XII Baltic Triennial
Dailes Theater, Riga
7 May 2016 – 11 June 2016
With Nick Bastis, Brud, Goda Budvytytė, Liudvikas Buklys, Gizela Mickiewicz, Antanas Gerlikas, Laura Kaminskaitė, Erki Kasemets, Mikko Kuorinki, Marcos Lutyens, Robertas Narkus, Valdas Ozarinskas, Bianka Rolando, Viktorija Rybakova, Vitalijus Strigunkovas, The Oceans Academy of Arts (OAOA), The World In Which We Occur (Jennifer Teets and Margarida Mendes) and Ola Vasiljeva.
The exhibition organized by kim? Contemporary Art Center and Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius in collaboration with Dailes Theater reiterates the XII Baltic Triennial* as it opened in Vilnius on September 4, 2015, in a setting which despite some major divergences resembles its original venue. Just like the CAC in Vilnius, Dailes Theatre was built around the 1970s in the centre of a then-Soviet Baltic capital with the purpose of staging public presentations of new art. And just like the CAC, it more or less serves its original use to this day, despite them both having hosted other extra-curriculum events including car shows in the past. The Baltic Triennial in one and the other will also be somewhat the same.
This year’s Triennial will focus on the Baltic more than the previous editions, on the geographical region, its culture and the sea. It is a decidedly transdisciplinary event that, in its own motto of sorts (“what is an artwork today…”) is mainly interested in the “something else”. The exhibition opens up a range of topics and their couplings including influence, exchange, materiality, and impact. It’s primarily an exhibition at the CAC, but the programme of events – talks, launches, presentations, classes and performances – spanning six weeks will expand behind the scenes.
– from the original press release; read the full text.
curated by Virginija Januškevičiūtė