Aistė Viršulytė exhibition “a_u_g_i_n_i_m_a_i”

It is an exhibition of several works using plants. The name refers to processes. In the works one can find connections
with (local, root) Indo-European culture. At the same time, these works come from the author’s empirical research
(experience), personal relationship with time/place/culture under study.


Experiencing Lives. Live on Ars Electronica & SODAS 2123 opening weekend

We are happy to invite you to the Alt lab initiative, the artist talk to be presented at the Ars Electronica festival. While the talk is being broadcast live, the reception is in the premises of Alt lab. For live broadcast see #arselectronica website. All welcome to join us for a reception!


Arturas Bumšteinas & Gitis Bertulis „Medica (Melos)“

This September „Atletika“ gallery will reopen for a new season together with a new cultural initiative –cultural centre SODAS 2123 (Vitebsko 21 & 23, Vilnius). Artists Arturas Bumšteinas and Gytis Bertulis will present their new exhibition „Medica (Melos)“ with an evening of performance by “Melos” choir on the 9th of September at 6:30 and 8:30 pm. The exhibition will run until 25th of September.


The largest cultural centre in Lithuania SODAS 2123 is starting its activities

The largest cultural centre in Lithuania SODAS 2123 (Vitebsko Str. 21 and 23, Vilnius) will start its public activities on 9–12 September. Opening program of performances, concerts, discussions, open artists’ studios and other events will be spread over these four days and will continue further until end of September. Some of the events will also be available in virtual space.




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.


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