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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