Nach der ersten Station von Videonale.16 on Tour auf dem Athens Digital Arts Festival (18.-21. Mai 2017), ist die Videonale im Juni bereits zum zweiten Mal Gast in Vilnius, Litauen. Auf Einladung der ArtVilnius’17 präsentieren wir vom 8.-11. Juni 2017 eine Ausstellung mit 13 Werken aus der gerade zu Ende gegangenen Videonale.16 auf dem LITEXPO Gelände in Vilnius.
Folgende Künstler*innen sind in Vilnius dabei: Cooper Battersby & Emily Vey Duke, Jasmin Bigler & Nicole Weibel, Yao Cong, Teboho Edkins, Lotte Meret Effinger, Max Grau, Shadi Harouni, Randa Maroufi, Stefan Panhans, Lucy Pawlak, Stefan Ramírez Perez, Julia Scher, Anna Vasof
ArtVilnius’17 will introduce 55 galleries, 200 artists from 20 countries (ranging from Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, and Lithuania to Belarus, the Netherlands, Russia, Italy, and France), and exceptional collections featuring artworks by world-class artists.
Alongside the main programme, where galleries will showcase the best of their offerings, ArtVilnius is organizing a special project zone and many additional events. Video art will be in focus at this year’s fair. A collection of works from one of Europe’s oldest video art festivals, Videonale, is to be brought from Bonn, Germany. Jonas Mekas, the outstanding Lithuanian-American artist, is also showing his new film at the fair. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK returns with a new project, while the fair’s exclusive partner Lewben Group and its Lewben Art Foundation is presenting a collection of Lewben Art Foundation works by famous foreign artists, including a winner of the prestigious Turner Prize.
Estonia is featuring prominently at ArtVilnius’17, represented by three contemporary art galleries. Estonia’s contemporary art platform NOAR is bringing an installation by Juhan Soomets, the winner of the Baltic Young Artist Award. Curators from the Vilnius-based art and education centre Rupert have put together a selection of works by its residents produced specifically for the fair.
ArtVilnius’17 runs on June 8-11 at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO. For more information visit www.artvilnius.com