Anna Malicka's Contemporary Art Exhibition “StiTcHeS of iTcHeS” Opens at TUR_telpa On July 6th, 2023

  • 2023-07-03

On July 6th at 18:00, contemporary art space TUR_telpa, in Tallinas ielas Kvartāls, will open their second exhibition in the series “Monumental Encounters” with Anna Malicka's StiTcHeS of iTcHeS.

Contemporary art space TUR_telpa is excited to announce the opening of their next exhibition with new work by artist Anna Malicka that truly embraces the theme of the summer series, “Monumental Encounters.” Central to her first big solo show will be three immense textile works; an experiment in size and a challenge to her skill as she has never created on such a large scale before. In many respects, the show is a continuation of  "uNrEaL EsTaTe" - the work for her MA degree at POST from which she graduated earlier this Summer. As an “unreal estate agent” she continues to explore ideas around Michel Foucault's concept of heterotopia where a real or imagined space can be created to juxtapose or mirror any, and/or all, other spaces. Real or imagined, the physical elements of Malicka's heterotopic space are made up of large textile works which are aesthetically compelling, well crafted patchworks of sewing machine embroidered abstract drawings and sketches. In crafting her work, Malicka brings together a variety of self constructed characters, often reflections of her chaotic self, that inform her process: the party girl, the radical baby; the e-girl; and other, often personal elements, informed by the niche youth culture she identifies strongly with. These characters are a conduit from which she expresses a hidden tension between the two core elements of her work and practice. In collaboration with the monumental textile works, Malicka and her all women dj collective - PR0_Bi$TR0 - will suffuse the exhibition with soundscapes inspired by hard dance, pop and folk music. 

About the artist:

Anna Malicka (1995) was born in Riga and is still based there today. She is a graduate of the Latvian Academy of Art and recently received a MA from the same institution where she was part of the first graduating class of the new POST program. During her bachelor studies she also spent a year at the KASK School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium. She is a multi-media artist working mainly with textiles, drawings on paper and audio-visual content. Her crafted work is often inspired by scribbled abstraction, handicrafts, everyday aesthetics and ideas around sedimentation which she uses to construct excerpts of imaginary spaces. 

About the TUR_telpa:

TUR_telpa is an independent art space that values experimentation and process-based art. Since 2020, TUR_telpa has become an important contemporary art space in Riga, organizing contemporary art exhibitions as well as concerts, performances and poetry readings. Three of the exhibitions have been nominated for the Purvītis Prize, most recently “Lapa uz lapas” by Maija Kurševa from April this year. The other nominated exhibitions were "O" by Sabine Vernere who is also contributing to this coming show, and Kristine Krause-Slucka's solo exhibition "Forced Movements of the Past." 

The three exhibitions of the summer series “Monumental Encounters” are curated by Dutch artist Edd Schouten in close collaboration with the artists and team at TUR_telpa. The space is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday, from 17:00 to 22:00. The exhibition runs from Thursday, 6 July till Saturday, 5 August.

TUR_telpa is a non-profit art initiative supported by the Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation. 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

Production: Kristīne Ercika

Technical Support: Maksimilians Kotovičs

Graphic design: Estere Betija Grāvere

Supported by: State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, The Art Academy of Latvia, Rigas Dome, Rilak Paints, Tu jau zini kur.