2018 12 20 ‒ 2019 03 30. Svajonė and Paulius Stanikas present their newest project Sins at the Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center in Vilnius. Svajonė and Paulius Stanikas are among the foremost and prolific of Lithuania’s artists who have been on a creative and varied path for almost three decades. The artists live in Paris, France and frequently represent Lithuania at many prestigious global exhibitions and projects, among them the international Venice, Liverpool, Moscow and Beijing Biennales, the Pompidou Center and the Vu Gallery in Paris, the White Box Gallery in New York, the Other Gallery in Shanghai and elsewhere.
2019 04 11 – 04 20. A travelling exhibition of photographs by Benas Šarka and Remigijus Treigys opened at the Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center on April 11, 2019. No one really remembers when it all began. The travelling photography project “Midnight and More” was inspired by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s film Paterson about the poetry of the minutiae of everyday events. The film director did not offer anything much to his audience – simply to live for two hours in the rhythm of the life of Paterson.
Morta Nakaitė, Quiverin. The exhibition of the collection was created in conjunction with contemporary video-artist Aurelija Maknytė, scents’ artist Laimė Kiškūnė, sculptor Vytautas Viržbickas, especially created for the Somerset House space in London and presented at the international fashion design bienalle, The International Fashion Showcase organized by the British Council, British Fashion Council, London College of Fashion and the Somerset House. Partners: Lithuanian Cultural Institute, Embassy of Lithuania in the United Kingdom.
2019 07 -2 – 09 11. Signs Taken for Wonders is a group exhibition of international artists whose artworks in various media are embodied with an aesthetic “wonder” that address, among other things, politics, history, and topical events of our global contemporaneity.
2019 m. September. The Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center presents The World According to Mekas with a screening of his films. We invite you to remember those films that epitomized the filmmaker’s creativity, even though there are so many more. During the The World According to Mekas film festival, some of his students, i.e. Arūnas Matelis, Audrius Stonys and Arturas Jevdokimovas will share their reminiscences about the artist. Film critic Rasa Paukštytė will introduce the avant-garde films.
2019 09 26 – 11 09. One of the most mysterious of Lithuanian contemporary artists, Antanas Zabielavičius, presents a select collection of his works ( ⸧ 1996 ⸧ 2019) named “Meadow Flour”. He was at his most creatively prolific from 1995-2004. He was one of the leaders of his generation in developing the traditions of so-called conceptualism. In 2004, Zabielavičius stopped participating in public exhibitions. However, he continued to work. Reality and real life situations often dictated and helped to clarify one idea or another that gained a vocal-virtual or more easily grasped tangible form.
2019 October. An exceptionally artistic and fun-filled 7th Book Fair will take place on October 3-5 in Klaipeda at the Ieva Simonaityte Library (25 Herkaus Manto St.). Visitors are urged to “Breathe” during the time of the fair, stop, listen and live. There will be an exceptional program of events that will include traditional events, such as meetings, book presentations and discussions, as well as an exhibition of works from the Museum of Modern Art (MO), a poetry slam, comics’ workshops, theatrical performances and Fluxus interventions.
The Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center will present their exhibition Fluxus is Fluxus in the Gerlach attic. The show will display works by famous Fluxus artists of the 20th Century, such as George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, George Brecht, Ay-O, Robert Watts, Ben Vautier, Takeshishka Kosugi and others.
2019 12 20 – 03 01. The Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center presents the blackest of blacks electric art exhibition Two Suns by Saulius Grigoravicius. Painting in one color, in this case – black, is most probably the highest form of painting. It is meta-painting. Black is not even a color, it’s a lack of color. Malevich’s Black Square ended a painting tradition of a few centuries by recoding a 3D space into a 2D flat deconstruction. Even so, having no illusion as an object for discussion or interpretation, we have an incomprehensible amount of space to interpret dark (lack of light) and light. We invite you to do so at this exhibition.