Aka Institute of Contemporary Art is a trilogy of projects happening for real, which at the same time uses an imaginary ideal institution for contemporary art as a frame of reference. An attempt to realise parts of a dream scenario with a programme for a non-existing, or rather not-yet-existing institution. This institution has a modest temporary space in Andrejsala, the old harbour area of Riga, for two months in spring 2007.
3 - 29 April, Project space "Canteen" Andrejsala
3 - 27 May: Project space "Canteen" Andrejsala
Parts of the extensive No Ghost Just a Shell (1999-2003) project initiated by Paris-based artists Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno and a lecture on the project.
In 1999 Huyghe and Parreno acquired the rights to a
manga figure from the character design company K Works for 46,000 yen.
They both drew on and established a network of artists and other
cultural producers, inviting each one to fill the empty AnnLee shell
with content via video or other forms of art.
18 -19 May: Andrejsala
Curator: Maria Lind (Stockholm)