The LCCA Summer School What Do Contemporary Images Tell?  for young and emerging artists, art critics, curators and managers from the Baltic States.

Where: Ruckas Manor, Cēsis

When: 7–12 June, 2014


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 must 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 were 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 – were 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:;; Nida Art Colony; National Art Gallery in Vilnius; Rupert, a Centre for Art and Education; KUMU

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