OPEN SODAS – a part of Vilnius Gallery Weekend programme


Cultural centre SODAS 2123 participates in Vilnius Gallery Weekend programme and invites to visit artists’ studios as well as a special program of events on September 9.

OPEN SODAS is an event open for conversations, exchange of ideas, insights and creative energy. As a part of Vilnius Gallery Weekend programme, on the second Friday of September visitors are invited to experience artists’ creative spaces by talking, touching, listening to stories about orchards and walking in the autumnal surroundings of SODAS 2123. The programme starts on Friday, 9 September at 5 p.m. at Vitebsko St. 21/23, Vilnius.

Arūnas Gudaitis, Laima Kreivytė and Cooltūristės, Gabrielė Gervickaitė, Aistė Laisvė Viršulytė, SPONGE; Design studio “Ariel Ink”, animation creators “Kadrų skyrius”, publishing house “Hubris”, “Gvalda Room” (Design fund studio) will open their creative spaces and invite for a visit.

Evening programme of events:

All of the visitors are welcome to attend guided tours, which will give a chance to visit the open spaces consistently. The tour will start at the entrance of the “Atletika” gallery, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Aušra Vismantaitė will complement the open studios programme with an even “Malus Malus Malus”:

6 p.m. Domas Raibys will talk about the addiction to apples.

7:30 Vita Opolskytė Brazdžiūnienė will talk about apples in art history and their link to the eyeballs.

8 p.m. Gražvydas Jegelavičius will share thoughts and experiences about old orchards.

Alt Lab, 3 floor.

An installation by Sandra Kazlauskaitė will be on view in the open studios (location to be clarified).

We also invite you to visit Marija Nemčenko‘s exhibition “In the Hands of our Eclectic Physicians” at the project space “Swallow”, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

As part of the OPEN SODAS programme, the Berlin-based artist Dovilė Aleksaitė’s exhibition “Weather in Me” opens at the “Atletika” gallery. A performance will take place on the opening night from 19:00.

Vilnius Analogue Photography and Film Festival also participates in the programme and invites to attend slides evening “Take a Walk” at SODAS 2123 bar from 7 p.m. Authors of slides: Mykolas Piekuras, Marija Teresė Rožankskaitė and Igoris Piekuras.

The musical background of the event will be provided by Vytautas Gečas, Indraja Vaitkūnaitė (“Bulvės Žiedas”) and “Įkalčių slėpimo agentūra”.

OPEN SODAS event will be free of charge.

Cultural centre SODAS 2123 (Vitebsko st. 21/23, Vilnius) – is a space open to the public, initiated and curated by the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LIAA) on the principles of community and self-management.

The event is organised by SODAS 2123 together with the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association. LIAA activities are funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality.

Main information partner – 15

Design – Marek Voida.