ArtSavvy Art Trip Riga Biennial Founder-Led Tour and Berlin Private Collection Visit Oct 19-22, 2018 (4 days/3 nights)

485 €

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Friday, Oct 19
Depart Bucharest
Arrive in Berlin
Visit Boros Collection in the afternoon
Evening at leisure
Overnight at Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte, Berlin ****

Saturday, Oct 20
Depart Berlin
Arrive in Riga
Visit INCH2, a store specializing in handmade designer shoes (the store will open its doors especially for us on Saturday afternoon)
Evening at leisure
Overnight at Opera Hotel & Spa, Riga ****

Sunday, Oct 21
Founder-led tour of RIBOCA in the morning
Optional walking tour of Old Town Riga in the afternoon
Evening at leisure
Overnight at Opera Hotel & Spa, Riga ****

Monday, Oct 22
Depart Riga
Arrive in Bucharest via layover in Berlin

Oct 19, 2018: Ryanair Bucharest 11:00 – Berlin Schönefeld 12:00
Oct 20, 2018: Ryanair Berlin Schönefeld 10:05 Riga – Riga 12:45
Oct 22, 2018: Ryanair Riga 13:10 – Berlin Schönefeld 13:50
Ryanair Berlin Schönefeld 18:15 – Bucharest 21:25
Above schedule is based on local times

Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte, Berlin **** (1 night)
Opera Hotel & Spa, Riga **** (2 nights)

485 euro/person, double occupancy
590 euro/person, single occupancy

Boros Collection
Belonging to Christian and Karen Boros and housed in a bunker built in 1942, the Boroscollection consists of art created from 1990 onwards. Following WWII, the bunker served as a Red Army prison, a warehouse for fruit from Cuba and, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, as a techno club. The inaugural exhibition was in 2008. Visitors are invited to examine installations by Klara Lidén, paintings by Thomas Scheibitz, photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans, an installation by Tomás Saraceno and a six metre tree made of dead swamp wood by Ai Weiwei.

RIBOCA (Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art)
The first edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA), titled Everything was Forever until it was No More, iscurated by art historian and curator Katerina Gregos. Inspired by the book of the same title by Alexei Yurchak, this edition will reflect on the process of change and how this is registered, anticipated, experienced, grasped, assimilated and dealt with at a time of rapid transformations. Including work by 104 artists and collectives (a third of which are from Baltic countries), the biennial will present 125 works including 56 new commissions and 10 public sculptures and ‘site-specific interventions.’ Our group will be led by AgniyaMirgorodskaya, founder of RIBOCA, MA in Art Business, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

Founded by Olga and Edward Peterson in 2015, European fashion footwear brand INCH2 offers a selection of handmade designer shoes that blend masculine charisma with feminine elegance.

Walking tour of Old Town Riga (Optional)
Sightseeing tour of Riga covering the Old Town, its Art Nouveau masterpieces, the city’s wooden houses, as well as many lesser known areas, buildings, and markets. Tour will be led by a local Riga resident.

What’s included:
flights (Ryanair), 1 carry-on luggage/person, 3 nights hotel accommodation (4-star hotels in Berlin and Riga), 3 breakfasts, airport tax, airport transfer in Riga

What’s not included:
Boros Collection visit (25 euro/person), RIBOCA tour (20 euro/person), optional Riga sightseeing tour (20 euro/person), airport transfer in Berlin, lunch, dinner, travel/medical insurance