Lithuanian artists in the group show 'PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders', Venice

May 11, 2017
Author Echo Gone Wrong

patricija_gilyte_taube_2015_videoperformance_courtesy_of_artist_camera_robert_fabcic_03_1The GAA Foundation is finalising the large international art exhibition “PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders”  which will be hosted by the European Cultural Centre at Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Bembo from May 13th to November 26th 2017, where gallery “Meno parkas” presents artworks by National Culture and Art Prize award winner painter Jonas Gasiūnas, outstanding creator of video performances Patricija Gilytė and impactful installations author Algis Kasparavičius. We would like to invite you to official preview events, which will take place in Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora on 11th and 12th May 2016 from 18:00 to 22:00, and at the Giardini Marinaressa from 17:00 to 19:00. These events will be open to all.

In the context of the Venice Art Biennale 2017, the GAA Foundation presents the exhibition “PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders”. The exhibition is hosted and supported by the European Cultural Centre in two of its prestigious Palazzo’s in the centre of Venice -Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora- and the Giardini Marinaressa.

The exhibition shows an extensive combination of internationally established artists and artists whose works are less well-known. A cross-section of what can be seen as contemporary art today. The selected artists come from many different parts of the world, different cultures resulting in very different artworks. Visually, the artworks may appear very different, but all artists present their own subjective, personal expression of their reflection on the concepts Time, Space and Existence.

The exhibition mainly presents recent artworks by living artists, either site-specific, specially made for this exhibition, or taken from the existing collection of the artist. Some rooms in the palazzos are dedicated to the presentation of a single artist, while other rooms will present a combination of projects and works. Strong statements give each of the rooms a very specific character. The exhibition features a broad variety of artistic media; video, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photos and installations. Since the more than 200 participating artists originate from very diverse cultures representing over 40 countries and are also of very different age, the topics Time – Space – Existence are highlighted from unusual, very personal points of view.

The GAA Foundation’s exhibition “PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders” shows the commonness and differences between Europeans in dialogue with works of non-Europeans. In addition, the exhibition stimulates a more conscious relationship from the spectator towards his daily surrounding aiming to increase the awareness of their own personal Existence as human beings influenced by a specific Culture within Time and Space.

Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini Marinaressa, Venice, Italy
13 May – 26 November 2017 (preview 11-12 May 2017)