The sixth, the only planet uniquely surrounded by the rings made of rocks, Saturn is undoubtedly the most mysterious planet of the Solar system, surrounded by myths for as long as the man has discovered it. Unsurprisingly, The Members of Saturn Youth Group were mesmerised by it and worked towards the ambitious plans to inhabit Saturn, to only find out that the planet’s surface is gas. While this discovery might have been the beginning of the group falling apart, we, their descendants, continue to research this unthinkable giant of a celestial body.


The Saturn Youth Group Manifesto


Away! Away we go! The time is coming, the time is now!

Pack your suitcase, lock it, save the key.

Give the key to the poor woman, give the suitcase to her mother.



Presentation of The Saturn Youth Group Archive

A group of seven artists, invited by curators “SID YOUNG” and Saulė Noreikaitė, were actively searching for archival documents throughout the year, aiming to uncover the existence and to reveal the story of “The Saturn Youth Group”. An exhibition presenting the material of this research will be opened at „Atletika“ gallery (Vitebsko 21, Vilnius) on July 29, 2020. A tour and discussion led by the artists will take place on the following day – July 30 at 7 pm.



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.


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.


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).


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.


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


Presentation of “Sodų 4” Publication and Sound Performance by Patris

On Tuesday 3 March 2020 7 pm Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association is pleased to invite to the presentation of a newly published catalogue, documenting three-year history of its project space “Sodų 4”. The presentation will take place at the recently opened gallery “Atletika” (Vitebsko 21, Vilnius). During the event sound artist Patris Židelevičius will present his improvisational sound composition (curator Armantas Gečiauskas).
Project space “Sodų 4” was active between 2016–2019 in the Station district in Vilnius. During this period it was in the centre of many art and non-art events and presented over 50 projects by local and international artists, curators, scientists, researchers and others. This publication is a visual and text based documentation of the events at “Sodų 4”, which also includes discussions by its contributors about the need for such art spaces in the context of Vilnius art map.


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.

LIAA activities are financed by:

View Older Entries