Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė’s solo exhibition Loose Tails


Loose Tails is a solo exhibition by artist and writer Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė opening at Atletika gallery (Vitebsko 21, Vilnius) on 12 April 2023, 7 pm. Exhibition architecture was created by Ona Juciūtė.

Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė is an artist of the young generation who weaves conversations and connections between the human body, clothes and architecture. In the Loose Tailsexhibition the themes of incompleteness, letting go and the play of the imagination are prominent, revealed in a soft but clearly structured crochet. The exhibited works lay relaxed like lizards on warm stones. The architecture for this exhibition was created by Ona Juciūtė.

“In the clothing collection presented at the “Loose Tails” exhibition, the body is only imaginary – it does not fill the clothes, it does not settle in them, but it gives space to imagine what is hidden in them, to think about how one’s body can settle there. Clothes do not necessarily need to be worn, the fabric itself carries its own possible meanings, the patterns make our eyes jump. The signs in the loops of the clothes come from everyday household compositions (blown hair rolled in the corner of the room, waving plants, doodle drawings), connecting to architecture with openwork elements. They appear in the fabric slowly, rhythmically turning the thread, thus activating the therapeutic aspect of the wearable objects,” – says artist Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė.

Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė participated in the exhibition JCDecaux prize 2020: The Words I Have at the Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius, Lithuania), her works were shown at the Rupert center for art, residences and education (Vilnius, Lithuania), the project space Podium (Oslo, Norway), the international contemporary and modern art exhibition at EXPO Chicago (Chicago, USA) and elsewhere.

Ona Juciūtė lives and works in Vilnius. She had solo shows at the Editorial project space, Vilnius and The Center for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry, United Kingdom. She also participated in group exhibitions at the MOCAK Museum in Krakow, the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, the parallel program of the Istanbul Biennale, the National Art Gallery in Vilnius, the Kaunas Artists’ House, Atletika, RUPERT, Swallow project space in Vilnius, etc. She participated in residency programs at AIR Niederosterreich in Austria, Stiftung Künstlerdorf in Germany and Diyalog Istanbul in Turkey. In 2021, her sculptures became part of the permanent collection of Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki. She was awarded the first JCDecaux prize and the one-time grant by the Lithuanian-American artist Aleksandra Kašuba.


Exhibition opening 12 April 2023, 7 pm., opening music by DJ Alenas.

Exhibition runs 13 April – 13 May 2023, Wednesdays to Fridays 4–7 pm., Saturdays 1–5 pm.

Address: Atletika gallery Vitebsko str. 21, Vilnius.

Exhibition tour with the artist 29 April 4.30 pm.


Exhibition design: Studio Cryo.


Organised by the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association. Activities of LIAA are funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality. Main information partner 15min.

Exhibition sponsored by AB „Wienerberger“ and UAB „BAUEN“.