“TT” is one of the exhibitions of Vilnius Gallery Weekend, organised on the occasion of the opening of new contemporary art space “Atletika”. This new art gallery will be located in the cultural centre “SODAS 2123” (Vitebsko Str. 21 and 23, Vilnius), to be opened in spring 2020. Vilnius Gallery Weekend, organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists Association for the forth year in a row, will take place between 5 and 8 September 2019. The opening of the exhibition “Répercussion” will invite everyone to join on Friday 6 September.
What is darkness and “underground” (in the broad sense) in phenomena such as “fake news”, mystification, anxiety, “dark side”, conspiracy theories, black humor, tricksterism. The viewer is encouraged to try to grasp or imagine the core of darkness. But all these topics are perceived without didactics and preaching, and as inevitable reflections of the phenomena and problems of the present world. Critical approach is important here, but not essential, so we suggest to forget everything you were expecting.
TT has multiple meanings. It is a crying emoticon (vertical dashes for tears and horizontal for eyes) and an abbreviation for trending topic. TT is the most popular song of the most popular KPOP girl band “Twice” of South Korea. The song is especially loved by meme makers of internet forums. Looking from further away TT is similar to Pi (the infinite number). TT is two unfinished crosses. TT is an abbreviation in Tartar language. And so on.
“Atletika” is a new contemporary art space at the cultural centre “SODAS 2123”.The gallery presents emerging and acclaimed artists from Lithuania and abroad. Its exhibition programme is open to experimentation, exploration of new processes in art and ideas of various directions.
Cultural centre “SODAS 2123” is a self-governed community based space, which unites tens of creators and researchers of different fields, with practices based on experimentation, developing of unexpected formats and responding to the latest cultural, social, geopolitical, ecological issues. “SODAS 2123” will provide workshops and equipment for a variety of art disciplines, and each resident of the complex will be open for sharing, learning and craftsmanship. “SODAS 2123” is operated by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association.
Participants: Tomas Daukša, Justė Venclovaitė, Robertas Narkus, Aistė Viršulytė, Rokas Dovydėnas, Vitalij Červiakov, Rūtenė Merkliopaitė, Adomas Danusevičius, Darius Žiūraand others
Curator: Danutė Gambickaitė
Designer: Laura Grigaliūnaitė
19:00 exhibition opening at “Atletika” gallery (Vitebsko 21, Vilnius),
20:00 sound programme (TBA)
Exhibition opening times
11-28/09/2019 Tuesdays to Fridays 14:00-19:00
Organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association.
Partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture.
Photos by Artūras Valiauga