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Žilvinas Landzbergas. R
Žilvinas Landzbergas

Commissioner: Kęstutis Kuizinas
Curators: Ūla Tornau and Asta Vaičiulytė
Coordinator: Edgaras Gerasimovičius
Architectural advising and support: Petras Išora, Ona Lozuraitytė
Public relations and advertising: Eglė Trimailovaitė
Design: Povilas Utovka
Technical team: Vėjas Aliukas, Jonas Aničas, Donatas Jankauskas, Matas Janušonis, Aistis Kavaliauskas, Almantas Lukoševičius, Martynas Maziliauskas, Rytis Urbanskas, Ilona Virzinkevič, Dovas Vyšniauskas

Professional preview: 10 to 12 May
Opening: 12 May at 7 pm
Scuola San Pasquale at San Francesco della Vigna, Castello 2786, 30122 Venezia
Open 10 am - 6pm, closed Mondays
Press contact Lithuanian Pavilion: Eglė Trimailovaitė, E: / T: +370 692 06667
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Artist Žilvinas Landzbergas will represent Lithuania at the 57th Venice Biennale with his installation R, which reveals 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
(born 1979 in Kaunas, Lithuania) lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania. Landzbergas studied sculpture at Vilnius Academy of Arts and completed De Ateliers postgraduate course in Amsterdam. Since 2003 Landzbergas has been exhibiting in Lithuania and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius and Modern Art Oxford, UK. His work has been presented in a number of international group shows including About the Trees at the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (2016), City Without Walls: Vilnius at the Liverpool Biennial (2010), Lunar Distance at De Hallen Haarlem (2009), Urban stories, X Baltic Triennial of International Art at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2009).

Presented by Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

Supported by Lewben Art Foundation, Monika Mačiulytė, Galerie Fons Welters, UAB "Druskininkų RASA"

Special thanks to staff of the CAC, Milda Bendoraitytė, Vytautas Biekša, Jokūbas Čižikas, Delta Nutrition, Antanas Dombrovskij, Antanas Dubauskas, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Simonas Gutautas and UAB “Širvėnos bravoras”, Jonas Kanevičius, Vsevolodas Kovalevskis, Ignas Lesauskas, Elona Lubytė, Mantas Maziliauskas, Chiara Mingardi, Remigijus Praspaliauskas, Cultural Attaché in Rome Julija Reklaitė, Giedrė Rutkauskaitė, Marco Scurati, Davide Trezzi, Jolanta Varanauskaitė, Marius Vaupšas, Irina Vitola, Reda Vyšniauskienė, AB “Volfas Engelman”, Alessandro Zorzetto, Jonas Žukauskas

Photo: Milda Bendoraitytė
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