Artist’s Talk: Ieva Epnere
Tuesday, October 25, 6:30–7:30pm
Art in General is pleased to present Sea of Living Memories, a New Commission by artist Ieva Epnere. The project is Epnere’s first institutional solo exhibition in the United States, and is presented in partnership with kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia as part of Art in General’s International Collaborations program.
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Ieva Epnere (b. 1977) lives and works in Riga, Latvia. Recent solo shows include Pyramiden and other stories, Zacheta Project Room, Warsaw, Poland (2015); A No-Man’s Land, An Everyman’s Land, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga and Liepaja Museum, Liepaja, Latvia (2015); Waiting Room, Contretype, Brussels (2015); Galerie des Hospices, Canet-en-Roussillon, France (2014); and Mindscapes, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia (2013). Selected group exhibitions include Contemporary Landscape, Art Festival Cēsis 2016, Cēsis, Latvia (2016); 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany (2016); Identity: Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty, National Art Museum of Ukraine (2016); Something eerie, Signal – Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden (2016); BRUXELLES à l’infini, Photographies de la Collection Contretype, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris, France (2016); SALON DER ANGST, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2013). Epnere is a Fall 2016 resident at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York.
Art in General was founded in 1981 and supports the production of new work by local and international artists primarily through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program. Art in General also produces an annual symposium What Now? on critical and timely issues in artistic and curatorial practice.
General Support of Art in General is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Toby D. Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and by individuals. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The New Commissions Program is made possible by the Trust for Mutual Understanding; National Endowment for the Arts; Jerome Foundation; Ruth Ivor Foundation; The Greenwich Collection; and the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation. Support has also been provided by: Commissioners’ Circle leaders Elaine Goldman, Jeffery Larsen and Joseph Bolduc; Commissioners’ Circle supporters Richard Massey, and David Solo; and Commissioners’ Circle members Nader Ansary, Rob Colangelo, Don Erenberg, Taymour Grahne, Roya Khadjavi-Heidari, Mary Lapides, Leslie Ruff, and Diana Wege.
Additional support for kim? Contemporary Art Centre has been provided by Vita Liberte, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, the State Culture Capital Foundation, and Riga City Council. The artist would like to thank the Latvian National Armed Forces, Latvian Navy Flotilla, Nicolaus Schafhausen, VFS Films, and Sunsstudio for their support.