Photo reportage from Baltic Triennial 13 – Prelude at Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

The Prelude for Baltic Triennial 13 unveils what often remains invisible: a range of intentions, engagements, research and emotions. The purpose is to make public what nurtured the Triennial: its poetry section (words, rhythms, thoughts / poetry, music, theory), crucial part of the project, if not its core. Baltic Triennial 13 considers poetry as a bastard language, escaping normative linguistic categories and refusing appropriation from the standard exchange system by instituting itself as a transient form, at once dramatically individualist and profoundly collective.

The Prelude for Baltic Triennial 13 highlights its political stance while acting as a poetic gesture: we will address class, gender, race, disabled bodies, feminism, decolonisation of desire, and territories, eager to transcend the fixed notion of identity to embrace the moving concept of belonging. Where do we belong? How do we belong? Key postulates will guide us: bastard objects and formless subjectivities, anti-categorisation and fluidity.

By doing so, we start by using the museum (and its economy) to offer up an alternative to the use of words by those who hold the monopolistic power to speak and colonise our horizons with their permanent logorrhea. We give a space to those who are still often silenced. By doing so, we position language (written and spoken) and knowledge engagement as the starting point of the Triennial: the Prelude will be an open and free platform where readings, talks, symposia, discussions, debates will take place in an installation especially designed by Young Girl Reading Group. The Prelude will not arrive at a conclusion: the research will continue up to and beyond the opening of the Triennial in May 2018.

Artists in the exhibition: Harry Burke, Anaïs Duplan, Penny Goring, Tarek Lakhrissi, Maria Minerva, Moor Mother, NON Worldwide, Precious Okoyomon, Planningtorock, Jackie Wang, Liv Wynter, Young Girl Reading Group

Opening night performances by: Khairani Barokka, CAConrad, Caspar Heinemann, Sandra Jõgeva, Vytautas Jurevičius, Agnese Krivade, Tarek Lakhrissi, Young Girl Reading Group

For the first time in its history, the Baltic Triennial will take place in the three Baltic countries: Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, from May to November 2018. The three exhibitions will be different, the three exhibitions and adjunct projects like the Prelude, the catalogue or the website all form the Triennial. The Baltic Triennial 13 is titled GIVE UP THE GHOST. It is curated by Vincent Honoré, assisted by Neringa Bumblienė and Cédric Fauq.

The Prelude is supported by:
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania
Eurosportas.lt
Julia Janus

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
2017 09 14  – 2017 10 18

Photography: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Penny Goring, fluv, 2014 and hhatewall, 2014. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Penny Goring, fluv, 2014 and hhatewall, 2014. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Dorota Gaweda and Eglė Egle Kulbokaiteė (YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP), reading with a single hand, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Dorota Gaweda and Eglė Kulbokaitė (YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP), reading with a single hand, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Precious Okoyomon, 6% Charge, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Precious Okoyomon, 6% Charge, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Precious Okoyomon, 6% Charge, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Precious Okoyomon, 6% Charge, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

PLANNINGTOROCK, MIsxgyny Drxp Dead, 2014; Doorway, 2011 and Human Drama, 2014. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

PLANNINGTOROCK, MIsxgyny Drxp Dead, 2014; Doorway, 2011 and Human Drama, 2014. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Moor Mother (Camae Defstar), Chain Gang Quantum Blues, 2016 and Liv Wynter, Notes on Becoming Superhuman, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Moor Mother (Camae Defstar), Chain Gang Quantum Blues, 2016 and Liv Wynter, Notes on Becoming Superhuman, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Moor Mother (Camae Defstar), Chain Gang Quantum Blues, 2016 and Liv Wynter, Notes on Becoming Superhuman, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Moor Mother (Camae Defstar), Chain Gang Quantum Blues, 2016 and Liv Wynter, Notes on Becoming Superhuman, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Liv Wynter, Notes on Becoming Superhuman, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Liv Wynter, Notes on Becoming Superhuman, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Maria Minerva, Voice of America, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Maria Minerva, Voice of America, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Tarek Lakhrissi, Can you spell your name please, 2017 and Hard to Love, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Tarek Lakhrissi, Can you spell your name please, 2017 and Hard to Love, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Tarek Lakhrissi, Can you spell your name please, 2017 and Hard to Love, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Tarek Lakhrissi, Can you spell your name please, 2017 and Hard to Love, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Anaïs Duplan, The Lovers are the Audience Who Watch, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Anaïs Duplan, The Lovers are the Audience Who Watch, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Penny Goring, NewHive feed, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Penny Goring, NewHive feed, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Installation view, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite (YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP), reading with a single hand, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite (YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP), reading with a single hand, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite (YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP), reading with a single hand, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite (YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP), reading with a single hand, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite (YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP), reading with a single hand, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite (YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP), reading with a single hand, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite (YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP), reading with a single hand, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite (YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP), reading with a single hand, 2017. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko

 

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October 18, 2017
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