About Association

The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LeTMeKoo), established as a non-governmental public organisation in 1997, is an artist-run organisation that has more than 100 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, 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 a decade already. It organizes 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)

 

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.

 

Publications by LTMKS

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