LIVE! VOLUME UP! -- ESTONIA -- NON GRATA, Ieva Naglina, Marta Vaarik & Artjom Astrov // 8-11 pm
SEPTEMBER 9-25, 2022
BALTIC ART FESTIVAL - EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCE ART, WORKSHOPS
Week 1 - ESTONIA / Week 2 - LITHUANIA / Week 3 - LATVIA //Organized & Curated by AL Paldrok (Non Grata) -- Presented by Grace Exhibition Space & the Anarchist Book Fair --
A new generation of artists, spectators, and performers in search of their own mindset and safe social space. Volume UP! is a creative source of energy and the road to understanding a generation that has the desire to change the balance of power through direct intervention on reality - giving more importance to creation and participation.
Going deeper into subjects to find the common thread between performers and spectators, they veered toward extremes to provoke themselves (and their audience) to confront social norms by giving themselves over to mental and visual ways of participation.
This is an ongoing reflection of a generation alarmed by the rise of a new puritan social movement that sharply restricts the freedom of individuals
NON GRATA (est. 1998)
Non Grata is a performance group that travels constantly all over the world - Asia-America-Europe - with performances and Diverse Universe Nomadic Performance festival. The main characteristics of the members are anonymity in group work, ignorance
of the local art world, and mass media. Non Grata manifests creative freedom and Storm Generation and physically linking worldwide creative network.
IEVA NAGLINA (b. 1981)
Ieva Naglina is an artist and curator, who works and lives in Riga, Latvia. She graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia graphic department in 2007. In creative work, Naglina uses graphics, painting, and mixed media. As a curator at the Riga Porcelain Museum, Naglina works with contemporary graphic and ceramic art. Since 2016 Naglina has been the program curator of the international festival “Printmaking IN” in Riga, Latvia. She also runs the broadcast about art “Subjektīvie mērījumi” (Subjective measurements) on radio “NABA” (Latvia).
MARTA VAARIK (b.1986)
Marta Vaarik is an artist, photographer, and self-proclaimed blond trickster based in Tallinn, Estonia. She holds a BFA degree in painting from the Estonian Academy of Arts. She did an exchange program at UDK studying under professor Josephine Pryde. She has had solo shows and has participated in group shows in Berlin and Estonia. She works in the mediums of painting, photography, performance, and video.
ARTJOM ASTROV (b. 1989)
Artjom Astrov (b. 1989) is a musician based in Vienna. His eclectic composition style incorporates both produced and found sound, digital processing and songwriting. Astrov’s use of voice (spoken word, rapping) can be characterised by a sense of alienated lyricism. As a sound designer for various contemporary performance productions, Astrov has developed a distinctively minimalistic approach that relies on spatial and conceptual properties of sound.
PARTNERS OF THE FESTIVAL:
Academia Gustaviana Society - ESTONIA
Academia Gustaviana Society is a non-governmental, non-profit organization initiated to promote culture and improve art education. AGS's main mission is to foster new opportunities for Estonia to enter into dialogue and cultural exchange with peers from other countries; to expose Estonian audiences to a diverse range of ideas from across the world internationally. AGS is committed to diversity with a deep understanding of the needs of people today, and the best practice to support intercultural dialogues and exchanges of experience.
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The Three Graces (Greek Mythology) - charm, grace, and beauty
Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid-career or established. Our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
Grace Exhibition Space presents over 30 curated live performance art exhibitions each year, showcasing new work by more than 400 performance artists from across the United States and the world since 2006.
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