Survival Kit 5

Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit 5: Slow Revolution

Curated by Solvita Krese

September 5 - September 15, 2013

Lāčplēša Street 60, Riga

Revolution as a collective activity usually occurs in a peripheral zone - territorial, ideological, economic or political - and aims at fundamentally changing the system dictated by the dominant force that is incapable or disinterested in securing public needs. Often, small gestures, interventions in the public space, partisan strategies, and involvement of inhabitants turn into strong impulses that can cause quite a significant change.

What can artists, art organisations and neighbourhood residents existing in this periphery of power do in this era of flourishing civic engagement? What kind of arms and tools can be used? What do we want to change in the current situation?

Over the course of Survival Kit 5, artists, curators, art institution representatives and activists staged, analysed, studied and presented various marginal positions strategies and tactics, through a series of discursive events.

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