Naked Truth Nº116 — Zigmārs Jauja

Until the end of this week an exhibition that reveals the scenes from the once popular Soviet Latvian film theatre «Palladium» is on view at the cinema «Splendid Palace» as a part of the Riga International Film Festival programme. The authors of the exhibition are photographer Andrejs Strokins and architect Zigmārs Jauja. In parallel to his work at the architectural office «NRJA», Zigmārs searches and finds traces of the past and collects them in his projects «Hidden Riga» («Paslēptā Rīga») and «Searching for Lost Cinemas» («Zudušos kinoteātrus meklējot»).

Naked Truths Editorial October 21, 2016

«Don’t trust researchers. Go to archives, museums and libraries, request authentic documents and, doing so, you’ll be able to encounter rough history in its pure form. This will allow you to avoid the uncertainty about your own statements and knowledge.»