Photo: Arturas Valiauga, Evaldas Jansas and Galerija Vartai
On Tuesday, December 11, Lithuanian gallery Galerija Vartai held an exhibition opening reception for its extraordinary group show. Carrying the French name “Virages”, meaning “turns”, the exhibition talks about the infinite turns and opportunities of life. If some of the works exhibited reflect the gallery’s achievements of the past year, others set guidelines for the future.
Included in the exhibition are works by some of the most well-known Lithuanian contemporary artists – Žilvinas Kempinas, Svajonė and Paulius Stanikas, Evaldas Jansas, Patricija Jurkšaitytė, Ugnius Gelguda, Andrius Zakarauskas, Eglė and Goda Budvytytė and Ieva Misevičiūtė. The exhibition “Virages” is curated by Danutė Gambickaitė and Jolanta Marcišauskytė – Jurašienė.
During the opening reception, Lithuania Parliament awarded video artist Evaldas Jansas the Certificate of Appreciation for his valuable video documentation archive of the contemporary art events in Lithuania. But artist Zilvinas Kempinas was recently awarded the National Culture and Arts Prize, the most important prize in Lithuania.
Nida Rutkienė (the owner of Galerija Vartai) and Galerija Vartai team
From the left: Artist Evaldas Jansas, member of Lithuanian Parliament Dalia Teišerskytė, curator Jolanta Marcišauskytė - Jurašienė, Agnė Savarauskienė (partner of Galerija Vartai)
By Andrius Zakarauskas
Artist Evaldas Jansas and art critic Erika Grigoraviciene
Artist Evaldas Jansas and art critic Skaidra Trilupaityte.
Diplomat Oskaras Jusys and Daiva Parulskienė (Ministry of Culture of the Respublic of Lithuania)
By Egle and Goda Budvytyte and Ieva Miseviciute
Ilma Nausėdaitė (the director of Meno Klubas) and economist Ramunė Zabulienė
From the left: Ilma Nausėdaitė (the director of Meno Klubas) and economist Ramunė Zabulienė with friend
Marius Vaupšas (the director of the Lukrecija BBDO), artists Eglė Rakauskaitė and Patricija Jurkšaitytė
By Patricija Jurksaityte
Artist Patricija Jurksaityte and Nida Rutkiene (The owner of Galerija Vartai)
By Patricija Jurksaityte
From the left: Vitalija Jasaitė (the director of Galerija Vartai), art critic Aušra Trakšelytė, artist Evaldas Jansas, art critics Jolanta Marcišauskytė - Jurašienė and Danutė Gambickaitė
From the left: entrepreneurs Žilvinas Grigaitis and Rasa Martens, designer Juozas Statkevičius, journalist Lolita Bytautaitė with friend
By Žilvinas Kempinas