy of Latvia, K-2 auditorium

Kalpaka bulvāris 13, Rīga, LV-1050

RIXC Gallery

Lenču iela 2, Rīga, LV-1010

HOTELS

City Hotel TEATER

Bruņinieku iela 6, Rīga, LV-1010

Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars

Kr. Valdemāra iela 23, Rīga, LV-1010

Guesthouse “Jakob Lenz”

Lenču iela 2, Rīga LV-1010

Neiburgs Hotel

Jauniela 25/27, Rīga, LV-1050