Galerija VARTAI at Art Cologne - Hall: 11.2 / Stand: D 41
17 - 21 November 2021
Represented artists: Gabrielė Adomaitytė and Robertas Narkus.
Meet us at Art Cologne TALKS:
On Friday, 19 November 2021
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | "How to push through (new ideas), when no one needs them?"
Performance of Robertas Narkus, artist, Lithuania
Following: artist talk moderated by Neringa Bumblienė, curator of Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius and of the Lithuanian pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022.
We are grateful to our funders: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Vilniaus Municipality, AB Panevėžio statybos trestas, Daiva and Romualdas Bakučiai and Vilma Dagilienė.
Gabrielė Adomaitytė (b. 1994) graduated from the Sculpture Department at Vilnius Academy of Art in 2017. She currently lives and works in Amsterdam, where, until the spring of 2019, she was an artist in residence at De Ateliers. By constantly questioning the possibilities of painting and the problems of visual representation, the artist investigates information systems and the collision points of the digital and actual matter in various archives. Adomaitytė’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad: Arti et Amicitiae (Amsterdam, 2020), Swallow (Vilnius, 2020), Annet Gelink Gallery (Amsterdam, 2020), De Ateliers (Amsterdam, 2019), VARTAI Gallery (Vilnius, 2019), and Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, 2018).
Robertas Narkus (b. 1983) is an interdisciplinary artist, he graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in photography and media art. The artist later continued his studies at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Narkus is an initiator and a host of experimental arts management and food organization “Autarkia”, founder of Vilnius institute of Pataphysics, experimental engineering camp “eeKūlgrinda” and platform for artists and private business cooperation “Vizionierius”. Robertas Narkus describes his art practice as contingency management in changing economic circumstances. By hyperbolizing and lightly ironizing the existing nebulous neoliberal world systems of power, entangled by other mechanisms as well, and often generously using the tools they offer, Narkus creates his own unique new order. He was selected to represent Lithuania at the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2022 with the project “Gut Feeling”.
Hall: 11.2 / Stand: D 41
Address: Messepl. 1, 50679 Köln, Germany
17 November 2021, noon–8:00 p.m.
18 November 2021, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
18-20 November 2021, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
21 November 2021, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.