Viewfinders – Ieva Epnere, Sara Bjarland
The central event of Riga Photo Month – an exhibition featuring the work of Baltic and Nordic artists with a focus on finding their place in the contemporary space that surrounds us. At the same time, the show examines current trends in photography as an art practice.
The exhibition, showcasing artists from the Nordic and Baltic countries, focuses on people searching for their place in the contemporary space that surrounds us – the interaction between private and public, local and global, mental and physical.
The modern economy, and its process of constant growth, urbanization and globalization increasingly call for more self-awareness, balance and a return to core values. Private space becomes more important.
Ourselves and contemporary space – place. Who are we and how do we see ourselves in the space around us? How is our interaction with the space we call today formed?
At the same time, the show examines current trends in photography as an art practice. Rapid technological development calls for a re-evaluation of the meaning and message of the image. Today, photography is everywhere, used by everyone. A range of other ideas has joined the classic perception of the photograph as an aesthetic and documentary image, and it is necessary to identify this new content.
Nordic and Baltic countries will be represented by their artists – Lars Tunbjörk (Sweden), Sara Bjarland (Finland), Thobias Fäldt & Klara Källström (Sweden), Marge Monko (Estonia), Paul Kuimet (Estonia), Astrid Kruse Jensen (Denmark), Marie Sjøvold (Norway), Pétur Thomsen (Icelnad), Mindaugas Ažušilis (Lithuania), Indre Šerpytyte (Lithuania), Sarah Gerats (Norway), Joachim Fleinert (Denmark), Ieva Epnere (Latvia), Ivars Gravlejs (Latvia).
Curated by Inga Brūvere (Latvia)
Organized by “Riga Photomonth”
• Sara Bjarland – walnut moulding, GroGlass ArtGlass • Ieva Epnere – Float mount on KAPA