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May 4, 2021

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

Graphic: Nerijus Rimkus.

Baltic Triennial 14: The Endless Frontier
June 4–August 15, 2021

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Vokiečių 2
LT-01130 Vilnius
Lithuania

T +370 5 212 1954
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Curators: Valentinas Klimašauskas & João Laia
Architecture: Isora x Lozuraityte studio (Petras Išora and Ona Lozuraitytė)
Design: Nerijus Rimkus
Project Manager: Julija Fomina

Participating artists: Jüri Arrak (Estonia), Tekla Aslanishvili (Georgia), Zuzanna Czebatul (Germany/Poland), Juta Čeičytė (Lithuania), Anna Daučíková (Czechia/Slovakia), Aleksandra Domanović (Serbia), Harun Farocki (Germany) and Andrei Ujica (Romania), Uli Golub (Ukraine), Edvinas Grin (Lithuania), Lubomir Grzelak (Poland), Henrikas Gulbinas (Lithuania), Flaka Haliti (Kosovo/Germany), Roman Himey-Yarema Malashchuk (Ukraine), Klára Hosnedlová (Czechia), Monika Janulevičiūtė & Antanas Lučiūnas (Lithuania), Milda Januševičiūtė & Miša Skalskis (Lithuania), Agnė Jokšė (Lithuania), Krõõt Juurak (Estonia) & Alex Bailey (UK), Dóra Maurer (Hungary), Flo Kasearu (Estonia), Zsófia Keresztes (Hungary), Jiri Kovanda (Czechia), Vojtěch Kovařík (Czechia), Tomasz Kowalski (Poland), Edward Krasiński (Poland), Žygimantas Kudirka (Lithuania) & Felicita (Poland/UK), Dasha Kuznetsova (Russia), Danutė Kvietkevičiūtė (Lithuania), Sasha Litvintseva (Russia), Natalia LL (Poland), George Mačiūnas (Lithuania), Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Himey (Ukraine), Rachel McIntosh (US/Finland), Robertas Narkus (Lithuania), Ania Nowak (Poland/Germany), Markéta Othová (Czechia), Jaakko Pallasvuo (Finland), Agnieszka Polska (Poland), Nada Prlja (Bosnia and Herzegovina/North Macedonia), Anni Puolakka (Finland), Karol Radziszewski (Poland), Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė (Lithuania), Adam Rzepecki (Poland), Kirill Savchenkov (Russia), Sergey Shabohin (Belarus), Jura Shust (Belarus), Janek Simon (Poland), Miša Skalskis (Lithuania), Martina Smutná (Czechia), Virgilijus Šonta (Lithuania), Anastasija Sosunova (Lithuania), Mladen Stilinović (Croatia), Lukas Strolia (Lietuva), Oleg Šurajev (Lithuania), Viktor Timofeev (Latvia/USA), Dominika Trapp (Hungary), Goran Trbuljak (Croatia), Evita Vasiljeva (Latvia), Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (Romania), Elena Veleckaitė (Lithuania), Austėja Vilkaitytė (Lithuania), Stephen Webb (US/Finland), Jonas Zagorskas & Žilvinas Dobilas (Lithuania), Artur Žmijewski (Poland), and others.

Baltic Triennial 14 is co-presented with Autarkia, Atletika, Editorial, Lithuanian Artists’ Association, Swallow, Tech Arts in partnership with Rupert

The 14th edition of the Baltic Triennial (BT14) is set with the conviction that in a paradoxical time of fragmented integration, addressing the local is, simultaneously, to question the global. Consequently, and for the first time since it was established in 1979, BT14 focuses on the geopolitical territory of Central and Eastern Europe and includes historical as well as contemporary artistic practices.

The BT14’s take on the region engages with its composite constitution, highlighting transnational connections. The inclusion of some artists from locations such as the Balkans, the Caucasus or Finland, underlines Central and Eastern Europe’s porous boundaries as well as its belonging to a global and multilayered network of systems.

Regularly experiencing abrupt shifts, Central and Eastern Europe is a key crossroad for social issues related to ideology, ecology and economy. The region’s gravitational pull is further highlighted by the introduction or anticipation of numerous tensions, which later also emerged elsewhere such as disinformation, man-made industrial disasters, nativist nationalism, or the oppression of non-normative identities.

The BT14 connects the rich artist-led Vilnius scene. As the organising institution, the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) invited the project spaces Atletika, Autarkija, Editorial, Rupert, and Swallow to join as partners. Each platform will autonomously develop a project while including some of the artists presented at the CAC’s exhibition. Another ally, the Lithuanian Artists’ Association, shared their spaces and archive, which holds key documents about the early iterations of the Baltic Triennial. 

In collaboration with international partners Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia), the Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art (Tallinn, Estonia), and Mousse Publishing, the CAC, Vilnius will also produce a reader with launch events planned in cities including Berlin, Riga, Timișoara, Vilnius, and Warsaw during autumn and winter 2021/2022. 

BT14’s architecture project by Isora x Lozuraityte studio proposes a radical reshaping of the CAC’s iconic city-centre building, rechoreographing its spaces through a number of interventions which place ecological sustainability at its core and uncover the layered history of the site. 

Together, the voices grounding BT14 map Central and Eastern Europe as a kaleidoscopic, queer space-time of a strange realism whose extraordinary polyphonic juxtapositions echo the complexity of the world at large.


Exhibitions and events:

Contemporary Art Centre
Vokiečių str. 2, Vilnius

June 4 – August 15, 2021
The Endless Frontier
Curators: Valentinas Klimašauskas and João Laia
Architecture: Isora x Lozuraityte studio (Petras Išora and Ona Lozuraitytė)
Artists: Jüri Arrak, Tekla Aslanishvili, Zuzanna Czebatul, Anna Daučíková, Aleksandra Domanović, Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica, Uli Golub, Edvinas Grin, Henrikas Gulbinas, Flaka Haliti, Klára Hosnedlová, Monika Janulevičiūtė and Antanas Lučiūnas, Milda Januševičiūtė and Miša Skalskis, Agnė Jokšė, Dóra Maurer, Flo Kasearu, Zsófia Keresztes, Jiří Kovanda, Vojtěch Kovařík, Tomasz Kowalski, Edward Krasiński, Danutė Kvietkevičiūtė, Sasha Litvintseva, Natalia LL, George Maciunas, Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Himey, Jonas Mekas, Ania Nowak, Markéta Othová, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Agnieszka Polska, Nada Prlja, Anni Puolakka, Karol Radziszewski, Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė, Adam Rzepecki, Kirill Savchenkov, Sergey Shabohin, Jura Shust, Janek Simon, Emilija Škarnulytė, Martina Smutná, Anastasija Sosunova, Mladen Stilinović, Viktor Timofeev, Dominika Trapp, Goran Trbuljak, Evita Vasiljeva, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, Artur Żmijewski and others

Atletika
Vitebsko str. 21, Vilnius

June 5 – August 15, 2021
Exhibition-performance Who Are You? presenting artists Žygimantas Kudirka and Felicita.

Autarkia
Naugarduko str. 41, Vilnius

June 5, 2021
“Kontakt”—a happening at all the spaces of Autarkia
With contributions by Lubomir Grzelak, Robertas Narkus, Lukas Strolia, Oleg Šurajev, Elena Veleckaitė and Delta Mityba (Kotryna Butautytė, Saulė Gerikaitė, Sniegė Naku, Jonas Palekas, Dominykas Saliamonas Kaupas and Maria Tsoy).

August 5, 2021
Atvanga 1, a performance by Austėja Vilkaitytė

August 12–15, 2021
Codomestication – a performance by Krõõt Juurak and Alex Bailey

Curators: Robertas Narkus and JL Murtaugh

Editorial
Latako str. 3, Vilnius

June 3 – July 3, 2021
Anni Puolakka: Feed
Curators: Neringa Černiauskaitė and Vitalija Jasaitė

Tech Arts in collaboration with Rupert
Vaidilutės str. 79, Vilnius

June 5 – July 4, 2021
Authority Incorporeal
Curator: Adomas Narkevičius
Artists: Juta Čeičytė, Flaka Haliti, Rachel McIntosh, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Karol Radziszewski, Miša Skalskis, Virgilijus Šonta, Stephen Webb, Jonas Zagorskas and Žilvinas Dobilas

Swallow
Vitebsko str. 23, Vilnius

June 5 – July 31, 2021
Tomasz Kowalski, curated by Swallow
 

Supported by: Lithuanian Council for Culture, the Baltic Culture Fund, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Goethe-Institut Litauen

International press: Anne Maier, Send/Receive, +49 170 290 7585 / anne [​at​] sendreceive.eu
 
Lithuanian press: Dovile Grigaliūnaitė, +370 670 10584 / dovile [​at​] cac.lt

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