The JCDecaux Prize exhibition, initiated by the Contemporary Art Centre and the outdoor advertising company JCDecaux Lithuania and taking place for the 8th autumn already, invites visitors to a series of special guided tours.
Held at the National Gallery of Art (NGA), the exhibition presents the works of six emerging artists – Joelis Aškinis, Tata Frenkel, Urtė Janus, Miglė Vyčinaitė, Sandra Golubjevaitė and Mykolas Valantinas.The display intertwines folklore, gossip, electric power, weather observation, coding, and the relationship between metal and soluble minerals. Curators Kotryna Markevičiūtė and Ona Juciūtė and guides Agnė Taliūtė and Vincentas Zienka will invite you to explore the exhibition’s multi-layered ideas, interpretations, and the works’ interconnections through a series of guided tours.
▪️ 8 November, 6pm: guided tour with the exhibition curators Ona Juciūtė and Kotryna Markevičiūtė (LT)
▪️ 14 November, 5.30pm: guided tour with Agnė Taliūtė (LT)
▪️ 23 November, 6pm: guided tour with Agnė Taliūtė (LT)
▪️ 1 December, 6pm: guided tour with the curators of the exhibition Ona Juciūtė and Kotryna Markevičiūtė (LT)
▪️ 2 December, 2pm: guided tour with Vincentas Zienka (EN)
The tours can be attended by a limited number of participants, so pre-registration is required.
Starting point: 3rd floor, Hall 5, NGA
Duration of a tour: 45 min.
The tours are free of charge with an NGA visitor ticket.
JCDecaux Award 2023 Curatorial Team
KOTRYNA MARKEVIČIŪTĖ is a curator of art and educational activities and a researcher. In her professional activity, she combines interests broadly encompassing contemporary art, cultural education, and sociology. Markevičiūtė is interested in the interdisciplinary interaction between these fields, both in creating new experiences of art and cultural education and in reflecting on the relationship of contemporary art with established ways of knowing (science) or forms of organising social life (politics). Markevičiūtė currently works in the education department of the National Gallery of Art and collaborates with other Lithuanian cultural institutions on curatorial and educational projects. In 2018-2020, she was a curator of residencies and exhibitions at the Rupert Centre for Art, Residencies and Education, where she co-curated the exhibitions Jonas Mekas: Let Me Dream Utopias (2019, Rupert) and Other Rooms (2020, Rupert, LDS Gallery).
ONA JUCIŪTĖ is an artist, curator, and stage designer based in Vilnius. She has held solo exhibitions at Editorial Project Space (Vilnius) and the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry (London). Her work has also been presented in group exhibitions at MOCAK Museum (Krakow), Istanbul Biennial Parallel Programme, Kaunas Artists’ House, and multiple institutions in Vilnius, including the Contemporary Art Centre, National Gallery of Art, Atletika, Rupert, Swallow Project Space, and others. Juciūtė participated in residency programmes at AIR Niederosterreich in Austria, Stiftung Kuenstlerdorf in Germany, and Diyalog Istanbul in Turkey. In 2021, her sculptures became part of the permanent collection of the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki. Juciūtė has been awarded the JCDecaux Prize 2016 and a prize founded by Lithuanian-born American artist Aleksandra Kašuba.
JCDecaux Prize 2023 tour guides
AGNĖ TALIŪTĖ is an art historian, curator, and educator, currently working as the Community Engagement Curator at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius. Taliūtė has been working in the field of cultural education for more than seven years, leading and designing guided tours and educational activities in various cultural and/or art institutions.
VINCENTAS ZIENKA is currently studying for a BA in Fine Arts and Curatorship at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, and assists in the implementation of various contemporary art exhibitions and educational programmes. He also led performative tours at the Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022.
The JCDecaux Award is an annual cycle of exhibitions initiated in 2016 by the Contemporary Art Centre and the JCDecaux to promote the artwork of emerging Lithuanian artists, raising its profile in Lithuania and abroad, and expanding the public interest in contemporary art. Each year, the project’s curators receive applications through an open call, evaluate them and select participants to receive financial and institutional support for the creation and presentation of new artworks. The one-off award of €4,000, granted by the JCDecaux, is awarded by an international jury to one participating artist or collective based on the originality, relevance and artistic expression of their artwork. The public are also encouraged to express their preference. The artist most appreciated by the public will be given the opportunity to present their project within the JCDecaux OOH network of public advertising spaces.
The exhibition runs until 3 December 2023 at the National Gallery of Art (Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius). Opening hours of the National Gallery of Art: Tuesday & Wednesday 11am–7pm, Thursday 12–8pm, Friday & Saturday 11am–7pm, Sunday 11am–5pm.