Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the solo exhibition by Martin Kohout will be on view in gallery 427.
Sleeves and pockets, like gaps in a conversation, penetrate the passing view which remains mutely silent about the wandering characters and temporary ruins.
Czech artist Martin Kohout’s (1984) interest in art is rooted in cinematography. Since 2010 he has been an active contributor to the art scene in Berlin as well as internationally. His creative practice embraces film, sculpture, images, events and publications. He also composes music under the pseudonym TOLE and runs a small publishing house TLTRPreß.
Riga Photography Biennial, an international contemporary art event, will take place from 5 April in Riga, Liepāja, Cēsis, Daugavpils and Tartu (Estonia) as part of a wider programme celebrating the centenary of the Republic of Latvia, offering a varied programme of exhibitions, performances, symposium, discussions and masterclasses.
The theme of this year’s Biennial is self-awareness – who we are and who we chose to become in times when social, political and cultural dynamics afford us continuous and new transformation opportunities. The title of the Biennial ‘I Like Your Face’ using face as a metaphor highlights the complex processes involved in the formation of identity and meaning.
Many thanks to exhibition supporters and partners: State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Rixwell Hotel Konventa Sēta, AS “Antalis”, Lux Express, arterritory.com and lsm.lv, Latvijas Radio 1, Radio NABA, magazine Ir, Punctum, Satori.
Curator: Kaspars Groševs (LV)
Image: Martin Kohout. Alonso! It’s elastic…, 2018
Created and done by: Riga Photography Biennial in cooperation with Gallery 427
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