Georg Kargl Fine Arts
Founded by Georg Kargl in 1998 and since 2018 under Inés Lombardi’s guidance, the gallery focused on innovative emerging and established artists, both Austrian-based and international. The gallery has two additional locations: BOX, with a storefront designed by Richard Artschwager and PERMANENT, dedicated to experimental and long-term presentations.
Project Art Vilnius:
“Two-Headed Horse” is a collaborative video work by Agnieszka Polska and Sam Samiee. A special moment of observation experienced by them was filmed by Sam Samiee and translated into poetry by Agnieszka Polska.
Agnieszka Polska is most well-known for her analytical, hypnotic, and multi-layered video installations. At the core of her practice lies the consideration of the individual within the collective. Indeed, often reflecting on her own position as an artist and the function of the artist within society, Polska unearths the ethical ambiguities that the individual faces as situated in, yet producer of, the shared reality that we experience together. Her works expose the deep metaphysical oscillations between universality and being, and the mechanics behind such movements – image, technology, language, poetry, imagination, perception.
Sam Samiee synthesizes his research on art history, Persian poetry, and psychoanalytic theories into studio practice that employs painting in multiple registers. The characteristic of his installations as extended paintings is the break from the tradition of flat painting and a return to the original question of how artists can represent the world in the space of painting as a metaphor for a set of ideas.