Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art


LCCA implements educational events for children, young people and grown-ups that stimulate understanding of contemporary art – creative workshops, excursions, talks, conversation workshops, presentations by artists and curators, discussions, thematic seminars, conferences – as well as publishing booklets, worksheets and guides. LCCA also organises LCCA Evening School, a cycle of text-reading workshops dedicated to contemporary art, an international LCCA Summer School as well as offering the opportunity to learn the skills of art messengers or mediators.

Education / For Kids and Families

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Curator: Māra Žeikare

Contacts: mara@lcca.lv

Tālr. + 371 67039282

LCCA educational programme for children and young people provides the opportunity to get to know the secrets of art and social processes through exhibitions and their accompanying events, acquire a creative attitude towards life through encounters with artists and discover the different forms of contemporary art. In this section of the page you will find information on current activities for families with children and school groups, as well as practical materials about contemporary art for children and young people – exciting guides about Latvian artists.

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Education / Art Mediation

LCCA Art Mediation programme is a special series of activities where people from different professions, each based on their own experience as well as engagement with the particular exhibition, are able to assist different viewers, enabling everyone to make the most of their visit to the exhibition. Art mediators are trained at events organised by the LCCA following pre-announced open calls, both by providing information on the themes of the particular exhibitions as well as training practical communication skills with the public.

Aija Kaula is a doctor of chemistry who has been working in the banking sector since the 1990s. Aija is particularly fond of contemporary art, which has become a serious hobby for her.
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Short portfolios of the art mediators

Education / Evening School

LCCA Evening School is a series of text reading workshops and lectures taking place since 2013. LCCA Evening School is based on the familiarisation with the current contemporary art processes with the aim of fostering the development of critical thinking and discussion in the Latvian art scene. Various issues in contemporary art are discussed through the experience of reading texts of important theoreticians. 

The fourth season of the LCCA Evening School presents series of text reading workshops and lectures by local and international professionals. The cycle is based on exploring the contemporary art processes in order to foster the development of critical thinking and discussion in the Latvian art scene.

Curated by Valts Miķelsons and Inga Lāce.

# Reading workshop 'Nature and naturalness' 

In collaboration wirh artist Linda Vigdorčika 


• Ralph Rugoff, “Signs and Wonders”. 2000.

• Joseph Taylor McRae, “Boy Islands”. 2015.

# Reading workshop ‘Primitivism’ 


• Alain Badiou, “Reflections on the Recent Election”. 2016.

• Carlos Jáuregui, “Anthropophagy”. 2012.

# Reading workshop ‘Choreography in the exhibition halls’ 


• William Forsythe, “Choreographic Objects”.

• Dorothea von Hantelmann, “The Experiential Turn”. 2014.

# Talk by Sezgin Boynik Gregoire Rousseau about Rab-Rab: journal for political and formal inquiries in art  


# Reading workshop ‘Art and identity’ 


• Pier Jaarsma and Stellan Welin, “Autism as a Natural Human Variation: Reflections on the Claims of the Neurodiversity Movement”. 2012.

• Nav Haq, “The Invisible and the Visible. Identity Politics and the Economy of Reproduction in Art”. 2015.

# Lecture by Rodolfo Andaur 

Rodolfo Andaur will talk about his curatorial practice and research projects, one of the main focus will be his project in the Tarapacá desert and the following book Tarapacá Landscape. 

Rodolfo Andaur is a Chilean curator, he has been coordinator of various contemporary art projects from northern Chile, promoting local artistic practices, received grants for international curatorial residencies in South Korea, Berlin, Río de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, México City and Poland. He is currently teaching Critical and Curatorial Studies at Adolfo Ibáñez University in Santiago, Chile. He writes for Artishock, ATLAS and Rotunda Magazine. 

Education / Summer School

LCCA Summer School is an international programme of informal education for young and future artists, art and culture critics, curators and culture managers from Latvia and abroad. LCCA Summer School gives its participants the opportunity to exchange ideas with lecturers, guest-curators and workshop supervisors recognised in the art world, developing the skills of critical thinking, argumentation and debate in an interdisciplinary format as well as inviting the participants to collective creative practices.

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The LCCA Summer School What Do Contemporary Images Tell?

The LCCA is issuing a call for applications to take part in the LCCA Summer School What Do Contemporary Images Tell?. It will take place in a newly established artists’ residence at Ruckas Manor, Cēsis from 7–12 June, and young and emerging artists, art critics, curators and managers from the Baltic States are invited to take part in it.

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.

How and what is thought about, created and discussed in contemporary art? In what directions current art search and research are heading? What are its instruments for activating critical thinking and engaging in socio-political processes? What is art’s role and capacity, engaging in the field of the contemporary “knowledge economy”? Answers to these and other questions at the LCCA Summer School will be sought both through current art experience and strategies, as well as from the perspectives of critical theory: post-colonialism, psychoanalysis, sexuality, natural and exact sciences, the viewpoints of contemporary and historical philosophy, memory studies and research into the recent past.

The Programme curator of the LCCA Summer School is art scholar Ieva Astahovska. Lectures and workshops will be conducted by internationally renowned artists, theoreticians and philosophers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and other European countries, including Jurij Dobriakov, Ainārs Kamoliņš, Flo Kasearu, Zane Kreicberga, Solvita Krese, Kestutis Kuizinas, Žilvinas Landzbergas, Marko Mäetamm, Katrīna Neiburga, Monika Saukaite, Krišs Salmanis, Jaanus Samma, Aaron Schuster, Jānis Taurens and others. Part of the summer school programme – lectures and presentations – will be 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

Programme of the LCCA Summer School 2014_ENG.docx