Venice - National Participation

Lithuania 2017

Scuola San Pasquale at San Francesco della Vigna

13 May 201729 Oct 2017

The artist Žilvinas Landzbergas takes over the Lithuania Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, with his new installation titled “R”revealing mesmeric realities that blend Nordic sceneries and imagery with the white cube space of the distinctive Venetian building of Scuola San Pasquale.

R is for recall, record, relate, refer, resemble, respect, ray, radium, rhenium, romantic, real and rhyme. RA, as in astronomy, mythology, medicine, chemistry, music, seafaring and more. R is the most complex letter of the alphabet, which integrates the entire spectrum of geometric shapes and meanings spanning the boundaries of the rational and imaginary.
R is an endemic element in Žilvinas Landzbergas’ artistic practice where R appears as a space, an object, a character, a sign, and a portal. Žilvinas Landzbergas’ installations operate on physical and subconscious registers by assuming the structure of a fairytale in which archetypal elements, social reflections and personal insights combine into fantastic spatial narratives.

  • Žilvinas Landzbergas, from the series To my Homeless God, ongoing since 2012, courtesy the artist, photo: Žilvinas Landzbergas Žilvinas Landzbergas, from the series To my Homeless God, ongoing since 2012, courtesy the artist, photo: Žilvinas Landzbergas

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Destination: Venice
Where: Scuola San Pasquale at San Francesco della Vigna
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Opening ceremony and performance

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COMMISSIONER:
Kestutis Kuizinas, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

ADMISSION:
Free