On August 18th, at 5 pm the exhibition “Untitled” by Arturas Bumšteinas and Alan Gurinas will open in Zarasai Cultural Centre’s space “Kupolė”. Bumšteinas frequently engages in collaborative projects and this time, he is partnering with Alanas Gurinas, a young generation contemporary sculptor.
On May 30th at 5 PM, the “Commercial Exhibition Milijuons” by Donatas Jankauskas-Duonis will open at the Multicultural Center of the Kėdainiai Regional Museum. The exhibition features an installation that provides the opportunity to briefly immerse oneself in Duonis’ created world of monkeys and contemplate what determines the value of an hour.
Continuing the representation of Lithuanian artists abroad, the gallery (AV17) will participate in the VOLTA NY art fair for the second time, where on May 17-21 it will be showcasing the exceptional work of sculptor Mindaugas Junčys.
Algis Kasparavičius‘ solo exhibition „Sudden Memories“ opens at the Tauragė region museum „Santaka“. This solo exhibition features a collection of recent and previously created works, all centered around the theme of memory. The objects showcased in the exhibition create a surreal, dream-like ambiance.
At 6 PM on January 14th, 2023, the audience may enjoy an impressive musical performance “A Nap” in the Atletika Gallery located at the cultural centre SODAS 2123 (Vitebsko str. 21, Vilnius). This event will feature the electronic music artist Ellen King (ELLLL), Vilnius University Women’s Choir VIRGO, and the contemporary visual artist Kristina Inčiūraitė.
In a collaboratory project between the (AV17) gallery and the Vilnius Town Hall each month six contemporary Lithuanian artists present a new piece: Algis Kasparavičius, Rafal Piesliak, Rimantas Milkintas, Dainius Liškevičius, Donatas Jankauskas, Jurga Barilaitė.
Rimantas Milkintas solo exhibition “Diagram of Time” is being held at the Anykščiai art incubator. In the exposition, the artist presents works created before and now, with the site-specific installation “Diagram of Time” as the core of the exhibition. The works selected for this exhibition reflect the current trends of recent years and develop the author’s search for the use of industrial products in his work.
The gallery (AV17) returns for the fifth time to the POSITIONS art fair in Berlin with mostly new pieces created especially for this fair. The works of three selected very different artists reveal their own unique creative features, representing the wide field of Lithuanian contemporary sculpture.”
Marija Šnipaitė’s personal exhibition “Dwelling” was presented in the gallery space of Marcinkonių Station gallery. The exhibition highlights the associative thinking characteristic of the artist’s work, based on both personal and co-cultural experience, attention to materiality, and feelings of time and space are conveyed through sculptural language.
On July 29, the exhibition “5 objects” by Mindaugas Navakas was presented in The Bernardine Garden. The exhibition was inspired by the artist’s previously created “Vilnius Notebook” (1981-1985) – a series of sketches drawn up using photomontage. The new series of works stands out for its impressive volume and mass, its suggestive irony, and its provocative qualities that are directed towards both the audience and its surroundings and are a continuation of the artist’s previously established ideas.
Gallery (AV17) is continuing its long-term project with Lithuanian students “Everyday Objects in Art” and is inviting Ukrainian youth aged 16-29 to join. During the creative workshop, participants will take part in educational lectures, discussions, and practical sessions with professional Lithuanian artists and pedagogues.
Andrias Ermins’ personal exhibition “Cross Section” presenting new and previous artists’ artworks has been opened on the 8th of July in VDA Telšiai Gallery. The artist is well known for his conceptual sculptures and installations, which often depict various delicate marginal states of being.
On May 10th an exhibition “Conversion“ by Lithuanian sculptor Rafal Piesliak has been opened at the “Portfolio“ gallery in Biržai. This exhibition is part of a project focused on the dissemination of professional Lithuanian art in the regions.
The (AV17) Gallery has organized a project “Everyday Objects in Art” held in Jonava Janina Miščiukaitė Art School and Radviliškis and Kėdainiai Art Schools in May. It’s a cycle of creative workshops dedicated to pupils between the ages of twelve and sixteen allowing them to dab into the important principles of creating contemporary art.
November 20 the exhibition “Insight” by Lithuanian sculptor Rafal Piesliak has been opened at the gallery Le Guern.
The exhibition is a part of an international exchange between gallery (AV17) and Le Guern.
This year at the POSITIONS art fair in Berlin one of the (AV17) Gallery’s represented artists, Laura Põld, was nominated for the Claus Michaletz Prize and as a winner, the artist has prepared a separate booth with an installation of personal works.
Rafal Piesliak’s installation “Garden” consists of 10 objects and belongs to the series of works “Antennas”. At the “ArtVilnius” Art Fair in 2020, the commission has announced “Garden” as one of the two best installations presented at the Art Fair. From September 18 the installation is open to public.
2021 09 20 – 26
For the second year contemporary sculpture, object and installation art gallery (AV17) has been invited to participate in a prestigious VOLTA International Art Fair which this year took place on September 20-26 in Basel. The VOLTA art fair is held annually in New York, Miami and Basel.
2021 09 09 – 12
On September 9-12, (AV17) gallery participated in the POSITIONS contemporary art fair in Berlin for the fourth time. This year it presented the latest works of two Lithuanian sculpture and object artists. The POSITIONS art fair is one of the most important art events in Germany, attracting a significant number of visitors including collectors, curators as well as art enthusiasts.
2021 07 23 – 08 22
At the Exhibition Hall at Klaipėda Culture Communication Center (KKKC Didžioji Vandens St. 2, Klaipėda) the international form art festival FACT-FORM organized by the Klaipėda branch of the Lithuanian Artists’ Union was opened.
On June 2, we presented Arturas Bumšteinas and Gytis Bertulis’ vinyl record “Goldberg Variations” which was be supplemented with audio performance.
From April 22 the (AV17) gallery presented the exhibition of contemporary sculpture creators “Waiting” at the Kūdrų Park, Vilnius, in which ten well-known sculptors showed their works.
A Pop-up group exhibition is showcased at the window on Pylimo st. 34, where six Lithuanian sculptors presented their works: Jonas Aničas, Andrius Erminas, Nerijus Erminas, Tauras Kensminas, Rimantas Milkintas, and Rafal Piesliak.
The exhibition “State” presents ten well-known sculptors from Lithuania and their most recent artworks in Panemune castle park. The list of featured artists includes Gediminas Akstinas, Danas Aleksa, Jonas Aničas, Nerijus Erminas, Tauras Kensminas, Petras Mazūras, Rimantas Milkintas, Rafal Piesliak, Mykolas Sauka, and Marija Šnipaitė.
The exhibition “State” presents ten well-known sculptors from Lithuania and their most recent artworks in Pakruojis manor park. The list of featured artists includes Gediminas Akstinas, Danas Aleksa, Jonas Aničas, Nerijus Erminas, Tauras Kensminas, Petras Mazūras, Rimantas Milkintas, Rafal Piesliak, Mykolas Sauka, and Marija Šnipaitė.
In the first weeks of October, the gallery (AV17) is organizing a series of creative workshops for 12- to 16-year-old students at the Ignalina Regional Museum and the Pabradė and Švenčionys Cultural Centers.
On September 10-13 at POSITIONS art fair the (AV17) Gallery presents Lithuanian artists’ Nerijus Erminas, Dainius Trumpis, Andrius Erminas and Rafal Piesliak works.
Exhibition “The Break” covers objects of different expressions that respond to one of the most important sculptural forms – the diversity of contemporary sculptural objects. The presented works reflect the transition of paths from figurative forms reminiscent of the aesthetics of modernist sculpture to contemporary motifs that give meaning to global problems.
A solo show by a Lithuanian artist Anastasia Sosunova ‘Barry Walking Himself’ was opened in Kogo gallery (Tartu, Estonia) on November 22th.
On November 27th, 7 pm (AV17) gallery together with Contemporary Art Centre are pleased to invite to a performance ‘Spell Action #1’ by an artist Rūta Butkutė. It is the second artist’s performance presented in Lithuania; this time specifically adapted for the space of the CAC.
The artworks by two young Lithuanian sculptors Jonas Anicas and Tauras Kensminas were presented in one of the most important and influential centres of contemporary sculpture in Poland for the first time.
Gallery (AV17) presents the project ‘Visits’, during which three-week-long exhibitions in various public spaces of Vilnius invite to get acquainted with works of both famous and emerging Lithuanian artists and to discover the artworks’ connection with the surrounding environment or architecture.
On 20 – 22 October, (AV17) gallery will present a group exhibition entitled ‘Infusion’ by Lithuanian sculptors at the festival of art and music ‘Zemlika’.
Between May 30 and June 2 the tenth international art fair ArtVilnius’19 is taking place in which the gallery artists Rimantas Milkintas, Rafal Piesliak, Jonas Aničas and Algis Kasparavičius are presenting their newest artworks.
Between March and April Gallery (AV17) is organizing a project “Everyday Objects in Art ”, which will take place at the Marijampolė, Vilkaviškis, Prienai, and Kalvarijos Cultural Centers. This is a cycle of creative workshops for 12 – to 16-year-old students allowing them to get directly involved with the basic principles of creating contemporary art.
2019 02 21 – 24
From 21st to 24th of February (AV17) gallery will participate at ‘art Karlsuhe’ fair in Germany and present one the most famous Lithuanian sculptors and conceptual artists Nerijus Erminas and Rimantas Milkintas.
2019 02 09, 02 15
Every weekend of February initiative SU-MENĖK invites you to visit galleries, museums and their exhibitions. Gallery (AV17) and artist Kristina Inčiūraitė are pleased to welcome you to the guided tours through a solo show ‘Limbo’.
2018 10 19 – 21
(AV17) gallery will present Tauras Kensminas and Rafal Piesliak art at the international art and alternative music festival “Zemlika” in Latvia. This is the second gallery’s participation at “Zemlika” festival.
2018 10 12 – 15
(AV17) gallery will participate at the international art fair ArtVerona, where the main focus is dedicated to Lithuanian art scene. (AV17) gallery presents Lithuanian sculptors Rimantas Milkintas, Rafal Piesliak, Nerijus Erminas and Tauras Kensminas.
2018 09 27 – 30
From 27th to 30th of September (AV17) gallery participated at 5th edition POSITIONS art fair in Berlin. POSITIONS art fair together with Berlin Art Week, taking place at the same time, are one of the most important art events in Germany.
2018 09 04 – 28
From 4th of September at business centre „k29“, Konstitucijos av. 29, Vilnius, you are welcome to see sculptor Rimantas Milkintas exhibition „HEA240“. The exhibition is open for visitors from Monday to Friday, 9 am till 7 pm.
2018 07 18 – 07 28
(AV17) gallery during summer season continue to present contemporary art exhibitions in Lithuania. This time we present Julija Pociūtė’s exhibition “Line” on 18th of July 6 pm at Artists’ house in Nida (Pamario str. 20a).
2018 04 19 – 05 26
From the 19th of April till the 26th of May two Lithuanian sculptors Nerijus Erminas and Andrius Erminas will present their artworks in Berlin at ROCKELMANN& gallery
2018 03 07 – 11
(AV17) gallery will participate at eleventh edition of contemporary art fair VOLTA NY presenting Lithuanian sculptor’s Nerijus Erminas works.
2017 10 20 – 22
During the festival “Zemlika”, AV17 gallery will present one of the most prominent conceptual sculpture artists in Lithuania – Nerijus Erminas and Andrius Erminas
2017 09 07
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.
2017 03 28 – 04 01
Lithuanian artist’s Andrius Eminas work “Mutations” at the 9th international contemporary art fair “Fresh Paint” in Tel Aviv
2016 11 17 – 12 17
Andrius Erminas solo exhibition will be presented in the UK during a bilateral international exchange project
2016 09 15 – 18
Five sculptors – Rimantas Milkintas, Mindaugas Junčys, Nerijus Erminas, Andrius Erminas and Rafal Piesliak – were presented at the contemporary art fair POSITIONS in Berlin by Vilnius-based (AV17) gallery.