Steve Yates continues global research in collections, libraries and archives with lectures and writing on early modern photographic history with the Latvijas Nacionālais mākslas muzejs, the National Museum of Art in Latvia, which recently opened its major retrospective Gustav Klucis. Anatomy of an Experiment from its collection August 22 - October 22, 2014. His essay “Gustavs Klucis and the Avant-Garde: Proto Modernism to Photographic Ideas for the 21st Century” is included in the NMA’s upcoming reference publication with catalog raisonné on the early modernist. The Museum hosts the accompanying international symposium October 7-9. Yates’ lecture “Modern Photomontage in the Age of Proto Modern Photography” with ongoing research will be presented with scholars and curators globally. Papers to be published by the NMA in 2015. Research conducted with the Director and Curator of The George Costakis Collection of Russian Avant-Garde Art and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece is included.
Yates is conducting lectures with unpublished early modern research and masterclass “Intersections: Proto Modern Histories into the New Century” for the Lithuanian Photographers Association in Kaunas from September 24 to October 22, 2014. He also is mounting a site-specific installation of large color, digital photographic works at the new Meno Parkas Galerija, which opens October 19-November 14 in collaboration with the gallery and Contemporary Arts Festival.