The art spaces participating in the Art After Hours festival were selected by the curators of the event Sonata Baliuckaitė and Gabija Tarabilda. The main goal of the selection was to combine galleries, art spaces, and artists into one evening of quality content, in which viewers will participate for free.
“We have coordinated the date and concept of Art After Hours with the ArtVilnius’21 contemporary art fair,” says Sonata Baliuckaitė, the artistic director of the fair and one of the curators of Art After Hours. “Every year the fair is visited by many visitors from other Lithuanian cities, from abroad, as well as by international collectors, art critics, and journalists. We want them to take good emotions and impressions from Vilnius not only of our city but also of art spaces, galleries, and the life that takes place in them.”
“Such festivals attract a lot of people, and the city becomes the epicentre of culture and exceptional events. For visiting galleries from abroad, this evening is not only a great opportunity to establish cooperation with the galleries of our city, but also to get to know Vilnius while following the festival routes,” says event curator Gabija Tarabilda.
For example, Užupis district will welcome the visitors with three exhibitions. AP Galerija invites to Danguolė Brogienė’s textile exhibition Blue Thoughts, and artist Kristina Norvilaitė’s gallery will allow the guests to dive into her psychological, philosophical, and educational exhibition Forgotten Dreams. Photo artists Tadas Kazakevičius, Artūras Morozovas, and Paulius Zavadskis invite everyone to meet at the Užupis Art Incubator. Their group exhibition After Mass reveals exciting Sunday moments from Lithuanian church villages.
In addition, there are many other galleries and exhibitions open as part of the Art After Hours event, check out the programme here: http://www.artafterhours.lt/en/