A somber look inside a former KGB Headquarters in Latvia

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 1 May 2014

Ever wondered what it looks like inside a former Soviet Committee for State Security (KGB) headquarters? These photos show us just what it was like during the fifty years of the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union. Today the building, known as the Corner House, no longer operates as it used to, but tourists […]

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Birds On Twitter

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By Voldemars Dudums in Cool Websites on Tuesday 22 February 2011

This is a project I did with the Latvian weekly magazine, Ir. We gave Twitter back to the birds. You follow the tweets @hungry_birds.

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Ilgvars Zalans’ Long Journey, Short Reunion project

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Monday 22 December 2008

Latvian artist Ilgvars Zalan’s recently travelled to Lisbon, Portugal, where je undertook the Long Journey, Short Reunion project, a ‘series of paintings and performances devoted to documenting charismatic cultural facts’. It’s all part of the world tour of art performances which will see him journey to France, Korea, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Singarpore and Greece, among many other destinations, to unveil his unique aesthetic sensibilities.

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Ilgvars Zalans

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 6 November 2008

Working out of Latvia, Riga, artist Ilgvars Zalans creates lush, vibrant pieces that are at once unsettling for their mashed up textures as they are eerily and awkwardly beautiful. Of his art, he says: ‘I focus on images and motifs that are fundamental, archetypal, and universal in human experience, as opposed to those that are socially determined’.

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