Roots to Routes
Les Parallèles du sud – Manifesta 13 Marseille

Palette: Three-legged Evidence
SDS #26
Daria Melnikova

Invited artists: Uģis Albiņš, Victoire Barbot, Anna Ceipe, Baptiste Charneux, Kaspars Groševs, Indriķis Ģelzis, Ainārs Kamoliņš, Ieva Kraule-Kūna, Elīna Vītola, Amanda Ziemele, Ndayé Kouagou

September 25 – October 25, 2020
Salon du Salon
21 avenue du Prado, Marseille

Curated by Merilin Talumaa, Maija Rudovska, Justė Kostikovaitė

Palette, a migrating platform with the function of a bar steps into the space of Salon du Salon, offering the viewer thematic drinks blended with artworks by the artists, collaborators and creators of this set-up. The artist has chosen to play with the name palette indicating both the physicality of a bar’s counter and also the act of mixing. The bar becomes an eclectic piece combining references from various historic eras and personal sources of inspiration – both spiritual and physical.

Daria Melnikova is a Riga-based artist, who works with installations and objects. Her work results from a meditative study of daily routine, clichés, architectural details and mere casual moments. She has recently exhibited in Gallery Vartai, Vilnius; Karlin Studios, Prague; PLATO, Ostrava; Kulturfolger, Zurich; Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga.

October 23 – performance A simple and easy talk about love by Ndayé Kouagou

Supporters: Baltic Culture Fund, Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation, Manifesta 13 Marseille.The European Nomadic Biennial.

Acknowledgments: Chloé Angiolini, Ilze Aulmane, Ryan Galer, Marie Tesson, Katrīna Teivāne-Korpa, Armands Briģis