Visits: contemporary sculpture, object and installation exhibitions
From October 16th onwards, contemporary sculpture, object and installation exhibitions will be opened in eleven different spaces and buildings across Vilnius for three weeks. “Visits” is a project presented by Gallery (AV17), inviting to get acquainted with the works of both famous and emerging Lithuanian artists in non-traditional spaces, or ones that are unusual for contemporary art.
Exhibitions of different authors create unique relationships with their surrounding environment and architecture and offer a different perspective on the city’s buildings and spaces. Nerijus Erminas extends the interior of the Composers’ home building – which is considered to be a masterpiece of postwar modernist architecture – with his installation “Living Room”. At the same time, Džiugas Šukys’s exhibition displayed in the park of the Sapiegos Palace reflects the reconstruction of Vilnius’s permanent public spaces. At the Vilnius railway station, artist Danas Aleksa rethinks the changes in human and animal behavior caused by architectural decisions, while the Vilnius University Planetarium becomes a temporary home for Tauras Kensminas’s sculptural series of spacial bodies and spacecraft fragments, entitled “Future Fossils”.
The works presented in urban spaces during the project touch on topics ranging from social and cultural relationships to current world issues. The objects on display created using a full range of different media – from traditional sculptural materials to light and sound installations – allow the viewer to see the diversity of contemporary sculpture and rediscover the surrounding buildings and spaces.
The presentation of “Visits” will take place on October 16th at 6pm at Gallery (AV17) (Totorių St. 5, Vilnius). The project will include free guided tours with artists and art critics participating in the project.
Exhibitions and locations:
Danas Aleksa “Unintended Direction” – Vilnius Railway Station (Geležinkelio g. 16)
Jonas Aničas “Observers” – Merchants’ Club
(Gedimino pr. 35)
Evelina Dapkutė “Out Not Outside” – Vilnius Palace of Culture,
Entertainment and Sports (Žirmūnų g. 1E)
Andrius Erminas “Bodies” – Vilnius TV tower (Sausio 13-osios g. 10)
Nerijus Erminas “Living Room” – Composers’ House (A. Mickevičiaus g. 29)
Tauras Kensminas “Future Fossils” – The Planetarium of Vilnius
University (Konstitucijos pr. 12A)
Rimantas Milkintas – Scholarly Communication and Information Centre of Vilnius University (Saulėtekio al. 5)
Raimonda Sereikaitė-Kiziria “#selfie” – Vilnius International Airport
(Rodūnios kl. 10A)
Rafal Piesliak – Valakupiai Rehabilitation Centre (Vaidilutės g. 69)
Marija Šnipaitė “While Waiting” – Lithuanian National Opera
and Ballet Theatre (A. Vienuolio g. 1)
Džiugas Šukys – Sapiega Palace Park (Antakalnio g. 17)