CURATOR-LED MEDIA TOUR of the exhibition “The Future State”
To mark the opening of “The Future State”, a contemporary art exhibition dedicated to the Latvia’s Centenary, the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga (Torņa iela 1) cordially invites journalists to join us for a curator-led media tour of the exposition on 23 February 2018 at 11.00.
Future predictions claim that over the following 20 years humanity will change much more than during the entire history of its existence. Today’s discussions – climate change, minority and various other rights – will only be found in encyclopaedias. We will have become powerful enough to direct tsunami. Groceries will be delivered to us by flying drones and we will ourselves travel around in flying cars. Or, perhaps, we will already be eating virtual food. Something else will have been invented in place of classical medicine and tablets. Education business will be taken over by online companies. As a result of cloning, there will be ‘people without souls’, genders will disappear and human creatures will live for almost two hundred years. The current forms of labour will no longer exist. Industries of another kind will appear. Full working hours will be a thing of the past. National borders will keep on changing, as usual.
Artists Artūrs Arnis, Aigars Bikše, Andris Breže, Izolde Cēsniece, Ivars Drulle, Andris Eglītis, Miķelis Fišers, Gints Gabrāns, Atis Jākobsons, Ernests Kļaviņš, Liene Mackus, Katrīna Neiburga, Leonards Laganovskis, Kirils Panteļejevs, Anta Pence, Krišs Salmanis, Māris Subačs, Ivars Veinbergs, Artūrs Virtmanis, Andris Vītoliņš, Rihards Vītols, and Aija Zariņa were invited to imagine what either the world or Latvia could be like in the nearest future and to create new works for the exhibition – sculpture and painting, installations, video films, animation.
The exhibition is a part of the Latvia’s Centenary Programme.
Dr. art. Elita Ansone, Head of Collections and Scientific Research Department ARSENĀLS
(2nd Half of the 20th – 21st Century), Latvian National Museum of Art