Content anchor

Loboda's Labyrinth of Radiance in Vilnius

Where: 
Lithuania
Vokieciu 2
Vilnius
When: 
27jan'17
12mar'17
Maria Loboda, Zero Dynasty II, 2016, photo: courtesy the artist / Maisterravalbuena, Madrid

Maria Loboda's solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius (CAC) is the first llarge-scale presentation of the artist‘s work in the Baltic region. On 27th January, the exhibition will open the CAC's 2017 solo show series.

The exhibition I am Radiant, I am Radiant, I am Radiant in My Defeat stretches along the one thousand square metres of the CAC venue taking the form of an ancient chant, a repetitive chant of hope in times of collapse, which by its rhythm transcends through to the unknown.

Photos from Maria Loboda's solo exhibition I am Radiant, I am Radiant, I am Radiant in My Defeat at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, photo: Andrej Vasilenko
Photos from Maria Loboda's solo exhibition I am Radiant, I am Radiant, I am Radiant in My Defeat at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, photo: Andrej Vasilenko

Maria Loboda's solo show, conceived especially for the CAC hall, further pursues her ongoing artistic explorations into the archaic concepts of diverse belief systems, the transcendental ideas of the human soul and the wholeness of their manifestations in arcane objects, archaeology, architecture, religion and art. This quest is mapped out here in a full spatial installation consisting of a system of marks and passages that refer to experiences of transition and transformation.

Using the huge size of the venue, Loboda has created a labyrinthine installation which weaves through the whole space, followed by smaller objects and wall scripts, frescoes and graffiti, all composed from her both her new and older works. 

Maria Loboda (b. 1979 in Kraków) creates spaces of enigma and puzzle that lead deep into the layers of rich historical narratives and refer to the current state of things. Her work has been presented at numerous institutions worldwide including Documenta13, and her solo exhibitions have been held at Museo Reina Sofia, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Oxford Modern and The Power Plant Contemporary Art gallery in Toronto.  Currently, another exhibition of hers is on at Kunsthalle Basel, Maria Loboda: Havoc in the Heavenly Kingdom.

Photos from Maria Loboda's solo exhibition I am Radiant, I am Radiant, I am Radiant in My Defeat at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, photo: Andrej Vasilenko
Photos from Maria Loboda's solo exhibition I am Radiant, I am Radiant, I am Radiant in My Defeat at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, photo: Andrej Vasilenko

The show is supported by the Lithuanian Council of Culture, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and the Polish Institute in Vilnius

I am Radiant, I am Radiant, I am Radiant in My Defeat
27th January to 12th March 2017
Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius

20dec'16
14jan'17

A presentation of Polish logotypes and visual identifications from 1945 to 1969 and 2000 to 2015... Read more about: Polish Logo Exhibition in Vilnius

31mar'16
14apr'16

Starting on 31st March, Vilnius International Film Festival is one of the most anticipated cultural... Read more about: 16 Polish Films at Vilnius Film Festival

Source: http://www.cac.lt, own materials; opr. AJS; 14.01.2017

Did you like our article? English newsletter here

Sign up for newsletter

  • 0 subscribers
  • In accordance with the law from August 29, 1997, relating to the protection of personal data (consolidated text, Journal of Laws, 2002, no. 101, Item 926), I am hereby giving my formal consent to the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, located at 25 Mokotowska Street in Warsaw (00-560), to process my personal data.

  • Email Marketingby GetResponse
See also:
Move to Poland! Artwork: Katarzyna Piątek

She is French, her husband is American. They live together in Stary Mokotów – one of Warsaw’s greenest districts – and their kids feel… Polish. Culture.pl sat down with Virginie Little to talk about how she learned Polish so well. Read more about: Another French Love Story or How I Fell in Love with Polish

Illustration from The Locomotive by Małgorzata Gurowska and Joanna Ruszczyk, graphic design: Małgorzata Gurowska, 2013, photo: Fundacja Sztuczna, Wytwórnia publishing house

They have won international distinctions and won over the hearts of young readers all the way from China and South Korea to the U.S., Mexico and Australia. Culture.pl presents the biggest Polish hits on the international children’s book market. Read more about: Polish Books for Kids in Translation

Roman Rupniewski, General Józef Dwernicki head the Józef Piłsudski Cracovian Squadron, photo: Jagiellońska Biblioteka Cyfrowa

The Polish School in Paris is an institution established in the capital of France during the times of the Great Emigration – a turbulent period in Polish history, marked by an exodus of many Poles in the years between 1831 and 1870. Nowadays, the establishment has the patronage of the Embassy of Poland in France. Read more about: Growing Up Polish: The Polish School in Paris

Japanese herring, photo: Arkadiusz Cichocki/AG

Despite what they’re called in Polish, Greek fish, Canadian sausages and Japanese herring aren’t foods that actually come from the countries they refer to. In fact, most people from these places would be rather surprised if they ever encountered them. Read on to learn about these and other amusing, albeit misleading, country references in Poland’s culinary language. Read more about: The Misleading Geography of Polish Cuisine

Photo from the series 7 Rooms, Rafał Milach

The following Polish photographers distinguish themselves from the field with their breath-taking documentation of life in the 21st century. Read more about: 6 Must-Know 21st Century Polish Documentary Photographers