MA POST is thrilled to announce "Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly", featuring new works by the collective of artists from the program. Showcasing the diverse artistic practices of Anna Malicka, Alise Putnina, Krišjānis Elviks, Dzelde Mierkalne, Madara Gruntmane-Dujana, Kintija Avena, Marta Viktorija Agruma, and Agate Tūna, the exhibition invites viewers on an inspiring journey that transcends the boundaries of medium and technique.
"Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly" offers an immersive and thought-provoking experience that delves into the intricate aspects of human existence, emotions, and societal constructs. The participating artists, each working in their unique mediums, explore a wide range of themes, including the construction of imaginary spaces, trauma and human connection, queer identity and inclusion, the delicate nature of life and mortality, the enigmatic realm of existence beyond death, human-non-human interaction, personal journeys and the presence of technology in our lives.
This exhibition provides an exceptional opportunity to engage with art that weaves together a tapestry of diverse mediums, challenging perceptions, and stimulating dialogue. Each artwork in "Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly" contributes to the larger narrative of human experience, celebrating the distinct perspectives and voices of these emerging artists while inviting viewers to reflect on the threads that connect us.
We cordially invite you to join us at Skolas iela 18, Riga, on June 1 from 19:00 to 22:00 for the opening of "Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly."
Opening night performances by Alise Putniņa (8 PM and 9 PM). More performances will be announced throughout the run of the exhibition!
The exhibition will be open to the public from June 2 to June 29, 2023.
Exhibition hours are Wednesday to Saturday, from 14:00 to 19:00.
POST is an interdisciplinary master’s specialization which is based on ideas of art in context at the Art Academy of Latvia. The program seeks to explore and examine how it is possible to study art today, while being simultaneously in Eastern Europe and Northern Europe, a region with different borders characterised by a changing environment and a rich experience regarding the forced use and collapse of global ideologies. Taking into account the cultural, historical and geopolitical contexts and the artistic processes attached to them, the program is located in an environment of unique experiences. For more information, please see here.