ARTVILNIUS'15

ARTVILNIUS’15 – Sixth Contemporary Art Fair

Date: 25-28 June, 2015
Place: Litexpo, Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre (Laisvės av. 5, Vilnius)

 

During the four days of ArtVilnius’15, Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo was proud to meet 18.5 thousand visitors of the art fair; about 100 artworks were sold for 200 thousand euro. These figures once again evidence the stable anchoring of the contemporary art fair, which was held for the sixth time this year, both in the local and global art markets and on the list of the events to visit by art lovers. ArtVilnius’15 presented 55 galleries from 15 countries of the world, including Ukraine which was this year’s guest country.

According to Mrs. Diana Stomienė, the director of ArtVilnius’15, the number of artworks sold at the art fair and the sums paid for them are not yet final, as many art pieces are still under negotiation after the end of the art fair. Transactions entered during ArtVilnius’15 are to be continued: many buyers first looked around and made pictures of the works they liked and want to purchase later. The art fair was also visited by foreign delegations of collectors. French collectors invited by Eric Schlosser, French art advisor to ArtVilnius’15, arrived in Vilnius by a private plane and bought several artworks here”, commented the director of the art fair.
Also, this year the organisers of the art fair were happy to see great visitors’ attention to additional projects of ArtVilnius’15 – performances, VIDEONALE Festival for Contemporary Video Art (Germany). In the exhibition of large-sized sculptures and installations TAKAS (PATH), the piece that caught most of the collectors’ attention was the sculpture of an impressive size, “Baltic Pallets”, created from pallets by Latvian artist Anton Logov.

AWARDS

Panel of judges:
  • Chairlady Dr. Prof. Raminta Jurėnaitė / Art Critic (Lithuania)
  • Dr. Agnė Narušytė / Art Critic (Lithuania)
  • Simon Hewitt / Art Critic, Art-market journalist (Switzerland)
  • Ernestas Parulskis / Art Critic
  • Virginijus Kinčinaitis / Art Critic

The Best ArtVilnius’15 Installation

Nikita Shalenny Siberia (Ukraine)

The Best ArtVilnius’15 Artist

Laima Oržekauskienė-Ore, presented by ArtCart gallery (Kaunas, Lithuania)

The Best ArtVilnius’15 Lithuanian Gallery

Prospekto Galerija (Vilnius, Lithuania)

The Best ArtVilnius’15 Foreign Gallery

Tsekh Gallery (Kiev, Ukraine)

The Best ArtVilnius’15 Young  Artist (under 35) 1,000 Eur prize by Law Firm COBALT, maecenas of the Fair

Petras Lincevičius, presented by Vilnius Art Academy Exhibition Halls Titanikas

The Best ArtVilnius’15 Gallery Audience Award

ArtCo Gallery (Aachen, Germany)

The Best ArtVilnius’15 Artist Audience Award

Monika Dirsytė, performance I’m Your Sun

PARTICIPANTS

GALLERIES

A GALERIJA (Panevezys, Lithuania)
AKADEMIJA, Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ARGENTUM, Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ARKA, The Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ART14 (Kiev, Ukraine)
ART-CART (Kaunas, Lithuania)
ARTCO (Aachen, Germany)
ARTIFEX, Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ARTSVIT (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)
AUKSO PJŪVIS (Kaunas, Lithuania)
BAROTI GALERIJA. Artist’ Union of Klaipėda County (Klaipeda, Lithuania)
BOTTEGA GALLERY (Kiev, Ukraine)
CONTAINER GALLERY (Tbilisi, Sakartvelo)
DAILININKŲ SĄJUNGOS GALERIJA, The Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery (Vilnius, Lithuania)
DK GALLERY (Minsk, Belarus)
EIGHTFOLD (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
GAIDYS, MOBILI GALERIJA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
IAGA (Napoca, Romania)
ITALŲ KULTŪROS INSTITUTAS VILNIUJE (Vilnius, Lithuania)
YA GALLERY. Pavlo Gudimov Gallery Art Center (Kiev, Ukraine)
JEROENBOCHHUIS (Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands)
KARAS GALLERY (Kiev, Ukraine)
KARAVAN GALLERY (Paris, France)
KAUNO FOTOGRAFIJOS GALERIJA (Kaunas, Lithuania)
KLAIPĖDOS GALERIJA, The Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery (Klaipeda, Lithuania)
KOVCHEG GALLERY (Moscow, Russia)
KRISTINA NORVILAITĖ (Vilnius, Lithuania)
LATVIJOS DAILĖS AKADEMIJOS GALERIJA (Riga, Latvia)
LE POINT FORT (Mittelhausbergen, France)
MĀKSLA XO (Riga, Latvia)
MENO NIŠA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
MENO PARKAS, The Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery (Kaunas, Lithuania)
MENŲ TILTAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
NB GALLERI (Viborg, Denmark)
PANEVĖŽIO MIESTO DAILĖS GALERIJA (Panevezys, Lithuania)
PITT PROJECTS ((Worcester, UK))
PYLIMO GALERIJA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
POST GALERIJA (Kaunas, Lithuania)
PROSPEKTO GALERIJA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
RA GALLERY (Kiev, Ukraine)
SODA GALLERY (Bratislava, Slovakia)
SOFA (Druskininkai, Lithuania)
STALOWA GALERIA (Warsaw, Poland)
ŠV. JONO GATVĖS GALERIJA, The Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery (Vilnius, Lithuania)
THECA GALLERY (Lugano, Switzerland)
TIFĀNA (Riga, Latvia)
TITANIKAS, Vilnius Academy of Arts exhibition halls (Vilnius, Lithuania)
TSEKH (Kiev, Ukraine)
VILNIAUS VAIKŲ IR JAUNIMO MENO GALERIJA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Ў (Minsk, Belarus)
5 MALŪNAI, Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania)

 

TAKAS
Large scale sculptures, installations and performances exhibition

DANAS ALEKSA (Vilnius, Lithuania)
JONAS ANIČAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
JURGA BARILAITĖ (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ANDRIUS ERMINAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
MARTYNAS GAUBAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
MATAS JANUŠONIS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
TAURAS KENSMINAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)
DARIA KROTOVA (Moscow, Russia)
ANTON LOGOV (Kiev, Ukraine)
RAFAEL PIESLIAK (Vilnius, Lithuania)
ANDRIUS PUKIS (Kaunas, Lithuania)
RAIMONDA SEREIKAITĖ (Vilnius, Lithuania)
NIKITA SHALENNYI (Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine)
KĘSTUTIS SVIRNELIS (Stuttgart, Germany)
UGIS TRAUMANIS (Riga, Latvia)
SAULIUS VAITIEKŪNAS (Vilnius, Lithuania)


PROJECTS

LEWBEN ART FOUNDATION
Presented artists:
Jonathanas de Andrade (Brazil)
Charles Avery (Scotland)
Tony Cragg (UK)
Thomas Houseago (UK)
Bertrand Lavier (France)
Tala Madani (Iran-US)
Pedro Reyes (Mexico)
Markus Schinwald (Austria)
Los Carpinteros (Cuba)

 

DAINIUS LIŠKEVIČIUS. Project Labyrinthus

JONO MEKO VIZUALIŲJŲ MENŲ CENTRAS

VLADIMIR TARASOV. Installation 60‘ts

MARINA KOLDOBOSKAYA. Performance Cat and mouse

VIDEONALE.15.
Artists:
Pauline Bodry ir Renate Lorenz
Mahdi Fleifel
Constantin Hartenstein
Marianna Milhorat
Neozoon
Florian Pugnaire ir David Raffini
Erkka Nissinen
Shelly Nadashi

CATALOGUE

You can download ArtVilnius’15 catalogue PDF here.