About Association

Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LeTMeKoo, LTMKS), established as an association in 1997, is an artist-run organisation that has more than 120 members and belongs to the Lithuanian Art Creators’ Association. The association unites both young and acclaimed artists who received the Lithuanian National Art and Culture Prize, other awards and participated in the Venice Biennale, as well as other prominent international and local exhibitions. It is the only organisation run by artists and curators in Lithuania that has been consistently active for more than two decades already. It organises and produces exhibitions, events, and residencies, publishes various publications and represents artists in various socio-political situations. Although the association’s name in Lithuanian resembles those of the creative unions established in the Soviet era, it has no inherited bureaucratic structure, and is thus able to flexibly respond to today’s situation of the Lithuanian art scene and flirt with it.

 

LTMKS project spaces “Atletika” / “Sodų 4” / “Malonioji 6”

Up until 2014 LTMKS was a virtual organisation (without premises) and organized its projects in various spaces like Kablys (“The Hook”, the former Railway Workers’ Culture Palace in Vilnius), military barracks in the Northern Town district of Vilnius, the Contemporary Art Centre, the Ministry of Fluxus (a government-sponsored artist studio complex in Central Vilnius), and in public spaces. Since 2014, the association has established a gallery-project space that is run all year-round (2014-2015 „Malonioji 6“, 2016-2019 „Sodų 4“). Its most recent gallery was opened in September 2019. Titled “Atletika” and situated over entire ground floor (200 sqm) of the older building it is the largest exhibiting space LTMKS has had so far. “Atletika” fills the gap of artist-organized shows in Vilnius. It invites curators, artists from LTMKS and elsewhere for collaborations, and sites performances, screenings, workshops, other unexpected actions.

https://www.letmekoo.lt/atletika/

https://www.facebook.com/atletikagalerija/

https://www.instagram.com/atletika_gallery/

 

Cultural Centre “Sodas 2123”

Newly developed cultural centre “Sodas 2123” is a self-governed community based space which unites tens of creators and researchers of different fields, with practices based on experimentation, developing of unexpected formats and responding to latest cultural, social, geopolitical, ecological issues. “Sodas 2123” will provide workshops and equipment for a variety of art disciplines, and each resident of the complex will be open for sharing, learning and craftsmanship. “Sodas 2123” is operated by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association and is planned to open to public in June-July 2020.

https://www.facebook.com/SODAS-2123-100143728021917/

 

Vilnius Gallery Weekend

Gallery weekends have been taking place in cities in Europe and all around the world for over a decade. The goal of this yearly event is to provide an opportunity to discover the city’s art spaces, visit exhibitions, meet creators and form a lasting habit of going to galleries. Vilnius Gallery Weekend, initiated and organised by LTMKS, has been taking place since 2016 and symbolically marks the beginning of the exhibition season. The event is now becoming a yearly tradition, bringing public attention to the broad panorama of contemporary art in the capital and encouraging visitors to find new destinations on the city’s ever-growing cultural map. https://vilniausgalerijusavaitgalis.lt/

 

Residencies

New LTMKS residency will be opened at the cultural complex Sodas 2123 in the year 2020. It will be the only constantly operating international residency program in the heart of Vilnius city. Sodas 2123 is a self-governed community based space which unites dozens of artists and researchers of different fields. Complex accommodates working studios for approx. 40 local artists and culture practitioners. Guest residents will be working within the complex, it will enable them to be directly involved in Lithuanian cultural action and initiatives.

 

Artist Residency Series Organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association 2013–2019

2019
One Artist Residency at “Sodas 2123”
2017
A Series of Miniresidencies with Presentations at “Sodu 4” project space.
2016
A Series of Miniresidencies with Presentations at “Sodu 4” project space.
2015
Residency Living / and / or Working by “Gruppe Uno Wien”
2014
Migrating Art Academies (continuous EU funded residency project, collaboration with Vilnius Academy of Arts)
Mini-residencies for people doing strange things with electricity
2013
Migrating Art Academies (continuous EU funded residency project, collaboration with Vilnius Academy of Arts)

 

Open Interdisciplinary Art Archive www.letmefix.lt

Since 2013 LTMKS is running a project “Open Online Library of Lithuanian Video, Performance and Sound Art Since 1987”.

 

LTMKS Art Journal “Leisk man kukuoti”

This project ran between 2015–2017 for The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists Association’s webpage as a column called “Leisk man kukuoti” which means “Let me Cuckoo”. Once a week alternative texts, images and sound reportages, conversations and other kinds of experiments from different interdisciplinary exhibitions, festivals, events in Lithuania and elsewhere were published. Once a year it shared best posts in a curated paper-zine. Editor Karolina Rybačiauskaitė. https://www.letmekoo.lt/category/zurnalas/

 

Publications by LTMKS

Audrius Novickas „Hiperkilpos = Hyperloops“ (2019)

Project Space “Sodų 4” (2019), ed. Gabrielė Radzevičiūtė, Lina Rukevičiūtė

Postdisciplininis leksikonas (2018), sud. Vytautas Michelkevičius

Malonioji 6: projektų erdvė / project space (2015)

(In)dependent Contemporary Art Histories. 2nd volume / (Ne)priklausomo šiuolaikinio meno istorijos (II tomas) (2014)

(In)dependent Contemporary Art Histories: Artist-run Initiatives in Lithuania 1987-2011 / (Ne)priklausomo šiuolaikinio meno istorijos:savivaldos ir iniciatyvos Lietuvoje 1987 – 2011 m. (2011)

 

LTMKS Board (from 2019 03 02)

Danutė Gambickaitė (chair)
Vytautas Michelkevičius
Akvilė Anglickaitė
Rokas Dovydėnas
Gailė Griciūtė
Mindaugas Gapševičius
Laima Kreivytė

 

LTMKS Members

1 Gediminas Akstinas
2 Lina Albrikienė
3 Danas Aleksa
4 Akvilė Anglickaitė
5 Julijus Balčikonis
6 Justė Margarita Balčiūnaitė
7 Jurga Barilaitė
8 Darius Bastys
9 Augustinas Beinaravičius
10 Audrius Bučas
11 Marina Bučienė
12 Jogintė Bučinskaitė
13 Neringa Bumblienė
14 Arturas Bumšteinas
15 Aida Čeponytė
16 Neringa Černiauskaitė
17 Vitalij Červiakov
18 Milda Dainovskytė
19 Adomas Danusevičius
20 Tomas Daukša
21 Aida Dirsė
22 Saulius Dirsė
23 Jurij Dobriakov
24 Rokas Dovydėnas
25 Konstantinas Gaitanži
26 Inga Galinytė
27 Danutė Gambickaitė
28 Mindaugas Gapševičius
29 Laura Garbštienė
30 Armantas Gečiauskas
31 Ugnius Gelguda
32 Gabrielė Gervickaitė
33 Patricija Gilytė
34 Gailė Griciūtė
35 Eglė Grėbliauskaitė
36 Saulius Grigoravičius
37 Arvydas Grišinas
38 Aušra Griškonytė-Kavaliauskienė Volungė
39 Elena Grudzinskaitė
40 Tomas Grunskis
41 Arūnas Gudaitis
42 Kristina Inčiūraitė
43 Evaldas Jansas
44 Jurgita Juodytė
45 Patricija Jurkšaitytė
46 Donatas Jankauskas Duonis
47 Karolis Jankus
48 Joana Kairienė
49 Benigna Kasparavičiūtė
50 Džiugas Katinas
51 Aistė Kirvelytė
52 Aistė Kisarauskaitė
53 Denisas Kolomyckis
54 Laima Kreivytė
55 Lina Kruopytė
56 Gintaras Kuginys
57 Algis Lankelis
58 Milda Laužikaitė
59 Eglė Lekevičiūtė
60 Saulius Leonavičius
61 Monika Lipšic
62 Dainius Liškevičius
63 Linas Liandzbergis
64 Kęstutis Lupeikis
65 Gintaras Makarevičius
66 Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė
67 Tomas Martišauskis
68 Alina Melnikova
69 Lina Michelkevičė
70 Vytautas Michelkevičius
71 Dalia Mikonytė
72 Rūta Mikšionienė
73 Vytautas Mikšionis
74 Gintarė Minelgaitė Dr.GoraParasit
75 Robertas Narkus
76 Dalia Navikaitė
77 Simonas Nekrošius
78 Audrius Novickas
79 Valdas Ozarinskas (amžiną atilsį)
80 Birutė Pankūnaitė
81 Ernestas Parulskis
82 Liudas Parulskis
83 Ignas Pavliukevičius
84 Lina Pilibavičiūtė-Bachmetjeva
85 Daumantas Plechavičius
86 Paulina Eglė Pukytė
87 Artūras Raila
88 Eglė Rakauskaitė
89 Mindaugas Ratavičius
90 Inga Raubaitė
91 Laisvūnas Raudonis
92 Eglė Ridikaitė
93 Lina Rukevičiūtė
94 Marius Salynas
95 Vidas Simanavičius
96 Alma Skersytė
97 Gytis Skudžinskas
98 Arūnas Spraunius
99 Antanas Stančius
100 Paulius Stanikas
101 Svajonė Stanikienė
102 Laura Stasiulytė
103 Vitalij Strigunkov
104 Kęstutis Šapoka
105 Tadas Šarūnas
106 Gintaras Šeputis
107 Vilma Šileikienė
108 Emilija Škarnulytė
109 Jelena Škulienė
110 Marija Šnipaitė
111 Gintautas Vaičys
112 Aistė Valiūtė
113 Audronė Vaupšienė
114 Vygandas Šimbelis
115 Justė Venclovaitė
116 Aistė Laisvė Viršulytė
117 Milda Zabarauskaitė
118 Antanas Zabielavičius
119 Jonas Zagorskas
120 Lina Zaveckytė
121 Vytautas Žaltauskas
122 Lina Žigelytė
123 Darius Žiūra
124 Jurgita Žvinklytė