Kim? Contemporary Art Center
CATALOGUE “Where My Cards Lay” opening and buffet

Kim? Contemporary Art Centre is pleased to invite you to the launch of Ieva Kraule-Kūna’s catalogue Where My Cards Lay on April 14 7pm at bar Auss, Ģertrūdes 59, Riga.
 
The catalogue/reader is published in conjunction with Ieva Kraule-Kūna’s exhibition Where My Cards Lay (featuring works by Ēriks Božis, Andris Breže, Ieva Iltnere, Ojārs Pētersons and Sarmīte Māliņa) at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, October 14, 2021 – January 2, 2022, and a hybrid conference/readings Gone Through The Roof (with the participation of Helēna Demakova, Dace Dzenovska, Jana Kukaine, Anastasiia Fedorova, Santa Hirša, and Mark Allen Svede) held online on December 3, 2021.
 
Expressly for the event, we have invited the artist Darja Melnikova to create a buffet version of her journeying platform-bar Palette. Borrowing from the memories of the 1990s that stood at the centre of Ieva Kraule-Kūna’s exhibition and at the same time looking back at the some peculiar gastronomic, but not only adventures of her own childhood in the 1990s, Daria will offer an edible (vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free) fragments of the period stylised according to the taste and the spirit of the now.
 
 

 
 
Table of Contents:
 
12
Where My Cards Lay: A played-out conversation between Zane Onckule, Līna Birzaka-Priekule and Ieva Kraule-Kūna
 
18
Photo documentation of the show Where My Cards Lay
 
82

Order from Chaos: Taming Freedom and Civilizing Selves in the 1990s, Dace Dzenovska
 
98
Waiting for Wild Capitalism: Latvian Art and the Post-Socialist Condition in the 1990s, Santa Hirša
 
112
A Bellyful of Valūta, A City Full of ‘Chanel’: Buying Art in Post-Soviet, Proto-Capitalist Riga, Mark Allen Svede
 
118
Fear of Feminism in Latvia, Jana Kukaine
 
136
Adidas Made Me Hardcore: 1990s, post-digital nostalgia and the “post-Soviet aesthetic” in the global imagination, Anastasiia Fedorova
 
148

Why Iveta?, Helēna Demakova
 
168
Image index
 
 
Editors: Līna Birzaka-Priekule, Zane Onckule
Publication project manager: Evita Goze
Kim? Executive Director: Elīna Drāke
Design: Ieva Kraule-Kūna, Eltons Kūns
Texts: Līna Birzaka-Priekule, Dace Dzenovska, Anastasiia Fedorova, Santa Hirša, Jana Kukaine, Ieva Kraule-Kūna, Zane Onckule, Mark Allen Svede
Photography: Ansis Starks
Translation to English: Lauris Veips
Translation from English: Liene Linde
Latvian proofreading: Ilze Jansone
English proofreading: Liāna Ivete Beņķe
Publisher: Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
Printed at: Gutenbergs Druka
Edition: 300
Paper: Munken Lynx Rough 
Rīga, 2022
ISBN 978-9934-8522-7-5
 
Free entrance. Catalogue/reader available for donations (suggested donation 15 euro).
 
More information about Ieva Kraule Kūna’s exhibition and participants’ biographies.
 
More information about the readings “Gone Through The Roof” and participants’ biographies.
 
The publication and opening event is supported by: Ministry of Culture, State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Arctic Paper, bar Auss.