THE ARTIST CRISIS CENTER @ Gallery Low
Pictures by Līga Spunde
Ieva Kraule-Kūna and Elīna Vītola (Normunds Brasliņš, Anna Ceipe, F5, Alexei Gordin, Andrejs Boriss Kalniņš, Flo Kasearu, Darja Meļņikova, Juris Pudāns, Ieva Putniņa, Kristīne Kursiša, Maija Kurševa, Klāvs Upacieris, Ojārs Pētersons, Līva Rutmane, Līga Spunde, Kristaps Zariņš, Amanda Ziemele)
THE ARTIST CRISIS CENTER
This October Artist Crisis Center is open in the welcoming premises of gallery LOW to provide
support for the creative types cheated by Fortune or beaten by the hooves of Pegasus.
Accompanied by a shelter for unwanted art and around-the-clock help center, it is providing refuge
and assistance for those in need, all while surrounded by a soothing atmosphere to ease agitated
minds and restless souls. The gallery space is now unusually cozy as the stark whiteness of a white
cube is replaced by pleasantly beige interior. Clearly distinguishable health workers are always
ready to instruct visitors in use of the healing equipment or provide the guidance to artists at
troublesome times. The difficulty of placing your uncomfortable body in the pompous setting of an
exhibition opening has been eliminated by the convenient seating, while dimmed lighting hides
flaws of disgraced artists and embarrassing artwork as well as those found in the faces of viewers.
Artist Crisis Center is a duo project by artists Ieva Kraule-Kūna and Elīna Vītola sheltering
unwanted, failed and nourishing artworks by Normunds Brasliņš, Anna Ceipe, F5, Alexei Gordin, Flo
Kasearu, Darja Meļņikova, Juris Pudāns, Ieva Putniņa, Andrejs Boriss Kalniņš, Kristīne Kursiša, Maija Kurševa, Klāvs Upacieris, Ojārs
Pētersons, Līva Rutmane, Līga Spunde, Kristaps Zariņš, Amanda Ziemele.