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Open Fields is the title of this year’s international conference and exhibition taking place in the framework of the annual RIXC Art Science festival in Riga, from September 29 until October 1, 2016, focusing on new aesthetics, contemporary conditions, digital practises and post-media situation. Since the first festival issue took place twenty years ago, the festival has grown and developed itself into the annual gathering for international scholars and artists, working at the intersection of arts, humanities and science.

Conference Public Keynote Speakers:

* Prof. Christiane PAUL / New School / Whitney Museum / US

* Dr. Jussi PARIKKA / Winchester School of Art / University of Southampton / UK

* Monica BELLO / Arts@CERN / CH

Overall, this year we expect that together with invited keynotes, featured session participants, and exhibition artists in the festival will participate more then 100 participants from 30 countries, representing more then 60 universities, art centers, museums, institutions and companies, as well as independent artists, scientists and schoolars from different fields, who are engaged in exploring the transformative potential of arts.

The Open Fields conference will be connected to the festival's featured exhibition taking place in the new Exhibition Hall of the National Library of Latvia. Partly curated, partly peer-reviewed, the exhibition will represent 25 works by 35 artists, artists-researchers and data designers, who are challenging the notion of art and contemporary aesthetics. They are moving across, bringing together and converging different knowledge, various media and diverse Fields, as well as using scientific, cultural and social data as new artistic medium, and interpreting them in a new and meaningful ways.




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