• 28 January 2023 20:54

DUENDE, Contemporary Lithuanian Textile Art

Italiano (Italian)

Cultural Center Casa de Vacas
Madrid Spain

From December 30, 2022 to January 29, 2023 

The exhibition    commemorates    the    100th    anniversary    of    the establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Lithuania and shows, for the first time in Madrid, contemporary textile works created by 10 internationally recognized Lithuanian artists and the group of 6 artists, Baltos Kandys (Polillas Blancas) and 9 NFT’s (made by Mantas Talmantas).

Promotes and disseminates the latest contemporary art trends from Lithuania opening new creative horizons in Northern European Fiber Art.

LAIMA ORŽEKAUSKIENĖ ORE Diptych Joyful Life Story 2010 Digital Jacquard weaving, synthetic thread 2 parts, 180 x 65 cm each MO Museum collection
LAIMA ORŽEKAUSKIENĖ ORE Diptych Joyful Life Story 2010 Digital Jacquard weaving, synthetic thread 2 parts, 180 x 65 cm each MO Museum collection

The Madrid City Council and the Retiro District Board present together with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Spain and the Contour Art Gallery, the exhibition DUENDE, Contemporary Lithuanian Textile Art in the Center Cultural Casa de Vacas.

The exhibition is organized and curated by Vilma Mačianskaitė, gallery owner Contour Art Gallery , curator, and art critic; and María Ortega, artist, cultural manager, curator, and general director of the 10th Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art 25 years WTA, Madrid Spain 2022, and 8th International Art Biennial Contemporary Textile WTA Sustainable City, Madrid Spain 2019, It can be visited free of charge until December 30, 2022 and it has been possible thanks to the financial support of LITAMILK.

JOLANTA ŠMIDTIENĖ Nimbus of Hope 2017 Embroidery with silk thread on clear synthetic tulle Diameter 80 cm 1947 Hair embroidery on linen fabric by the artist’s mother, 8 x 10cm

The exhibition DUENDE, Contemporary Lithuanian Textile Art, focuses exclusively on contemporary textile works created by the 10 internationally recognized Lithuanian artists and the Baltos Kandys (Polillas Blancas) group which present 24 works of art and 9 NFT´s (realizados por Mantas Talmantas), some from the collection of the MO museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interactive exhibit with spatial objects immerses the viewer in an environment where everything is conceptually related.

DILETA DEIKĖ Ticking Bomb 2017–2019 Thread, metal, canvas 72 x 90 cm

Aims to promote and disseminate the latest contemporary artistic trends in Lithuania, opening new horizons to bring the Spanish public closer to Fibre Art from the perspective of Northern Europe, with large-scale works and the perspectives of NFTs as an innovative format of artistic expression.

Lithuanian Artists:

Almyra Weigel; Diana Remeikytė; Dileta Deikė; Jolanta Šmidtienė; Laisvydė Šalčiūtė; Laima Oržekauskienė-Ore; Lina Jonikė; Monika Žaltė; Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė; Žydrūnė Ridulytė y el Grupo de artistas Baltos Kandys, Polillas Blancas (Austė Jurgelionytė-Varnė, Karolina Kunčinaitė, Miglė Lebednykaitė, Rasa Leonavičiūtė, Laura Pavilonytė-Ežerskienė y Julija Vosyliūtė).

ŽYDRŪNĖ RIDULYTĖ, It Could Be Anything, 2018 Loom overshot weaving. Wool, cotton,copper wire. 150×100 cm

DUENDE, Contemporary Lithuanian Textile Art, is the result of an invitation to participate in an exchange program with the Baltic countries that María Ortega (co-curator) started in 2019, and is part of the calendar of Centenary of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Spain. On 27th July of 1922, the Kingdom of Spain recognized the Republic of Lithuania and both countries established diplomatic relations. Ever since then, they have established different areas of collaboration.

This exhibition is the first of its kind to be held in our country, promoting and fostering future cultural exchanges between Spain and Lithuania.

LINA JONIKĖ Pensive Christ I and II 2003 Photography, embroidery, transparent plastic 200 x 125 cm
LINA JONIKĖ Pensive Christ I and II 2003 Photography, embroidery, transparent plastic 200 x 125 cm

Guided tours by the artists: On December 30, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. and January 2, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

For any additional information contact: comunicacion@mariaortega.com

Link to the high resolution works images.
Créditos:
Exhibition organised by: Ayuntamiento de Madrid y la Junta Distrito de Retiro y la galería Contour Art Gallery.

Main Sponsor: LITAMILK
Partners: Embajada de la República de Lituania en España. Organised and curated: Vilma Mačianskaitė y María Ortega Architect: Ieva Cicėnaitė
Graphic Designer: Laura Grigaliūnaitė
Text translator: Darius Sužiedélis y Santiago Rodríguez
Collaborator: Ainoa Martínez López