XII Baltic Triennial at Contemporary Art Centre

b18 Kaspars Groshevs and Ieva Kraule

Artists in the exhibition: Wojciech Bąkowski, The Baltic Pavilion, Nick Bastis and Darius Mikšys, Brud, Goda Budvytytė and Viktorija Rybakova, Kipras Dubauskas, gerlach en koop, Kaspars Groševs and Ieva Kraule, Lukasz Jastrubczak, Erki Kasemets, Antanas Gerlikas, Mikko Kuorinki, Marcos Lutyens, Gizela Mickiewicz, Robertas Narkus, The Oceans Academy of Arts, Gerda Paliušytė, The World in Which We Occur (Margarida Mendes and Jennifer Teets), Mark Raidpere, Zofia Rydet, Bianka Rolando, Vitalijus Strigunkovas, Jay Tan, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonai

Artists in the program of events: Perrine Bailleux, The Baltic Pavilion, Post Brothers, Brud, Adam Kleinman, Valentinas Klimašauskas, Margarida Mendes and Jennifer Teets (The World in Which We Occur), Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonai (with Tracey Warr), Gerda Paliušytė, Robertas Narkus, Jay Tan (Eleven, Nearly Twelve: workshops of movement for teenagers)

Exhibition title: XII Baltic Triennial 

Curated by: Virginija Januškevičiūtė

Venue:  Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania

Date:  September 4 – October 18, 2015

Photography: Andrej Vasilenko, images courtesy of the artists and Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius

WHAT IS AN ARTWORK TODAY CAN BE SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY TOMORROW – this sentence, picked out from an interview with the artist David Bernstein, is at the very heart of the forthcoming Baltic Triennial. The idea is not new: how we perceive an artwork and what we expect of it changes in time. Things get forgotten, switched around and we end up looking at the wrong end of a musical instrument or playing a painting back to front. Sometimes, however, that’s on purpose: a composition decomposes, a song becomes a mood, a sculpture – a model, and a drawing – a letter. Are we then to talk about uses of art or rather about the art of uses? Or better skip art at all? Well, let’s find out.

This year’s Triennial focuses on the Baltic more than the previous editions, on the geographical region, its culture and the sea. It is a decidedly transdisciplinary event that, in its own motto of sorts (“what is an artwork today…”) is mainly interested in the “something else”. The exhibition opens up a range of topics and their couplings including influence, exchange, materiality, and impact. It’s primarily an exhibition at the CAC, but the programme of events – talks, launches, presentations, classes and performances – spanning six weeks expands behind the scenes.

b01 Black mountain by Andreas Angelidakis

Andreas Angelidakis, Black mountain, 2015

b02 Black mountain by Andreas Angelidakis

Andreas Angelidakis, Black mountain, 2015

b03 Black mountain by Andreas Angelidakis

Andreas Angelidakis, Black mountain, 2015

b04 -Black mountain by Andreas Angelidakis

Andreas Angelidakis, Black mountain, 2015

b05 - Zofia Rydet

Zofia Rydet, 2015

b06 - Zofia Rydet

Zofia Rydet, 2015

b07 - Sound Archive at Noth Hall

Sound Archive at Noth Hall

b08 - North Hall

Sound Archive at Noth Hall

b09 Ola Vasiljeva (on the left) at North Hall

Ola Vasiljeva at North Hall, 2015

b10 - Erki Kasemets

Erki Kasemets, 2015

b11 - Bian Rolando - Vaccines

Bianka Rolando, 2015

b12 Lectures by Perrine Bailleux and '5' by Marcos Lutyens

Perrine Bailleux and Marcos Lutyens, 2015

b13 - Solo exhibition at CAC Kitchen by Antanas Gerlikas

Antanas Gerlikas at CAC, 2015

b15 - Solo exhibition at CAC Kitchen by Antanas Gerlikas

Antanas Gerlikas at CAC, 2015

b16 Spit Speakers by Jay Tan and sculpture by Gizeloa Mickiewicz

Jay Tan and Gizeloa Mickiewicz, 2015

b17 - Gizela Mickiewicz

Gizeloa Mickiewicz, 2015

b18 Kaspars Groshevs and Ieva Kraule

Kaspars Groshevs and Ieva Kraule, 2015

b19 - B Is for Behind by Jay Tan

Jay Tan, 2015

b20 - Kipras Dubauskas

Kipras Dubauskas, 2015

b21 - Mikko Kuorinki and Carl Palm

Mikko Kuorinki and Carl Palm, 2015

b22 - Black Box by Bianka Rolando

Bianka Rolando, Black Box, 2015

b23 - Black Box by Bianka Rolando

Bianka Rolando, Black Box, 2015

b24 - Black Box by Bianka Rolando

Bianka Rolando, Black Box, 2015

b25 - Main Hall

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