Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
RIXC Art Science Festival exhibition SPLINTERED REALITIES

RIXC Art Science Festival exhibition

August 26 – October 16, 2022
Opening: August 25 6PM
Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Sporta 2 quarter
Splintered Realities is the title of this year’s RIXC Art and Science Festival and exhibition, which intends to play at the “splinters” of our contemporary condition, affected by war, post pandemics, media ubiquity and social division. The exhibition features artworks by international artists who explore transformative potential of art and extended reality, and ground their ‘realism’ position in the perspective of ‘naturecultures’ – in the spirit of Guattari’s ecosophy, Latour’s ‘terrestrial coexistence’, and Haraway’s ‘arts of living on a damaged planet’.
The exhibition opening will take place on August 25 at 6 PM, featuring a guided tour by curator Raitis Smits, as well as the presentation of his newly published book New Media Art. Preservation and Representation (RIXC, 2022, Latvian edition).
Artists: Debbie DING / DBBD.SG (SG), Jacob KIRKEGAARD (DK), Mario KLINGEMANN (DE), Hayoun KWON (KR), Memo Akten (TR), Laurent MIGNONNEAU & Christa SOMMERER (FR/AT), Alvis MISJUNS (LV), Jurģis PETERS (LV), Sahej RAHAL (IN), Allison STEWART (US), Sabīne ŠNĒ (LV), Theo TRIANTAFYLLIDIS (GR/US).
Curators: Rasa Šmite, Raitis Šmits
Producers: Agnese Baranova, RIXC
Supported by: Riga City Council, State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Goethe-Institut Riga, LG Electronics
Partners: Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Liepaja University Art Research Laboratory MPLab, NAIA – Naturally Artificial Intelligence Art Association (Karlsruhe, Germany), FeLT – Futures of Living Technologies project / Oslo MET
Informative support: Arterritory, Echo Gone Wrong, Satori, We Make Money Not Art
More information: here
Image: Memo Akten. All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace / Deeper Meditations #1-#6, 2021