Zilvinas Landzbergas, Sun Set
November 15, a third exhibition of the 20th anniversary of Vartai Gallery will be opened. The first two exhibitions of the cycle introduced the works of Žilvinas Kempinas and Ugnius Gelguda. This time, the exhibition halls will host the dialogue between the solo shows of Žilvinas Landzbergas and Jaime Pitarch.
Landzbergas and Pitarch use different methods to rethink the existence of modern society. The echoes of the 19th century philosophical thought in the analysis of contemporary problems are expressed through the rich visual language. The problem of alienation - which is still relevant or maybe which is more relevant than ever - requires new approaches and solutions.
The Lithuanian artist Žilvinas Landzbergas introduces two new works that have never been exhibited in Lithuania before. The installations Sun Set and The Future is Now created in 2011 reflect on construction mechanisms of modern social world visions which combine science fiction, consumer society, the power of information, and modern culture. The artist builds three-dimensional narratives using illusiveness, unique comparison of details, modelling of different light sources, combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional images, and dematerialisation of objects.
According to Landzbergas, we are the creators of myths that underpin our reality. The search for new forms in all possible fields inspired by the continual progress has also opened up new opportunities for the dissemination of new lifestyle, but one seldom gives a thought about the ways in which all of this affects individual persons. Science fiction from old film reels materialises here and now, and the world is changing so fast that the human consciousness is no longer able to reflect the reality and steeps in a certain state of a dream that combines elements of visions of the world broadcasted by the environment, archaic consciousness, and personal experiences. Thus, the distinctive symbolical microcosmos created by Landzbergas' installations is a certain tool that helps understand personal state and place in the world.
Žilvinas Landzbergas (born 1979) lives and works in Vilnius. In 1998-2004, he studied in Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Sculpture. In 2001, he studied in the Department of Fine Arts in the University of Plymouth for one semester. In 2005-2007, he spent two years on the De Ateliers postgraduate artists' residency in Amsterdam. In 2008, he received the main award of the modern and contemporary art publisher Thieme Art. In 2010, he was one of the Lithuanian artists representing the country in Liverpool International Biennial of Contemporary Art, UK.
Patron: Vilnius City Municipality
Partners of the exhibition: Spanish Embassy in Vilnius, Vilnius Cultural Centre
Sponsors: Culture Support Foundation of the Republic of Lithuania, Bosca, Lietuvos rytas, Sutkiene Tark Grunte, Infoterminalas, printing house Sapnu; sala, JCDecaux