Gallery "Meno parkas" was invited to take part in the international art project "Personal Structures", where presents artworks by National Culture and Art Prize award winner painter Jonas Gasiūnas, outstanding creator of video performances Patricija Gilytė and impactful installations author Algis Kasparavičius.
Exhibition "PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders", held in the context of the Venice Art Biennale 2017, is organised by the GAA Foundation and is hosted and supported by the European Cultural Centre in two of its prestigious Palazzo's in the centre of Venice - Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora - and the Giardini Marinaressa.
"Meno parkas" exposition with J. Gasiūnas' and P. Gilytė's creation is presented at Room No. 15 at Palazzo Mora.
About the presented canvas "Camelia's Lake", Jonas says: "The once experienced reminiscence, even if it is very personal, isn‘t eternal. It‘s impossible to restore past time, but it is possible to create illusory time of painting. A girl trapped in an illusory time, floating over the lake, is real. It may be testified by the drones who are watching her".
Patricija's viedo the journey plays the central part in the video performance and could be understood as a metaphor for city-diving, immersing oneself into the surrounding.
How do we blend into our surroundings and how do our surroundings adjust to us/our needs? The co-existance of the city birds (ducks, pigeons, swans) is also captured in the video as they maintain their urban territories. The artist's point of view merges with the birds' point of view through a metaphor, choice of the camera angle and lens. The viewer is invited to engage in both: following the performer on her raft and witnessing the sights of the town, documented in the video.
Installation „THE GARDEN/RESTART“ (space 3B1 at Palazzo Mora) of Algis Kasparavičius - at this project presented together with „Lewben Art Foundation“ - is an attempt to analyze two known perceptions of time at the same time. Going deeper - it is the merge of times chronos (/ˈkroʊnɒs/; Greek: Χρόνος, "time") and kairos (καιρός) in the blink of strong experiences.
The exhibition shows an extensive combination of internationally established artists and artists whose works are less well-known. A cross-section of what can be seen as contemporary art today. The selected artists come from many different parts of the world, different cultures resulting in very different artworks. Visually, the artworks may appear very different, but all artists present their own subjective, personal expression of their reflection on the concepts Time, Space and Existence.
The exhibition mainly presents recent artworks by living artists, either site-specific, specially made for this exhibition, or taken from the existing collection of the artist. Some rooms in the palazzos are dedicated to the presentation of a single artist, while other rooms will present a combination of projects and works. Strong statements give each of the rooms a very specific character. The exhibition features a broad variety of artistic media. Since the more than 200 participating artists originate from very diverse cultures representing over 40 countries and are also of very different age, the topics Time - Space - Existence are highlighted from unusual, very personal points of view.
The GAA Foundation’s exhibition "PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders" shows the commonness and differences between Europeans in dialogue with works of non-Europeans. In addition, the exhibition stimulates a more conscious relationship from the spectator towards his daily surrounding aiming to increase the awareness of their own personal Existence as human beings influenced by a specific Culture within Time and Space.
Exhibition will be opened on May 13, VIP Pre-view 11-12 May.
Project "Personal Structures" was initiated in 2002 by the artist Rene Rietmeyer.