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“Simple story” by Alnis Stakle 0

Photo: Katrīna Ģelze 

On the evening of December 5th a new solo exhibition “Simple story” by Latvian photographer Alnis Stakle welcomed its first visitors at Office gallery of the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA). It continues the melancholic ambiance that has suddenly emerged from the Latvian contemporary art scene. The exhibited objects, photographs and texts are linked to a family photo album that came into the photographer’s possession along the request to destroy it. The biographical material, which once held important memories, now is missing a few leaves, but these few pages are an inspiration to discuss the connection between melancholy and photography. The exhibition is on view until January 11, 2013.

Photographer Inese Kalniņa and LCCA Project Manager Elza Zīda

Artist Margrieta Dreiblate

Director of LCCA Solvita Krese

Photographer and Editor in Chief Arnis Balčus

Artis Silenieks,

Finnish Photographer Wess Aaltonen and Photographer Inese Kalniņa

Director of Tukums Art Museum Līga Lindenbauma

Photographer Jānis Deinats

Kate Zilgalve,, and Zanda Zilgalve, ABLV Charitable Foundation Chairman of the Board

Art Historian Andra Silapētere

Photographers Andrejs Grants and Jānis Deinats

Photographer Alnis Stakle and Curator Zane Dātava