komikss magazine kush! ( in co-operation with the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (


Since it had to be a low budget exhibition, we decided to invite a lot of artists to design each one little piece about the theme “the last match”.

Every artist designs one piece in the size of a matchbox which will be hung on a match. The papers are collected in matchboxes. In one matchbox fit 25 artworks, up to know the exhibition contains 155 artist from 38 countries.

Exhibition place

First time from 12/09/09-19/09/09 as part of the Survival Kit art event in Riga in a former shop, after travelling to different festivals and galleries.

The individual artwork

It is on a paper in the size fitting in to a matchbox: 32 mm * 52 mm. On the front it has a drawing about „the last match“. On the back of each paper the artist writes his name. Like this all the artworks hang next to each other anonymously, but there is a list in the exhibition to see who made what. One paper looks about like this:



We sent you an e-mail and if you decide to take part you send us your address. Then we will send you the paper to draw on and the newest issue of our magazine in compensation for your work. After you draw on the paper, sign it on the back and send it to us until august and when we receive it we update this homepage with your name to keep everybody informed who is taking part in the exhibition.



David Schilter

Robezu iela 18-4

Riga, LV-1004



This project is supported by the Latvian State Culture Foundation “KKF”


6 Responses to “exhibition brief”

  1. 1 Matej Kocjan - Koco May 7, 2009 at 22:45

    It’s an interesting project, so I am interested to be part of it.


  2. 2 miriam katin June 17, 2009 at 16:05

    here it is officially.

  3. 3 Marcos July 21, 2009 at 23:29

    have you received the Portuguese matches?

    • 4 thelastmatch July 22, 2009 at 10:07

      not yet, Latvian post is a bit slow though. I’ll send you a mail when I receive them. Looking forward!

  4. 5 o.Rene February 9, 2010 at 15:56

    i’ll send you something soon:)

  5. 6 Carlos "Zingaro" February 20, 2010 at 15:36

    By suggestion of Marcos Farrajota from Chili con Carne / Lisbon / Portugal, I’m sending my contribution for next Austria exhibition directly to their address.
    Thanks and a pleasure to be part of such nice project,


    Carlos “ZINGARO” Alves
    ZNGR – Nature Morte
    R. Prest. Arriaga, 59-4º/5º
    1200-771 Lisboa – Portugal
    ph.fx: +351.21.3970052

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