Portable Landscapes: Art Histories of Latvian Exile – 2024

Inga Lāce & Andra Silapētere (eds.)

Following upon the international exhibition series of the same title, the publication Portable Landscapes gathers contributions reflecting on processes of art and life within Latvian exile and emigrant communities from the beginning of the twentieth century until today. Tracing the lifelines of a number of artistic protagonists, this ambitious collection explores the major centers of the Latvian diaspora: Paris, New York, West-Berlin, Montreal, and the Swedish island of Gotland. Individual stories and chapters of migration are juxtaposed and map a common network situated within the broader context of twentieth-century art history and wider processes of migration and globalization. Combining diverse contributions by scholars, writers, artists, and contemporary witnesses, the project aims to enrich the understanding of our contemporary world as informed by locally and globally intersecting historical events.


Portable Landscapes: Art Histories of Latvian Exile, edited by Inga Lāce & Andra Silapētere. With contributions by Jonathan Adjemian, Xenia Benivolski, Mika Hannula, Ingela Johansson, Juris Kronbergs, Mart Kuldkepp, Inga Lāce, Elisabeth Lebovici, Marcus Lutyens, Thomas Nail, Mai-Thu Perret, Diāna Popova, Antra Priede, Bart Pushaw, Melissa Rachleff Burtt, Andra Silapētere, Raivis Sīmansons, Viktor Timofeev, Jacob Wren, and Margo Zālīte. Design by Rudy Guedj.



280 pages

Color & black/white images

Softcover, thread-bound

ISBN 978-3-9818635-5-0


Published by K. Verlag in partnership with the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga


Forthcoming in 2024


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