31 October – 3 November ninth edition of contemporary art fair The Others will take place in Turin, where Atletika Gallery will present an installation Waterproof Heart by artist Ignas Pavliukevičius.
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 gradutaed 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, Vilnius and Nida, Pavliukevičius has collaborated with artist Julijonas Urbonas in the project A Planet Of People, presented at Vartai Gallery (2018), and his solo show will be presented at Atletika gallery in Vilnius in November 2019. He has been nominated for Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award´19 (NBYAA) in June 2019.
The Others is the main independent fair in Italy dedicated to international emerging artists and to the latest trends in contemporary art. Its ninth edition will take place from October, 31 to November, 3 in the former Hospital Regina Maria Adelaide in Torino. The Others is an important opportunity for visibility as it is held in the week dedicated to contemporary art in Turin, a moment that attracts the attention of art professionals and art lovers from around the world. http://www.theothersfair.com/en/
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.
Presentation of Ignas Pavliukevičius’ work at The Others is sponsored by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Lithuanian Cultural Institute.