September 20, 2009 - Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius - CAC, Vilniuus presents X Baltic Triennial
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September 20, 2009

CAC, Vilniuus presents X Baltic Triennial

Arunas Gudaitis, Vilnius Postcard Series 2009

CAC, Vilniuus presents X Baltic Triennial​
Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) & Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009
Urban Stories

September 25 – November 22, 2009

CAC, Vokieciu g. 2,
LT-01130 Vilnius, Lithuania
T: +370-5-260 8960
F: +370-5-262 3954
info [​at​] cac.lt

www.cac.lt

www.urbanstories.lt

The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius is excited to launch the X Baltic Triennial of International Art presented in the national programme of “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009″. Opening on Friday 25 September and on show until Sunday 22 November (2009) the X Baltic Triennial is the pinnacle contemporary art event of the Vilnius Culture Capital and the Contemporary Art Centre’s exhibition calendar.

Continuing a 15 year tradition that has established the Baltic Triennial as one of the most influential contemporary art events staged in post-communist Europe, Urban Stories, will be a dynamic multi-platform event of exhibitions, performances, screenings, lectures, and publications – and includes a high proportion of newly commissioned and site-specific work. Occupying multiple venues, throughout Vilnius, “Urban Stories” will transform the city for the period of the Triennial and introduce both the participating artists, and the audience, to diverse aspects of the city’s built fabric, its history, and its cultural life. Many of the artists, who have been travelling to Vilnius since April 2008, are making work that reflects critically or humorously on the city at the time it is caught in a PR spotlight associated with the Cultural Capital festival year; and the turbulent and problematical nature of Vilnius’ history as a site of multiple occupations and national cultures (representative of a broader geo-political region).

“Urban Stories”, which is lead by Ann Demeester (Director, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam) and Kestutis Kuizinas (Director of the CAC) is comprised of two principal exhibitions: “Black Swans, True Tales and Private Truths” and “Vilnius COOP: gaps, fictions, and practices” the latter curated by Vera Lauf and Ula Tornau. “Black Swans” the X Baltic Triennial’s major exhibition is principally located at the CAC and is installed within experimental display architecture designed by Valdas Ozarinskas. Meanwhile, “Vilnius COOP” is sited in former public social insurance offices located on Vilnius’ main avenue.

Featuring new and recent work by 57 artists and artist collectives, with a strong focus on art made in the neighbouring post-communist region, “Urban Stories” offers a distinctive opportunity to experience the dynamism of culture produced by the CAC, in Vilnius.

participating artists:
Black Swans, True Tales and Private Truths
curated by Ann Demeester & Kestutis Kuizinas
Akvile Anglickaite (LT) Kevin van Braak (NL) Pavel Braila (MD)
CHIM^POM (JP) COMFORTABLE project (CN) Cora Roorda van
Eijsinga (NL) Laura Garbstiene (LT) Beatrice Gibson (UK) Arunas
Gudaitis (LT) HA ZA VU ZU (TR) Alison Jackson (UK) Colter Jacobsen (US)
Evaldas Jansas (LT) Edmunds Jansons (LV) Paul Ramirez Jonas (US)
Frank Koolen (NL) Irina Korina (RU) Algimantas Kuncius (LT) Zilvinas
Landzbergas (LT/NL) The Second Royal Palace Club (LT) Aurelija
Maknyte (LT) Thomas Manneke (NL) Darius Miksys (LT) MY BARBARIAN
(US) Deimantas Narkevicius (LT) Mindaugas Navakas (LT) Kristina
Norman (EE) Nikolay Oleynikov (RU) Ariel Orozco (MX) Gail
Pickering (UK) Ibrahim Quraishi (PK/NL) Quirine Racke & Helena
Muskens (NL) Kestutis Sapoka (LT) Emily Wardill (UK) Vita Zaman (LT)

Vilnius COOP: gaps, fictions and practices
curated by Vera Lauf & Ula Tornau
An Architektur (DE) Dalia Dudenaite (LT) Vidmantas Ilciukas (LT)
Sven Johne (DE) Rasa Juskeviciute (LT) Indre Klimaite & Isabella
Rozendaal (NL) Zilvinas Landzbergas (LT/NL) Jekaterina Lavrinec &
Julius Narkunas (LT) Siarhei Liubimau (BY/PL) Dorit Margreiter (AT)
Elva Olafsdottir (IS) Paulina Olowska (PL) Vita Petrusauskaite (LT) Olga Blackledge (UA)
Maya Schweizer & Clemens von Wedemeyer (DE) Joanna
Sokolowska & Benjamin Cope (PL) Laura Stasiulyte (LT) Urbikon (DE)
Joanna Warsza (PL) Mirjam Wirz (CH) Oksana Zaporozhets (RU)

“Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009″ is principally funded by:
The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania
Vilnius City Municipality

The X Baltic Triennial has received support from:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Estonia, EU Japan Fest, Fonds BKVB, Netherlands Foundation for visual arts, design and architecture, IFA Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., The Polish Institute, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Stroom Den Haag

For media information about the X Baltic Triennial
Browse: www.urbanstories.lt / www.cac.lt
Contact: Simon Rees
E: simon@cac.lt
T: +370 5 212 1954
F: + 370 5 262 3954

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