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Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

Artwork Red Slide by Latvian artist Aigars Bikse
is seen in the Manila Biennale: Open City
Manila, Philippines
05.03.18

Currently the artwork Red Slide by Latvian artist Aigars Bikse is seen in the Contemporary Art biennale Manila Biennale: Open City. The artwork was created in 2012 for Rauma Biennial Balticum, Finland under the theme of human nature, focusing on the essence of the human mind. The interactive sculpture is a working slide that depicts a wounded soldier. Made in Soviet monument style, Bikse represents in this figure both the aggressor and protector reflecting his interest in social problems of formation of and struggle between identities. When in use, the contrast between the innocence of the users of the interactive sculpture and what the work symbolizes is brought to the fore.

Red Slide is transported to the Philippines through the generous support from the Latvian Ministry of Culture and Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art- LCCA.