Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre

As a part of 10th Aniverssary’s celebration, on 22th of August Kim? Contemporary Art Centre opened three exhibitions:  two solo exhibitions by up-and-coming Latvian artists Līga Spunde and Liene Pavlovska, and the Riga iteration of the Prague Quadrennial exhibition “ZRwhdZ. Rīga” by artist duo Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo. All exhibitions run until 6th of October.

Artists: Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo

Title: ZRwhdZ. Rīga

Venue: Kim? Contemporary Art Centre

Photo: Ansis Starks

Exposition by Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo “ZRwhdZ. Rīga” (iteration of the Prague Quadrennial exhibition) is on display at the courtyard of Kim?Contemporary Art Centre. “ZRwhdZ” was shown at this year’s Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space where artists Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo represented Latvia, and won Best Curatorial Concept of an Exhibit. Kim? Contemporary Art Centre. 

“ZRwhdZ is like a formula. It is like the golden ratio through which you can approach perfection in live art. Deciphering the abbreviation you get the phrase “Zum Raum hier wird die Zeit” (“Here, time becomes space”) from the libretto of Richard Wagner’s last opera Parsifal. Time and space become the frame, the legs on which the scenography moves.”

Krista Dzudzilo and Reinis Dzudzilo are a married, creative tandem that work in visual art, theatre and opera. The artists use scenography in their visual art projects, such as an intense dramaturgy of space, and an active collaboration with the viewer, whereas in theatre the spaces and costumes they create carry a deeply symbolic meaning, often becoming works of art in their own right. Both have received recognition for their work, including at the Latvian Theatre Awards Spēļmaņu nakts, and at the Annual Latvian Design Awards. Krista has been nominated for the Purvītis Award for her video installation Skaidrība. In 2017 they created their first solo performance Patētiskā. Par redzamo valodu at the International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus. In 2019 the couple represented Latvia at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space where they also received an award.

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