curators: Kaspars Vanags, Zane Zajančkauska, Diana Franssen
The exhibition "YOU'VE GOT 1243 UNREAD MESSAGES. Last Generation Before the Internet. Their Lives" deals with the recent past where the search for oneself and others took place in an analogue instead of a digital environment. The works of art and various everyday artifacts chosen for the exhibition are micro-historical evidence of some 20th century individuals, or whole currents that continue to throw into doubt any borders between art and everyday life. These are stories about the individual memory culture, mutual networking and experimental creation. The exhibits share their authors' attempts to redefine personal life space, laying a parallel world, like a cuckoo's egg, in the governing reality created by media and political ideologies.
Xavier Antin, ARTPOOL Studio, György Galántai, Deák Ferenc, Erdélyi Miklós, Kelemen Károly, Maurer Dóra, Valdis Āboliņš, Auseklis Baušķenieks, Irma Blank, Season Butler, Vija Celmins, Radomir Damnjanović Damnjan, Guillermo Deisler, Marlene Dietrich, Braco Dimitrijević, Viktorija Eksta, György Galántai, Jean Genet, Vladimir Glushenkov, Rodney Graham, Atis Ieviņš, On Kawara, William Kentridge, Žilvinas Kempinas, Jaroslaw Kozlowski and Andrzej Kostolowski, Boris Lurie, Bogusław Madej, Dalibor Martinis, Jiří Menzel, Ry Nikonova, Serge Segay, Yoko Ono, Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, Edgars Ozoliņš, Livija Patikne, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Konstantīns Raudive, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Aleksandr Rodchenko,Varvara Stepanova, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Joachim Schmid, Dayanita Singh, Harry Everett Smith, Zdzisław Sosnowski, Mladen Stilinovič, Andrejs Strokins, Jüri Tenson, Rein Tenson, Priit Pärn, Krista Virkus, Mari Kuutmaa, Miroslav Tichý, Dragutin Trumbetaš, Jiří Valoch, Franz Erhard Walther.