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Asnate Bočkis

I Am At Home

2008
Westerpark
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Life in the city and all of the activities and fuss of a socially active person can sometimes leave him frustrated and tired or even unhappy and afraid of himself and his surroundings. This rootless feeling very often occurs when public space shamelessly breaks into private space. In this kind of situation there ‘s a feeling that you want to disappear in the very blink of an eye and retreat to the safest place in the world – under your blanket. The artist created a place that acts as a temporary shelter, an improvised private space where, in case of emergency anyone can get back to this last place of peace to regain his confidence and clear his mind.

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De sculptuur van de Letse kunstenaar Bočkis (1984) werd verworven op de Letse beeldententoonstelling in het Westerpark in 2008. Thema hiervan was ‘Homo urbanus - homo sapiens?’ (‘Een stedeling - een redelijk wezen?’). Kunstenaars uit Riga presenteerden in beelden en installaties hun visies op de moderne mens in de grote steden van de 21ste-eeuw.
Asnate Bočkis (1984) zegt over zijn werk: 'Life in the city can make a person frustrated and tired or even unhappy. In that kind of situations you want to disappear and get to the most safe place in the world - under the blanket. This thought gave me an inspiration to make a piece in the city which could work like a temporary shelter. Where a person can clean up his mind in the same way as it is possible under the cosey, warm blanket.'

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Sinds 2003 heeft Amsterdam een samenwerkingsovereenkomst met de stad Riga. In de overeenkomst staat het uitwisselen van kennis en ervaring tussen de twee steden centraal. Elke vier jaar wordt de samenwerking geëvalueerd en in mei 2010 werd de derde samenwerkingsovereenkomst getekend. Er is informatie uitgewisseld op onder andere de gebieden van City Marketing, archieven, infrastructuur en het bouwen van culturele bouwerken zoals een openbare bibliotheek en het Muziekgebouw aan het IJ. Amsterdam ondersteunt de kandidaatstelling van Riga als culturele hoofdstad van Europa 2014, inhoudelijk betekent dit voor de toekomst samenwerkingsprojecten op cultureel gebied.
In 2008 bood Riga aan om samen met stadsdeel Westerpark en de Letse ambassade een beelden tentoonstelling te organiseren als onderdeel van de viering van de 90e onafhankelijkheidsdag van Letland. Negen Letse kunstenaars is gevraagd om een nieuw kunstobject te creëren of een bestaand object aan te passen voor de tentoonstelling. De beeldententoonstelling “Homo urbanus – Homo sapiens?” werd door de burgemeesters van beide steden geopend en heeft van 29 mei tot en met 15 september 2008 op het terrein van de Westergasfabriek gestaan. Van de Letse kunstenaar Asnate Bočkis werd het werk “I am home” verworven.

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Life in the city and all of the activities and fuss of a socially active person can sometimes leave him frustrated and tired or even unhappy and afraid of himself and his surroundings. This rootless feeling very often occurs when public space shamelessly breaks into private space. In this kind of situation there's a feeling that you want to disappear in the blink of an eye and retreat to the very safest place in the world – under your blanket. The artist created a place that acts as a temporary shelter, an improvised private space where, in case of emergency anyone can get back to this last place of peace to regain his confidence and clear his mind.

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The Bočkis sculpture of the Latvian artist (1984) was acquired on the Latvian exhibition in the westerpark in 2008. Theme of this was ' Homo urbanus-homo sapiens? ' (' A city dweller-a reasonable being? '). Artists from Riga presented in sculptures and installations their visions on modern humans in the large cities of the 21st century. Bočkis
Asnate (1984) says about his work: "Life in the city can make a person tired or even frustrated and unhappy. In that child or situations you want to disappear and get to the most safe place in the world-under the blanket. This thought gave me an inspiration to make a piece in the city which could work like a temporary shelter. Where a person can clean up his mind in the same way as it is possible under the cosey, warm blanket. '

www.buitenbeeldinbeeld.nl:
Since 2003, Amsterdam has a cooperation agreement with the city of Riga. In the agreement, the exchange of knowledge and experience between the two cities Central. The cooperation is evaluated every four years and in May 2010, it was the third cooperation agreement signed. There is information exchanged on, among other things, the areas of City Marketing, archives, infrastructure and building of cultural buildings in the 1900s as a public library and the muziekgebouw aan het IJ. Amsterdam supports the candidacy of Riga as European capital of culture 2014, in terms of content, does this mean for the future cooperation projects in the field of culture.
In 2008 offered Riga together with westerpark and the Latvian Embassy to organize an exhibition as part of the celebrations for the 90th independence day of Latvia. Nine Latvian artists has been asked to create a new work of art or to modify an existing object for the exhibition. The exhibition "Homo urbanus – Homo sapiens?" was opened by the mayors of both cities and has of 29 May to 15 september 2008 on the grounds of the westergasfabriek stood. Of the Latvian artist Asnate Bočkis the work was "I am home" acquired.