Art news from ‘Vilnius’

CAC, Vilnius: Vladas Urbanavičius. Standard Reservoirs

Vladas Urbanavičius. Standard Reservoirs 10.06 – 19.10.2014 Curator: Elona Lubytė The sculptor Vladas Urbanavičius, who is the author of “Krantinės arka” (Quay’s Arch) (2009), the sculptural object constructed from old “Družba“ pipes of USSR gas-main, which aroused many disputes about contemporary art, , was invited to create a site-specific sculptural object in the courtyard of [...]

CAC, Vilnius: Rosa Barba. A Fictional Library – Live

Rosa Barba. A Fictional Library – Live 13.06.2014- .03.08.2014 Curator: Juan de Nieves A Fictional Library Live once again follows the system Rosa Barba has conceived in her latest exhibitions and projects: a simultaneity of devices within a given space-and-time devoted to a choreography of slippery narrative(s). Each of her films, composed of luminous props [...]

Vartai Gallery: Sleepwalking III

Sleepwalking III  FRANZ WEST & BARBARA KAPUSTA  May 20 – June 20, 2014 Opening:  May 20, 6 pm On May 20, 2014 VARTAI gallery will host the third instalment in the Sleepwalking exhibition series curated by the Vienna-based curator Amer Abbas. The first one was on show at the Temporary gallery in Cologne in 2009, [...]

Rupert, center for arts and education: From Art Lover to Art Collector

Art advisor FRANCESCA FERRARINI (Italy) “From Art Lover to Art Collector” May 10, Saturday 11 AM – 1.30 PM Rupert, center for arts and education Registration Participation fee: 70 LT The event is presented in collaboration with the Galerija Vartai. After the event, everyone is invited to the tour around the Dan and Lia [...]


On April 29, at 5 pm you are cordially invited to take a part in a meeting / tour with an author of exhibition Standing, Falling, Levitating, Julijonas Urbonas and curator Eglė Juocevičiūtė. The work of Julijonas Urbonas, who calls himself an artist, designer and engineer, is distinguished in the Lithuanian art scene by its [...]


ARTSCAPE: SLOVENIA March 25 – May 10, 2014 Opening 25 March , 6 pm  On 25 March, at 6 pm, two solo exhibitions will be opened at Galerija Vartai as part of the long-term Artscape project. This time the gallery presents two artists who employ scientific laws, discoveries and tools in their work. They are [...]

First events of the XII Baltic Triennial

HERE is a recent conversation with Antanas Gerlikas. In it he says something about art being a really good way to produce proof of things that you want to exist. This sounds like a really vague idea, like it could mean anything (which it probably could), but it stuck with us.

CAC, Vilnius: An illustrated talk by Fatima Hellberg ‘The Invented Life – Across Three Situations

An illustrated talk by Fatima Hellberg 'The Invented Life – Across Three Situations' 2014.II.2 February 2, Sunday at 5pm at CAC Reading room You start by inventing a situation. This demands more invention in turn: to some extent you need to invent the one who speaks, and also imagine and yes partially invent the one [...]

CAC, Vilnius:Melvin Moti. Hyperspace

Melvin Moti. Hyperspace Image: still frame from Melvin Moti’s The Eightfold Dot, 2013 2014.I.31–III.16 Curator: Virginija Januškevičiūtė Opening: Friday, January 31 at 18:00 Melvin Moti’s exhibition offers viewers the chance to contemplate the fourth dimension: a geometrical space beyond human experience. The exhibition is accompanied by the artist’s book, MU, which analyses the historical relations [...]


S&P STANIKAS. DOUBLE BED Opening: February 6, 6 pm 6  – 20 February, 2014 Venue: House-museum of Marija and Jurgis Šlapelis, Pilies str. 40, Vilnius On February 6, 6 pm, House-museum of Marija and Jurgis Šlapelis opens the project of S&P Stanikas Double bed, curated by Kęstutis Šapoka. “Svajonė and Paulius Stanikas (S&P Stanikas), residing [...]

CAC, Vilnius: Sebastian Diaz Morales. Ficcionario

Sebastian Diaz Morales. Ficcionario 2014.I.31–III.16 Opening: Friday, January 31 at 18:00 In addition, I feel that the balance between fiction and reality has changed significantly in the past decades. Increasingly their roles are reversed. We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind – mass-merchandizing, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, [...]

CAC, Vilnius: Lazer Cut Fish and Chips

CAC, Vilnius Lazer Cut Fish and Chips December 17th, Tuesday, from 11:29 am till Late at CAC basement An event spiralling in and around the release as re-reading of numeric magazine Good Times & Nocturnal News #2. From Venetian full moon into tumbler n dripping ice, turned crumbled newspaper animation and show in spotlights and [...]

CAC, Vilnius: David Maljković. New Reproductions

David Maljković. New Reproductions 2013.XI.19 – 2014.I.12 For the solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius, titled ‘New Reproductions’, David Maljković has created an extensive display of his work which provides a new reading of his artistic practice and the exhibition format itself.  The show presents six new reproductions of previous projects [...]


Agency: Scripted by Characters November 23rd 2013 – January 19th 2014 Exhibition opening November 23rd Saturday 2pm. For the exhibition Scripted by Characters, Brussels based collective named Agency calls forth a series of ‘things’ from its ongoing ‘list of things’ from the cases on intellectual property. In Assembly (Scripted by Characters), Agency is speculating on [...]


Opening reception 29 October (Tuesday), 6 p.m. Ingo Nussbaumer is prominent in the Austrian contemporary art scene as a representative of conceptual, or inabstract painting. The artist has also garnered international attention with his highly developed experimental phenomenology and colour research.  Ingo Nussbaumer's solo exhibition to open at Vartai gallery in the end of October [...]

CAC, Vilnius: Illusionists. On stage design and contemporary art

Illusionists. On stage design and contemporary art 2013.IX.06 – 2013.X.16 Curators: Julija Fomina and Virginija Januškevičiūtė. Contemporary stage design is one of the elements of the language of theatre that help to create an illusion. And this illusion tries, in every way, to conceal the fact that it is not real. “Theatre dies if we [...]

CAC, Vilnius: Burnelė. The First Evening

Burnelė. The First Evening 2013.X.07 “Burnelė” is a series of three evenings at the CAC, Vilnius organised by David Bernstein in collaboration with different invited guests.  “Burnelė” (literally – “a small mouth”, but also a “shot”, as of vodka) is one of the words in Lithuanian that mean both a container and the thing that [...]

CAC, Vilnius: Summertime Readings. Selected works from Cesis Art Festival exhibition

Summertime Readings. Selected works from Cesis Art Festival exhibition 2013.IX.13 – 2013.X.16 Curator: Kęstutis Kuizinas Opening: Friday, 13th September, 6 pm. The exhibition Summertime Readings presents manifestations of fiction and documentary in the work of contemporary artists and explores contemporary art’s interaction with the time-based arts such as literature, theater, and cinema. The exhibition pays [...]

CAC, Vilnius: The Frame is Yours

„The Frame is Yours“ Friday, 13th September, 5 pm at CAC Reading Room "The Frame is Yours" is an experimental publication project. It was conceived and made in collaboration between photographer Paul Paper, object artist Tim Kliukoit and graphic designer Laura Grigaliūnaitė. "The Frame is Yours" offers an opportunity to acquire an original slide together [...]

Vartai Gallery: The hour of a mile

10 September – 19 October, 2013 Opening reception 10 September (Tuesday), 6 p.m.  Performance Zapiekanka by Vitalijus Červiakovas is to be performed on Tuesdays to Fridays from 5 p.m.   Artists: 2 EASY fashion, Gediminas Akstinas, Julijus Balčikonis, Vitalijus Červiakovas, Rokas Dovydėnas, Danutė Gambickaitė, Aurelija Maknytė, Milda Laužikaitė, Justė Venclovaitė Curators: Danutė Gambickaitė and Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė [...]

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius: 15th Vilnius Painting Triennial

15th Vilnius Painting Triennial: “Painting and Its Contexts” 2013.VI.14 – 2013.VIII.18 Mikelis Fišers "Spadehead and Wonderdeer", 2012, oil on canvas, 162 x 200 The focus of the event is on the contexts of the tradition and new artistic ideas, on their underpinning strategies and metamorphoses. The exhibition will attempt at mapping out the territories of [...]


THURSDAY REVIEW. MONIKA POŽERSKYTĖ (PHOTOGRAPHY) 25 – 31 July 2013 Review 25 July, 5 pm. On 25 July, 5pm, Galerija VARTAI will host the first exhibition of the photography project “Four” by the young generation photographer Monika Požerskytė. An announcement was made across media outlets on 5 June 2013 that four Lithuanian masters of photography [...]

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius: From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn. 20 Years of LGBT Freedom in Lithuania July 23 – August 6, 2013 Curator – Laima Kreivytė, assistant – Dalia Mikonytė. Architect – Julija Reklaitė. Artists: Akvilė Anglickaitė, Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė, Cooltūristės, Adomas Danusevičius, Ugnius Gelguda, Tim Kliukoit, Denisas Kolomyckis, Vsevolod Kovalevskij, Alina Melnikova, Dalia Mikonytė, Laisvydė Šalčiūtė, Shaltmira, Virgilijus Šonta, [...]

Vartai Gallery, Vilnius: JURGIS BERNATONIS (grafika / graphic)

Thursday review: 23 (71) JURGIS BERNATONIS (grafika / graphic) 2013 07 18 – 24 Peržiūra / Review  2013 07 18 (ketvirtadienį / thursday), 17:00 Jurgis Bernatonis, Cezar, from series The King is not naked, 2013 This Thursday, July 18, 5 pm, the Review Room will introduce Jurgis Bernatonis works. Jurgis Bernatonis (born in 1990) is [...]

Vartai Gallery, Vilnius: Justas Žekonis – Game/Acting/Reality

Justas Žekonis, Game/Acting/Reality, 2011 Installation view Review July 11, 5 pm. This Thursday, July 11, 5 pm, the Review Room will introduce the installation Game/Acting/Reality (Žaidimas/Vaidyba/Realybė, 2011) by Justas Žekonis (born in 1989). The artist got his BA in photography and media last year and has been exploring the boundaries of the