Academic Training Group, Aidas Bareikis, Darius Gircys, Karla Gruodis, Leila Kasputiene, Zilvinas Kempinas, Svajunas Kizys, Dainius Liskevicius, Julius Ludavicius, Ieva Martinaityte, Jonas Mackonis – Mackevicius, Vytautas Miksionis, Audrius Novickas, Sarūnas Sauka, Augustinas Savickas, Vincas Smakauskas, Svajonė & Paulius Stanikai, Mindaugas Simkus, Gintaras Znamierowski, Darius Ziura
Curators: Raimundas Malasauskas, Sandra Skurvidaite
In this exhibition, improvisations on the theme of beauty were presented by a group of Lithuanian artists. In the curators’ words, ‘it is tricky to establish the genetic origin of the appearance of a work of art. However, bearing in mind the set of definitions of beauty existing in culture, nearly all works of art can be interpreted as an expression of a certain concept of beauty.’
The works in this exhibition were sociologically and ideologically engaged. By juxtaposing works of art from different periods, generations and styles, the curators established a kind of polylogue to try and understand how the concept
of beauty was changing in Lithuanian art, and to reveal their attitudes to tradition and innovation.