Artists: Robertas Narkus, Rainyr Askher, Gints Gabrāns, Kipras Garla, Antanas Gerlikas, Laura Kaminskaitė, Žygimantas Kudirka, Jonas Palekas, Nerijus Rimkus, Antanas Skučas, and others
Exhibition title: The Guest
Venue: Autarkia, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
Date: October 20 – November 28, 2017
Photography: Ansis Starks, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga
A cabaret directed by Robertas Narkus & produced by Autarkia & Kim? with contributions by Rainyr Askher, Gints Gabrāns, Kipras Garla, Antanas Gerlikas, Laura Kaminskaitė, Žygimantas Kudirka, Jonas Palekas, Nerijus Rimkus, Antanas Skučas, and others.
The Guest cabaret invites you to reimagining the near future as promised by sci-fi entrepreneurs. Since the artificial intelligence took over solving the problems of the economy, philosophy, scientific progress and politics, since the clash of classes is over, all secrets of the universe are solved, everything is for free, produced at automatic factories, grown in self-sustainable farms, and delivered by soft six fingered hands. This is us – freed from the work, devoted to spiritual perfection, creativity and sport, sipping tungaka, swinging to the rhythm, lazily sprawling on the couch, whipping Tichu, talking about the weather, beauty, engineering and poetry. One looks around – everyone is an artist, designer, DJ, model, philosopher, startupper, plumber or visionary.
Autarkia is an artist day care centre, a club of interests, an office for putative experiences and imaginary solutions. A bistro of experimental gastronomy, gallery and project development hotel is inviting to prepare for the future already today.