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Field of Vision

September 08, Friday - December 03, Sunday
8 September – 3 December 2023

Zuzeum Art Centre opens its autumn season with exhibition ‘Field of Vision’, which explores the fragmented nature of an individual’s perception of the world. This perception is constantly shaped by a person’s physical and psychological impediments. The exhibition’s curator, Tīna Pētersone, focuses on ‘blind spots’ — issues that, for various reasons, we do not notice, fail to understand, or ignore, and so they slip out of our field of vision.

‘Field of Vision’ features an eclectic mix of 80 artworks (including paintings, sculptures, and audio-visual media) from the extensive Zuzāns Collection. Artworks are evidence of an era, created under the influence of various political systems, cultural currents, and social norms. The exposition invites the visitors to contemplate how their relationship with themselves affects their ability to form healthy bonds with other members of society, ranging from romantic partnerships to political alliances and the co-existence of human and non-human beings.

At the heart of the project lies artists’ ability to see directly and clearly, an ability equally important to each of us. The exhibition aims to provide visitors with the opportunity to perceive and uncover their own ‘blind spots’ and understand how personal choices can influence global processes.

Throughout this exhibition, art mediators will be present in the exhibition hall, facilitating discussions and conversations about the displayed artworks. Within the framework of the project’s public programs, various workshops, lectures, and discussions will take place, all of which can be explored on the art centre’s website.

An audiovisual installation is placed in the Small Exhibition Hall. Before entering, please remove your shoes or put on shoe covers, which are available at the entrance.

*The exhibition includes works of a sexual nature and depictions of naked genitals. For more information, please talk to a member of staff.

The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the architectural studio SIJA (Artūrs Tols, Kristiāna Erta), sound artist Reinis Semēvics, and lighting artist Niks Cipruss.

Tīna Pētersone (b.1994) is an independent curator from Riga, Latvia. She holds an MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London. Currently, Tina is undertaking a Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art course at the University of Gothenburg and works as a guest curator at the art centre Zuzeum in Riga, Latvia and ETC. Magazine in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

In 2020, Tina won the first “Young Curator!” prize at the Riga Photography Biennial. In 2021, Tina co-founded the art space TUR and developed an exhibition program, two of which have been nominated for the Purvītis Prize – the most prestigious art award in Latvia. In 2022, Tina was selected by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia to partake in the Cité Internationale des Arts residency in Paris in January 2022 and was granted the CEC ArtsLink International Fellowship and residency hosted by the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL, USA in Oct-Nov 2022. In 2023 she was selected for the Baltic Fellowship at the Performa Biennial in New York City, NY, USA starting in September 2023.

Studio SIJA is an architects’ studio founded in 2022 by Kristiāna Erta and Artūrs Tols. The studio is interested in the creation of spatial experiences that encourage the viewer to be more present. Taking the user experience and conceptual research as a foundation, we strive for an architecture that is formed from connections of the every day and the unusual.

Featured artists:
Aija Beata Rjabovska, Aija Zariņa, Aira Lesiņa, Aireša Patrīcija, Alberts Goltjakovs, Aleksandrs Gronskis, Andrea Džoisa Haimera, Andris Grīnbergs, Anita Arbidāne, Antanas Sutkus, Artūrs Virtmanis, Auseklis Baušķenieks, Boriss Bērziņš, Daniels Haidkamps, Eglītis Andris, Emī Nume, Emma Kouzina, Erbols Meldibekovs, Fedora Akimova, Frančeska Kirke, Fridrihs Milts, Hīra Stefānija Temma, Ivans Pļuščs, Ivars Grāvlejs, Ivars Poikāns, Jānis Deinats, Jegors Košeļevs, Jevhens Petrovs, Juris Dimiters, Katrīna Neiburga, Kristaps Ģelzis, Kristaps Kalns, Kristians Brekte, Ksjuša Lastočka un Maksims Trulovs, Leonards Laganovskis, Leonīds Purigins, Li Šuanga, Māris Ārgalis, Miķelis Fišers, Natālija Pivko, Niks Kosmas, Oļegs Kuļiks, Oper Bomse, Otto Zitmanis, Pēteris Sidars, Pēters Alliks, Reinis Virtmanis, Roberts Rūrāns, Ronalds Rusmanis, Sarmīte Māliņa, Sergejs Djomins, Skuja Braden, Stefans Bercs, Svens Lūkins, Synchrodogs, Tomijs Kešs, Uģis Albiņš, Valērija Savčitsa