The project From Complicated Past Towards Shared Futures is a collaboration between the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius (Lithuanian National Museum of Art), OFF-Biennale in Budapest, Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, and Malmö Art Museum. The project seeks to explore and communicate the entanglements of past and present, and is searching for new ways how art and culture can raise awareness of these issues for the wider public and influence.
The main goal of the project is to understand the difficult pasts of different times and origins through activities organized by artists, art scientists, curators, education professionals and other specialists, as well as to share experiences on the development of educational programs while trying to involve more diverse audiences. In order for the central topics of the project to reach the widest possible audience, various types and scales of activities are implemented during the project - exhibitions and their public programs, regular internal meetings, as well as public workshops, discussions and symposiums. The newly acquired information during all project activities is being collected and published on the online platform of the project.