The Philosophy of Furniture will be performed (broadcasted online) two times during December – first on December 5, at 7pm it will be read in English by journalist Kārlis Streips.
The link to the broacast will be provided closer to the date.
Ainārs Kamoliņš is a philosopher from Riga. He has obtained an MA in philosophy from the University of Latvia. Kamoliņš’s main academic interests concern the questions raised by the early modern philosophers, including how biology, natural and exact sciences are linked to philosophical theories. His best known book is Diaries: Spinoza’s Poetics (2014, published by Kim? Contemporary Art Center). In 2016 he wrote a dramatisation of Kierkegaard’s The Seducer’s Diary that was staged in the Latvian National Theatre.
Daria Melnikova is a Riga-based artist, who works with installations and objects. Her work results from a meditative study of daily routine, clichés, architectural details and mere casual moments. She has recently exhibited in Salon du Salon, Marseille; Gallery Vartai, Vilnius; Karlin Studios, Prague; PLATO, Ostrava; Kulturfolger, Zurich; Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, etc.
Kārlis Streips was born and raised in the United States and has lived in Latvia since 1991. He is a broadcast journalist and an instructor at the University of Latvia.
Roots to Routes is a collaboration between artists, curators and non-profit organisations from the city of Marseille and the Baltic countries, curated by Merilin Talumaa, Maija Rudovska and Justė Kostikovaitė. The project took place in Marseille as part of Manifesta 13 Biennial programme Les Parallèles du Sud from August 28 to October 25 and is continuing in Riga, as well as in other cities throughout 2021. The project invites strangers to encounter the unknown and unfamiliar within the urban environment, while exploring and challenging concepts of ‘homebase’, ‘belonging’ and ‘identity’.
Supported by Latvian Culture Capital Foundation
Gallery name: Kim? Contemporary Art Center
Address: Sporta iela 2, Riga
Opening hours: Tue 14:00 - 20:00, Wed-Fri 14:00 - 18:00, Sat-Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Open: 05.12.2020 - 06.12.2020