The presentation of the book “(In)dependent Contemporary Art Histories. Artist-run Initiatives in Lithuania 1980–2022” (3rd volume).

Richly illustrated 624-page publication allows you to travel back in time from the 1980s to the present day and experience how Lithuanian artists have lived, worked and organised a wide range of activities. It is practically the only history of Lithuanian contemporary art published to date. During the presentation visitors will have the opportunity to get a closer look at the processes of collecting and writing the stories.



The artists are not afraid of the winter winds, so they open the studios again at the OPEN SODAS event!
OPEN SODAS is an event open to conversations, exchange of ideas, insights and creative energy. On November 25, in the cultural complex SODAS 2123, artists and organizations invite you to participate in a program full of presentations of works, discussions and exhibition tours, and in the evening a unique opportunity awaits you to experience the biggest and most important Rakija Klezmer Orkestar “A Chasene!” concert this year.


Video work of three artists LIAA members to be presented at Trieste Contemporanea in Italy

Lithuanian Videospritz 2022 – two weekends of Lithuanian cinema and videoart in Trieste from 18 to 27 November 2022. Trieste Contemporanea is pleased to present the second edition of Lithuanian Videospritz. The project, curated by Daniele Capra, consists of two consecutive weekends in which screenings and conversations will alternate: together with the experts who have analysed the work, the protagonists of the event will be an international historical artist from the Baltic country such as Jonas Mekas (18-20 November) and some of the most influential voices of contemporary video art (25-27 November).



The III Volume of the book “(In)dependent Contemporary Art Histories. Artist-run Initiatives in Lithuania 1980–2022” is published

The book is published in cooperation with the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association. Book’s compilers  LIAA member Vytautas Michelkevičius, Karolina Rybačiauskaitė, Kęstutis Šapoka.


SODAS 2123 partnership with PROFORMA

The cultural centre SODAS 2123 starts a partnership with PROFORMA space in Manchester, UK, inviting the first artist, LIAA member Vitalij Červiakov.



In the cultural centre SODAS 2123 the three-part series of contemporary music events “Colors” continue. The first performances that started in October, dedicated to performative music, were glowing in red, and in November SODAS 2123 hall will light up with blue. An artist, LIAA member Kamilė Krasauskaitė will participate in the event.


Exhibition ‘Respawn’ by Hanna Ijäs and Bryndís Björnsdóttir (Dísa), curated by Ignas Pavliukevičius together with AI

An exhibition titled ‘Respawn’ by the participants of LIAA residency program Finnish artist Hanna Ijäs and Icelandic artist Bryndís Björnsdóttir (Dísa) opens at Atletika gallery (Vitebsko 21, Vilnius) on 27 October 2022, curated by LIAA member Ignas Pavliukevičius and AI language model GPT3. This exhibition is the result of the two-month artist residency at the cultural centre SODAS 21232. On the opening night on 27 October, from 7 pm, artist Hanna Ijäs together with sound artists Edvinas Gruodis Siliūnas, Karolis Brežinskas and Kristupas Kmitas will present the performance ‘Lie Down Where You Want to Be Stepped On’.



On Thursday, 27 October at 6 p.m., the cultural centre SODAS 2123 invites to the OPEN SODAS event, where artists and organisations will open their creative studios, a performance, an exhibition opening and a music programme will take place!


Exhibition “Creative Pastures of Spinners” at Marcinkoniai Station Gallery

Verpėjos is happy to invite you to the opening of exhibition with participating artists in the Creative Pastures residency programme. It will take place at Marcinkonys station gallery, Kastinio 1C, on 15th October, from 6 pm.

During the exhibition opening there will be a presentation of publication “Shepherds’ Notes vol. I”.

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