New AV17 gallery space at Totorių str. 5
After six years of successful work AV17 gallery relocates to the central part of the city – more spacious premises, allowing it to expand its activity and attract a larger audience.
From the beginning of its activity AV17 gallery has called attention to Lithuanian and foreign artists, representing such art forms as contemporary sculpture, installation and object art. After moving to the new premises (Totoriu str. 5), the gallery will continue to develop similar projects as well as present exhibitions of photo and video art. Activity will be joined by various educational sessions such as lectures on contemporary art, meetings, artist-lead workshops, master-classes, etc. One of the most important principles of the operation of the gallery – a cooperation both with famous today’s artists from Lithuania and other countries as well as young ones, who are beginning to come into notice – will remain a priority. This autumn, the gallery will already showcase works of Katrina Neiburga and Andris Eglitis, representatives of Latvia at the 56th Venice biennale, as well as young German authors Yasmin Alt and Kai Franz. It will also continue the traditional international exhibitions exchange projects, whereby Lithuanian artists are presented and popularized in other countries just as foreign authors have a possibility to exhibit their creations in Lithuania. Gallery will not be limited solely to exhibitions in its new premises, but will continue to expand opportunities for cooperation with other artistic initiatives abroad and in Lithuania, and will continue to look for new ways to present the artists. AV17 will also develop its activity outside of the gallery, by presenting contemporary art in unusual locations and in the spaces lacking of it.