- 2021 October 15–17
- Opening hours
15 October | 14.00–20.00
16 October | 11.30–20.00
17 October | 11.30–18.00
- Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO.
International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius’21
The biggest visual arts event in the Eastern region, the contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’21, this year again invites everyone in the fall, on October 15-17, at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center Litexpo.
The program of ArtVilnius’21 will feature 55 galleries from 12 countries: Lithuania, France, Belarus, Germany, Ukraine, Albania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Denmark, Italy, and Romania. At the stands, visitors will meet their favorite galleries Okapi (Estonia), Tsekh (Kyiv/Vilnius), Nivet Carzon (France), Lithuanian The Rooster gallery, Meno parkas, Baroti, gallery Kristina Norvilaitė, and others.
ArtVilnius’21 organizers are happy with a large number of new gallery names: Aambulanz Kollektiv (Germany), Gom/Tac (Albania), Vilnius galleries AP Gallery and 8 Eyes and Ears, Šiauliai Art Space S-in, Klaipėda gallery Si:Said, and others. Another new name, the Belarusian gallery Ambasada Kultury, By, has participated as Gallery Y on several occasions in the past, and has been invited as a guest along with the DK gallery in Minsk.
One of the most important highlights of ArtVilnius’21 is contemporary artworks on paper (drawings, collages, graphics, objects, etc.) Of course, like every year, the fair will feature all media: painting, photography, sculpture, video, installations, etc.
Famous Project Area Names
In the ArtVilnius’21 project area, visitors will traditionally be able to see exhibitions of world-famous artists, collections of museums and art foundations, and expositions of institutions. Returning to the fair for the fifth time is the Polish Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK; Lewben Art Foundation, founded by ArtVilnius’21 exclusive partner Lewben, will present an NFT (non-fungible tokens) exhibition by international artists.
In the project hall, visitors will also see an installation by Svajonė and Paulius Stanikas, famous artists living in Paris, presenting themselves as SetP Stanikas. The organizers of the fair invite everyone to the stand of the Stasys Eidrigevičius’ Visual Arts Center in Panevėžys. The Contemporary Art Center will show Jurgis Paškevičius’ project Alternating Current, the exhibition of Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center will be dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Fluxus movement and the 90th anniversary of Jurgis Mačiūnas.
Plenty of Extra Events
Traditionally, ArtVilnius’21 will present an international exhibition of large-format sculptures, installations, and performances, Takas, which will feature 22 artists this year. The curator of Takas is the artist, curator, lecturer Vytenis Burokas. The interactive LRT studio will host art discussions, lectures, and presentations, which will be broadcast live on Lrt.lt. The daytime conference Stage Art Fair will be organized by the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater.
Visitors who are unable to come to ArtVilnius’21 in person will be able to see it in an interactive 3D tour. And those interested in pre-selecting the artworks to be purchased can do it from the electronic catalogue of the fair participants at Artvilnius.com/catalogue. In parallel with ArtVilnius’21, Vilnius residents and city guests will be invited to spend the night at the selected galleries by the gallery festival Art After Hours.
Following the Government’s resolutions, LITEXPO visitors will be admitted to the fair area only with the National Certificate. ArtVilnius’21 is financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture, its patron is Vilnius City Municipality, its exclusive partner is Lewben, and its Maecenas is the law firm Cobalt.
More information www.artvilnius.com
Lithuanian Art Gallerists’ Association
Office address: J. Basanavicius g. 1/13, LT – 01118, Vilnius
Phone/fax.: +370 5 2610975, +370 640 38 221