UN/GREEN Exhibition at Latvian National Museum of Art


Latvian National Museum of Art

The RIXC Festival 2019 aims at complicating the pervasively employed notion of “green” by providing a cross-disciplinary platform for the discussions and artistic interventions exploring one of the most paradoxical and broadest topics of our times. The festival will feature the “Un/Green” exhibition opening that takes place in the Latvian National Museum of Art, and the 4th Open Fields conference which aims to ‘un-green' greenness, eco-systemically reconnect post-human postures, and discover and unpack ‘Naturally Artificial Intelligences.
'Green’, symbolically associated with the ‘natural’ and employed to hyper-compensate for what humans have lost, will be addressed as the indeed most anthropocentric of all colours, in its inherent ambiguity between alleged naturalness and artificiality. Are we in control of ‘green’? Despite its broadly positive connotations ‘green’ incrementally serves the uncritical desire of fetishistic and techno-romantic naturalization in order to metaphorically hyper-compensate for material systemic biopolitics consisting of the increasing technical manipulation and exploitation of living systems, ecologies, and the biosphere at large.

Un/Green exhibition artists: Agnes MEYER-BRANDIS (DE), Rebekah BLESING (US), Karine BONNEVAL (FR), Adam W. BROWN (US), Bureau d´études (FR), Santa FRANCE (LV), HeHe (FR/DE/UK), Robert HENGEVELD (CA), Florent Di Bartolo (FR), Voldemārs JOHANSONS (LV), Iodine Dynamics (NL/FR/US/UK), Eva-Maria LOPEZ (DE/FR), Francisco LOPEZ (ES), AnneMarie MAES (BE), Joana MOLL (ES/DE), Quimera Rosa (ES/AR/FR), Jan-Peter E.R. SONNTAG (DE), Taavi SUISALU (EE), Rihards VĪTOLS (LV)

Jens HAUSER (DE/FR),  Rasa ŠMITE and Raitis ŠMITS (RIXC, LV)

UN/GREEN Exhibition view

I Never Promised You a Green Garden.