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About this exhibition opening reception

Join us for the exhibition reception of Portable Landscapes: Memories and Imaginaries of Refugee Modernism in the James Gallery on Thursday, November 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with a gallery walk through by exhibition artists and curators. This exhibition reception is free and open to the public, but please click here to RSVP.

Artists: Daina Dagnija, Yonia Fain, Yevgeniy Fiks, Hell’s Kitchen collective, Rolands Kaņeps, Boris Lurie, Judy Blum Reddy, Vladimir Svetlov & Aleksandr Zapoļ (Orbita group), Viktor Timofeev, Sigurds Vīdzirkste, Artūrs Virtmanis, Karol Radziszewski.

Curators: Katherine Carl, Solvita Krese, Inga Lāce and Andra Silapētere.

Portable Landscapes: Memories and Imaginaries of Refugee Modernism explores stories by contemporary émigré and displaced artists addressing migration through the presentation of archival material and historical works of art. Taking the story of this group as a point of departure, the exhibition situates Latvian emigre art of the time in a wider perspective as it examines visual and political expression of twelve international artists and collectives who address dislocation resulting from the Holocaust and Soviet occupation. The legacy of this historical dynamic persists to the current day as contemporary migrations unfold.

Portable Landscapes is one of the events of the Latvia’s Centenary Celebrations. It is supported by Latvian Republic Culture Ministry and State Culture Capital Foundation, Polish Cultural Institute New York. Public program in February 2020 is supported by Baltic American Freedom Foundation.