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Guided tour of the exhibition Sekretiki with curator Kaspars Vanags

14 December 2019


During the opening weekend of Sekretiki: Digging Up Soviet Underground Culture, 1966–1985, curator Kaspars Vanags will conduct a tour of the exhibition for Museum visitors.

Kaspars Vanags: “The exhibition is not so much about the nature of specific mysteries but about the human inclination toward secrecy and ritualized forms of keeping and revealing secrets. Here, early works of Soviet conceptual art are displayed alongside archive materials documenting various countercultural movements and the mystical underground of esoteric circles. Their juxtaposition reveals the complex relationship between private and public which informed creativity and spiritual self-exploratory practices.”


Kaspars Vanags is a curator and art theorist with a master’s degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He was a founding member of Riga’s Open creative collective (1994), which organized interdisciplinary festivals that were a platform for active interaction and synergy between visual art, electronic music, new media, and literature. His latest projects include Slash: in between the normativa and the fantasy at Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga (2015) and You’ve Got 1234 Unread Messages at the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga (2018). Vanags also curated the Latvian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). He lives and works in Riga.


Participation is free with an exhibition ticket.

Please register, as group size is limited.


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