About SURVIVAL KIT

The “Survival Kit 6” International Contemporary Arts Festival, which is organized by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) will take place from 4 to 21 September, 2014. The central theme of the festival - "The Utopian City"! 

‘Survival Kit’ is an annual art festival that has run since 2009, when it began as a reaction to the global economic crisis which forced the public to find new strategies of survival and encouraged artists to discover fresh means of existence. Previously the festival has represented works by such artists as Oliver Ressler (Austria), Harun Farocki (Germany), The Yes Men (USA), Gabriel Lester (Netherlands) and other internationally well-known authors. “Survival Kit” is produced by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, which aims to provide continuity of contemporary art processes and their integration into the international circuit. The centre is one of the most active art institutions in Latvia, and an internationally recognized cooperation partner.

‘Survival Kit’ is curated by Solvita Krese, the director of the LCCA. In 2014 it is co-curated by Aneta Szylak, the director of Wyspa Institut of Art in Gdańsk, Poland. This year the festival is also a significant contribution to the programme of Riga as the European Capital of Culture. For the first time the festival will also take place in Umeå, Sweden.