16.03.(18.12)- 30.04.2021. 17th International Vilnius Painting Triennial (UN)DETERMINED
16.03.2021 – 30.04.2021
Museum of Applied Art and Design, Arsenalo g. 3A, Vilnius, Lithuania
"Smoke Factory" Dūmų st. 5, Vilnius, Lithuania
17th International Vilnius Painting Triennial (UN)DETERMINED
Participants from Latvia: Ieva Iltnere, Marite Guscika, Vineta Kaulaca, Kristaps Zarins, Klavs Loris
"We live in turbulent times. Cataclysms, information wars, pandemics, biological weapons, ecological disasters, refugee crises, annexations and other dangers encroach on the global illusion of security. The various social, cultural, political, religious ideologies and dogmas that establish the so-called metanarratives define the autonomy of the individual and seek to subordinate it to conveniently controlled apparatus of power. Natural human freedom today is a utopian aspiration rather than an indisputable task.
Meta-narratives form and maintain different cultural meanings, social relations, define their boundaries, define “safe” and “supervising” societal structures, and resistance and liberation occur as a symptom of isolation. According to M. Foucault, isolation is a condition for the development of individualization. The acute isolation that has befallen us today inevitably leads to a state of uncertainty, uncertainty and anxiety about the future.
Art in such a determined, i.e. conditioned, state acts as a creative power questioning control and free will, discovered through autonomy and rebellion. Creation is challenged by resistance, which sometimes results from internal antagonism and sometimes from external fields of tension. We live in a time when we are constantly awake and anxious. By changing its forms, opposing control, combining individualization and the social plane, contemporary painting becomes a procedural form of social discourse, or at least an opportunity for it. This year's triennial actualizes the conditions of freedom in the context of global instability, contemplating them as an expectation intervening in everyday life, as if a promise of future reality.
The meta-narrative as a control mechanism and isolation as a condition of freedom are discussed in this triennial at the Museum of Applied Art and Design (headed by Arsenale) and in the cultural space "Smoke Factory".
This year's triennial is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Lithuanian Artists' Union.
[LT]: Gabrielė Aleksė, Kristina Ališauskaitė, Gytis Arošius, Romas Balinskas, Elena Balsiukaitė, Ričardas Bartkevičius, Raminta Blaževičiūtė, Ina Budrytė, Ramūnas Čeponis, Kipras Černiauskas, Indrė Ercmonaitė, Pranas Griušys , Gintaras Palemonas Janonis, Jūratė Jarulytė, Raimonda Jatkevičiūtė, Agnė Jonkutė, Vidmantas Jusionis, Adelė Liepa Kaunaitė, Jolanta Kyzikaitė, Lukas Kolmogorcevas, Irma Leščinskaitė, Linas Liandzbergis, Kęstutis Lupeikis, Kęstutis Lupeikis , Donata Minderytė, Eglė Norkutė, Monika Radžiūnaitė, Mindaugas Skudutis, Julija Stankevičiūtė, Laisvydė Šalčiūtė, Vytautas Tomaševičius, Arūnė Tornau, Aira Urbonavičiūtė, Marta Vosyliūtė.
[EE]: Alexei Gordin, Mirjam Hinn, Saskia Järve, Raoul Kurvitz, Karl-Kristjan Nagel, Raul Rajangu, Jaan Toomik, Alar Tuul.
[LV]: Ieva Iltnere, Kristaps Zariņš, Mārīte Guščika, Klāvs Loris, Vineta Kaulača.
[PL]: The Krasnals, Katarzyna Tretyn-Zečević, Krzysztof Gliszczyński, Krzysztof Skarbek, Aleksandra Kalisz, Wojciech Sobczyński, Sebastian Krzywak, Anna Halarewicz.
Project management: Evelina Januškaitė-Krupavičė, Linas Liandzbergis.
Selection committee: Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė, Žygimantas Augustinas, Arvydas Žalpys, Algis Griškevičius, Evelina Januškaitė-Krupavičė.
Co-curators: Tiiu Rebane, Ilze Žeivate, Krzysztof Stanislawski.
Architecture: Darius Baliukevičius.
Design: Pijus Burakas.
Organizer: Lithuanian Artists' Union.
Sponsors: Lithuanian Culture Council, Vilnius City Municipality.
Partners: Lithuanian National Museum of Art, Smoke Factory, Torun Center for Contemporary Art, Estonian Artists' Union, Maksla XO Gallery.
Information partners: artseria, artnews.lt, Clear Channel, VOX ART.
Virtual Exhibition: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=C5JxkhWtX4X