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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