ARTVILNIUS’14

ARTVILNIUS’14 – the fifth contemporary art fair

Date: 18-21 June, 2014
Place: Litexpo Lithuanian Exhibition and Conference Center (Laisvės av. 5, Vilnius)

 

The Baltic largest contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’14 was for the fifth time hosted by the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo in Vilnius. This year the art fair was proud to present a considerably greater number of participants: 65 galleries from 18 countries of the world (as compared to 50 galleries from 11 countries participating last year).

Throughout the five days of the fair, gallerists, artists and collectors were not only enthusiastically exchanging their contact information, establishing new contacts and planning joint projects for the future, but also actively engaged in sales. In a commercial sense,

ArtVilnius’14 did not yield to the last year’s fair – more than 140 artworks were sold for more than 600,000 litas and some works are still under negotiation.

Special attention was also caught by the project hall displaying artworks from private collections: the Lewben Art Foundation presented Kęstutis Zapkus, Žilvinas Kempinas, Patricija Jurkšaityte, Ray Bartkus, Aidas Bareikis; Antanas Sutkus’ photographic exhibition “Women”, curated by Eric Schlosser (creative director of the art fair) and Jeff Coven, installation “And I don’t know how to slow it down” by the Stanikas, Svajonė and Paulius, and Flux‘in‘air radio broadcasts by Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Centre.

The art fair was visited by a total of nearly 19,000 visitors. Among buyers there were collectors from Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Russia, Sweden, Germany, France, Estonia, and other countries. The art fair was visited by many well-known businessmen, politicians, and artists.

This year, the art fair maecenas Raidla Lejins&Norcous and sponsor UAB Krasta Auto organised a social evening for business customers during which BMW’s latest model was presented.

Diana Stomienė, the initiator and long-time organiser of the art fair, says that the sponsors and partners who believed in the project and who are growing in number, as well as the professional work of art fair architects Processoffice who did a lot to create the overall image of the art fair and its visual attractiveness, greatly contributed to the encouraging results of the art fair. Certainly, the primary guarantee of fair’s success has always been interesting and high-quality gallery expositions, as well as the high artistic level of the works presented.

In his introductory speech for the catalogue, Eric Schlosser, creative director and curator of the art fair, said: “ArtVilnius brings to your door artworks from around the world, with one desire that you let them in, let them become part of your life”.

AWARDS

Panel of judges:

  • Eric Schlosser / ArtVilnius’14 Creative Director
  • prof. dr. Raminta Jurėnaitė / Art Critic
  • Ernestas Parulskis / Art Critic
  • Auridas Gajauskas / Curator
  • Aistė Paulina Virbickaitė / Art Critic

The Best ArtVilnius’14 Artist

Eglė Ridikaitė, presented by Artifex. Vilnius Academy of Arts gallery (Vilnius, Lithuania)

The Best ArtVilnius’14 Gallery

Wolkonsky gallerie (Munich, Germany)

The Best ArtVilnius’14 Photography

Igor Savchenko, presented by gallery Ў (Minsk, Belarus)

The Best Young ArtVilnius’14 Artist. Raidla Lejins&Norcous Prize 1000 EU (under 35)

Andrius Pukis

The Best ArtVilnius’14 Gallery Audience Award

Post (Kaunas, Lithuania)

The Best ArtVilnius’14 Artist Audience Award

Saulius Vaitiekūnas (Vilnius, Lithuania)

PARTICIPANTS

GALLERIES

11.12 GALLERY (Moscow, Russia)
AKADEMIJA, Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ARGENTUM, Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ARKA, The Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ARTIFEX, Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ARTKOMAS (Kaunas, Lithuania)
AUKSO PJŪVIS (Kaunas, Lithuania)
(AV17) (Vilnius, Lithuania)
BAROTI GALERIJA. Artist’ Union of Klaipėda County (Klaipėda, Lithuania)
BOTTEGA GALLERY (Kiev, Ukraine)
CART GALLERIA (Monza, Italy)
CONTAINER GALLERY (Tbilisi, Sakartvelo)
DAILININKŲ SĄJUNGOS GALERIJA, The Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery (Vilnius, Lithuania)
DUSETŲ DAILĖS GALERIJA (Dusetos, Lithuania)
FOTOLOFT (Moscow, Russia)
GAIDYS, Mobili galerija (Vilnius, Lithuania)
IAGA (Napoka, Romania)
YA GALLERY. Pavlo Gudimovo meno centras (Kiev, Ukraine)
JUŠKUS GALLERY (Vilnius, Lithuania)
K35 ART GALLERY (Moscow, Russia)
KARAVAN GALLERY (Paris, France)
KAUNO FOTOGRAFIJOS GALERIJA (Kaunas, Lithuania)
KAUNO LANGAS (Kaunas, Lithuania)
KLAIPĖDOS GALERIJA, The Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery (Klaipėda, Lithuania)
KRISTINA NORVILAITĖ (Vilnius, Lithuania)
KROKIN GALLERY (Moscow, Russia)
KUNSTKAMERA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
L‘ALEATOIRE.BG (Sofia, Bulgaria)
LASANDR-ART (Minsk, Belarus)
MĀKSLA XO (Riga, Latvia)
MENO FORMA (Kaunas, Lithuania)
MENO NIŠA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
MENO PARKAS, The Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery (Kaunas, Lithuania)
MENŲ TILTAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
MONTHLY PAYMENT PROJECT (Moscow, Russia)
NIVET-CARZON GALERIE (Paris, France)
PANEVĖŽIO DAILĖS GALERIJA (Panevezys, Lithuania)
PITT PROJECTS (Worcester, UK)
PYLIMO GALERIJA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
POST GALERIJA (Kaunas, Lithuania)
PROSPEKTO GALERIJA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
RIVA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA (Lecce, Italy)
SHTAGER GALLERY (Sankt Peterburg, Russia)
SI:SAID GALLERY (Klaipeda, Lithuania)
SODA GALLERY (Bratislava, Slovakia)
STALOWA GALERIA (Warsaw, Poland)
TELŠIŲ GALERIJA,Vilnius Academy of Arts Faculty of Telsiai (Telsiai, Lithuania)
TERRA RECOGNITA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
THECA GALLERY (Lugano, Switzerland)
TBILISIO VALSTYBINĖS DAILĖS AKADEMIJOS EKSPOZICIJŲ SALĖ (Tbilisi, Sakartvelo)
TIFĀNA (Riga, Latvia)
TITANIKAS, Vilnius Academy of Arts Exhibition Halls (Vilnius, Lithuania)
TRYFFELGRISEN GALLERI (Hässelby, Sweden)
TSEKH (Kiev, Ukraine)
UFOFABRIK (Trento, Italy)
UNLIMITED GRAIN GALLERY (Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands)
URAL VISION GALLERY (Yekaterinburg, Russia)
VIERTELNEUN (Vienna, Austria)
VILNIAUS GRAFIKOS MENO CENTRAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
VILNIAUS VAIKŲ IR JAUNIMO MENO GALERIJA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
WOLKONSKY GALERIE (Munchen, Germany)
ZNAD WILII (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Ў (Minsk, Belarus)

 

TAKAS
Large scale sculptures, installations and performances exhibition

DANAS ALEKSA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
JONAS ANIČAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
EGLĖ GANDA BOGDANIENĖ (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ANDRIUS ERMINAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
NERIJUS ERMINAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ALGIS KASPARAVIČIUS (Lazdijai, Lithuania)
PETRAS MAZŪRAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
MYKOLAS SAUKA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
SO DRUA. DARIUS ŠIDLAUSKAS (Stuttgart, Germany)
KĘSTUTIS SVIRNELIS (Stuttgart, Germany)
VLADIMIR TARASOV (Vilnius, Lithuania)
MINDAUGAS TENDZIAGOLSKIS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
VYTAUTAS VIRŽBICKAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)

 

PROJECTS:

LEWBEN ART FOUNDATION 
Presented artists: Aidas Bareikis, Kęstutis Zapkus, Patricija Jurkšaitytė, Ray Bartkus, Žilvinas Kempinas

ANTANAS SUTKUS.
Exhibition „Woman“. Curators Eric Schlosser and Jeff Cowen.

S&P STANIKAS. Installation, photographs.

RUPERT. Art and Education Center

JONO MEKO VIZUALIŲJŲ MENŲ CENTRAS MARINA KOLDOBOSKAYA. Wall painting open session “The End”.

CYLAND MediaArtLab. Video archive
Curator Victoria Ilyushkina

Presented artists:
Viktoriya Begalskaya
Liudmila Belova
Bendrija “Aukštyn!”
Boris Kazakov
Anton Khlabov
Dmitri Lurie
Group „Muilas“
Daria Pisareva & Tanya Akhmetgalieva
Poezijos akcionizmo laboratorija
Masha Sha
Maxim Svishev
Yuri Vasiliev

CATALOGUE

You can download ArtVilnius’14 catalogue PDF here.