Walls and Bridges
Stories of Love and Hate, Likes and Dislikes

Latvian-German youth art exchange Riga 2014, October 3rd through 12th

In October 2014, from 3rd through 12th, the European art school network Arts4all will organize its first Latvian-German youth art exchange in Riga. 'Walls and bridges - Stories of Love and Hate, Likes and Dislikes' is the topic of the 4 workshops directed to 24 youngsters, each 12 from Germany (Münster and Aachen) and 12 from Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014.
The destination of the program is developing common transnational statements to the youth art exhibition 'Stories of today' and thus focus on a personal meaning relating to the program of the Capital of culture.





Stories of Today


Students of European Arts Schools are invited to take part in the exhibition “Stories of Today”. It is dedicated to communication today, the conversation between a human being and music, literature, art and the rest of the world. This communication can be expressed in diverse forms. Modern technologies have entered our daily life and our methods of communication extend beyond the spoken and written word. Words, sounds and signs have obtained new ways of display and a new scale. We are inviting children and youth to reveal through their artwork new methods of communication that have caught their attention and anything novel that this method has brought. The exhibition will comprise two independent parts – “Word” and “Sound”. The first part will consist of works inspired by literature or any other text. The second part will consist of works that have been influenced by music or a sound or a compilation of sounds. The exhibition is dedicated to Riga – the European Capital of culture 2014.

The exhibition will take place in October and November 2014. The award ceremony of the best art works will take place on the day of the exhibition opening.

For more information you can contact Mara Muizniece Riga School of Art at


or call Ingemara Treija-ÄŒivle: +371-67283993





Eksperimenta! 2014

Eksperimenta! is the only international youth contemporary art triennial. After the successful launch as a highlight of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 programme E! aims to become the most renowned contemporary art event for youth in the world.

Eksperimenta! targets youth, (art) education professionals and general public. E! is unique, as the age group of 14-19 has been neglected by international art events. At that age young people make decisions about their professional future, are open for ideas and want to participate in the public debate. Eksperimenta! fills this gap and gives the 14-19-year olds an opportunity to experience the creative process from the development of ideas, experimenting to exhibiting and feed back on an international arena. This experience helps youth to assess their own potential and plan their future more consciously.

The 2014 triennial with the title "Art and Science" takes place from 22.10 – 23.11. in Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel). We wish to encourage youth and teachers and artists in different countries to study the world through a scientific prism, to use scientific methods as a starting point of the creative work and to interpret the results through art on a personal and universal level. The triennial promotes the main survival skill of the 21st century – creative and scientific thinking among youth.

The first Eksperimenta! exhibition took place as part of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 programme at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and in Maarjamäe Palace from April 27 – June 14 2011 and presented contemporary art on the topic "Space" by young artists from 13 countries. The triennial exhibited more than 400 artworks by 14-19 year old artists from Canada, Portugal, Germany, Slovenia, Turkey, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia, South Korea, Iceland and Ireland. More than 18000 people visited the exhibition. E! received more than 200 press coverage by all Estonian channels as well as Euronews, Taide & Design, The Baltic Guide, Süddeutche Zeitung, TV SLO1, Voima etc. IDEAlab’s 22 workshops were joined by 173 people from 16 countries; main speakers were Julia Marshall (USA), Tomaž Zupančič (Slovenia) and Sir Ken Robinson (USA) via video link.