Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
BOOK LAUNCH: Your Time is My Time & conversation with Viktor Timofeev

Friday, 28 July, 18.00 Kim? Contemporary Art Centre will host the launch of the book Your Time Is My Time. The evening will unfold with a presentation of the book by its editors, curator Merilin Talumaa and researcher Annika Toots who will also be leading a talk with the artist Viktor Timofeev.


Book Your Time Is My Time  analyses contemporary artistic practices among artists from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in the context of evolving global networks and art production. The book focuses on artists from the Baltic countries who have been living and working outside of the region for longer periods of time or who have been engaged in a nomadic lifestyle, constantly travelling between different cities and countries. It explores different aspects of migration, precariousness, belonging, and community-building in the practices of these artists, in order to reflect on how the working conditions shape their artworks.


Your Time Is My Time  also captures a turning point in the perception of temporal, geographic, and social proximity, and the shift towards finding more sustainable artistic methods and practices in response to deepening economic and ecological distress. Has this current era of crises resulted in new ways of working? How has the meaning of home and workplace changed?


Edited by Annika Toots & Merilin Talumaa.


Texts by Inga Lāce, Sandra Skurvida, Emma Duester, Neringa Černiauskaitė.


With contributions by Žilvinas Kempinas, Vytenis Jankūnas, Viktor Timofeev, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Daiga Grantiņa, Ingel Vaikla, Pakui Hardware, Merike Estna, Agnė Juodvalkytė, Katja Novitskova, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Lina Lapelytė, Evita Vasiļjeva, Emilija Škarnulytė, Laura Põld, Maria Kapajeva.


Design by Kert Viiart.


Proofreading by Bryne McLaughlin.


Published & distributed by Mousse Publishing & Roots to Routes.


The book is supported by Estonian Ministry of Culture, Outset Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Society of Art Historians and Curators, Nordic Culture Point.


The event is supported by the Ministry of Culture, the State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Valmiermuižas alus.


Viktor Timofeev is an artist from Riga, Latvia and is currently based in New York. Timofeev’s multidisciplinary practice is informed by personal experiences, speculative imaginings and everything in between. He hosts monthly events that include screenings, performances and sensory deprivation listening sessions at No Moon, a project space in Brooklyn he co-founded in 2018. He has exhibited at the National Gallery in Prague (2022), the 14th Baltic Triennial in Vilnius (2021), the Ludwig Museum in Budapest (2020), Bozar in Brussels (2020), and the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga (2020).


Free entry. The book will be available for purchase during the event.


Your Time Is My Time

2023, English, 216 pages, Softcower, 17 x 23 cm.

ISBN 978-88-6749-591-7

€ 25 / $ 29.95