The Centre for Art Management and Information (MMIC) invites artists to submit proposals for Dictatorship Of The Majority – Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2008, an open-air contemporary art exhibition that will take place in Riga, Latvia August 29 – October 10, 2008. The exhibition is a starting point for the dialogue between general public, society and art professionals on the issue of contemporary public art and its role in the urban culture of the city of Riga.
The Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2008 is contemporary art event in urban public space of Riga City seeking experimental and innovative cooperation forms between different social groups to develop active civil society. The main objective of Dictatorship Of The Majority – Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2008 is to encourage dialogue between art professionals and consumers of the public art.
The event fosters understanding and links between the centre and periphery in contemporary art. Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2008 aims at breaking down elitism in art and culture space through openness and culture accessibility, involving groups of the society whose environment rarely is a site for contemporary art practice. The main interests of the event are emotions and lifestyle of the residents of marginal and disadvantaged city areas instead of the identification of particular city space.
Jury consisting of 10 members will select artworks for the exhibition. The selected artworks will be temporarily installed in public space in Latgale suburb of Riga City. The jury members will be approved by The Centre for Art Management and Information (MMIC) based on open competition announced for inhabitants of the City of Riga. The list of the approved jury members will be published on the web site of Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2008 on 17 March, 2008.