Solo Exhibition, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė
Private View Wednesday 6th June 2018, 6-9pm
Performance starts 7pm promptly
For their solo exhibition at Cell Project Space, Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė present the fifth iteration of the performance YGRG 14X: reading with a single hand along with a new video installation under the same title. Initially conceived for the 13th Baltic Triennial-Prelude, CAC, Vilnius in September 2017, the performative installation investigates the act of reading as an intimate experience, holding the potentiality to become public performance through the « outlouding » of words. Projected on screens of varying scales throughout the installation, the video will become the framework for installed elements and newly commissioned sculptural works alongside a staged performance during the opening and closing of the exhibition. The group will perform Young Girl Reading Group’s manifesto interspersed with paragraphs from the third part of Paul B. Preciado’s ‘Gender, Sexuality, and the Biopolitics of Architecture: From the Secret Museum to Playboy’.
Dorota Gawęda (PL) and Eglė Kulbokaitė (LT) are an artist and writer duo living in Basel (CH) and Athens (GRC). Both are the founders of YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP (2013- ) and Agatha Valkyrie Ice (2014-). Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė have recently exhibited their work at: Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London; SMC/CAC – Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; OSLO1O, Basel, Switzerland;Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany; SMK- National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Adult, Copenhagen; 1.1, Basel, Switzerland; Loyal Gallery, Stockholm; SALTS, Basel, Switzerland.
Developed with the generous support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and The Lithuanian Embassy, London.
Cell Project Space