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9 Decades

9 Decades of Ceramics


The Department of Ceramics of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of its foundation, presents the exhibition “9 Decades of Ceramics” at the VAA Exhibition Hall "Titanic", Maironio str. 3, Vilnius, September 30. at 6 p.m.



The exhibition and accompanying events reveal the development of ceramics in the field of contemporary art. From the vessel to the installation and the performance, clay as a material is used by many artists. Exhibition in “Titanic” aims to present the creative possibilities of ceramics by retrospectively reviewing them in the exhibition, through the history of contemporary ceramics, closely related to studies at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, its existence at different historical stages: the establishment of a ceramics studio at Kaunas School of Art, restrictions of the expression of artists in the post-war years of the USSR, the art of thaw and perestroika in the late Soviet era and 30 years of ceramics in independent Lithuania. The exhibition presents former and current students and professors of the Department of Ceramics at Vilnius Academy of Arts. Most of the exhibited former students of the Department of Ceramics are actively shaping the face of contemporary ceramics by participating in Lithuanian and foreign art and design exhibitions.


Mingaile Mikelenaite - Entropy


The exhibition in Vilnius seeks to unite authors who create contemporary ceramics by presenting them in a program of live events. The exhibition will be accompanied by open workshops on October: 2, 9, 16, at 12 noon in “Titanic”. As well as with a strong focus on the quality of events, the exhibition will be accompanied by discussions of professional artists and art critics in October: 7, 14, 21, 6 p.m. in “Titanic”. All events taking place during the presentation of the exhibition will be open and free to all visitors.



List of participants:


Neringa Akcijonaitytė, Indrė Aleksiejūnienė, Arvydas Ališanka, Milda Arlauskaitė, Virginija Armonavičiūtė, Povilas Baranauskas, Uršulė Baužaitė, Hasan Celikel Alp, Rokas Dovydėnas, Rimgailė Dručiūnaitė, Monika Gedrimaitė, Danutė Gobytė, Bronius Gražys, Ona Grigaitė, Rūta Indriūnaitė, Dalia Jakimavičienė, Rytas Jakimavičius, Gražina Jakštaitė-Stungurienė, Greta Jančytė, Saulius Jankauskas, Audrius Janušonis, Rokas Janušonis, Rūta Junutytė, Jurgita Jasinskaitė, Rasa Justaitė-Gecevičienė, Kristina Karkaitė, Jolanta Kvašytė, Aldona Ličkutė, Martynas Margevičius, Mingailė Mikelėnaitė, Jonas Mikėnas, Rūta Pakarklytė, Stefanija Paukštytė, Gintė Pinkutė, Robertas Reketis, Alberta Saukaitytė, Agnė Šemberaitė, Svajonė Stanikienė, Liudvikas Strolis, Giedrė Tylaitė – Gudelienė, Neringa Žungailienė.



Project is sponsored by Lithuanian Council of Culture.

Curator - Rokas Dovydenas


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