Danguolė Brogienė’s textile exhibitoin Blue Minds.
Danguolė Brogienė has organized over 20 solo exhibitions, participated in over 100 group exhibitions, biennials, quadrennials in Lithuania and abroad. She creates textile works and small-form miniatures and jewelry using her personal silk thread-weaving and tapestry method. The works are characterized by fragmentary ornamental rhythm, rich colors, optically changing image. Her textile works created using the tapestry technique and small plastic miniatures created using her own technique and macramé have been acquired by the Lithuanian Museum of Applied Arts and Design.
Group Exhibition of Installations and Site-Specific Art, Place of the Event.
Presented artists: Andrius Erminas, Rimantas Milkintas, Nerijus Erminas, and Danas Aleksa.
One of the correlations of the past and the present is revealed in architecture when in the reconstruction of premises that were intended for a specific function in previous periods, they are adapted to a new, radically changed purpose. Art gallery Arka, located in one of the buildings of the 16th-century Basilian monastery complex, is located in stratification of different eras. Today, a building belonging to cultural heritage is limited by its status, that is, its (in)ability to position itself as a modern, often called “white cube”, exhibition space. The exhibition Place of the Event presents sculptors, each of whom perceives the present through the lived distance of unequal duration, influenced by the progress of the respective eras and the acquired socio-cultural experience, and a sense of the near future and adaptation to it.
Exhibition by Donatas Norušis, Intuitive Instructions.
The works presented in the exhibition Intuitive Instructions use the physical properties of sound to tell stories and present an auto-ironic approach to the mythology of the artist and the field of art. This methodology also aims to reveal one’s look at the media itself, the materiality of sound, which perform a different task in each work.
During the performance at Art After Hours, the relationship between the artist’s anxiety, excitement, and the gallery is exhibited. Experimental sounds are concentrated in the low-frequency spectrum, using the phenomenon of binaural rhythms with meditative properties. At the same time, the electricity generated by the artist’s pulse intensity and the vibrations of the gallery walls will unpredictably disrupt the subtle frequency balance.
Tauras Kensminas is a young Lithuanian sculptor, creator of installations and objects. Sculpture for this artist is a non-verbal way to tell a complex, multi-layered story. Storylines for future works are born in order to materialize difficult-to-describe situations, inner pains, personal experiences, and the impact of various social and cultural contexts in the objects. The exhibition Critical Line presents sculptural objects created by the artist during the last few years. The works were formed based on the restless intuitions of nowadays when the world seems to be at a certain breaking point, where change is inevitable.
Exhibition of signature graphics, book art, and graphic design, Antanas Kazakauskas: Everything is Programmed, dedicated to the memory of artist Antanas Kazakauskas (1937–2019).
Curators of the exhibition: Julijus Balčikonis, Karolina Jakaitė.
Everything is programmed is a phrase expressing one of the most important pillars of Antanas Kazakauskas’ philosophy of life that Žygimantas Augustinas mentioned in his memories of him. Having created modern graphic series during the Soviet era, Kazakauskas adhered to the principle of a kind of self-isolation – seeking to distance himself from the ideologized world of official art. As a result, the most interesting works of his signature graphics from the sixties and seventies are being presented to the public for the first time only now.
The retrospective exhibition also features books by Kazakauskas, their covers and folders, posters and postcards. The exposition is complemented by an installation commenting on the content of the catalog created for the 1968 London exhibition; issues of the magazine Our Nature. The exhibition shows drawings of the artist’s study years, artifacts, sketches, and photographs reflecting his working methods, as well as selected examples from the collection of Polish, Czech, French, and Swiss graphic design books and magazines from the nineteen sixties and seventies. Most of the exhibits have not been shown before, they have been preserved in the artist’s personal collection.
Exhibition by Kristina Norvilaitė, Forgotten Dreams.
“A dream is a mysterious process of the human psyche, the origin of which has not yet been explained. Why did I forget the dream, why did I remember it? I searched in my memories for those images, and I discovered them. Sometimes it seems that dreams are our soul’s journey around the world next door. Forgotten Dreams is like an exhibition of a psychological, philosophical, educational nature,” says the artist K. Norvilaitė, who has organized over 50 personal exhibitions and participated in over two hundred group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad.
Exhibition Something Happened by Rūta Katiliūtė and Vladimir Tarasov, winners of the National Art and Culture Prize.
Curator: Sonata Baliuckaitė.
After many years of observing and analyzing the works of Rūta Katiliūtė and Vladimir Tarasov, art critic Sonata Baliuckaitė, who curated the solo exhibitions of both artists, noticed the communion of these creators and invited them to create a joint project. It is an abstract video and audio exhibition of two creators who are minimalists in their forms of expression, but maximalists in the sense of result and process. Both artists are of the same generation, both were awarded the National Culture and Art Prize in the same year: a musician and a painter. The two image creators, who live at the same time but had never created together. Katiliūtė is generally an individualist creator, therefore an exhibition with a musician, another artist, is a rare exception in her creative biography. Meanwhile, Tarasov is a musician who feels both a listener and colleague playing nearby, so he is good at predicting the viewer and creating an effect. Light and nature are important to both of them.
The exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the birth of the famous Lithuanian modernist artist Antanas Mončys.
Curators: Linas Bliškevičius and Yates Norton. Artists: Antanas Mončys, Arturas Bumšteinas, Viltė Bražiūnaitė & Tomas Sinkevičius, Robertas Narkus, Deimantas Narkevičius, Marija Puipaitė, Vytautas Gečas, Neringa Vasiliauskaitė, Laurynas Skeisgiela, Martynas Kazimierėnas, Indrė Šerpytytė.
“I was finally alone. After a huge influx of people, it was a blissful moment. In the hall of the former shop, I laid out the canvas and uncovered the paint. This is how my structures were born. Those mind maps. It was an energetic storm, a dance of my freedom with rollers, brushes, and spray paint bottles. Finally, I didn’t have to talk to anyone, just glancing, silently, at canvases. It was my moment. After creating these canvases, it was as if I took the fatigue off my shoulders, completed this chapter. And again, I was able to go and interact with people, work, and laugh. This series reflects the thoughts and feelings that come after intense and responsible managerial work. When the only thing you want to do after that is to create completely inexplicable and fantastic structures that don’t need to be explained to anyone.” – Aglaja Ray
A Personal Exhibition of Works by Japanese Artist Rieko Koga.
Rieko Koga is a contemporary Japanese artist currently living and working in Paris. The artist’s work is characterized by restrained, monochromatic aesthetics, and the eloquence of modern textiles. Handywork with fabric, embroidery, stitching is incorporated into sculptural and graphic objects. Usually, the artist constructs exhibitions taking into account the architectural space, therefore her works acquire the features of installability. Her work reveals the experiences of Japanese and Western European cultures, existential intuitions, intersections of nature and civilization. The artist’s exhibition at Pamėnkalnis Gallery will take place in the context of the international biennial of minimalist art LACONICA.
Open studios of: Vytautas Gečas & Marija Puipaitė, Akvilė Anglickaitė, Aistė Kisarauskaitė / Trivium, Jelena Škulienė, Laima Kreivytė, Vitalij Červiakov, Austėja Platūkytė, Gabrielė Gervickaitė, dr. Rūta Spelskytė-Liberienė, dr. Tomas Daukša, dr. Justė Pečiulytė.
Event is part of X-disciplinary Congress: To Research or Not To Research in the Post-disciplinary Academy?
Main Hall: Group Exhibition of Individualists Imperfect Garden.
Curator: Violeta Gaidamavičiūtė
The idea of an imperfect garden was inspired by the book Imperfect Garden: The Legacy of Humanism by the French philosopher of Bulgarian origin Tzvetan Todorov. In it, the author reflects on the links between humanism and individualism, considering these concepts to be important social and even political ideas unfolding in modernity.
Underground: Exhibition by Rūta Matulevičiūtė, Atlantis.
The title of the exhibition – Atlantis – whether it is a myth or a true story, talks about the patterns of the ever-changing fluctuating world and the infinity that manifests itself in different forms in everyday life, as if under a thin membrane on the water surface or under the lacquer layer of the painting. The presented collection consists of paintings from the blue series, many of which are based on the author’s self-portraits. In the ancient underground of Vilnius, when the time of the present disappears, one can feel the mythical “Far far away …”, M. Eliade’s “exit beyond the profane world”, into an immemorial past, the events of which are regularly repeated countless times, becoming the present again.
Patricija Gilytė (LT/DE) exhibition No Land/No Earth/No Soil/No Ground.
Patricija Gilytė is a Lithuanian artist living and working in Germany, who graduated from the Munich Academy of Fine Arts with a degree in sculpture and works in the field of interdisciplinary art. Her solo exhibition at the Vytautas Kasiulis Museum NO LAND/NO EARTH/NO SOIL/NO GROUND is an immersive exposition, which presents both early video works, the latest installations and video projections created especially for the museum spaces. For the first time in Lithuania, the author presents drawings-monochrome maps created with ink and spruce needles. For her, the earth is like an archetypal field for site-specific art. The museum is an empty space for her, open to all directions, which she captures with her artworks and attracts the viewer, encouraging her/him to immerse herself in geographical explorations of the historic Battle of Grunwald, which eventually turns into layers of green forest and green connotations. The only way out is to find the spruce spike made of gold.
Presented artists: Tadas Kazakevičiius, Artūras Morozovas, and Paulius Zavadskis.
Meeting and interest are the essence of humanistic photography. Photography itself is just a pretext here. The Lithuanian School of Photography was one of the most significant phenomena of photography of 20th century Europe. Today’s photographers Artūras Morozovas and Tadas Kazakevičius continue traditions of this school, focusing on their interest in the Lithuanian man and the observation of his day-to-day. Photography is first and foremost an action – going and taking an interest, talking and observing. Perpetuating strangers is an exciting moment when a person whose existence you had no idea of becomes a relevant world for a moment. A date to which we invite you is a meeting of the residents of Lithuanian church villages who came to Mass on Sunday
Exhibition by Kipras Černiauskas, Sanctity Translated.
This painting exhibition is an atheistic game with religious ideas translating them into a modern language full of subjectivity. It is said that translating creates a new text. In this case, religious ideas take the form of icons/road signs. The exhibition asks: what is the role of religious dogmas today? Is that important? What is the fate of religion? Where is it? How does that which was relate to that which is?