Kim? Contemporary Art Centre

Rounding off the 10 year anniversary celebrations, Kim? Contemporary Art Center is excited to announce unprecedented event on 11 December – BLACK MARKET. At this event, you will not only be able to view, but also purchase artworks by artists featured at Kim? over the past 10 years


BLACK MARKET consists of a body of works specially selected by Kaspars Groševs, the Program Director of Kim?. You will not only be able to enjoy the art, but bring some of the works home with you in this way supporting both the artists and Kim?.


Artist Maija Kurševa’s exhibition BLACK LINES will take place alongside the Black Market.




Uģis Albiņš, Aksels Bruks, Anna Ceipe, Jānis Dzirnieks, Krista & Reinis Dzudzilo, F5, Margrieta Griestiņa , Indriķis Ģelzis, Atis Jakobsons, Raids Kalniņš , Jānis Krauklis, Ieva Kraule-Kūna, Līga Marcinkeviča, Inga Meldere, Darja Melnikova, Dzelde Mierkalne, Liene Pavlovska , Ojārs Pētersons, Mārtiņš Ratniks, Līva Rutmane, Krišs Salmanis, Līga Spunde, Viktor Timofeev, Marta Trektere, VARA, Evita Vasiljeva, Elīna Vītola, Armands Zelčs, Amanda Ziemele u.c.


Curated by Kaspars Groševs


“Behind the stacks of scaffolding, the grey air and the black snow, there is an unmarked door. Between Legao, Lengo, Lagoe and other tempting disappointments and children’s tears, stands a boot and a foot. But actually this place does not have a visual identity. Welcome to the Black Market!


BLACK MARKET takes over the Kim? space like the moment between the click and the flash – just before disappearing and right after coming into being. That precise moment in which you can capture the fluctuations in the tectonic plates of the past decade, the melting, sinking, and swimming of ice floes. It is a moment that is suitable for capturing a single step in the local art scene, or at least some of its facets. BLACK MARKET brings together artists who have been with Kim? for some time – quite possibly since the very beginning – as well as those who have been thinking alongside Kim?, making visits, flashing past, or been busy studying. Wishing to support these artists, Kim? proposes BLACK MARKET as a place to perceive the fragility of the relationship between time and art, to appreciate the value of relentless pursuit, personal and public achievements, silent manifestos, gestures, and finally as a place to purchase fragments of what artists of different generations have achieved.”