In 2018, Poland and Lithuania celebrate the centenary of regaining their independence. Contemporary artisis from both countries come together at an exhibition that looks to the future.
The formal impulse for the encounter of the Polish and Lithuanian artistic environments was the centenary of regaining independence, which in 2018 are celebrated in both countries: Poland and Lithuania. This is an occasion for a collaboration which does not address their common past, but rather searches for new subjects that can mold our present and possible futures. Contemporary artists from both countries inquire if and how it is possible to predict the future, considering the present we are living in. What shape will it take? How will they create specific languages, means of expression, points of view, networks of contacts and strategies of action, while at the same time grappling with complexity and uncertainty?
The exhibition Waiting for Another Coming will be displayed in Vilnius (from 31st August) and later in Warsaw (from 25th October).
Friday, 31st August 2018
18:00 – opening
19:00 – performance: Dainius Liškevičius
19:30 – performance: Dominika Olszowy Ego Trip
20:30 – performance: Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and the Medical Faculty What Am I Doing With My Life
21:30 – concert: Galactics
Saturday, 1st September 2018
17:00 – guided tour with curators and artists
19:00 – lecture: Mateusz Kula
20:30 – concert: Wojciech Bąkowski
21:30 – session by Jokūbas Čižikas Technoshaman
Curators: Anna Czaban, Jarosław Lubiak, Ūla Tornau
Artists: Ewa Axelrad, Wojciech Bąkowski, Przemysław Branas, Jokūbas Čižikas, Rafał Dominik, Małgorzata Goliszewska, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and the Medical Faculty, Duonis – Donatas Jankauskas, Edka Jarząb, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Žygimantas Kudirka, Mateusz Kula, Lina Lapelyte, Dainius Liškevičius, Darius Mikšys, Robertas Narkus, Nomadic State (Karolina Mełnicka and Stach Szumski), Dominika Olszowy, Cezary Poniatowski, Artūras Raila, Ieva Rojūtė, Viktorija Rybakova, Emilija Škarnulytė, Studio Spongé (Kipras Dubauskas, Eglė Razumaitė, Vytautas Juozėnas), Stroboskop (Norbert Delman and Katie Zazenski), Iza Tarasewicz, Julijonas Urbonas, Kristijonas Naglis Zakaras, Bartosz Zaskórski, Darius Žiūra.
Exhibition organised by the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius (CAC) and the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.
The project is co-organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multiannual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2021.
IAM’s Cultural Projects around the Baltic