Project zone


Today, yesterday and tomorrow 

For the second year in a row, the ArtVilnius Project Zone has been handed over to Valentinas Klimašauskas, a renowned curator of contemporary art and writer. The three-day programme——Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow—related to different interpretations of performativity, will present a diverse line-up of institutional and guest contributors. 

Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow is dedicated to events, recurrence (im)possibility, participation through witnessing, and other events related to the spending of time. The three-day programme Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow, related to different interpretations of performativity, will present a diverse programme of institutional and guest authors.

We will see the same guest authors on the same stage at the same time, three days in a row. The European Humanities University Theatre will invite the audience to join in public sketches based on Peter Weiss’ The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat As Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. This play, which is linked to the events of the 1968 student revolution, is usually abbreviated as Marat/Sade. Konstantin Bogdan will tell us the stories in a stand-up format. We will meet Agnė Jokšė, Monika Kalinauskaitė, Paulina Eglė Pukytė, and others in readings of their original texts.

This year, for the first time, ArtVilnius and the Project Zone will host the participation of outstanding contemporary art institutions from our wider region, such as E. A. Shared Space (Tbilisi), European Humanities University Theatre (Vilnius), Georg Kargl Gallery (Vienna), Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga), Medūza ir draugų vardai (Vilnius), Vilnius Performance Art Biennial (Vilnius), and the already well-known Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Centre (Vilnius), MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art (Krakow), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), and Stasys Museum (Panevėžys), who will be joining the festival with their own new specially created projects.



Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius)
E. A. Shared Space (Tbilisi)
Georg Kargl Fine Arts (Vienna)
Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center (Vilnius)
Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga)
Medūza & Draugų vardai (Vilnius)
Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK (Kraków)
Stasys Museum (Panevėžys)
Vilnius Biennial of Performance Art (Vilnius)


Konstantinas Bogdanas
Agnė Jokšė
Monika Kal
Paulina Eglė Pukytė
Theatre of the European Humanities University, Vilnius

Stage programme (4 Hall)

The same guest authors on the same stage at the same time, three days in a row.

October 13,14 and 15

12 and 1 p.m.
The European Humanities University (EHU) Theater Art Expression and Acting course invites you to Me and Others public sketches inspired by Peter Weiss’ play Marat/Sade.

2 p.m.
Agnė Jokšė performs a textual performance Lezbynai.

3 p.m.
Paulina Pukytė tells fairy tales, forgotten poems, and other opinions – Telling Fairytales and Other Opinions.

4 p.m.
Konstantinas Bogdanas performs a stand-up entitled Experience vs. Possession, or Imagination and Ecology in Art.

5 p.m.
Monika Kalin performs a voice reading – Heartbag.

Institutional presentations

Friday, October 13

6 – 7 p.m.
Performance by Jette Loona Hermanis, Endling. Presented by Kim? Contemporary Art Center. Project Zone stage.

October 14, Saturday
7 p.m.
Performance by Robertas Narkus, Egghorsecizmus. Presented by Vilnius Biennial of Performance Art. Project Zone stage.

October 15, Sunday
5 – 6 p.m.
Performance by Jette Loona Hermanis, Endling, at the Kim? Contemporary Art Center stand.

About the curator

Valentinas Klimašauskas

Valentinas Klimašauskas (b. 1977, Lithuania) is a curator and writer. 

Together with João Laia he curates the next Lithuanian pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2024 (artists: Pakui Hardware and Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė). Also, they cocurated “The Endless Frontier”, the 14th Baltic Triennial at CAC Vilnius (2021). With Inga Lāce, they curated “Saules Suns”, a solo exhibition by Daiga Grantina for the Latvian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2019). Klimašauskas worked as a Program Director at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga (2017/18), and was a curator at CAC, Vilnius (2003-13). Currently, he is the curator at large at, a moving image streaming platform that also serves as an educational and curatorial archive.

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