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Ultimate selfie. Interview with Maria Metsalu | Keiu Krikmann

Maria Arusoo in conversation with Kęstutis Kuizinas

Seven Keys and a Way More of Doors | Giedrė Legotaitė | Review from Lithuania

Sensations Unwrapped | Merle Luhaäär | Review from Estonia

Chance has its own logic | Merle Luhaäär | Interview from Estonia

International Art Fair ArtVilnius’17: Applications now open
by Echo Gone Wrong

The organisers of International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius’17 invites galleries to start making reservations for this exclusive and the only one in the region art market event taking place on 8-11 June, 2017. Applications are accepted by 5 February. ArtVilnius’17


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Jurgis Baltrušaitis’ Manuscripts: For All and None’ at National Gallery of Art, Vilnius
by Echo Gone Wrong

Jurgis Baltrušaitis (1903-1988), the son of a famous Lithuanian poet and diplomat, was an art historian in France who took a path that was well off the beaten track. His beautifully illustrated books present an unconventional view of art history:


Ultimate selfie. Interview with Maria Metsalu
by Keiu Krikmann

Maria Metsalu is an artist and performer currently based in Berlin, who recently graduated from SNDO (the School for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam. She has been working on her solo project ‘Fuchsia’ for over a year, which has sprouted


Material echoes from the exhibitions of A.Weiwei, T.Murakami, M.Pistoletto etc. at project space ‘Sodų 4’
by Echo Gone Wrong

In November 2016 “Sodų 4” – a project space in Vilnius – was showing a selection of works from certain private collections by the world’s most renown artists: Damien Hirst’s and “The Gutai Art Association’s“ drawings, Martin Creed’s photographs and


Maria Arusoo in conversation with Kęstutis Kuizinas
by Maria Arusoo

Both the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia (CCA) and Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius (CAC) opened in the early 90s to develop local art scenes and initiate international projects. Towards the end of this October, the exhibition Random Rapid Heartbeats opened


Soulpeek
by Rihards Bražinskis

A review of the exhibition Didn’t Have Wi-Fi So I Started to Paint, 14.10-29.10.2016, C.C. von Stritzky villa During the time when my Internet disappears, I usually read. Luckily, network problems are rare, and even then I can still use


Photo reportage from Travis Jeppesen’s exhibition ‘Word’ at Rupert
by Echo Gone Wrong

“Word“ is an exhibition of new works by a writer and Rupert’s artist-in-residence Travis Jeppesen. For more than a decade, the young American novelist and poet Travis Jeppesen has been regarded as one of the more iconoclastic practitioners of literary


Three years, three venues: Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius meets Tallinn Art Hall
by Eva-Erle Lilleaed

Random Rapid Heartbeats curated by Kęstutis Kuizinas (LT) is open in Tallinn Art Hall 22.10–04.12.2016. The way in which art is represented as a body of art itself – if not even higher – has risen almost to an equal


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Algis Skačkauskas (1955-2009). Paintings’ at National Gallery of Art, Vilnius
by Echo Gone Wrong

Algis Skačkauskas (1955-2009) entered the Lithuanian art scene in the last decade of the Soviet era, amid large-scale historical transformations. The Communist system was collapsing, the social liberation movement gained momentum, and the democratic society began to emerge in Central


The gods have left…
by Jānis Taurens

When thinking about the new series of exhibitions at the ‘kim?’ contemporary art centre,[1] which opened on 26 October, and, more broadly, about the current situation with art, the following words came to mind: “The gods have left.” Actually, it


Photo reportage from the painting exhibition at Rooster Gallery, Vilnius
by Echo Gone Wrong

Having grown from an initiative of young cultural managers into an actively operating and reputable gallery in the course of several years, The Rooster Gallery is enjoying the results of its consistent and purposeful work and invited the viewers to


Seven Keys and a Way More of Doors
by Giedrė Legotaitė

I’m driving a white Dodge Challenger through a desert. If I was from the Wild West, I’d say it’s the norm, but I’m a Lithuanian woman. This fairly stereotypical impression of Western culture from across the Atlantic only returned to


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘DESERTIFICATION’ by Kristina Inčiūraitė at POST gallery, Kaunas
by Echo Gone Wrong

Talking from an ecological point of view, when the topsoil is disturbed, erosion increases, and as a result the land deteriorates. This is the process of desertification. However, in this project, desertification is seen as receding space-time: time and space,


Sensations Unwrapped
by Merle Luhaäär

Human souls are made of endless sensations, carefully wrapped in plain or patterned wrapping paper. From the outside, we are all more or less the same, because the wrapping paper exists only in certain varieties, with or without dots, stripes,


A Pumpkin’s Universe
by Jana Kukaine

The name of the exhibition by Ieva Jurjāne, displayed at Alma gallery (October 19th – November 17th 2016),  in English might also sound like this: Life is Still. Then the word-play inherent in it would become more obvious. However, it


Exhibitions by Ojārs Pētersons and Krišs Salmanis at kim? Contemporary Art Centre
by Echo Gone Wrong

Skilando Krišs Salmanis October 26 – November 27 2016 Skiland is a massive reinforced concrete structure in the Japanese mountains on Shikoku Island, which was initially built as a skiing resort and is now a half abandoned, crumbling hotel and


Photo reportage from the exhibitions by Evita Vasiļjeva and Jānis Dzirnieks at kim? Contemporary Art Centre
by Echo Gone Wrong

Gut House on the Print Level Evita Vasiļjeva October 26 – November 27 2016 The Amsterdam-based Latvian artist’s Evita Vasiļjeva’s solo-exhibition Gut House on the Print Level comprises robust and fragile, seemingly moving, sculptures that have been carried over from


Chance has its own logic
by Merle Luhaäär

Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet, whose artistic projects involve technology, data sculpting and audience interaction, have been working together as an artist duo since 2009. Estonian-born Varvara and Barcelona-born Mar currently live and work in Tallinn and have exhibited their


A NORTHERN SATELLITE (RE)VISITING
by Šelda Puķīte

(In)visible Dreams and Streams An exhibition of Nordic and Baltic Art Bergs Bazaar, Riga, Latvia 15.09 – 04.10, 2016 Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania 03.12.2016 – 08.01.2017  (Un)comfortable Anniversaries  There is something ‘old-fashioned’ about a noisy birthday celebration; a


Photo reportage from Linas Jusionis’ exhibition ‘Decadence’ at Galerija VARTAI
by Echo Gone Wrong

On 6 September 2016 as part of its 25th anniversary exhibitions programme Galerija VARTAI presented Decadence, a solo exhibition by Linas Jusionis. Due to his unique style and consistent way of constructing an image, Linas Jusionis is readily recognizable in


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