Till November 26 you are welcome to visit the Latvian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale and see the solo exhibition "What Can Go Wrong" by Latvian artist Miķelis Fišers, curated by Inga Šteimane.
The title What Can Go Wrong can be interpreted in various ways – as surprise, question, or history. This ambiguity highlights an issue that concerns contemporary projects: how do we talk about our time? In what language? Miķelis Fišers chooses the language full of unscientific substances. Of all bodies of knowledge, he chooses knowledge without status. As Barthes writes, science (knowledge) is not defined by content or morality today; science is what is taught. Contemporary art has its own scientificity, which helps differentiate it from something else. In terms of Fišers’ art, it generally doesn’t help. Fišers is convinced that life is squandered and uses esoteric master signifiers to show it.
More on Miķelis Fišers and the exposition see here.