Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art participates in interdisciplinary festival Today Is Our Tomorrow in Finland

  • 2019-09-05
  • TBT Staff

From 12 until 14 September Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) will participate in interdisciplinary, international festival Today is Our Tomorrow in Finland, Helsinki. Within the programme of the festival LCCA will offer the works of international artist tandem Skuja Braden, in which feministic and other social critical themes are developed.

Curators Solvita Krese and Inga Lāce have included works of Skuja Braden in the wide programme of the festival. In these works sex war and other socio-political ideas are developed. Today Is Our Tomorrow, organized by art centre PUBLICS, is a collaborative, collective, and transdisciplinary festival – a coming together of affinities, alliances and differences. The festival presents in microcosm, alter-futures being enacted, lived and represented as current socio-cultural and artistic practices based in Finland and globally. Collaborative methodology and consultation aims to represent an ecology and diversity of thought and experience.

Skuja Braden (since 1999) ir binational, same-sex collaboration tandem and is based in Aizkraukle. The tandem of women artists creates parallel worlds in their works – in the works bodies are made of porcelain, fire springs from the ocean and lips touches lips, giving cold water from their depths.

Within the works of Skuja Braden one can find fighting feminism, political comments and a little bit of Buddhism. In the ceramic studio in Aizkraukle works are made which travels to the exhibitions all over the world.

The cooperation between LCCA and Today is Our Tomorrow is possible because of funding of Baltic Culture Fund. Latvia will continue to participate in the festival also in September of 2020, when as a result of cooperation between LCCA, Nida Art Colony and Narva Art Residency various artists will represent Baltic States in the festival.

About Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) is the largest institution of contemporary art in Latvia that curates and produces contemporary art events of national and international scale. As of 1993, it has researched and curated contemporary art processes both in Latvia and abroad to provoke critical reflection on issues topical for contemporary society. We are widely recognized for our annual international contemporary art festival SURVIVAL KIT, regular exhibitions at the Latvian National Museum of Art, as well as Latvia's representation at the Venice Biennale, Manifesta, São Paulo Art Biennial, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Rauma Biennale of Contemporary Art, etc.