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The 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art
and suddenly it all blossoms
20 August - 13 September 2020, Riga, Latvia
Curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

RIBOCA2: and suddenly it all blossoms grew out of the urge to change our way of inhabiting the world through reaching out to other voices, sensibilities, and ways of making relationships. As an alternative to the deluge of hopeless narratives, the notion of re-enchantment became a frame for building desirable presents and futures, where the end of "a" world does not mean "the end of the world". The present global circumstances resonate dramatically with the project and its urgent call for reinvention. Yet it has meant that the exhibition's original plan, composed of 85% new commissions, cannot be carried out as initially imagined, as parts of the world have abruptly paused and with them core transport and production infrastructures.
Understanding this extreme situation as a call for reinvention, the exhibition, spreading over 200,000m2 of the Tarkovskian former port district of Andrejsala in Riga, will be open to the public from 20 August - 13 September. It will be transformed into the setting for a feature-length film that will be shot during opening hours. Between a ruin and a construction site, past fallen dreams and present reality, the project, transformed into a unique experience, acknowledges the limitations and possibilities of today.
Visitors will be able to explore the exhibition and witness the process of the film being shot. During the three-week run of the show, performances, guided tours and public programmes will be held while maintaining sanitary and social distancing measures.
Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, as artistic director and script writer of the movie, invited acclaimed Latvian film director Dāvis Sīmanis to co-direct the film, collaborating with his team including Andrejs Rudzāts as director of photography. Together they are working on a feature-length film that is planned to be released early 2021.
Exhibition working hours:
Tuesday  –  Sunday: 12:00 – 20:00
Monday: closed
For viewing the whole exhibition we would recommend you to plan a minimum of 2 hours.
Last entrance and RIBOCA ticket office closes at 19:30.
Free* Guided Tours with Art mediators (*with a valid RIBOCA2 ticket): on working days at 17:00 and on weekends at 13:00 and 17:00.
Limited capacity. Please register at education@rigabiennial.com or +37120206323

Individual Guided tours and School tours with pre-booking at education@rigabiennial.com or +37120206323
How to find us
RIBOCA2 is situated in the Andrejsala district of Riga. There are 2 entrances with info and ticket offices: the RIBOCA2 Main Entrance (Andrejostas iela 4) and the RIBOCA2 Port Building (Andrejostas iela 25).
The exhibition venue will be filmed!
Every visitor before entering the exhibition territory must read these regulations. By entering the exhibition territory you acknowledge that you have read the regulations and that you agree to abide by the outlined rules during your visit.
More information: www.rigabiennial.com
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