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The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

Riga, Latvia

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“And Others: Movements, Explorations, Artists in Latvia, 1960–1984,” 2010. Exhibition view at The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga. Photo: Didzis Grodzs

The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) serves as a platform for the contextualization of contemporary art into wider processes, and the national and international promotion of Latvian contemporary art.

LCCA researches, collects, updates, and disseminates information about contemporary art; holds exhibitions, lectures, discussions, and conferences; organizes the contemporary art festival Survival Kit; develops cultural initiatives of innovative and cross-disciplinary nature; and contributes to the development of cultural policy. It is a dynamic unit of cultural producers researching the ties between art and current processes in society.

LCCA studies the city and the surrounding reality as fields of creative opportunities. It reacts to movements in the global art scene by collaborating with artists and art organizations—informing, educating, analyzing, provoking, asking questions, naming, and often breaking the boundaries of the common—and inviting them to participate and to be socially active.

LCCA cares about responsible cultural policy and is an active member (and one of the founders) of the Latvian Association of the Contemporary Culture Organizations.

LCCA is located at the heart of Riga’s Art Nouveau district—Alberta Street 13. Everybody is welcome to visit the library, information center and the Office Gallery of LCCA.

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