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"- - saki - ko man darīt - - - nesaki - ko man darīt - - II - -" by Kri​šjānis Elviks

Ģertrūdes iela 62A, Riga

About

In the exhibition - - tell - what to do for me - - - do not tell - what to do for me - - II - - artist Krišjānis Elviks focuses on the interplay between the identity of queers and post-Soviet methods of upbringing about people and the climate.

Like Blaumanis, who is inspired by real people to write stories and plays, Elviks reflects on his personal experiences of his school life in the early 2000s and a time when democratic values ​​are gradually emerging, replacing authoritarian methods of leadership, communication and upbringing, such as, punishment or just giving the right answers.

Fear of punishment and wrongdoing becomes present in the course of everyday life, as well as in the process of identity awareness. Elviks asks, how can I be aware of my queer identity if perspectives deviating from the heteronormative are kept secret, hidden or considered unacceptable?

 

Krišjānis Elviks is a Latvian scenographer and interdisciplinary artist who has regularly created scenography for shows, fashion shows and exhibitions since 2015. Krišjānis has graduated from the Scenography Department of the Latvian Academy of Arts, and is currently pursuing a Master's degree at the MA POST Department.

The artist's creative activity is based on thinking in space, which results in interdisciplinary projects that combine scenography, installations, textual art and performance media. Krišjānis' work has already been evaluated during his studies, obtaining various scholarships and awards, in 2019/2020 he was nominated for the Players' Night Award as the set designer of the year for the visual design for the show "THE UNEXPECTABLE".

Opening hours on 30.06 (RLT) 18-22​

Ģertrūdes iela 62A