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Tobias Kaspar’s THE ESTATE/ AUTUMN







Opening: Wednesday, October 31, 6pm
Dates: November 1 – December 15, 2019
Venue: Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga


Curated by Zane Onckule


Kim? is pleased to announce the opening of the second chapter AUTUMN of Tobias Kaspar’s THE ESTATE on Thursday, October 31 at 6 pm.


Unlike SUMMER, the first part of the four season cycle which took place during the summer in the off-site location in Salacgrīva parish in form of a fictional collectors house, for AUTUMN  THE ESTATE becomes more theatrical, turning the exhibition space into architectural maze without walls focusing on deacquisition. The collection including furniture from the summer house and new works realized on site during SUMMER will be placed in a dystopic installation, endowing the collection with a slightly grotesque background.


For Tobias Kaspar’s large scale installation AUTUMN the exhibition space at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga will be lacquered in black paint, celebrating the black box theatre and encouraging a movement of the visitors onto the stage, becoming actors and actresses themselves. Pieces of art and furniture from the summerhouse itself will be placed within the exhibition space. The rest of the scenery exists merely as a white painted outline, a floor plan of sorts.


Inlcuding artworks by: Eriks Apalais, Tristan Bera, Gerry Bibby, Drew Kahu’āina Broderick, Stefan Burger, Merlin Carpenter, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Vija Celmins, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, David Douard, Ramon Feller, Ffixxed Studios, Gina Folly, Oleg Frolov, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Edgars Gluhovs, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Guerilla Girls, Karl Holmqvist, Daniel Horn, Morag Keil, Emil Michael Klein, Fred Lonidier, Miltos Manetas, MAY, Daniele Milvio, Jonathan Monk, Sveta Mordvskaya, Carter Mule, Kärt Ojavee, Josephine Pryde, Cinzia Ruggeri, Hinrich Sachs, Cindy Shermann, Mike E. Smith, Sarah Staton, Rikrit Tiravanija, Lucas Uhlmann, Miriam Visaczki, Danh Vo, Marie-Pascale Wellinger, Pedro Wirz, Seyoung Yoon, Artur Zmijewski.


Supported by: Minitry of Culture, State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Riga Black Balsam, Green print.