2020-06-22

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR GALLERY ATLETIKA PROGRAM 2021

Gallery “Atletika” is open to exhibition and project proposals from artists and curators for 2021 and beyond. Please email your ideas with examples of work and your portfolio in a single pdf file by 1 August 2020. We are looking for flexible formats, non-dependent on physical implementation of ideas.

2020-06-21

A Relation To Infinity

April 2020

Dear Han,

It’s been about a year since I wrote you, and three months since we saw each other in Saigon. My grandpa was in the hospital then in critical condition, on the verge of crossing over. The idea of leaving the planet , or the planet leaving you , was constantly on my mind. Sometimes I would look up and imagine the sky emptying, clouds breaking in crumbs. One such morning, as my aunt was driving us back from breakfast on her motorbike, we stopped by a family-run photography business. She was picking up an order she placed, digital prints of my grandpa for his ancestral altar. A pre-emptive errand. She slipped the photos into a bag and through the plastic’s sheer crinkles I looked at him. Tones pinked, lines softened. He looked spotless and innocent. An apparition against the white background, the photo like an angel’s passport.

2020-06-18

Exhibition #FAMM.MA2020.doc

Eight MA students from Photography and Media Art Department of Vilnius Academy of Art are inviting to an opening of their exhibition, which will take place on 25 June at 6 pm, and during which artists will be playing their vinyls (Local Girls).

2020-06-09

Exhibition #FAMM.BA2020:We Have Discovered a Secret

 

In this BA degree show at “Atletika” gallery 15 young artists present their positions arranged over extended fields of animation, photography, media art and contemporary art. They are all graduating from Vilnius Academy of Arts Photography and Media Art Department and publicly presenting their final projects on this occasion.

2020-05-27

Hopes & Slopes. Exhibition

If one stares at the wall for a long time, the wall starts to move. To crave, to wag its tail, to drop its leaves or to sough, to growl, to tick, to show filtered faces,
to filter via Internet,
until it leaves one in solitude after bursting,
in front of a Facebook wall, where Zoom links ripple.
I get lost.

Exhibition opening 2 June 2020, 6 pm
Sound by Samopal System DJs and sold candy

2020-02-26

Projektų erdvės „Sodų 4“ katalogo pristatymas galerijoje „Atletika“ ir Patrio Židelevičiaus garso pasirodymas

Antradienį, 2020 m. kovo 3 d. 19 val. Lietuvos tarpdisciplininio meno kūrėjų sąjunga visus džiaugsmingai kviečia į projektų erdvės „Sodų 4“ trejų metų veiklą dokumentuojančio katalogo pristatymą naujojoje galerijoje „Atletika“ (Vitebsko g. 21, Vilnius). Pristatymo metu Kauno garso menininkas Patris Židelevičius atliks improvizacinę garso kompoziciją (kuratorius Armantas Gečiauskas).

2020-02-17

Living Ornament

Atletika Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its spring exhibition, Living Ornament.

‘Candles, cushions and vases do really well in times when money is tight’. As Emily Gordon-Smith (head of fashion at the consultancy Stylus) suggests in this quote, the legacy of the 2008 financial crisis can be felt in the boom in affordable homeware products in shops like H&M Home, Zara Home etc. Gordon-Smith was also making a point about how ornament and decoration are not only symptoms of changing social, cultural and economic relations but also the agents used to negotiate and reconfigure them. From this perspective, the exhibition ‘Living Ornament’ takes decorating and ornament seriously, asking why they have been and continue to be simultaneously dismissed as frivolous and condemned as dangerous.

2020-01-20

Media Symposium “Diet vs. Feast”: Vegeta Congress 2020

If you could imagine yourself as a dietologist, what diet would you suggest? And if by any chance you would position yourself as a media harmonist – what would be your advise on how to balance out one’s media consumption?

During this symposium emerging artists, designers, architects and theoreticians will reconsider media via the concept of “diet”. To what extent could this concept be productive in the light of analysing the consumption of media and the process of generating media.

2020-01-20

Laurynas Skeisgiela: Mažo miestelio mirties melodijos

Atvykstame temstant. Įsijungiame infraredinį šildytuvą ir plėvele užklijuojame būsimų durų angą. Anksčiau čia veikė kepykla. Pirmajame jos aukšte persipynę sudegusio cukraus ir pelėsio kvapai. Slidinėdami ant blizgančio, nevalytų riebalų paviršiaus tiesiame laidus. Čia bus koncertų salė. Limpančių prailgintuvų mazgas nutiestas laiptais aukštyn jungia dar keturias projekcijas. Dėl tvyrančio šalčio bei laiko stokos viską nešame sujungę kartu. Aštriais spinduliais pulsuojantis koridorius kupinas šviesos pluošte skraidančių dulkių, galimybių ir svetimų sapnų.

2020-01-06

Out Of Bounds. Exhibition “Situation which Resists Completion” closing performance

“Out Of Bounds” is a closing performance to mark the end of the exhibition “Situation Which Resists Completion”. The performance will be presented by “Technologies of non/self” together with Mėta Gabrielė Pelegrimaitė and Kristupas Gikas.

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