projects

LTMKS project spaces “Atletika” / “Sodų 4” / “Malonioji 6”

Up until 2014 LTMKS was a virtual organisation (without premises) and organized its projects in various spaces like Kablys (“The Hook”, the former Railway Workers’ Culture Palace in Vilnius), military barracks in the Northern Town district of Vilnius, the Contemporary Art Centre, the Ministry of Fluxus (a government-sponsored artist studio complex in Central Vilnius), and in public spaces. Since 2014, the association has established a gallery-project space that is run all year-round (2014-2015 „Malonioji 6“, 2016-2019 „Sodų 4“). Its most recent gallery was opened in September 2019. Titled “Atletika” and situated over entire ground floor (200 sqm) of the older building it is the largest exhibiting space LTMKS has had so far. “Atletika” fills the gap of artist-organized shows in Vilnius. It invites curators, artists from LTMKS and elsewhere for collaborations, and sites performances, screenings, workshops, other unexpected actions.

https://www.letmekoo.lt/atletika/

https://www.facebook.com/atletikagalerija/

https://www.instagram.com/atletika_gallery/

 

Cultural Centre “Sodas 2123”

Newly developed cultural centre “Sodas 2123” is a self-governed community based space which unites tens of creators and researchers of different fields, with practices based on experimentation, developing of unexpected formats and responding to latest cultural, social, geopolitical, ecological issues. “Sodas 2123” will provide workshops and equipment for a variety of art disciplines, and each resident of the complex will be open for sharing, learning and craftsmanship. “Sodas 2123” is operated by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association and is planned to open to public in June-July 2020.

https://www.facebook.com/SODAS-2123-100143728021917/

 

Vilnius Gallery Weekend

Gallery weekends have been taking place in cities in Europe and all around the world for over a decade. The goal of this yearly event is to provide an opportunity to discover the city’s art spaces, visit exhibitions, meet creators and form a lasting habit of going to galleries. Vilnius Gallery Weekend, initiated and organised by LTMKS, has been taking place since 2016 and symbolically marks the beginning of the exhibition season. The event is now becoming a yearly tradition, bringing public attention to the broad panorama of contemporary art in the capital and encouraging visitors to find new destinations on the city’s ever-growing cultural map. https://vilniausgalerijusavaitgalis.lt/

 

Residencies

New LTMKS residency will be opened at the cultural complex Sodas 2123 in the year 2020. It will be the only constantly operating international residency program in the heart of Vilnius city. Sodas 2123 is a self-governed community based space which unites dozens of artists and researchers of different fields. Complex accommodates working studios for approx. 40 local artists and culture practitioners. Guest residents will be working within the complex, it will enable them to be directly involved in Lithuanian cultural action and initiatives.

 

Artist Residency Series Organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association 2013–2019

2019
One Artist Residency at “Sodas 2123”
2017
A Series of Miniresidencies with Presentations at “Sodu 4” project space.
2016
A Series of Miniresidencies with Presentations at “Sodu 4” project space.
2015
Residency Living / and / or Working by “Gruppe Uno Wien”
2014
Migrating Art Academies (continuous EU funded residency project, collaboration with Vilnius Academy of Arts)
Mini-residencies for people doing strange things with electricity
2013
Migrating Art Academies (continuous EU funded residency project, collaboration with Vilnius Academy of Arts)

 

Open Interdisciplinary Art Archive www.letmefix.lt

Since 2013 LTMKS is running a project “Open Online Library of Lithuanian Video, Performance and Sound Art Since 1987”.

 

LTMKS Art Journal “Leisk man kukuoti”

This project ran between 2015–2017 for The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists Association’s webpage as a column called “Leisk man kukuoti” which means “Let me Cuckoo”. Once a week alternative texts, images and sound reportages, conversations and other kinds of experiments from different interdisciplinary exhibitions, festivals, events in Lithuania and elsewhere were published. Once a year it shared best posts in a curated paper-zine. Editor Karolina Rybačiauskaitė. https://www.letmekoo.lt/category/zurnalas/

 

Publications by LTMKS

Audrius Novickas „Hiperkilpos = Hyperloops“ (2019)

Project Space “Sodų 4” (2019), ed. Gabrielė Radzevičiūtė, Lina Rukevičiūtė

Postdisciplininis leksikonas (2018), sud. Vytautas Michelkevičius

Malonioji 6: projektų erdvė / project space (2015)

(In)dependent Contemporary Art Histories. 2nd volume / (Ne)priklausomo šiuolaikinio meno istorijos (II tomas) (2014)

(In)dependent Contemporary Art Histories: Artist-run Initiatives in Lithuania 1987-2011 / (Ne)priklausomo šiuolaikinio meno istorijos:savivaldos ir iniciatyvos Lietuvoje 1987 – 2011 m. (2011)