Kim? Contemporary Art Centre

The first issue of Kim Docs. On the question of spectatorship

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Kim Docs” is a digital quarterly magazine. Its first issue is dedicated to the question of audiences. Many questions will pass through the scrolling pages. Who exactly is the contemporary art audience (historically, conceptually, statistically, etc.)? What does it mean for an institution to create its audience or, to make the question more interesting, how do audiences create institutions and influence programming and the scene itself? What choices does an audience have while being entangled by the artistic realm, capital, curatorial frameworks, state, etc. into this gallery-museum-capital-state-complex of contemporary art? Who are we, the contemporary art audiences in the great new world who not only declare “the end of politics” is “after the nature” (referring to the books “After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene” by Jedediah Purdy or “Thinking like a Mall. Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature” by Steven Vogel), announce that “we have never been modern” (Bruno Latour), “we have never been human” (Donna Haraway) or “we have never been only human” (Michel Foucault), inhuman, posthuman (Rosi Braidotti)?

With contributions by Pedro Barateiro, Santa France, Gints Gabrāns, Katerina Gregos, Kaspars Groševs, Katrīna Neiburga, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Monika Pormale, Viktor Timofeev, Marta Trektere, Beti Žerovc, Inga Lāce and others.

Editor: Valentinas Klimašauskas
Designer: Nerijus Rimkus
Proofreader: Laima Ruduša
Thanks to: all the audiences, authors and contributors, Ieva Astahovska, Anastasia Blokhina, Alise Careva, Kaspars Groševs, Inga Lāce, LCCA, Solvita Krese, Māra Žeikare, and others.
Supporters: State Culture Capital Foundation, Finnish Embassy


Art I’ve Lived With

Catalogue accompanies the exhibition of The Mikhail Baryshnikov collection, on loan from Baryshnikov Arts Center “Art I’ve Lived With

Texts by: Mikhail Baryshnikov, John E. Bowlt
Translators: Diana Paliychuk, Artrs Punte, Laima Ruduša
Latvian proofreaders: Ita Marija Ankoria, Guna Kalniņa
English proofreaders: Laima Ruduša, Brigita Strode
Russian proofreader: Dmitrijs Rancevs
Design: Daria Melnikova
Publisher: Kim? Contemporary Art Center
Catalogue printed at: Studio RBB
ISBN 978-9934-8522-0-6

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Publication accompanying exhibition Aspen-Kemmern

Text by: Jānis Taurens
Contributors: Kaspars Groševs,Ģirts Korps, Ieva Kraule, Rolands Kronlaks, Darja Meļņikova, Laura Prikule, Mārtiņš Ratniks, Evita Vasiļjeva and Rosa Doornenbal, Armands Zelčs
Compiled by: Zane Onckule
Latvian proofreading: Sandra Dunska, Jānis Taurens
Translation: Sandra Dunska, Rita Ruduša
Design: Aleksandra Samulenkova
Published by: Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
Printed at: Studio RBB
ISBN 978-9934-8200-9-0
Riga, 2014

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What happens if the work of Spinoza becomes
misconceived as a text on art?

Diaries: Spinoza’s Poetics is not a smoothly flowing narrative, its fragmentation is a conscious choice and the presented reading of Spinoza’s text within the publication approaches a dadaistic interpretation of the history of philosophy, creating collages bound by Spinozas’s Ethics.

Editors: Zane Onckule, Iliana Veinberga
Latvian proofreading: Anda Baklāne
Translated by: Rita Ruduša
English proofreading: Clive England
Translation from French into Latvian: Agnese Gaile-Irbe
Design: Oļa Vasiļjeva
Publisher: Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
Printed at: Studio RBB
Riga, 2014

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The second issue of Kim Docs by Līga Spunde

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The first issue of Kim Docs Kids

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If You Can’t, Engage

Evita Vasiļjeva
Text: Evita Vasiļjeva
isbn 978-9934-8522-1-3

“Photoshop was my studio, toolbox and exhibition space”. This talk will also delve into the physicality of the book-medium. Evita will explore the tension between producing a defined, serialised object, as mandated by book publishing, and creating uncertain, dismantled forms, to which her practice tends to.

Seven Thursdays

Miks Mitrevics & Kristine Kursisa “Seven Thursdays
A conversation between two

Translation: Viesturs Celmiņš, Maija Veide
Proofreaders: Viesturs Celmiņš, Anna Iltnere, Nadežda Kotikova, Laima Ruduša, Dmitrijs Sumarokovs
Design: Kristīne Kursiša
Publisher: “kim?” Laikmetīgās mākslas centrs
Riga, 2014

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North by Northeast

Catalogue for The Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
Texts: Anne Barlow, Courtenay Finn, Solvita Krese, Sigurds Rusmanis, Nils  Sakss, Alise Tīfentāle
ISBN 978-9934-8200-7-6
Riga, 2012

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Inside and Out

An edited volume accompanying the exhibition “Inside and Out
Editors: Maija Rudovska and Zane Onckule
Texts by: Patrik Aaarnivaara, Alise Tīfentāle, Maja Rudovska, Anngjerd Rustand, Iliana Veinberga, Ainārs Kamoliņš
ISBN 978-9934-8200-6-9
Riga, 2012

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The Sieve, the Fog and the Honeycomb: Features of Contemporary Lithuanian Cultural Time and Space

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Translation of the essay by the Lithuanian philosopher Arūnas Sverdiolas in Latvian
Editors: Virginija Januškevičiūte, Zane Onckule
Editor of the series: Egija Inzule
Translation: Ieva Rozentāle
ISBN 978-9934-8200-5-2
Riga, 2012

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Publication in conjunction with the exhibition “TEXT=IMAGE
Texts: Aiga Dzalbe, Ilva Skulte, Pieternel Vermoortel
Editor: Zane Onckule
ISBN 978-9934-8200-4-5

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Famous Chillie Willie in Riga

Catalogue of the exhibition “Famous Chillie Willie in Riga
Publication concept and editor: Rael Artel
ISBN 978-9949-30-044-0
Riga, 2011

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Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics

Claire Bishop
Editor: Egija Inzule
Translation into Latvian: Anda Baklāne
ISBN 978-9934-8200-1-4
Riga, 2011

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The art is all that is the case

The art is all that is the case. Dialogues with Vassily in the context of kim?
exhibitions 2009-2010
Texts: Jānis Taurens, Zane Onckule
ISBN 978-9934-8200-0-7
Riga, 2011

Paragraphs on Conceptual Art
Sentences on Conceptual Art

Sol Le Witt
Foreword and translation by Jānis Taurens
Riga, 2010

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Waiting for… (Archeology of an Idea)

Kim? Album, years in Spīķeri 2009-2015

Editor: Zane Onckule
Translation: Laima Ruduša, Rita Ruduša, Sabīne Ozola, Jana Tapere
English proofreading: Clive England, Laima Ruduša, Ita Marija Ankoriņa, Guna Kalniņa, Ieva Lejasmeijere
Design: Darja Meļņikova
Publisher: Kim? Laikmetīgās mākslas centrs
ISBN 978-9934-8522-5-1
Riga, 2017

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Saules Suns

Catalogue for The Latvian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale

Authors: Daiga Grantina, Inga Lāce, Valentinas Klimašauskas
Proofreading: Will Pollard, Ieva Zarāne
Design: Toan Vu-Huu
Publisher: Kim? Contemporary Art Center
Riga, 2019

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Active Art

Authors: James Baldwin, Eva Barto, Laura Boullic, Robert Cluck, Joachim Hamou, Ainārs Kamoliņš, Bella Marrin, Rebeka Poldsam, Maija Rudovska, Barbara Sirieix, Evita Vasiļjeva
Editors: Joachim Hamou, Maija Rudovska, Barbara Siriex, Bella Marrin
Translated by: Georgina Collins, Ieva Lešinska
Design: Laura Giletti, Gregory Dapra
Publisher: Paraguay Press Association Section Sept
Paris, 2019

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