Riga’s biennial is a big deal
If you want any proof that Riga is one of Europe's most up-and-coming art cities, look no further than its annual biennial of contemporary art, RIBOCA. When it first ran in 2018, it was received with great acclaim, notably for the way in which it sophisticatedly navigated Latvia's Soviet past. 2020's biennial was supposed to emanate from a new gallery space in Andrejsala, an old industrial port turned vibrant arts hub, but its opening has been delayed for reasons we need not explain. In the meantime, the culturally curious should pop into Riga Art Space, Putti (a modern jewellers-cum-gallery) and Kim?, a contemporary art centre. RIBOCA has also transformed this year's programme into a series of online talks and virtual exhibitions; check it out here.