Exit Closed. A review of Synchrodogs' exhibition 'Back to Nature' | Jana Kukaine

‘Nature’s Fool – Artist’s Cool’ by Povilas Ramanauskas at Meno parkas gallery | Photo/video from Lithuania

What do the objects in the shape of an ear tell us? Sergej Timofejev in conversation with Daria Melnikova and Agata Melnikova

In Search for the Artist-Run-Baltic | Varvara Guljajeva and Lina Rukevičiūtė

‘Vilnius Contexts’ invites to experience the city through poetry
by Echo Gone Wrong

For three weeks from 17 July to 6 August 2017 Vilnius will be filled with authored texts visible on three-sided outdoor stands. 17 authors with a background in writing are participating in the project: Rolandas Rastauskas, Mindaugas Nastaravičius, Valentinas Klimašauskas,


European Cities at the Crossroads
by Maija Rudovska

Europeans tend to think of cities, especially those that stand out with their urban landscapes, as battlegrounds of fictitious powers, cunning politicians and nefarious business moguls. With compelling speed, gentrification policies eat up smaller and larger neighbourhoods, so far turning


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Nature’s Fool – Artist’s Cool’ by Povilas Ramanauskas at Meno parkas gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

The title of the exhibition originated from an old Russian artists’ saying/jargon well-known by most of artists. This vivacious and ironic slogan fit and opened even more different meanings, in the sense of particular nuances of the context of arts.


Exit Closed. A review of Synchrodogs’ exhibition ‘Back to Nature’
by Jana Kukaine

The artistic duo Synchrodogs, whose exhibition Back to Nature was on view at kim? Contemporary Art Centre (until 9th July, 2017) in the frame of Riga Photomonth, are two Ukrainian-born artists Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven. Referred to as the


Photo reportage from the ‘Place where everything is better’ at Kaņepes Culture Centre
by Echo Gone Wrong

Exhibition „Place where everything is better” researches the popular opinion in Latvia – life in Estonia is better than in Latvia – through the language of conceptual and visual art. Almost all studies about local situation in economy, politics and


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Blindspots’ by Artur Żmijewski at the Riga Pauls Stradiņš Museum for History of Medicine
by Echo Gone Wrong

Blindspots at the Riga Pauls Stradiņš Museum for History of Medicine is the first solo exhibition by the internationally acclaimed Polish artist Artur Żmijewski in Baltic countries. The title of the exhibition references the approach dominating Żmijewski’s oeuvre, namely, his


Photo reportage from ‘back body / left arm’ by Ruta Butkute and Nina Glockne at Sodų 4
by Echo Gone Wrong

“back body / left arm” is based on the psychological notion of “affordance” – signifying possible functions and all action–possibilities latent in an object or environment. Butkute and Glockner share an interest in observing intertwined relationships between objects, human (presence)


Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Divdabis. Atis Ieviņš / Inga Meldere’ at the Latvian National Museum of Art
by Echo Gone Wrong

On 1 June, the second exhibition of Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art’s exhibition cycle Divdabis opened at the Latvian National Museum of Art, featuring photographer, passionate experimenter with technologies and author of critically ironic commentary on Soviet society, Atis Ieviņš,


‘Chewing gum that never loses its flavor’ by Jonas Holmer, Lisa Trogen Devgun, Tomas Sinkevičius and Viltė Bražiūnaitė at Platform Stockholm
by Echo Gone Wrong

<tell me about the bubbles> To just GTD, we depend on technology and machines to simplify our lives. We don’t really see these products because we are so used to them. <awww man the bubbles are off the hook, amazing


Photo reportage from exhibitions by Katrīna Čemme and Tobias Kaspar at kim? Contemporary Art Centre
by Echo Gone Wrong

What is Lost is Lost Forever Katrīna Čemme kim? Contemporary Art Centre May 20-July 9, 2017 An object becomes real, when it is seen. And it’s impossible to make it be non-existent or unseen. It has been made and it


What do the objects in the shape of an ear tell us? Sergej Timofejev in conversation with Daria Melnikova and Agata Melnikova
by Echo Gone Wrong

This conversation accompanies current show Dancing Specularity by Daria Melnikova & Agata Melnikova at kim? Contemporary Art Centre (20 May–9 July 2017). In a world where nobody trusts anyone, where people rarely strive for mutual understanding, two sisters envision an


‘The Seed Can Be Initialized Randomly II’ by Merike Estna and Ana Cardoso at Temnikova & Kasela gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

Ana Cardoso (1978) and Merike Estna (1980) are both painters who have come together at two different geographic and temporal points to explore the medium of painting, traditional crafts and a woman’s place in the art world. The first series


Photo reportage from the exhibition by Ramūnas Paniulaitis at the gallery [si:said]
by Echo Gone Wrong

Until 9th of June at the gallery [si:said]  (Daržų str.18, Klaipeda, Lithuania) runs an retrospective exhibition *Žym Žymas by Ramūnas Paniulaitis. Bearing in mind the alternative offered by Lithuania’s “silent modernists” (who had by the 1970s and 1980s become almost


Photo reportage from Dainius Liškevičius’ exhibition ‘On Passe a l’Orange’ at Sodų 4
by Echo Gone Wrong

Culture evolution law event subject distortion critical consciousness chaos project institution power emptiness structure subordination strategy user private space fragmentation coincidence processes situations interests management promise suppression competition decisions conflicts parallels artwork gallery artist curator positive aestheticised contacts communication business


In Search for the Artist-Run-Baltic
by Varvara Guljajeva and Lina Rukevičiūtė

‘Supermarket’ as an inspiration Parallel with the well-known art fairs, another layer of alternative or artist-run art fairs takes place across Europe every year. They are known as non-commercial, networking-oriented art fairs, mostly aimed at artist-run spaces, reflecting geographically the


‘Precarious State of Mind’, solo show by Sandra Kosorotova at Hop gallery
by Echo Gone Wrong

What does Post-Fordism feel like? How is precarity sensed? Can it materialize as an embodied sensation? Will it be codified as a medical disorder? This exhibition explores mental health as socio-political and ideological issues, rather than personal and biological problems.


Photo reportage from the 7th Inter-format Symposium ‘Along Lines’ at Nida Art Colony
by Echo Gone Wrong

The 7th Inter-format Symposium took place at VAA Nida Art Colony on 19th-22nd of May. Over three days and nights the transdisciplinary symposium engaged in a dialogue between more than 50 participants with presentations and performances in the woods, between moving


Photo reportage from Lithuanian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale
by Echo Gone Wrong

Artist Žilvinas Landzbergas represents Lithuania at the 57th Venice Biennale with his installation R, which reveals mesmeric realities that blend Nordic sceneries and imagery with the white cube space of the distinctive Venetian building of Scuola San Pasquale. Performance What


‘From Realism to the Object. Lithuanian World Art in the Collection of the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation’ at the Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum
by Echo Gone Wrong

“From Realism to the Object. Lithuanian World Art in the Collection of the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation” is the sequel of the exhibition “From Realism to the Object” held last year at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery of M. K. Čiurlionis


Blue Whale Society. A review of Dénes Farkas’ exhibition ‘How-to-calm-yourself-after-seeing-a-dead-body Techniques’
by Merle Luhaäär

‘We postpone the unbreathable darkness that weighs us down.’[1] As Dénes Farkas is not the original owner of the memories exhibited, it is a viewer’s gaze we are offered: the viewers gaze at a viewer. We are gazing through Dénes’


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