Mind Readers. Guided Tours with Curator Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė


Throughout the months of September – October, Atletika gallery invites everyone to guided tours with Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė, the curator of the current exhibition Mind Readers at Atletika gallery. The tours will take place on 15 September, 6 pm. (in Lithuanian), 29 September, 6 pm. (in English), 12 October, 6 pm. (in Lithuanian). Artists presented at the exhibition are Anton Karyuk, George Finlay Ramsay, Ieva Rižė, Jogintas Čepulis, Marija Šnipaitė and Sophie Durand, exhibition architecture by Algirdas Jakas.

Mind Readers

You listen to me for a long time and write something. I’m getting nervous, I hate invisible things, especially those in front of my eyes. Every sentence and seam of my clothing runs through your mind, and I start to wonder if everything is tied up neatly, if there is no button looser than the others on my jacket, are the washed glasses stacked bottom up in the kitchen. We are at home, it feels like home. My words slowly turn into a curtain, darkening the room, veiling us in a soft light that makes our pupils dilate a little. Your glass is like bone, mine is the same but lighter. The night is as young as your hands, the time exploded. 

Each syllable stretches, becomes hardly familiar. I talk until I realise I’ve been silent all along, you’re far away, sleep is taking over. Creeping plants penetrate the foundations, people entangled in them speak the language of birds, one day we will know it too. For now, our soft fabrics are hanging on bone hangers, unmoved by the wind, we are comfortable and warm, we are stable. The longer I look at the black picture behind your vertebrae the brighter it gets. It takes time getting used to darkness, as to get used to you.

Curator – Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė.
Exhibition architect – Algirdas Jakas.
Design – Studio Cryo.

Exhibition dates: 9 September – 14 October 2023, Wednesdays to Fridays 4–7 pm, Saturdays 1–5 pm.
Guided tours at the gallery:
15 September, 6 pm. (in Lithuanian)
29 September, 6 pm. (in English)
12 October, 6 pm. (in Lithuanian)
Address: Atletika gallery, Vitebsko Str. 21, Vilnius. Free entry to all events.

The exhibition is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality. Organizers – VšĮ “Galerijų savaitgalis” and the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association.
More about the exhibition and its participants www.atletikaprojects.lt

Image: fragment from the zine, designed and visuals created by Studio Cryo.