Artists: Lina Lapelytė and Augustas Serapinas
Curated by: Justė Jonutytė
Venue: 1857, Oslo, Norway
Date: November 10, 2017
Photography: Andrej Vasilenko, all images copyright and courtesy of the artists, Rupert and 1857
On 10 November, Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania) and 1857(Oslo, Norway) hosted a night of performances by Lithuanian artists Augustas Serapinas and Lina Lapelytė. “Gym” by Serapinas and Lapelyte’s new performance “Pirouette” featuring Lithuanian musician Liudas Mockūnas and dancer Ilva Juodpusytė were presented on the night celebrating the last months of the space’s existence in its current location in Oslo before it moves to a new space next year.
Augustas Serapinas (b. 1990) lives and works in Vilnius. In 2016, the interactive performance “Gym” was presented at Frieze London “Live” section. Serapinas graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2013. Recent exhibitions include Four Sheds, Fogo Island Arts, Newfoundland, Canada (2016-2017); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2017), Housewarming, Emalin, London, UK (2016); Double Bind, RUPERT, Living Art Museum and Oslo Art Academy ; Phillip, Lukas & Isidora, SALTS (Birsfelden, Switzerland, 2015); The Future of Memory. An Exhibition on the Infinity of Present Time, Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, Austria, 2015); How to Gather? 6th Moscow Biennale (Moscow, Russia, 2015); DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? Art after Identity Politics, MuHKA (Antwerp, Belgium, 2014).
Lina Lapelytė (b.1984) works and lives in London and Vilnius. Her performance-based practice is rooted in music and flirts with pop culture, gender stereotypes, aging and nostalgia. Lina Lapelyte has previously exhibited and performed at FIAC/Hors Les Murs, Paris (2017); MACBA, Barcelona (2017); Kunstraum, London (2017); Vleeshal, Middleburg (NL, 2017); Venice architecture Biennial, Venice (2016); CAC, Vilnius (2016); Focal Point Gallery, Southend (UK, 2016); Double Bind, NILO, Reykjavik & Rupert, Vilnius (2016); Hayward touring show, UK (2015); Block Universe, London (2015); Serpentine, London (2014); Baltic CCA, Newcastle (UK, 2014); DRAF, London (2014/2017); Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (2014).
The event was partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, and Arts Council Norway.