Market, workshops and book opening on January 25

On January 25 from 10 AM to 4 PM we invite you to the Kalnciema Quarter food and crafts market, where we will open our longtime trader Eglon Brūns' book, talk about apples and taste them, and continue to discover the Biennale's behind-the-scenes at the workshops every Saturday for the next 5 months. Participation is free of charge.

In a partnership with Private Primary School Domdaris and Kalnciema Quarter Gallery, RIBOCA is pleased to announce its first children workshop session in January. Inspired by themes and artists of the upcoming RIBOCA2, five months long workshops session every Saturday will be held in warming up and preparation for long awaited The 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art – and suddenly it all blossoms - which will take place in Riga from May 16 to October 11, 2020.

Every Saturday all the interested ones and especially children and youngsters aged from 8 to 13 are welcomed to participate and spend their time in friendly “RIBOCA workshop” environment that will be open for all kinds of experimentations and interpretations inspired by RIBOCA artistic content. Workshops will be coordinated and developed by children together with 3 art education forces from private school Domdaris. Leading teacher for January session is scenographer and sculptor Līva Puļķe.

RIBOCA January’s workshop: snowmen

Keywords: childhood, emotions, environment

Artists for the inspiration: Augustas Serapinas (Lithuania), Sarah Ortmeyer (Germany)

January’s workshop theme snowmen will try to look at global warming as a result of a variety of ill-considered actions by humankind from which one consequence of these changes is the absence of snow. We really hope to create and build snowmen from snow but if we will not be lucky with weather conditions, children would build them from recycled materials (paper, cardboard and newspapers) thus paying attention to the fact that because of tree felling and excessive product consumption, snowmen must and can be made also from recycled paper.


Parallel and ongoing workshop until May – Graffiti stencil wall

Keywords: emotion /emoji as language, identity, belonging, place

Basic or imaginary stencil and graffiti workshop whereas older participants work with design knives and cut silhouettes imagined by given inspiration keyword and RIBOCA2 themes. The smallest enthusiast’s main tool would be scissors and colours - when created shapes need some certain silhouettes and colour.

In parallel, the graffiti workshop, which has already become very popular, will continue - in January 25 participants will create stickers to add to the wall of self-expression.

Practical information:

Workshops are organized every Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00 until 9 May, free admission. All workshop materials will be provided, including non-toxic theater colors for kids’ safety.