DURING OPEN SODAS EVENT Aistė Laisvė Viršulytė, Aušra Griškuvienė – Volungė and Jelena Škulienė with Dileta Deikė will invite for a visit

Celebrating the 700th anniversary of Vilnius, the SODAS 2123 cultural complex opens its doors and kindly invites you to participate in the OPEN SODAS program. This time, the thematic axis of the event is CITY.
January 26 5:00 p.m. SODAS 2123 residents will be waiting for you in their studios, guide Albertas Kazlauskas will take you for a walk around Rasos, and in the evening, after the opening of the group exhibition “Weather Forcast” in the “Atletika” gallery, we will meet for Eitvydas Doškus’ film “Čia buvo Vilnius”.


Denisas Kolomyckis, Liudvikas Kesminas, Barbora Matonytė in a group exhibition “Weather Forecasts” at Atletika gallery

On 26 January 2023, at 7 pm an exhibition Weather Forecasts by a group of young artists opens at Atletika gallery (Vitebsko 21, Vilnius).



The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists Association annually provides members with a creative study at the cultural centre SODAS 2123 to carry out creative activities and develop projects. At the beginning of 2023, artist Denisas Kolomyckis will be using LIAA creative study at the cultural complex SODAS 2123 to work on the audiovisual work “Patriarch” (working title) and the installation “Localist” (working title).


The Third Event in the ‘Bodymerge’ Performative Lecture Series with Diana Policarpo and Gediminas Žygus at SODAS 2123, curated by Neringa Černiauskaitė

On 10 January, at 6pm, the third and final event in the performative lecture series Bodymerge will take place at SODAS 2123 (Vitebsko St 23, Vilnius). During the event, Portuguese artist Diana Policarpo and Lithuanian artist Gediminas Žygus will present their practice in the form of a kaleidoscopic lecture and a listening session. The Bodymerge series attempts to test the boundaries of the artist talk genre and push the format into a still somewhat hazy—but hopefully fruitful—terrain between lecture and performance. The series is curated by LIAA member Neringa Černiauskaitė.


The musical performance “A Nap” by Kristina Inčiūraitė presented at Atletika Gallery

At 6 PM on January 14th, 2023, an impressive musical performance “A Nap” will be presented at the Atletika Gallery, located at the cultural centre SODAS 2123, Vitebsko str. 21, Vilnius. This event will feature the electronic music artist Ellen King (ELLLL), Vilnius University Women’s Choir VIRGO, and the contemporary visual artist Kristina Inčiūraitė.


“Bad dream” BY Inga Galinytė, WINNER OF LIAA 2022 PRIZE

To mark the end of the year 2022, the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LIAA) presents a new artwork, created by annual LIAA Prize winner. The presented work is Inga Galinytė’s piece ‘Bad Dream’.

The performative installation Bad Dream reflects on the events of today’s brutal war in Ukraine and rethinks the traces of collective and personal traumatic experiences as well as the possible new mediums of co-existence. It is an ongoing, lingering, chronic process trying to transform into a slow, conscious, accepting presence in the present.

“The body rotates in microscopic movements, phrases are embroidered with white thread on white women’s overalls, strawberry seeds are removed one by one with the tip of a needle – allergens to life and to the feeling of abandonment. Nearby, dried apple seeds are being pressed with finger pads and a tower is being built out of la vie en rose. And other actions, there, nearby, are enveloped by a sound articulated as if under water. It lasts for hours, like an eternity.”

Inga Galinytė has been exploring the links between traumatic experiences, empathy and imagination in her creative practice for some time now, and has been searching for performative forms to talk about them. The performative installation “Bad Dream” will be presented during the OPEN SODAS event on 3 March. The first version of the installation was presented during the MAS week of artistic actions in Vilnius, organised by the independent contemporary dance organisation “Be Kompanijos”. The second version of the installation was presented at the Baltic Art Festival Volume Up, New York, organised by Estonian performance group Non Grata.

The soundtrack of the installation was sketched in collaboration with artist and composer Anna Papathanassiou.

“Bad Dream” will premiere in 2023 March 3 during OPEN SODAS event. The exact time to be revised.

In 2022, for the third year in a row, LIAA organised a competition for the production of new work for LIAA members, the winner of which this year was Inga Galinytė. The LIAA Prize is an important contribution to members’ creative practices, helping them to realise their ongoing projects, exhibitions, works in progress, or encouraging the initiative of new works and exhibitions. The winners of the LIAA Prize were selected by the Council of the association.

Organised by the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association.
Activities of LIAA are financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality.
Information partner – 15min.


LIAA presents two new publications by Laura Garbštienė and Milda Laužikaitė from the series “One Idea“

Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LIAA) ends the year with an introduction of two new publications from the series of small-format publications “One idea”. This time these are collections of images and texts by two contemporary artists – Laura Garbštienė and Milda Laužikaitė. The presentation of the publications will take place on 26 January 2023 at the cultural complex SODAS 2123, during the OPEN SODAS event. 


Institutio Media together with Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association and Ideas Block presents an exhibition “HUMANS, NON HUMANS, WITH AND WITHOUT HUMANS”

“We must begin really to listen to the rest of life. As just one melody in the living opera we are repetitious and persistent. We may think ourselves creative and original but in those talents we are not alone. Admit it or not, we are only a single theme of the orchestrated life-form. With its glorious nonhuman past and its uncertain but provocative future, this life, our life, is embedded now as it always has been, in the rest of Earth’s sentient symphony.”

Lynn Margulis


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

The Pavilion’s Book Weekend on 3 December will host the launch of the third volume of the publication on Lithuanian contemporary art, which is becoming a history in its own right as it has been in the making for the past decade. Richly illustrated 624-page publication “(In)dependent contemporary art histories. Artist-run initiatives in Lithuania 1980–2022” allows 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 book is published by MENE in cooperation with the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists‘ Association (LIAA).

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