RETROSPECTROPIA – Celebration of New Media Art in Liepaja over the past 15 years

The exhibition "RETROSPECTROPIA" will be displayed at the Liepāja Museum (Kurmajas opr. 16/18, Liepaja) from June 9 until 30 July 2023. Opening: June 8 at 5 PM.

Info on planning your visit on the museum’s website: https://www.liepajasmuzejs.lv/en

The exhibition "RETROSPECTROPIA" gives an insight into ghosts, myths, assumptions, and surprising turns of human imagination and emotions created by new communicative spaces created by various technologies, gathering works of 15 artists coming from the New Media community created by the Art Research Lab (MPLab).

A strong, sustained interest in media art in the Baltic context is a unique feature of Latvian art. 15 years have passed since 2007, when the 1st year students started their studies in New Media Art in Liepaja University. The range of research subjects of New Media Art students ranges from video, photo and sound art to experiments in augmented and virtual reality, challenging both the audiences and technologies.

Curator: Anna Priedola.

Artists in the exhibition: - 8 (Andris Vētra), Andrejs Poikāns, Diana Lelis, Gustavs Lociks, Kaspars Jaudzems, Krista Dintere, Līga Vēliņa, Maija Demitere, Paula Vītola, Rihards Vītols, Santa France

RETROSPECTROPIA is organised by ASTE. Art, Science, Technology, Education (https://aste.gallery/) and Liepaja University Art Research Lab (MPLab, https://mplab.lv/). The exhibition is supported by the the State Culture Capital Foundation (VKKF).

Contacts and further inquiry: Anna Priedola (+371 29175201, anna.priedola@liepu.lv)

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