RIBOCA2 announces programming for online series of talks and conversations


The 2nd edition of Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA2), and suddenly it all blossoms, curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, invites you to join its online series of talks and conversations, imagined with associate curator of public programmes Sofia Lemos.

An online series of talks and conversations starting 21 May 2020.

Image by The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger / Collaboratoires MB. Courtesy of Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

Unfolding across the duration of the Biennial, the weekly programme of online talks and conversations, workshops and activities expands on a glossary of words that inspired  RIBOCA2: Endings, Nature, Love, Ruins, Healing, Magic, Cosmos, Underground, Care, Dreams, Dance, Imagination, Human, Wildness, Ghosts, Metamorphosis, Voices, Fictions and Futures. Each word prompts the week’s events and is a tool for building alternative imaginaries that acknowledge diverse ways of being, thinking and doing.

The series of talks and conversations brings together outstanding thinkers, researchers, and writers from various fields. They include physicist and queer theorist Karen Barad, anthropologist Marisol de la Cadena, philosophers Federico Campagna and Emanuele Coccia, poet CAConrad, sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santos, philosopher Vinciane Despret, anthropologist Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing,  sociologist and writer Avery F. Gordon, art historian Boris Groys, queer theorist Jack Halberstam, researcher Marina Simakova, artists Anton Vidokle and Arseny Zhilyaev from the Institute of the Cosmos, performance studies scholar André Lepecki, feminist writer and geographer Sophie Lewis, philosopher Michael Marder, environmental humanities and feminist thinker Astrida Neimanis, anthropologist Tobias Rees, artist Nikolay Smirnov with scholar Birgit Menzel, and prison-abolitionist and poet Jackie Wang with mathematician Alexander Moll.

For a full list of events, dates, participant biographies and thematic detailed descriptions, please visit the public programme section of the RIBOCA website here

* RIBOCA2 was due to take place from 16 May – 11 October 2020. It will transform into a movie presenting a dialogue between finished, unfinished, and absent works, shot on a film-set in the Tarkovskian settings of Andrejsala, a former industrial port. The set will be open to the public for if conditions allow.

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