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Lithuanian artists to present works at Glasgow International festival
On April 20th two Lithuanian artists will present their works at Glasgow International festival.
Vilnius-based Lithuanian artist’s Augustas Serapinas first UK institutional solo exhibition will open at David Dale Gallery. It will be the artist’s first UK institutional solo exhibition, and one of his most ambitious to date. The exhibition will be a major commission of new installation work by Serapinas spanning multiple spaces within the organisation’s building, involving individuals from neighbouring businesses.
It follows Serapinas’ well-received first solo exhibition Housewarming at Emalin, London in 2016, and his large-scale installation Sigi at Kunsthalle Wien in 2017.
Marija Nemčenko will present her installation BRUT. In an intuitive study of socialist structures that expands from Eastern Europe’s brutalist landscapes to Glasgow’s tower blocks, BRUT finds shared experiences to reveal the cultural legacy of these constructions. Influenced by personal experience, Nemcenko addresses the questions of unfulfilled promises and elaborates upon how these concrete colonies come to define a certain social and cultural identity from multiple perspectives at once.
On the 25th of April, Marija will also give a talk. In this talk, artist will take visitors through her work and elaborate upon the links between her exhibition for Glasgow International and the historical surroundings of Fairfield Heritage Centre.
Time: 7 pm, the event is free, but registration is required. You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brut-installation-at-fairfield-talk-by-the-artist-tickets-41519260225
Glasgow International is Scotland’s largest festival for contemporary art, taking place over three weeks every two years across the city of Glasgow. Renowned as a centre for contemporary art, the festival draws on the city’s strengths as a vibrant and distinctive centre of artistic production and display. Combining the characteristics of a visual arts biennial with an open submission model for artists and curators based in the city, GI is a truly unique event in the European cultural calendar.
Augustas Serapinas’ exhibition is open until the 26th of May, Marija Nemčenko’s installation will be available until the 7th of May.
David Dale Gallery: 161 Broad Street, Glasgow, G40 2QR.
Fairfield Heritage Centre: 1048 Govan Rd, Glasgow, G51 4XS.
More information: http://glasgowinternational.org/