The art project-competition addressed the following message to the invited artists:

The project "On the Bench!" envisages utilitarian artistic objects in the Riga city space.

The works are not intended to be decorative, but rather to be the collective embodiment of the leitmotif of the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation’s public art programme “Joy and the Joy of Thought”. At the same time, all works must be serious contemporary art works and city benches as well. 

The following quality prototypes have been used:

  • Krišs Salmanis’ work "Sick and Tired" for the competition exhibition “Riga Smiles”,
  • Miervaldis Polis’ Krišjānis Valdemārs on a bench in Ventspils,
  • a new idea from Aigars Bikše envisaging a bench with a large Rainis at one end and a small Rainis at the other.


Participants of the exhibition

This was a closed competition for the invited artists: