Video Works by Krišs Salmanis to be screened at the Great Amber Concert Hall

Video Works by Krišs Salmanis to be screened at the Great Amber Concert Hall

The Great Amber Concert Hall is delighted to present an exhibition of video works by renowned Latvian artist-thinker Krišs Salmanis, entitled “Black, White and Everything in Between” on display at the Civita Nova art space from April 6th to June 9th. The exhibition explores black-and-white video pieces: "March", "Attack", and "Victory", two of which will premiere in Latvia for the first time. You are welcome to attend the opening on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, at 17:30.

Krišs Salmanis offers his angle on Latvia's recent history through three compelling black-and-white video pieces: "March", "Attack", and "Victory".  Each video reflects a distinct period in the nation's past: pre-World War II Latvia, the Soviet occupation era, and the subsequent return to the world map with its regained independence. "March" and "Attack" will be making their Latvian premiere at this exhibition.

About the Artist: Krišs Salmanis is a versatile artist working in video, animation, and installation, boasting an impressive artistic pedigree.  His educational background includes the Latvian Academy of Art and the Cologne Academy of Media Arts.  Salmanis has exhibited his work internationally at esteemed venues like "kim?" in Riga, LMC Vilnius, "Art in General" in New York, and "A4" in Chengdu (China).  His artistic achievements are further celebrated by numerous awards, including the 13th Tallinn Graphic Triennial (Estonia), the 19th Videokunst Förderpreis in Bremen, the Purvītis Prize, and the Latvian Annual Theatre Award.  Salmanis' works are also included in the permanent collections of prestigious institutions such as the Latvian National Museum of Art, the Art Museum of Estonia, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Finland. He has participated in numerous international artist residencies, including HIAP Helsinki (2012), KAIR Kamiyama (Japan, 2015) and ISCP New York (2022). Adding to his international acclaim, Salmanis represented Latvia at the prestigious 55th Venice Biennale.

Admission to this exhibition is entirely free of charge.  The Civita Nova art space is open to the public Monday through Friday from 11:00 to 17:00, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 15:00.

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