The main exhibition of the festival is focused on the conditions of the photographic language and materiality in the age of post-truth providing photography as an up-to-date, critical, socio-politically important and continuously changing medium. The artists use photography in order to tell about identity, sexuality, lifestyle, aesthetics and the culture of looking and showing off in the private and public space.
Participants - Kasia Bielska (Poland), Inka & Niclas (Sweden), Steffen Kloster Poulsen (Denmark), Laura Kuusk (Estonia), Andrejs Lavrinovičs (Latvia), Lilia Limiyan (Russia), Reinis Lismanis (Latvia), Slava Mogutin (USA/Russia), Marge Monko (Estonia), Visvaldas Morkevičius (Lithuania), Maija Tammi (Finland), Irina Popova (Netherlands/Russia).
Curated by Arnis Balčus and Alnis Stakle
Opening - 9 May 6pm
10 May 2pm A guided tour with the artists and curators of the exhibition New Chic
16 May 6pm A new language or provocation? A guided tour by photographer and curator Alnis Stakle in the exhibition New Chic
23 May 6pm What is the meaning of photography? A guided tour by social anthropologist Klāvs Sedlenieks in the exhibition New Chic
25 May 4pm What don’t we see in photography? A guided tour by semiotician Sergei Kruk in the exhibition New Chic
10 May - 1 June Education programme for school children. Prior booking necessary
Photo by Kasia Bielska (Poland)