I’ve taken solace in this garden. It really is beautiful. I wonder at the atmosphere and how it is paradoxically both acute and impossible to articulate or grasp. It made me think of Virginia Woolf, whom you had mentioned in one of your emails to me, and how she created worlds that seemed offered to us partially wrapped in some obscure light or tissue paper. There’s another idea about how we look at and try to understand the world which is all about twisting, wrenching and unwrapping other beings into clarity and truth. What a cruel vision of curiosity and what an arrogant thought that is: that if only we hold down something enough it will hand over everything. Empires acted and continue to act on this logic. But, of course, never is everything handed over or given up. There are gaps between those fingers, a fist is never completely tight. A seed will escape.
Excerpt from the exhibition text by Yates Norton
Gabija Nedzinskaitė (b. 1998) is a spatial practitioner currently living and working in Amsterdam. Her practice is a remix of objects, industrialized experiences of narratives, failed renders and invisible interventions. Gabija’s works usually consist of objects that have undergone different stages of transformation or manipulation. These transformations are essential to her spatial research. Gabija recently graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (Architectural Design Department).
Gerda Paliušytė (b. 1987) is an artist and curator based in Vilnius. She is interested in various documentary practices, historical and popular cultural phenomena and characters as well as their relationship with social reality. Paliušytė’s work often explores collective practices and various forms of tacit agreements. Recent exhibitions include two solo editions of For Cecil, at Lavender Opener Chair Gallery in Tokyo (2021) and the Prospect Gallery in Vilnius (2020).
Thank you: Autarkija, Gediminas G. Akstinas ir Gediminas Akstinas, Aurimė Žakaitė, Pavel Zalescevskij, Andrej Vasilenko, Simonas Kuliešius, Edgaras Aškelovič, Vytautas Gečas, Jokūbas Čižikas, Alexandra Bondarev.
We Live in Places – a duo show by Gabija Nedzinskaitė and Gerda Paliušytė opens on the 27th of May, 6-9 pm.
Address: Mečetės st. 4, Vilnius.
The exhibition will be open until June 26th.
Visiting hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 6-8 pm
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