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Performativity takes central stage at this year’s ArtVilnius’23 Art Fair

Performativity takes central stage at this year’s ArtVilnius’23 Art Fair

The 14th ArtVilnius’23 art fair will take place from October 13 to 15 at Litexpo, Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre. Seventy art galleries and institutions will participate in ArtVilnius’23 this year, featuring as many as 300 artists from 18 countries. The theme and emphasis of this year’s ArtVilnius is performativity. The organizers of the fair invite visitors to explore the concept of performativity in an open and creative way, to discuss it boldly, and to delve into the broadest interpretations of the phenomenon.

Interestingly, this year, participants of the art fair will present a variety of media and genres. Visitors will experience dance, film, and literature.

The 4th hall of Litexpo will transform into a creative project zone. Here, well-known curator and art critic Valentinas Klimašauskas will present exhibitions by institutions and artists. In the exhibition “Takas” (the Trail), featuring sculptures, installations, and performances and curated by Vytenis Burokas, art lovers will be introduced to the works of 16 artists. “Takas” (the Trail) offers the chance to meet well-known national artists, including Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė, the creator of the best installation at last year’s ArtVilnius’22, Žygimantas Augustinas, and Eglė Rakauskaitė.

This year marks a significant milestone as ArtVilnius’23 and the Project Zone will welcome exceptional contemporary art institutions for the first time. Notable participants include E. A. Shared Space from Tbilisi, the esteemed Georg Kargl Gallery from Vienna, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre from Riga, Meduza and Draugų vardai from Vilnius, and Vilnius Performance Art Biennial. Additionally, new projects will be presented by the Contemporary Art Centre and Jonas Mekas Centre for Visual Arts from Vilnius, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, and the Stasys Eidrigevičius Art Centre from Panevėžys.

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