Continuing the last edition’s commitment to the development of the area, RIBOCA3 returns to Andrejsala (“Andrew's Island”) as the primary venue for the biennial. Spanning over 20 hectares of a territory previously used as an industrial port on the bank of the Daugava river, Andrejsala is distinguished by its monumental industrial architecture, including an abandoned electric power station, ports, granaries, empty lots, hangars and a railway station, focalizing the exhibition. Block explains how this landscape defined his selection of artists:
Filling this space demands a sense of musicality. Each artist becomes a voice, their artworks an instrument, and Andrejsala their atmospheric concert hall. Rather than following a score created by its conductors, RIBOCA3 acts as an orchestra that celebrates the sound it makes by itself.
RIBOCA3: Exercises in Respect
Curated by René Block
Associated Currator Nico Anklam
Press and professional preview: Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 July 2022
RIBOCA3 open to public: Friday 15 July – Sunday 2 October 2022
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