We welcome you to the opening of the new RIXC Gallery and the exhibiton by F5 on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 17.00, adress – Lencu iela 2, Riga!
The exhibtion programme of the new RIXC Gallery will be launched by artists group F5 (Famous Five) / Latvia, who will exhibit a CCC [club clip collection] of their early period (1997–2001). These video loops, recorded in VHS tapes, were used in F5 VJ sessions in various electronic club music events at the time.
F5 artists: Līga Marcinkeviča, Ieva Rubeze, Mārtiņš Ratniks, Ervīns Broks un Renārs Krūmiņš.
"Latvian contemporary art artist group F5 has gained recognition more as a concept than as a fixed, separate art cell. Describing F5 multifaceted and even eclectic activity, I want to rely on "creative editing" principle, which, of course, brings to mind the artists chosen media – digital video – specifics." (Traumane, Stila vienība jeb F5 radikālais kautrīgums // Baudi jauko nakti!. Katalogs. Rīga: VKN, 2002, 18. lpp.)
Also, together with RIXC gallery we will open RIXC Hybrid Lab and launch Renewable Futures book.
The opening evening will continue with performances at RIXC Media Space at 11. novemba krastmala 35 (entrance from Minsterejas iela). The programme: F5 video "Time to Jack", as well as artist unions "VOID", "Zeme/Gaiss", Artis Kuprišs and Uldis Hasners.
Exhibition "F5 CCC [club clip colection] will be opened until June 20.
On May holidays (from May 4–7) gallery will be closed.
Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org; 67228478 (RIXC Gallery), 26546776 (Rasa Šmite).
An interesting read about F5 in an article by Ieva Auzina (2002):