Kurvitz and Künnapu at Vilnius Painting Triennal
Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia announces the opening of the 14th Vilnius Painting Triennial on June 18th, 2010, where Raoul Kurvitz ja August Künnapu from Estonia have been selected for participation. Since antiquity, painting has struggled with its status as a ‘tradition’. This constant awareness of the past is a mixed blessing for contemporary painting. Many of the approaches that contemporary painters are choosing from have been available for generations. Shall painting be used to make images, or shall it by-pass any quest for illusion and express itself through gesture and tactility? Shall painting stay on the surface or shall it create depth? Shall it visualise ideas or attract attention to its own materiality?
The 14th Vilnius Painting Triennial presents painters who exemplify the tension between tradition and newness and who articulate different attitudes towards the image, the gesture, time and subjectivity.
Artists: Jānis Avotiņš, John Baldessari, Romualdas Balinskas, Lina Bjerneld, Niels Bonde, Michaël Borremans, Koen van der Broek, Ina Budrytė, Damien Cadio, Henrikas Čerapas, Hadassah Emmerich, Takeo Hanazawa, Hannaleena Heiska, Jörg Herold, Kim Hiorthøy, O Jun, Patricija Jurkšaitytė, Tillman Kaiser, Eglė Karpavičiūtė, August Künnapu, Raoul Kurvitz, Matts Leiderstam, Tor-Magnus Lundeby, Viktor Man, Inga Meldere, Eglė Ridikaitė, Nina Roos, Viktor Rosdhahl, Adam Saks, Praneet Soi, Radek Szlaga, Ričardas Povilas Vaitekūnas, Aušra Barzdukaitė – Vaitkūnienė, Ruslan Vashkevich, Matthias Weischer, Alfonsas Vilpišauskas, Jakub Julian Ziólkowski.
Curators: Evaldas Stankevičius with Anders Kreuger and Magda Kardasz.
Organisers: The Lithuanian Artists' Association and the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.
14th Vilnius Painting Triennial: False Recognition
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Vokiečių 2, LT-01130
More information: http://www.cac.lt/en/exhibitions/future/3789