Personal Scale: Contemporary design exhibition

17 June - 23 July 2021
Overview

Exhibition opening 17 June, 2pm – 8pm

Gallery VARTAI cordially invites you to the 2nd exhibition of contemporary design Personal Scale.

Curators:

Marija Puipaitė & Vytautas Gečas

Participants:

Agnė Kučerenkaitė (LT), Charlotte Jonckheer (BE), Corradino Garofalo (IT), Destroyers and Builders (BE), Joan Vellvé Rafecas (SP), Kiki & Joost (NL), Kotryna Butautytė (LT), Kodai Iwamoto (JP), Lennart Laurent (NL), Martynas Kazimierėnas (LT), Messgewand (NL/FR), Olivier van Herpt & Sander Wassink (NL), Oskar Zięta (PL), Pepe Heykoop (NL), Pierre Castignola (FR), Plasticiet (NL), Sarmite Polakova (LV), Sho Ota (JP).

 

In recent years, the gallery's active work in the field of contemporary design has become important and visible not only in Lithuania, but also on the international design scene. Therefore, in cooperation with Lithuanian and foreign designers, curators and institutions, we will continue the cycle of exhibitions on contemporary design that we started in 2019.

 

The second exhibition of the cycle, Personal Scale, features design projects by up to twenty individual and collaborative authors from different countries. A wide range of design perspectives and practices demonstrates the possibility of discussing sustainability differently, without objective truths or rules. The exhibition blurs the line between whether an object is handmade or industrially produced, regardless of whether it is made of new or recycled material, whether it is natural or synthetic, unique or intentionally mass-produced. Sustainability unfolds here not only in the material or in the way it is made, but also in the possession of a personal relationship that allows us to get to know the objects around us better and to question the established relationship with them.

 

Patron: Renata and Rolandas Valiūnas

Exhibition supported by: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Vilnius city municipality, French Institute in Lithuania, Embassy of the NetherlandsPolish Institute in Vilnius, JCDecaux

Gallery supported by: “Plieno Spektras”, PI “Meno Fondas”, Vilma Dagilienė, Romas Kinka, “Lietuvos Rytas”, Ekskomisarų Biuras

Graphic design: Taktika Studio

Communication: Pepper Agency