Artist Crisis Center II: Tact Gear duo project with Ieva Kraule-Kūna at LOW gallery, Riga, Latvia.
Artist Crisis Center is open to provide support for the creative types cheated by Fortune or beaten by the hooves of Pegasus.
Accompanied by a shelter for unwanted art and around-the-clock help center, it is providing refuge and assistance for those in need, all while surrounded by a soothing atmosphere to ease agitated minds and restless souls. The gallery space is now unusually cozy as the stark whiteness of a white cube is replaced by pleasantly beige interior. Clearly distinguishable health workers are always
ready to instruct visitors in use of the healing equipment or provide the guidance to artists at troublesome times. The difficulty of placing your uncomfortable body in the pompous setting of an exhibition opening has been eliminated by the convenient seating, while dimmed lighting hides flaws of disgraced artists and embarrassing artwork as well as those found in the faces of viewers.
Artist Crisis Center is a duo project by artists Ieva Kraule-Kūna and Elīna Vītola sheltering unwanted, failed and nourishing artworks by Normunds Brasliņš, Anna Ceipe, F5, Alexei Gordin, Flo Kasearu, Darja Meļņikova, Juris Pudāns, Ieva Putniņa, Andrejs Boriss Kalniņš, Kristīne Kursiša, Maija Kurševa, Klāvs Upacieris, Ojārs Pētersons, Līva Rutmane, Līga Spunde, Kristaps Zariņš, Amanda Ziemele.
Photography by Līga Spunde