Best ArtVilnius’20 Installation Acquired – for All Vilnius Residents to Enjoy

The results of the contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’20, which ended over the weekend, are really great. Many works of art have been sold, one of the largest of which – Rafalas Piesliakas’ Garden, chosen by the jury as the best installation of the fair, marked for consistent professionalism and contextuality. The ArtVilnius’20 jury announced the work Garden, consisting of 10 sculptures by Rafalas Piesliakas, who participated in the sculpture and installation exhibition Takas, as one of the two best installations […]

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ARTVILNIUS’20 VISITORS FAVORITE – REPRESENTATIVE OF A DINASTY OF ARTISTS AND A GALLERY FROM PARIS

The intrigue remained until the very end of the international contemporary art fair. From Friday to Sunday, visitors voted for their favorite gallery and artist. The audience’s sympathy went to an artist from Vilnius Jurgis Tarabilda and Galerie Nivet-Carzon from Paris, which were traditionally awarded the Volfas Engelman Prize. The most loyal gallery of ArtVilnius’20, Galerie Nivet-Carzon from Paris, which has been participating in the fair for eleven years, has won two prizes this year. The jury named this gallery […]

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THE BEST ART FAIR ARTVILNIUS’20 GALLERIES AND ARTISTS WERE REVEALED

The best galleries, artists, and artworks were traditionally selected at the 11th contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’20. The best were awarded at the ceremony and the informal opening of the fair at Litexpo. This year, the art fair ArtVilnius’20 at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center Litexpo has brought together 37 galleries and 150 artists from 9 countries. Private international art collections, installations, sculptures, and performances are presented here, meetings with art stars, discussions, lectures take place in the LRT studio, […]

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ARTVILNIUS’20 PRESENTS ITS PROGRAMME

In a limited world, date and tradition lose meaning. Twice postponed, the contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’20 this year invites art fans to the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center LITEXPO on October 2–4. The largest visual arts event in the entire Eastern European region will present its visitors with the most interesting local and foreign galleries, an impressive program of projects and events. Attention to Photography and Performances 50 galleries and 200 artists from 10 countries will take part in ArtVilnius’20. […]

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ARTVILNIUS’20 POSTPONED UNTIL LATE AUGUST

The organizers of the contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’20 have decided to postpone this year’s event from 27-30 August to 2-4 October. As every year, the event will take place at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center LITEXPO. Many global art fairs have had to move the date to the fall or even next year, some have even moved into the virtual space. Therefore, the ArtVilnius’20 team, taking into account the scale of the fair and the measures to prevent the epidemiological situation, decided that […]

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ARTVILNIUS’20 ANNOUNCES AESTHETICA AS MEDIA PARTNER

ArtVilnius is proud to announce Aesthetica Magazine as a media partner for the 2020 fair. Aesthetica is one of the leading art and culture publications. Founded in 2002, the magazine has since become a destination for inspiration and idea generation. Each edition covers key developments in the industry across art, design and photography. The April / May issue, titled Resilience, is a true celebration of humankind’s resilience. Inside, there is a selection of in-depth features and interviews with curators from Houston Center […]

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ARTVILNIUS’20 NEEDS YOU! APPLY NOW!

The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’20 is calling for applications from galleries to participate in the largest event of visual arts in Eastern Europe. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2020. The 11th edition of the Fair will take place on 4-7 June 2020 at the Litexpo exhibition and congress centre. ArtVilnius’20 will focus on Media Arts like video and photography etc., so galleries are invited to include this theme into their exhibition projects. ArtVilnius is a place where […]

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WHAT ARTWORKS WERE PURCHASED AT THE ARTFAIR ARTVILNIUS’19?

ArtVilnius’19, the largest event of visual arts in Eastern Europe, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Three Litexpo halls in the capital hosted as many as 65 art galleries and 300 artists from 20 countries, and the French art scene which became one of the most important accents of the 10th-anniversary art fair. During the four days of the art fair, the exhibition and congress centre LITEXPO was visited by 23.1 thousand visitors and sold artworks worth EUR 380 thousand. […]

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FRENCH TRIUMPH AT ARTVILNIUS’19

The 10th international art fair ArtVilnius’19 kicked off on Thursday evening at the Litexpo exhibition and congress centre. Traditionally, the fair selected and announced the year’s best galleries, artists and artworks. The jubilee edition of ArtVilnius’19 offers a unique opportunity to experience contemporary French art. For the first time in Lithuania’s history, Vilnius welcomes 11 French galleries and a score of French artists. Many of the names in #FocusFrance programme, dedicated to the contemporary art scene of France, were also […]

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MOCAK MUSEUM IS COMING TO ARTVILNIUS WITH AN EXHIBITION “ARTIST IN THE FIELD OF ART”

Between 30 May – 2 June 2019 there will take place the jubilee 10th edition of the International Fair of Contemporary ArtVilnius’19. It will be accompanied by a special exhibition programme, as part of which MOCAK – for the fourth time – will be presenting some of its collection. The exhibition Artist in the Field of Art comprises three photographic series and four video works related to art history, masterpieces, the creative process and the roles of the artist and […]

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BALLET PROJECT “CREATIVE IMPULSE VIII” AT ARTVILNIUS’19

The 8th Creative Impulse is introducing some novelties and challenges to its participants – this year it offers the revelation of a new space, expansion of boundaries and new roles. For years performed on the stage of the LNOBT, this time the project is making its debut at the Art Vilnius fair. During the concert, the choreographic miniatures shall be presented by ballet dancers/choreographers Vaida Šniurevičiūtė, Julija Stankevičiūtė, Jade Longley, Isaac Evans, Marta Navarro, Gohar Mkrtchyan, Aušra Krasauskaitė, Milda Luckutė, […]

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THE 10TH ARTVILNIUS EDITION FOCSES ON FRENCH ART SCENE

The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius is the biggest art fair in the Eastern European region, which is celebrating its one-decade anniversary. ArtVilnius’19, the tenth iteration of the fair, will take place between May 30 and June 2 at the LITEXPO exhibition and congress center. ArtVilnius’19 is featuring 65 galleries and showcasing 300 artists from 20 countries. The art fair will host leading galleries from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Ukraine. In addition, art fair visitors will have the opportunity to […]

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ART FAIR ARTVILNIUS’19 IS CELEBRATING ITS ONE-DECADE ANNIVERSARY

The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius is the biggest visual arts event in the Baltics, which is celebrating its one-decade anniversary. ArtVilnius’19, the tenth iteration of the fair, will take place between May 30 and June 2 at the Litexpo exhibition and congress center. Over the decade of existence, ArtVilnius has surrounded itself with a group of loyal participants: galleries, artists, institutions and art collectors who come each year from almost 20 countries. The fair is visited by 22,000 people […]

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ARTVILNIUS’18 OUTDID LAST YEAR’S EDITION (FAIR’S RESULTS)

The 9th international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’18 included 55 galleries and 250 artists from some 20 countries. With Focus-Baltic its main theme, the event attracted particularly many participants from Latvia and Estonia. Over the four days of the event, 22,800 visitors came to see the art on display at the Litexpo exhibitions and congress centre and purchased artworks for EUR 350,000, although added to the final tally should be all the deals to be concluded after the fair. However, it […]

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ARTVILNIUS’18 AWARDS BEST ARTISTS AND GALLERIES

The 9th contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’18, which kicked off Thursday, has traditionally awarded the year’s best galleries and artists. Since last year, ArtVilnius is naming as many as seven galleries to be awarded the prize. “The special feature of this year’s event is ‘Focus Baltic’, so I am happy that the list of winners includes artists and galleries from all the three Baltic nations. The jury had a truly difficult task of picking winners from 55 galleries and over 250 […]

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ARTVILNIUS’18 AUDIENCE AWARDS GIVEN OUT

On Saturday night, ArtVilnius’18 traditionally invited art fair’s guests to the closing ceremony at the Contemporary Art Centre and announced the awardees selected by the audience. The Audience Select Gallery award went to a gallery of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, ARgenTum, featuring the works of metal artist Vytautas Mockaitis (1958–2011). Created by scenographer Renata Valčik, the ARgenTum’s stand exposition captured visitors’ attention with its green spaces and, certainly, heavy, monumental and unmistakable metal works of Vytautas Mockaitis. The Audience […]

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RELAX AND SEE WORLD PREMIERES AT ARTVILNIUS’18

The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’18 invited art enthusiasts to the jazz club Paviljonas on Wednesday to present its programme and latest news. The ninth edition of the fair is running between 7 and 10 June at the Lithuanian exhibition and congress centre Litexpo. “0% Work and 100% Relax” was the welcoming slogan of ArtVilnius’18 team, inspired by the Estonian artists Marko Mäetamm. Yellow paper airplanes launched into the air communicated the invitation to relax with art. Marko is bringing […]

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LATVIAN AND ESTONIAN PROGRAMME AT ARTVILNIUS’18

The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’18, to take place on June 7-10, will feature 55 galleries and 250 artists from 20 countries. In particular, this year’s edition of the fair will shine the light on Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with the special programme Focus-Baltic to celebrate the three nations’ centenary of statehood. Ten contemporary art galleries from Latvia and Estonia are special guests in Vilnius to introduce their outstanding creators. In the run-up to the event, ArtVilnius’18 team offers a […]

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THE NIGHT AT THE GALLERIES RETURNS WITH THE RECORD-BREAKING NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

This is the second time when international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’18 invites to continue along the art routes in the heart of the city until late at night. On Friday, 8 June, even twenty Vilnius galleries will be waiting for visitors during the Night at the Gallery, staying open till 11 p.m. Taking place on 7–10 June, the international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’18 launches additional events in Vilnius following the practice of the biggest world fairs. “Many foreign fairs take place […]

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9TH INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR ARTVILNIUS’18 TO SHOWCASE ENCITING BALTIC ART SCENE

Art lovers and professionals should mark June 7-10 on their calendars as ArtVilnius’18, an event drawing in over 22,000 visitors each year, invites them to the ninth edition of one of Eastern Europe’s biggest contemporary art fairs. This year the event, hosted at Litexpo exhibition space in Vilnius, is putting together a programme to mark the centenary of Lithuania’s independence restoration and focusing on the vibrant art scene of the Baltic States. ArtVilnius’18 is featuring 55 galleries and showcasing 200 […]

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ARTVILNIUS’18 INVITES APPLICATIONS

Art Fair ArtVilnius’18, which attracts over 20 thousand art lovers each year, is kindly inviting galleries to submit their applications and book spaces in this international art event. The deadline for submissions is 28 January 2018. The International Art Fair ArtVilnius’18 will take place on 7-10 June with a programme dedicated to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuanian statehood. The main Art Fair’s focus will be on Baltic art. About 30,000 spectators from Lithuania and […]

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SARAH HADDOU, ARTIST ENCLOSED IN A CROSS: “PERFORMANCE ALSO RELEASED THE DARK SIDE OF THE AUDIENCE”

The eighth edition of International Art Fair ArtVilnius’17 is proud to have welcomed even more visitors this year who were offered an extensive programme introducing dozens of international art galleries and art stars from all over the world. This year, the art fair, among other things, presented its audience a powerful programme of performance art raising provocative and uncomfortable questions. One of the most mystic performances was presented at the art fair by young French artist Sarah Haddou who stayed […]

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ARTVILNIUS’17 HITS RECORD IN ATTENDANCE AND SALES

The contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’17, which concluded its eighth annual edition on Sunday, has set a number of new records. The four-day event at the Litexpo exhibition and congress centre was visited by some 22,500 people who purchased over 200 artworks, a significant increase from last year. The final tally might be even higher, says Diana Stomienė, the director of ArtVilnius’17. “The numbers are not final, since, as everyone knows, art sales that start at the fair then move to […]

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SEVEN BEST GALLERIES AWARDED AT ARTVILNIUS’17

The contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’17, which kicked off on Thursday, has awarded the year’s best galleries, artists and artworks. One of the novelties introduced in this year’s edition of ArtVilnius is that as many as seven galleries were named as the best. “Very many fine galleries take part in the fair, so the old format of two nominations (for best Lithuanian and best foreign gallery) was out of touch with the event’s realities,” Diana Stomienė, head of ArtVilnius’17, said during […]

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ARTVILNIUS’17 FIRST TIME INVITES TO THE NIGHT AT THE GALLERY

On 8 – 11 June, the 8th International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius’17 will be inviting visitors not only to meet hundreds of artists and dozens of galleries, but also to take part in a festivity in the city. On Friday, 9 June, the organisers of the art fair will be inviting local residents and guests, and ArtVilnius’17 participants to join the Night at the Gallery taking place in selected Vilnius-based galleries. “In addition to this year’s very extensive and interesting […]

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7 MUST-VISIT GALLERIES AT ARTVILNIUS’17 ART FAIR

The ArtVilnius’17 contemporary art fair taking place on 8 – 11 June will host 55 galleries and as many as 200 artists. For art buyers not to get lost in the labyrinths of contemporary art, Sonata Baliuckaitė, art critic and art project manager for the fair, recommends seven galleries not to be missed. Why is it worthwhile investing in art in general? According to Sonata Baliuckaitė, it is not necessary for all of us to be art collector; we can […]

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WORLD-CLASS NAMES, PROVOCATIVE PERFORMANCES AND VIDEOART STARTS AT ARTVILIUS

The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’17 invited art lovers to the Artagonist art hotel in central Vilnius to share some of the news about the upcoming fair. This year’s edition of ArtVilnius, which will run June 8 through 11 at Litexpo, will include 55 galleries and some 200 artists from 20 countries (from Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania to Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Italy and France). In addition to the main programme, where the galleries will showcase their […]

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INTRODUCING PARTICIPANTS AND PROGRAMME IN RUN-UP TO ARTVILNIUS’17

Select galleries, international art institutions, mega-sized installations and performances, discussions about art collecting – all this and more is part of the international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’17 in its eight edition. The event runs June 8 through 11 at LITEXPO. Regional leader ArtVilnius’17 will introduce 55 galleries, 200 artists from 20 countries (ranging from Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, and Lithuania to Belarus, the Netherlands, Russia, Italy, and France), and exceptional collections featuring artworks by world-class artists. ArtVilnius is […]

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THE ART CLUB OF ARTVILNIUS PRESENTED DURING THE FIRST FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

On Thursday evening, the “Join the Club” contemporary art fundraising night was held in Vilnius, being the first event of such a type organised in Lithuania by International Art Fair ArtVilnius and Law Firm COBALT, Maecenas of the Art Fair. During the event, the attendees had the opportunity to feel the format of world’s popular Artist at the Table dining experience of having an artist seated at each table together with other guests. The attending business representatives enjoyed the company […]

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THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR ARTVILNIUS’17 INVITES APPLICATIONS

One of the best venues in Lithuania, the spaces designed by professional architects, and attracting the attention of the media and collectors – all of that is only part of the reason why every year galleries from a dozen or so countries choose to exhibit at ArtVilnius, which will be taking place for the eighth time. On from 8 to 11 June 2017, ArtVilnius’17 is inviting galleries to submit applications and book a place for this exceptional art fair. A […]

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ART FAIR ARTVILNIUS’16 – TWO AWARDS GO TO THE GALLERIES OF VILNIUS ACADEMY OF ARTS

On 9 June, Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo opened International Art Fair ArtVilnius’16 with dozens of galleries presenting hundreds of artworks from all over the world. The best artists and galleries were awarded during the opening ceremony. During the official opening, Mrs. Diana Stomienė, director of ArtVilnius’16, shared her delight that this year’s art fair is presenting 60 galleries from 12 countries and offering a rich complimentary programme. “This year, our guest country is Poland, which is visiting Vilnius […]

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HUNDREDS OF ARTWORKS SOLD AT ARTVILNIUS’16

International Art Fair ArtVilnius’16 is already counting sales results for the fair that took place on 9-12 June. During the four days of ArtVilnius’16, Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO was proud to meet 21 thousand visitors; about 200 works of art were sold for more than 260 thousand euro. These figures once again evidence the stable anchoring of the contemporary art fair, which was held for the seventh time this year, both in the local and global art markets, as […]

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THE AUDIENCE SELECTS THE BEST ARTISTS OF ARTVILNIUS’16

On Sunday, the last day of art fair ArtVilnius’16, the awardees selected by the audience were announced. The audience’s favourites were Ulf Larsson’s gallery from Germany and Lithuanian artist Linas Blažiūnas. The selection of the best galleries, artists and artworks has become a traditional part of the ArtVilnius programme. Winners under four nominations are selected by a jury composed of art critics, while visitors of the art fair cast their votes for audience’s favourite artist and gallery during all days […]

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IMPRESSIVE ARTVILNIUS’16 PROGRAMME – ON THE YELLOW CARPET

Last week, the team of ArtVilnius’16 rolled out the yellow carpet in front of the jazz club Paviljonas launching “Meno Pusryčiai” (Art for Breakfast). The event presented the news and programme of this year’s art fair. Held for the seventh time, the international art fair will be waiting for visitors on 9 – 12 June. The Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo will host dozens of galleries displaying hundreds of art works from all over the world. According to Mrs. […]

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ARTVILNIUS’16 – LEWBEN ART FOUNDATION PRESENTS EXHIBITION “SHAPING IDEAS: SCULPTURES”

The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’16 will be taking place from 9 to 12 June at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO (Laisvės Ave 5, Vilnius). The Lewben Art Foundation is partnering with ArtVilnius for the third year in a row, and will present its project “Shaping Ideas: Sculptures”. This exhibition presents works by nine contemporary artists: Hans Op de Beeck (b. 1969, Belgium), Jake & Dinos Chapman (b. 1966 and 1962, Great Britain), Michael Dean (b. 1977, Great […]

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SCULPTURES COME TO LIFE ON “ART-CART” STAND ARTVILNIUS’16 AT

During ARTVILNIUS’16 art fair, which will take place from 9-12 June at Litexpo exhibition centre (Vilnius, Lithuania), virtual contemporary art platform Art-Cart will present works by the Dutch artist Guda Koster. The stand will exhibit not only photographs by the artist but also a cycle of live sculptures “Overheard at the Vilnius Art Fair”. During this performance, the audience will hear three sculptures in conversation about what it means to be a sculpture. Koster’s works are created in parallels of […]

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ARTVILNIUS’16 PRESENTING AN IMPRESSIVE PANORAMA OF POLISH CONTEMPORARY ART

On 9-12 June, Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo will be opening the seventh edition of traditional Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius’16. This great event of visual arts, which is the biggest in the Baltic States, will host 60 art galleries from 12 countries presenting exclusive artistic and educational programmes. This year, a special guest of the art fair is Poland with 10 top national art galleries and institutions on its programme. The collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in […]

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PERFORMANCE ‘I’M YOUR SUN’ BY MONIKA DIRSYTĖ HEADING FOR BERLIN

The winner of the audience award at International Art Fair ArtVilnius’15, Monika Dirsytė was also met with acclaim by foreign art critics. Representing Meno Niša Gallery, Monika will give her performance “I’m your sun” at Berlin’s famous Galerie Burster on 19 March. Monika Dirsytė (born 1989) is currently one of the most active performance artists in Lithuania. A student of master’s degree in sculpture at Vilnius Academy Arts, Monika has been interested in the genre of performance art since 2012. […]

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POLSKA GOŚCIEM HONOROWYM NA TARGACH ARTVILNIUS’16

W dn. 9-12 czerwca br. w wileńskim centrum wystawowo-konferencyjnym „Litexpo” odbędą się VII Międzynarodowe Targi Sztuki „ArtVilnius‘16“. Największe w krajach bałtyckich wydarzenie sztuk wizualnych w roku bieżącym ma szczególnie bogaty program. Goście Targów zapoznają się z 60 galeriami z 12 krajów i będą mogli wziąć udział w wydarzeniach towarzyszących. Gościem honorowym Targów w roku bieżącym jest Polska, prezentująca 12 najciekawszych galerii i instytucji muzealnych. Na początku maja br. kurator polskiego programu na Targach „ArtVilnius‘16“ prof. dr Raminta Jurėnaitė, ekipa audycji […]

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APPLICATIONS OPENED FOR ARTVILNIUS’16

The organisers of International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius’16 invites Lithuanian and foreign galleries to start making reservations for this exclusive and the only one in the region art market event taking place on 9-12 June. Applications from galleries are accepted by 1 February. Held for the seventh time, ArtVilnius’16 has well established itself in the local and global art markets, becoming one of the must-visit places for art lovers. This is also confirmed by impressive figures: last year the art […]

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BUYERS HEADING TO ARTVILNIUS’15 EVEN BY PRIVATE PLANES

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 […]

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UKRAINE – WINNING TWO AWARDS IN ARTVILNIUS’15

The ArtVilnius’15 Contemporary Art Fair opened its 6th edition today with an announcement of five award winners, including two representatives of this year’s guest country Ukraine. “Siberia” by Nikita Shalennyi (Ukraine) was awarded in the nomination of the Best Installation of ArtVilnius’15 and Ukrainian Art Gallery TSEKH was awarded as the Best Foreign Gallery. The other three award winners were from Lithuania. The panel of judges announced Vilnius-based Prospektas Gallery representing artist Remigijus Treigys to be the Best ArtVilnius’15 Lithuanian […]

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INTRIGUING AS ALWAYS

This is how ArtVilnius’15, the only art fair in the Baltic region, was characterised by a member of the art fair panel of judges, art critic Ernestas Parulskis, who further added that the art fair is not only intriguing but also promoting entrepreneurship and educating the general public. According to the art critic, it’s no longer worthwhile counting how many times ArtVilnius was held, because over six years the art fair has become an important and regular art phenomenon not […]

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CENTRAL ART PIECE OF THE FAIR

Ukrainian artist Nikita Shalennyi in ARTVILNIUS’15 will present one of the most impressive works dedicated to the consumption topic that will become the central art piece of the fair.  A special project will be realized with ARTSVIT gallery’s support. Installation “Siberia” is 20 metres in length and 4 metres in width will be installed in LITEXPO Exposition Hall 5. The installation requires 1,000 green fabric towels made in China, which has become a symbol of cheap and fast modern production.  “Siberia” is […]

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ARTSVIT DEBUTS IN THE FAIR WITH MYSTERIOUS KINDER ALBUM

55 contemporary and modern art galleries from Belarus, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, will fill the 15000 m2 of the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo.   A novelty of ArtVilnius’15 is a guest country which is Ukraine at this year’s event. ArtVilnius’15 will present works of contemporary artists of the strongest art galleries. ARTSVIT gallery is the only one which is not based in Kyiv but in Dnipropetrovsk. ARTSVIT […]

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THE LEWBEN ART FOUNDATION AT ARTVILNIUS’15

On 25 to 28 June, at the international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’15, taking place in the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO (Laisvės ave. 5, Vilnius), the Lewben Art Foundation will present to the public for the first time part of its collection of contemporary international artists. All nine artists on show in this exposition are recognised worldwide. Their works are held in major museum collections, such as MoMA and Tate, and exhibited at the most important biennials and events […]

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GALLERY “EIGHTFOLD” WILL PRESENT “LUCID WAYS”

Lucid Ways is as alliteration in which two Dutch artists seek the boundaries of known territory and work in pairs to form a contextualized artistic project. Central to the collaboration is pushing the borders to their own work and finding conceptual level in cooperation with each other, thereby ratifying the possibilities of this crossover. The end result of the experiment could be labelled as a snapshot or stage in their own research and work. During the art fair, both artist […]

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THE ROOSTER GALLERY IN THE FAIR WILL PRESENT “THE GREAT BEAUTY”

While painting has been experiencing a kind of renaissance in the recent years, the mobile The Rooster Gallery representing young Lithuanian painters invites us to assess the relations between painting and beauty from the viewpoint of contemporary painting. In their works presented for the exhibition, five young painters reflect on the history of painting in different aspects and reveal the problematics of beauty and aesthetics in contemporary art and culture in general. On 25-28 June 2015 The Rooster Gallery will […]

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VIDEONALE. ABOUT VIDEO ART AND PALM-SIZED COLLECTIONS (INTERVIEW)

Although video art emerged already at the end of the sixties, in many countries people are still suspicious about this type of art. Moving images are not favoured by art collectors, either, as they cannot flaunt their DVDs as artworks. However, thanks to the efforts of art lovers, creators and curators, this type of art is obstinately ploughing its way to official art institutions, art fairs and festivals. Today we can say that there is hardly any contemporary art exhibition […]

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O. SHCHELUSHCHENKO: “REDUNANT AND QUICK PR SUCCESS CAN BE HARMFUL FOR ARTISTS”

Mr. Oleksandr Shchelushchenko, the owner of Kyiv-based Contemporary Art Gallery TSEKH, is the interlocutor who deserves special attention. Not only because his gallery, established 10 years ago, has up until now been the most innovative in Ukraine. Shchelushchenko has been maintaining very goods relationships with Lithuania for a number of years. This year, it is the sixth time when he participates in the Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius’15 which is taking place on 25–28 June and is one of the members […]

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ARTVILNIUS MEETS POLAND

The organisers of International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius have recently paid a visit to Poland with the primary mission to present ArtVilnius to representatives of Warsaw and Krakow contemporary art museums and galleries, as well as to invite them to take part in the 2016 event which will be focused namely on Poland. The ArtVilnius delegation to Poland included Mrs. Diana Stomienė, directress of ArtVilnius, Prof. Dr. Raminta Jurėnaitė, art critic, member of ArtVilnius selection board, artistic directress of the […]

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ARTVILNIUS’15, LITHUANIA, CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The largest Art Fair in the Baltic region, the International Contemporary Art Fair ARTVILNIUS’15 for the sixth time is inviting all art galleries and artists to participate in this ambitious contemporary art event. ARTVILNIUS’15 will take a place on the 24-28 of June in the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO, in Vilnius, Lithuania. The deadline for the application call is the 9th of February. In ARTVILNIUS’15 are planning to participate over 70 galleries from 20 countries of the world, […]

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ARTVILNIUS’14 – WITH ART COMING INTO OUR LIFE

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 […]

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ARTVILNIUS’13 – A STRONG PUSH IN THE LITHUANIAN ART MARKET

The Fourth Contemporary Art Fair ARTVILNIUS’13 was a great success with 50 art galleries from 11 countries of the world having sold more than 100 prices of art for nearly half a million litas. Negotiations are in progress for another 40 artworks. The greatest collectors’ attention was caught by the Ukrainian gallery TSEKH, which enjoyed superb results last year, too. The watercolours and sculptures by Ukrainian artist Jevgen Petrov, whom this gallery was presenting, were willingly bought by collectors from […]

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ARTVILNIUS’13 LAUREATES

ARTVILNIUS‘13 LAUREATES: 1. The Best ARTVILNIUS’13 Lithuanian gallery Lietuvos dailininkų sąjungos galerija Gallery Vilnius Graphic Art Centre 2. The Best ARTVILNIUS’13 Foreign Gallery TIFANA Gallery, Riga, Latvia 3. The Best ARTVILNIUS’13 Lithuanian Artist Raimondas Gailiūnas, presented by A galerija, Panevėžys 4. The Best ARTVILNIUS’13 Foreign Artist Mikola Bilous, presented by TSEKH Gallery, Ukraine 5. The Best ARTVILNIUS’13 Young Foreign Artist (under 35) Zaida Gonzalez, presented by SERPENTE Gallery, Porto, Portugal 6. The Best ARTVILNIUS’13 Young Lithuanian Artist (under 35) Jonas […]

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THE FOURTH ATVILNIUS’13: THE AMBITIOUS FACE OF LITHUANIAN ARTS

On 26-30 June, it is for the fourth time when Art Fair ARTVILNIUS’13 is inviting collectors, gallerists, art lovers, students, and lecturers to visit the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO. Today ARTVILNIUS is the greatest event dedicated to contemporary arts in Lithuania; this is where the visitors can keep their fingers on the pulse of contemporary arts, see what is new today in art galleries and what artists they present, compare Lithuanian galleries with foreign ones, and, certainly, acquire […]

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ART WORKS FETCH NEARLY HALF A MILLION AT ARTVILNIUS’12

The Third Contemporary Art Fair ARTVILNIUS’12 appeared to be the most successful one – 53 member galleries from 12 countries of the world sold 117 pieces of art for nearly half a million litas. The greatest collectors’ attention was caught by contemporary Indian art presented by Gallery 21 from Latvia, works by V. Viningas, A. Petrašiūnaitė, V. Marcinkevičius, photographs by A. Sutkus and R. Rakauskas, paintings by A. Gataveckas. The latter author has sold his all five paintings. Galleries from […]

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ARTVILNIUS NOMINATIONS – OPENING OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES

It is for the third time when the largest Contemporary Art Fair ARTVILNIUS’12 will present a total of 10 nominations to award the best artists and galleries. 9 best galleries and authors will be awarded on the first day of the art fair, while the winner of the audience prize will be announced at the closing of the art fair. According to the directress of ARTVILNIUS’12, Mrs. Diana Stomienė, all pieces of art exhibited at the art fair do carry […]

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ARTVILNIUS – A SPACE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART AND NEW DISCOVERIES

Art Fair ARTVILNIUS’12 – the greatest event of visual arts in the Baltic States over the past 20 years, which is held by the Lithuanian Art Gallerists’ Association for the third time. “Like its foreign analogues, Art Fair ARTVILNIUS should be held on an annual basis to gain in weight and be able to develop into one of the leading events for Lithuanian cultural industries in the future that extend the art market, increase the flows of foreign tourists and […]

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