Survival Kit

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga
September 8-18, 2011

‘Survival Kit’ is an annual contemporary art festival that has been organised by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art since 2009, when it began as a reaction to the global economic crisis which forced the public to find new survival strategies and encouraged artists to discover new ways of existing.

For the last eleven years Ingo Vetter has visited Detroit regularly for research, artistic production and to take extended photo series. Motor Show brings together the most recent pictures and assembles them around a central installation of car tires and ladders made by the Detroit Tree of Heaven Woodshop.

Curator: Solvita Krese
The festival gathers more than 20 foreign artists and art organizations, including names like Hito Steyerl (DE), Adam Leech (USA, BE), Melanie Gilligan (CA, GB), Dan Perjovshi (RO), Harald Hund, Ingo Vetter & Detroit Tree of Heaven Woodshop (SE, USA), Paul Horn (AT), Ars Longa (FR), CAC (LT), RIXC (LV), Round Culture (GB), Sponge ArteContemporanea (IT) etc. and more than 25 Latvian artists - Aigars Bikše, Izolde Cēsiniece, Katrīna Neiburga, Miķelis Fišers, Ivars Drulle, Krists Pudzens, Kristīne Alksne, Anna Heinrihsone, Leonards Laganovskis, Aija Bley, SERDE, Andrejs Prigičevs, Artūrs Bērziņš, Brigita Zelča, Klāvs Upacieris, Kristaps Grundšteins, Daiga Grantiņa, Ēriks Apļais, Kate Krolle, Inga Meldere, Katrīna Sauškina, Iliāna Veinberga, Ieva Saulīte, Ieva Balode, Anete Lesīte as well as creativity associations “idejuTalka” and “TAKA”.