Aušra Trakšelytė

Aušra Trakšelytė is an art historian, critic and curator. She holds a PhD in art theory from the Vilnius Academy of Arts. She is interested in site-specific art and theory, exploring it in the formats of contemporary art exhibitions, public discussions and publications.

Questions from the non-creating artist J.L. to the artist A.T. at the beginning of her creative career, or an inverse interview between the art critic A.T. and the artist J.L.


The article is written by Juozas Laivys and Aušra Trakšelytė Almost every day we read curators’ writings, short or elaborate, poetic or descriptive, that accompany exhibitions. However, in the long preparatory process for an exhibition, which is the job of

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Posted in Interview from Lithuania

Panke and a space for people with a different kind of behaviour

GRAND OPENING – PANKE.GALLERY. Photo Visvaldas Morkevičius ( archive).

There are not many places in Vilnius in Lithuania that carry out their cultural activities integrally. By ‘integrally’ here, we do not mean a model combining the studios of artists, musicians and other creative people, or a blend of exhibitions

Posted in Baltics Outside Baltics, Interview from Lithuania

The Ruins of Conservatism Standing On the Remnants of Liberalism. Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2016

Jacob Jessen, installation “Un-Future”, 2016

The Sculpture Quadrennial Riga has been running since 1972. At first, its goal was to display the latest works by sculptors from the Baltic soviet republics. Since 2004, the quadrennial has been organised by the Centre for Art Management and

Posted in Review from Latvia

Several tactics for seeing the show by Juozas Laivys “The Tactic of Dispassionate Viewing in a Space of Unbridled Perception or How to Fix Teeth”


The oeuvre of Juozas Laivys has been on display at the Contemporary Arts Centre since the 5th of February, 2016. It is not a show of the artist’s new work. Following his Farewell to the Public at the Arts Centre

Posted in Review from Lithuania