Kęstutis Šapoka

Kęstutis Šapoka is an art critic, artist and curator. Lives and works in Vilnius.

KOMBINATAS: WHIT OF A TEXT. Installation by Eglė Grėbliauskaitė

Former meat factory in Vilnius. Photograph by Andrius Seliuta von Rath

I guess, Eglė Grėbliauskaitė could offer her own subjective interpretations of her artwork that she decided to install in front of the entrance to the Vilnius Academy of Art—big rusty metal letters spell ‘KOMBINATAS’ (‘FACTORY’ from Lithuanian). I hope you

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On Labyrinths… Indrikis Gelzis’ exhibition at “Vartai”

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The first annoying thing about Indrikis Gelzis is that it is hard to obtain a continuous “narrative” in his exhibition. That is interesting. Gelzis is interesting, because it is hard to relate the exhibited works with concepts. That is annoying.

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Children’s Art School as a Free Cultural Agent

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According to The Law of Education of the Republic of Lithuania, the informal children’s education is defined as an education carried out through various programs aimed at meeting educational needs, qualification raising, and acquiring additional competence, except all the programs

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WHAT WAS PROPOSED WAS NOT ALLOWED. ALSO IT WASN’T ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN PROPOSED. IT WASN’T EVEN ALLOWED TO TALK THAT IT WASN’T ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT ALL THIS

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Saulius Leonavičius exhibition at JMVMC, Vilnius Over the last few years since Saulius Leonavičius delivered his famous piece “On the Habit of Using a Pedestal” (2012) – his master thesis, where he took down (and then replaced again) a piece

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Thoughts that drive you insane. Vsevolod Kovalevskij’s project in the Venclova House Museum in Vilnius

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Small art projects in unexpected places are interesting if only because they expand one’s “inner geography” both literally and figuratively speaking. Vsevolod Kovalevskij’s exhibition 3600 Opportunities of Understanding Everything or Nothing, which opened on 15 April in the house-museum of

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What era do we live in?

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Post­- Post-­ Soviet? Art, Politics & Society in Russia at the turn of the Decade. Ed. by Marta Dziewańska, Ekaterina Degot & Ilya Budraitskis, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2013 Book review We are writing a new art history! Such

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VILNIUS PAVILION: THE NEW “OFFICIAL” STYLE

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Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre exhibition “Vilnius Pavilion” in Moscow Contemporary Art Centre In fact, I do not believe that exhibitions of Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre (at least in recent years) are worth much notice. However, when it comes to presenting

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