Featuring Bora Akinciturk, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Viktor Timofeev and Evita Vasiļjeva, works sprawl, overlap and enter each other’s frames of view in the show. It draws its title from a comment by late art dealer Colin de Land, who noted there is small window of time for viewing pieces of art before their perception is affected by language. This is a space that de Land felt should be prolonged, and as the exhibition’s press release notes:
“The exhibited artworks wink at each other, crack, fidget and slide in-between the arches inviting the viewers to leave vowels and consonants behind to open a small or a medium-sized window, a pretty large window, or even a huge window.”**
A Very Small Window, curated by Kaspars Groševs and featuring with Bora Akinciturk, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Viktor Timofeev and Evita Vasiļjeva, was on at Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, running June 20 to August 4, 2019.