Title Doesn’t Matter
Contemporary art exhibition
The contemporary art exhibition “Title Doesn’t Matter” will be on view at the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga (Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1) from 7 October to 19 November 2017, presenting new works of 32 Latvian artists.


The exhibition supported by Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation is a meaningful stopping point on the way to forthcoming Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art which aims to display contemporary art and visual culture interaction processes in the Baltic Sea region, particularly highlighting the role of Latvian artists in the creation of museum’s content. Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art will be open to visitors in 2021.


The exhibition Title Doesn’t Matter displays accomplishment of 32 Latvian artists, fixed points of their current work process. All authors are interested in what other colleagues are trying to say with art as well as what is happening in such exhibition places as LOW, kim? or 427. As well as what is currently relevant in the global art world. Several artists have notable experience in participating in international art exhibitions, for some of them it is certainly ahead.


Project participants are: Monta Andžejevska, Vents Āboltiņš, Katrīna Čemme, Krista Dzudzilo, Reinis Dzudzilo, Kaspars Groševs, Indriķis Ģelzis, Jānis Klaučs, Ģirts Korps, Maija Kurševa, Ieva Kraule, Andrejs Lavrinovičs, artists’ group 3/8 (Jānis Dzirnieks, Jānis Krauklis, Rihards Rusmanis and Kristiāna Marija Sproģe), artists’ group F5 (Līga Marcinkeviča, Mārtiņš Ratniks and Ieva Rubeze), Darya Melnikova, Anta Pence, Ojārs Pētersons, Kaspars Podnieks, Krišs Salmanis, Alise Sondore, Līga Spunde, Klāvs Upaciers, Evita Vasiļjeva, Oskars Veilands, Lidija Zaneripa, Brigita Zelča-Aispure, and Armands Zelčs.


Exhibition participants are united by a certain way of thinking, education and several years of regular cooperation. All of the artists for some time of their lives have been professor’s Ojārs Pētersons students in the Department of Visual Communication of the Art Academy of Latvia. Their works can often be described as ingenious or ironic, meaningful and with a well-trained thought always present. The artists use a wide range of media – from drawing, video and photography to objects and installations, creating new vectors of possible existence.


“The exhibition is created without any frame dictated by a curator. Title Doesn’t Matter can be paraphrased as “Thought Has No Name”. The authors are interested in the paradoxes of perception, the content dependency on the context, and relations between language and image. Any work of art is a result of a long reflection process connected with nowadays and contemporary art. Coincidence is not their leading-motif, but life is full of coincidence that creeps into their creative work,” project authors explain.


The exhibition is financially supported by the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation as well as the State Culture Capital Foundation. Title Doesn’t Matter is one of the two winning projects of the Latvian National Museum of Art annual open exhibition project competition in 2015.


The free exhibition guide booklet will be available.




Ojārs Pētersons, Līga Marcinkeviča, Maija Kurševa



Laura Okdaldere, Exhibition Curator, Art Museum RIGA BOURSE / Latvian National Museum of Art


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