Artist Žilvinas Landzbergas is representing Lithuania at the 57th Venice Biennale with his installation “R”, which reveals mesmeric realities that blend Nordic sceneries and imagery with the white cube space of the distinctive Venetian building of Scuola San Pasquale. The Lewben Art Foundation is one of the supporters of the project.
R is for recall, record, relate, refer, resemble, respect, ray, radium, rhenium, romantic, real and rhyme. RA, as in astronomy, mythology, medicine, chemistry, music, seafaring and more. R is the most complex letter of the alphabet, which integrates the entire spectrum of geometric shapes and meanings spanning the boundaries of the rational and imaginary.
R is an endemic element in Žilvinas Landzbergas’ artistic practice where R appears as a space, an object, a character, a sign, and a portal. Žilvinas Landzbergas’ installations operate on physical and subconscious registers by assuming the structure of a fairytale in which archetypal elements, social reflections and personal insights combine into fantastic spatial narratives.
Commissioner – Kęstutis Kuizinas
Curators – Ūla Tornau and Asta Vaičiulytė
Organiser – Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Presented by Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
Supported by the Lewben Art Foundation, Monika Mačiulytė, Galerie Fons Welters, “Druskininkų RASA”
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