Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

The lectures of the LCCA Summer School open to general public


Lectures of the LCCA Summer School open to general public

Saturday, 7 June

18.00 – 19.30     
Panel discussion Telling Tales // What Do Contemporary Images Tell? Speakers: Solvita Krese, LCCA, Latvia, Felicity Lunn, CentrePasquArt, Switzerland, Lolita Jablonskiene, National Art Gallery, Lithuania, Ragne Nukk, KUMU Art Museum, Estonia


Sunday, 8 June

10.00 – 11.30     
Aaron Schuster (NL). Pleasure and Enjoyment, Drive and Desire

14.00 – 15.00     
Katrīna Neiburga (LV). Tea Mushroom, Aunt Milda and Other Important Memories

15.30 – 17.00     
Jānis Ozoliņš (LV). Defining the Borders of Narrative: A Narrative Perspective in Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts


Monday, 9 June

10.00 – 11.30     
Kaspars Vanags (LV, DE). Microhistory and the New Perspectives of Storytelling: How Much Can Your Grandmother’s Cooking Recipes Tell Us About the Global Public Affairs of Yesterday?

14.00 – 15.30     
Jānis Taurens (LV).  Jetztsein (Now-being) of Historical Narrative

16.00 – 17.00     
Marko Mäetamm (EE). Artist Talks

17.30 – 18.30     
Flo Kasearu (EE). Best Before Is Over


Tuesday, 10 June

10.00 – 11.30     
Ainārs Kamoliņš (LV). Noir Philosopher: Reinterpeting the Evidence

14.00 – 15.30     
Barnabas Bencsik (HU). Captured Institutions of an Art Scene -- Hegemonic Tendencies and the Narrative of the Nationalist Myth in Hungarian Cultural Politics

16.00 – 18.00     
Jurij Dobriakov (LT). Narrating the Landscape Through Shared Silence

18.30 – 19.30     
Jaanus Samma (EE). Stories


Wednesday, 11 June

10.00 – 11.30     
Monika Saukaitė (LT). Inside and Outside the Frames: Narrative in Painting

12.00 – 13.00     
Krišs Salmanis (LV). How to Become an Artist as Genius?


Thursday, 12 June

10.00 – 11.30     
Zane Kreicberga (LV). Tell Me Your Story: Strategies of Creating Narrative in Contemporary Theatre


The LCCA Summer School What Do Contemporary Images Tell? is taking place in a newly established artists’ residence at Ruckas Manor, Cēsis (Latvia) from 7 June until 12 June, and young and emerging artists, art critics, curators and managers from the Baltic States are taking part in it. The curator of the LCCA Summer School’s programme is art scholar Ieva Astahovska.

The central subject for the Summer School is the narrative forms in art and (con)textuality, the mutual relations between the narration and its structures, and how these refer to the latest processes and currents within contemporary art. Narrative forms will be inquired from various viewpoints: those of the artist, curator, producer and critic. Participants will study them during an intensive programme of theoretical and practical activities consisting of lectures, seminars, workshops, discussions, as well as the development of creative projects. Part of the Summer School programme – lectures and presentations – are open to the general public.

The LCCA Summer School is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation, Culture Programme of the European Union and foundation ProHelvetia. Media partners: arterritory.com; echogonewrong.com; Nida Art Colony; National Art Gallery in Vilnius; Rupert, a Centre for Art and Education; KUMU