rigo_noass_logo_16_bbA Virtual Memorial – Commemorative Interventions ‐ RIGA 2012
a collaboration between
Riga Ghetto & Latvian Holocaust Museum , association “SHAMIR”, Culture & Arts Project NOASS Riga & artvideoKOELN ‐ curatorial initiative “art & moving images” ‐
is the contextual framework for presenting SFC – Shoah Film Collection ‐ as a media art exhibtion in Riga ‐ and a side event in the framework of the International Conference of Holocaust Museums organised by Riga Ghetto & Latvian Holocaust Museum – 4‐6 June 2012

Concept, organisation & coordination by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany). Organisation on loacation in Riga by Dzintarz Zilgalvis (NOASS).


Event schedule

moderation – Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Friday, 1 June 2012
12h Opening ceremony – introducing words by Her Excellency Ms. Hagit Ben- Yaakov, Israeli Ambassador in Riga, Dzintarz Zilgalvis (Noass) and an introduction to “Shoah Film Collection” by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
afterwards privat view of the exhibitions @ the floating galleries NOASS & BETANOVUSS
Mortale by Paolo Bonfiglio (Italy) & Peeling by Eitan Vitkon (Israel)
finalization: performance by Doron Polak (Israel)

15h intervention @ Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum
guided by Rabbi Menachem Barkahan

19h official opening for the public @ BETANOVUSS
introducing lecture by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

20h BETANOVUSS: Artist talk with Felice Hapetzeder (Sweden) ‐ afterwards lecture
21h Artist talk with Doron Polak (Israel) afterwards lectures by Doron Polak & Eitan Vitkon (Israel)
22h screening ‐ SFC – Shoah Film Collection, afterwards Panel Discussion, round table

Saturday, 2 June 2012

10h Meeting at the hotel
11h Intervention @ Rumbula Forest by Eitan Vitkon and Doron Polak including the artists participants of SFC Film Collection

16h Artist talk with Shelley Jordon (USA) – afterwards lecture
17h Artist talk and lecture by Cristiano Berti (Italy) ‐ SFC Participant
19h screening SFC – Shoah Film Collection, afterwards panel discussion

Sunday, 3 June 2012
16h Artist talk with Doris Neidl (Austria) & Jay Needham (USA)
17h lecture by Jay Needham (USA) Experience as a collaborator of SHOAH Visual Memory Foundation
18h screening SFC – Shoah Film Collection
20h finalization with panel discussion – round table.

The artists talks are moderated by Agricola de Cologne

Monday, 4 June 2012

Latvian Academy of Sciences
10h – 1st International Conference of Holocaust Museums
11h – Ambassadors session with the ambassadors from Belarus, Netherlands, Czech Republik, Austria and Agricola de Cologne as the ambassador of the arts
presentation of the project: Shoah Film Collection

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

10h 1st International Conference of Holocaust Museums

1-30 June 2012

The exhibitions at the floating galleries of NOASS & BETANOVUSS
were inaugurated on 1 June 2012 und running until 30 June 2012.

Between 1-8 June, Agricola de Cologne was guiding personally visitors during the exhibitions.

A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012 was finalized as physical event on 30 June 2012,
but is continued as virtual memorial @