The 2nd edition of Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA2), and suddenly it all blossoms, curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, is open to the public from 20 August - 13 September 2020, bringing together 65 participants and 9 collectives across 200,000m2 of the historical Andrejsala industrial port area in Riga.
ANDREJSALA – BETWEEN RUIN AND RENOVATION
A partially abandoned peninsula, Andrejsala is somewhere between a ruin and a renovation site, mirroring the current state of the world. It stands as a metaphor for the ruptures of modern utopias, Soviet ideals and capitalist hopes, and resonates with our current challenges: to find ways of inhabiting the world in a new epoch while acknowledging these shared heritages. For RIBOCA2, Andrejsala opens like never before, granting public access to previously restricted areas through exhibition design realised in collaboration with the architects LLRRLLRR (Laura Linsi and Roland Reemaa). Imagined as a 4 – 5-hour wander, the exhibition’s path has been envisioned as an encounter with other rhythms, a stroll through contemporary ruins, and an invitation to consider a new world growing out of them. Works are installed outdoors across the waterfront, in empty lots, meadows and wastelands, in a former paintball field and within indoor spaces ranging from a hangar to the main RIBOCA2 port building.
For more information please visit https://www.rigabiennial.com.