Book Launch // Victory Park by Arnis Balcus
We are pleased to invite you to the book launch of “Victory Park” and a conversation with its author Arnis Balcus and the book’s designer Tom Mrazauskas.
Arnis Balcus’s photobook “Victory Park” focuses on a particular location in the Latvian capital of Riga, a park with a complex history overlaid with the policies of former regimes and cumbersome social realities. This photographic work is more than just documentation or research material – the spontaneity of the shots and the juxtaposition of the images in the book creates an impression of an artistic experiment carried out in-situ.
Photographer Arnis Balcus (*1978) is based in Riga, Latvia. He has BA in Communication Studies from University of Latvia and MA in Photographic Studies from University of Westminster. In most of his photographic work he examines Latvian identity, historical taboos and social-political agendas.
Arnis Balcus “Victory Park”
Published by Brave Books, Berlin in collaboration with Contemporary Culture Centre KultKom, Riga
23×29 cm, 84 pages, 38 photos
Edition of 500. ISBN 978-3-00-054439-2