Photo reportage from the exhibition 'Do the Right Thing' at the VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius

April 10, 2019
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

28th of March  – 14th of April, 2019

Project curators: Marquard Smith (project curator) and Jurij Dobriakov (co-curator)

Exhibition participants: Arnas Anskaitis, Dovilė Bagdonaitė, Eglė Bertašiūtė, Jogintė Bučinskaitė, Vitalij Červiakov, Dovilė Dagienė, Vytautas Gečas, Barbora Gediminaitė, Eglė Grėbliauskaitė, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Mindaugas Jurėnas, Kristė Kibildytė-Klimienė, Aistė Kisarauskaitė, Laima Kreivytė, Liucija Kvašytė, Saulius Leonavičius, Justė Pečiulytė, Marija Šaboršinaitė, Jelena Škulienė, Aušra Trakšelytė, Simona Žemaitytė, Asta Valskienė, Mindaugas Reklaitis

Energized by the 30th anniversary of Spikes Lee’s 1989 film Do the Right Thing, the project developed and realised by Art, Design, asn Art Criticism doctoral students at Vilnius Academy of Arts seeks to utilise the radical potentialities of artistic research, and ask more universal questions about the current state of the art world, academic system, and society at large.

How can we as artists, designers, historians, theorists, educators, and critics engage critically with power? Where soed power reside? How is it secured, consolidated, and utilised? And to what end? If power is embedded and embodied in systems, how can we discern, participate critically, and even transform such systems? How should we navigate our way throuhh this quagmire of power–knowledge–control, which shapes truth, and interpellates us as subjects of and to its ideology? If such governmentality is the organised and organising practices (mentalities, rationalities, and techniques) through which our society is rendered governable, why and how might we prove ourselves to be ungovernable?

The project is an occasion to look to the future, to how we might envisage the future, and to do so in order to not only interpret the world in various ways, but to change it. In our own search for justice, how can our research-as-praxis – our labour, aour communicative bodies, our performative acts, our conversations, our commitment to communities and to our own creative practice itself – declare our resistance and dissent, our agonism and dissensus, thereby enacting our right to speak which, in turn, enables us to not so much fight the power as fight for power, and, in so doing, honour our obligation to do the right thing?

VAA Titanikas Gallery, 1st floor (Maironio Str. 3, Vilnius)

Opening hours:Tue–Sat, 12.00–18.00 

Photography: Laurynas Skeisgiela

Jogintė Bučinskaitė, Previewer, 2019

Jogintė Bučinskaitė, Previewer, 2019

Jogintė Bučinskaitė, Previewer, 2019

Jogintė Bučinskaitė, Previewer, 2019

Jogintė Bučinskaitė, Previewer, 2019

Jogintė Bučinskaitė, Previewer, 2019

Saulius Leonavičius, A Hunger Strike, an Example. A 10-day hunger strike in memoriam Petras Cidzikas, 2019

Saulius Leonavičius, A Hunger Strike, an Example. A 10-day hunger strike in memoriam Petras Cidzikas, 2019

Saulius Leonavičius, A Hunger Strike, an Example. A 10-day hunger strike in memoriam Petras Cidzikas, 2019

Saulius Leonavičius, A Hunger Strike, an Example. A 10-day hunger strike in memoriam Petras Cidzikas, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Kristė Kibildytė-Klimienė, Non-Superficial Surface, 2019

Kristė Kibildytė-Klimienė, Non-Superficial Surface, 2019

Kristė Kibildytė-Klimienė, Non-Superficial Surface, 2019

Kristė Kibildytė-Klimienė, Non-Superficial Surface, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Arnas Anskaitis, The Echo of Words Apart, 2019

Arnas Anskaitis, The Echo of Words Apart, 2019

Arnas Anskaitis, The Echo of Words Apart, 2019

Arnas Anskaitis, The Echo of Words Apart, 2019

Mindaugas Reklaitis, Morph, 2019

Mindaugas Reklaitis, Morph, 2019

Mindaugas Reklaitis, Morph, 2019

Mindaugas Reklaitis, Morph, 2019

Dovilė Bagdonaitė, I Choose Britney Because She Won, 2019

Dovilė Bagdonaitė, I Choose Britney Because She Won, 2019

Dovilė Bagdonaitė, I Choose Britney Because She Won, 2019

Dovilė Bagdonaitė, I Choose Britney Because She Won, 2019

Dovilė Bagdonaitė, I Choose Britney Because She Won, 2019

Dovilė Bagdonaitė, I Choose Britney Because She Won, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Liucija Kvašytė, Neanderthal Is a New Fashion, 2019

Liucija Kvašytė, Neanderthal Is a New Fashion, 2019

Liucija Kvašytė, Neanderthal Is a New Fashion, 2019

Liucija Kvašytė, Neanderthal Is a New Fashion, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Aušra Trakšelytė, Delay, 2019

Aušra Trakšelytė, Delay, 2019

Aušra Trakšelytė, Delay, 2019

Aušra Trakšelytė, Delay, 2019

Eglė Grėbliauskaitė, Speak Now, 2019

Eglė Grėbliauskaitė, Speak Now, 2019

Eglė Grėbliauskaitė, Speak Now, 2019

Eglė Grėbliauskaitė, Speak Now, 2019

Jelena Škulis (Škulienė), Textile Didactic 0: In-Activism, 2019

Jelena Škulis (Škulienė), Textile Didactic 0: In-Activism, 2019

Jelena Škulis (Škulienė), Textile Didactic 0: In-Activism, 2019

Jelena Škulis (Škulienė), Textile Didactic 0: In-Activism, 2019

Marija Šaboršinaitė, Remembrance Wants, 2019

Marija Šaboršinaitė, Remembrance Wants, 2019

Marija Šaboršinaitė, Remembrance Wants, 2019

Marija Šaboršinaitė, Remembrance Wants, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Simona Žemaitytė, Kaunas – London, 2019

Simona Žemaitytė, Kaunas – London, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Laima Kreivytė, Anatomy of an Institution, 2019

Laima Kreivytė, Anatomy of an Institution, 2019

Eglė Bertašiūtė, Sea Buckthorns, 2019

Eglė Bertašiūtė, Sea Buckthorns, 2019

Eglė Bertašiūtė, Sea Buckthorns, 2019

Eglė Bertašiūtė, Sea Buckthorns, 2019

Eglė Bertašiūtė, Sea Buckthorns, 2019

Eglė Bertašiūtė, Sea Buckthorns, 2019

Justė Pečiulytė, The Atmospheric Staging Studio, 2019

Justė Pečiulytė, The Atmospheric Staging Studio, 2019

Justė Pečiulytė, The Atmospheric Staging Studio, 2019

Justė Pečiulytė, The Atmospheric Staging Studio, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Vitalij Červiakov, Walking Is Still Honest, 2018–2019

Vitalij Červiakov, Walking Is Still Honest, 2018–2019

Vitalij Červiakov, Walking Is Still Honest, 2018–2019

Vitalij Červiakov, Walking Is Still Honest, 2018–2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Do the Right Thing, exhibition view, VAA Titanikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019

Aistė Kisarauskaitė, 1 Are, 2019

Aistė Kisarauskaitė, 1 Are, 2019

Aistė Kisarauskaitė, 1 Are, 2019

Aistė Kisarauskaitė, 1 Are, 2019

Aistė Kisarauskaitė, 1 Are, 2019

Aistė Kisarauskaitė, 1 Are, 2019

Aistė Kisarauskaitė, 1 Are, 2019

Aistė Kisarauskaitė, 1 Are, 2019

Dovilė Dagienė, Suspended Light: Two Suns, 2019

Dovilė Dagienė, Suspended Light: Two Suns, 2019

Dovilė Dagienė, Suspended Light: Two Suns, 2019

Dovilė Dagienė, Suspended Light: Two Suns, 2019

Dovilė Dagienė, Suspended Light: Two Suns, 2019

Dovilė Dagienė, Suspended Light: Two Suns, 2019

Mindaugas Jurėnas, Vacuum Equalizer, 2019

Mindaugas Jurėnas, Vacuum Equalizer, 2019

Mindaugas Jurėnas, Vacuum Equalizer, 2019

Mindaugas Jurėnas, Vacuum Equalizer, 2019

Barbora Gediminaitė, (n)object, 2019

Barbora Gediminaitė, (n)object, 2019

Barbora Gediminaitė, (n)object. Time. Measures of a pray. Life in two time dimensions. Rasheed, Egypt.

Barbora Gediminaitė, (n)object. Time. Measures of a pray. Life in two time dimensions. Rasheed, Egypt.

Vytautas Gečas, Entity Determination, 2019

Vytautas Gečas, Entity Determination, 2019

Vytautas Gečas, Entity Determination, 2019

Vytautas Gečas, Entity Determination, 2019