Ignas Krunglevičius: PRIVAT SYNTAX VIRUS
14 April – 23 May 2015
Opening on Tuesday, 14 April at 6 pm
Galerija VARTAI is delighted to announce the first major solo show by Ignas Krunglevičius (b. 1979) in Lithuania. For this exhibition, Krunglevičius will be showing his newest works — a constellation of sculptures, sound and video installations. These works are the result of the artist's long-term research and reflections on anxiety and schizophrenia as a key to understanding current power structures and the physical infrastructures underlying them. Architectural interventions, a computer generated voice and imagery will be combined to create an environment allowing viewers to explore their own subjectivity in relation to the outer mechanisms that influence it.
PRIVAT SYNTAX VIRUS
On 14 April, Galerija VARTAI opens the first major solo show by Ignas Krunglevičius in Lithuania. The works presented are the result of the artist's long-term research. Nuclei of interest gathers around phenomena ranging from mental disorders, the uncanniness of the computer generated voice, the cognitive evolution of human beings, to the inseparability of the technological from our bodies and everyday lives.
By interweaving these notions throughout his practice, Krunglevičius proposes a reflection on the power structures actualized by the technology that shape the human condition(s). Privat Syntax Virus expands on the surrounding mechanisms that define a state of habitual anxiety.
For this exhibition, Krunglevičius will be showing his newest works — a constellation of sculptures, sound and video installations. Architectural interventions, a computer generated voice and imagery will be combined to create an environment allowing viewers to explore their own subjectivity in relation to the outer mechanisms that influence it.
Ignas Krunglevičius (b.1979 in Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) graduated with an MA from the Norwegian Music Academy in Oslo. An artist and a composer, he participates in both the visual art and contemporary music scene, whereby the two occupations influence each other. His main interests lie in the psychology of power, and the political and existential realities generated by the global technological development.
Recent exhibitions include the Nordic pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition organized by la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2014); ‘Crime in Art’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland (2014); ‘You Imagine What You Desire’, the 19th Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia (2014); the Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2013); Norwegian Sculpture Biennale, the Vigeland Museum.
Patron Vilnius City Municipality
Supporters of the gallery: Lietuvos rytas daily, Ekskomisarų biuras security, city-info.net
We are grateful to Romas Kinka, Ragna Bley, Ragnhild Aamås, Ayatgali Tuleubek