14 Globetrotting Art Aficionados Tell Us About the Most Memorable Show They Saw in 2018
Alain Servais and Eva Ruiz, collectors:
The Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art
For us the most memorable exhibition in 2018 was the Riga Biennial, curated by Katerina Gregos. It gathered the three elements we consider necessary to succeed in a quality biennial: 1. Quality works, and in this case Gregos even managed to go for lesser known artists rather than the usual suspects; 2. Coherence and consistency around its concept, which reflected on the phenomenon of change—how it is anticipated, experienced, grasped, assimilated, and dealt with at this time of accelerated transitions and the increasing speeding up of our lives; 3. The choice of locations created not only a deep connection between the works and the biennial’s concept, but also to the city, as all of them had a soul and a connection to the city of Riga.
I enjoyed it so much that we ended up acquiring three works on exhibition there for our collection.