“Future Retrospectives” – a contemporary art exhibition with work from 17 artists – will open at TUR_telpa on November 16th, 2023 at 18:00

  • 2023-11-10

For the final exhibition of 2023, TUR_telpa has invited 17 artists that have previously had exhibitions in its space at Tallinas ielas kvartāls to contribute to the group show “Future Retrospectives”. Opening in the week that commemorates Latvian independence, when a nation commemorates its founding and considers its path into the future, TUR_telpa also looks back together with the artists that have contributed to its success and looks toward what is to come. The participating artists are Uģis Albiņš, Reinis Bērziņš, Jānis Dzirnieks, Krišjānis Elviks, Inga Erdmane, Andris Kaļiņins, Kate Krolle, Maija Kurševa, Reinis Lodziņš, Anna Malicka, Marija Luīze Meļķe, Miķelis Mūrnieks, Pauls Rietums, Edvards Shautens, Kristīne Krauze-Slucka, Rūdolfs Štamers, and Sabīne Vernere. When considering how to contribute, the artists reflected on the exhibition theme “Future Retrospectives” and most created new works that will be seen for the first time on November 16th. Beside work from artists based in Latvia, many of TUR_telpa's previous artists now find themselves representing Latvian contemporary art across the European continent, and works have come from France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Switzerland. All of the artworks will be for sale and support for the artists as well as the future of TUR_telpa, which is already working with the six artists invited to make the next six exhibitions for 2024, the first one opening in January.  

As an artist-run contemporary art space, TUR_telpa's connection to the artists is a driving force in its programming and production. Considering what has been is of great value when preparing what is to come. Signifying a process toward the future, the exhibition space TUR_telpa will be a dynamic, changing space over the course of the six week exhibition. The central 5 x 5 x 5 meter cube, that has been a fixture of TUR_telpa since it was built a year ago, will transform into a literal white cube that functions as a meeting place for exhibition visitors in the coming cold months of winter. 

“Future Retrospectives” is curated by Dutch artist Edd Schouten in collaboration with the artists and team of TUR_telpa. The exhibition will be open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays from 17:00 to 20:00 and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 to 16:00. It will run till December 22nd. All the work will be for sale and proceeds will go to the artists and to support TUR_telpa's future activities. For a list of the works and prices please contact [email protected].

About the TUR_telpa

TUR_telpa is an independent art space that values experimentation and process-based art. Since 2020, TUR_telpa has become one of the valued art spaces in Riga, organizing contemporary art exhibitions as well as concerts, performances, and poetry readings. Several of the exhibitions have been nominated for the Purvītis Prize – this year both “Voices in My Heads” in June by Rūdolfs Štamers and “Lapa uz lapas” by Maija Kurševa in April were nominated. The other nominated exhibitions were "O" by Sabine Verners and Kristine Krause-Slucka's solo exhibition "Forced Movements of the Past".

TUR_telpa is a non-profit art initiative supported by the Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation and Rigas Dome. For the latest news and events, please follow TUR_telpa's Instagram (tur_telpa) and/or Facebook page (TUR)

Curator: Edd Schouten

Organized by: Uldis Trapencieris, Rūdolfs Štamers, Edd Schouten and Kristīne Ercika

Production: Kristīne Ercika

Light Design and Technical Support: Maksimilians Kotovičs

Graphic design: Andris Kaļiņins

Supported by: State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Rigas Dome, Tu jau zini kur, Angārs and Rilak Paints. 

For further information please contact: [email protected]