14/11 – 29/11/2019
“Waterproof Heart” by Ignas Pavliukevičius

From mid November installation Waterproof Heart by artist Ignas Pavliukevičius will be on view at Atletika Gallery (Vitebsko 21, Vilnius). This work was recently presented at independent contemporary art fair The Others in Turin.

Technological innovation is leading artificial intelligence into a more accurate representation of the human mind, emotions and physical appearance. The momentous questions are how automatisation and digitalisation are shaping the meaning of what it takes for someone or something to be a human. Can digital beings elicit empathy and when are humans going to decide how they feel about digital beings? In his installation Waterproof Heart Ignas Pavliukevičius reflects on the progress of blurring the lines between real and artificial, by creating situations where real humans are invited to face themselves in their relationship with technology. He explores these questions by combing different media – performance art, virtual reality, 3D simulation – creating confrontational experience for the audience.

Ignas Pavliukevičius has graduated with BA from Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and MA from Vilnius Academy of Arts Photography and Media Art Department. His work has been shown in exhibitions in Amsterdam, the Hague, Leeuwarden, Tallinn, Turin, Vilnius and Nida, Pavliukevičius has collaborated with artist Julijonas Urbonas in the project A Planet Of People, presented at Vartai Gallery (2018). He has received Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award´19 (NBYAA) in 2019. 

Atletika gallery is a new contemporary art space at the cultural centre SODAS 2123 in Vilnius. It presents emerging and acclaimed artists from Lithuania and abroad. Its exhibition program is open to experimentation, exploration of new processes in art and ideas of various directions. Atletika is run by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association.

14/11/2019 – 2019/11/29

The exhibition is sponsored by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality.



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Photos by Laurynas Skeisgiela