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Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius announces Summertime Readings

The exhibition Summertime Readings on view 28 June–31 July 2013, presents manifestations of fiction and documentary in the work of contemporary artists and explores contemporary art’s interaction with the time-based arts such as literature, theatre, and cinema. The exhibition pays special attention to original and powerful narratives and an artist or art work’s storytelling capacity.

Donatas Jankauskas, Sunday, 2013. Sculptural installation. Courtesy of CAC, Vilnius.
Donatas Jankauskas, Sunday, 2013. Sculptural installation. Courtesy of CAC, Vilnius.

The exhibition in Cēsis follows the logic of “compilation” typical to popular periodicals, internet portals as well as book clubs and book lovers’ societies, which compile and promote recommended-reading-lists to their readers and members: especially on the cusp of summer time (and at Christmas). The exhibition is bringing together local and international artworks as a collection or list of summer reading, or, exploration.

Summertime Readings targets Cēsis’ residents and the holidaymakers that stream into this small town in the North of Latvia every annual arts festival season. For the first time the boundaries of the exhibition in Cēsis will expand beyond its usual limits in the central building of the former brewery to occupy public locations throughout the town.

By bringing together the work of artists working in the field of film, performance and installation as well as drawing and sculpture, Summertime Readings project aims to establish the Cēsis Art Festival as a regional center for interdisciplinary exhibition-making that will involve and attract audiences coming from different cultural backgrounds and spheres of interest.

Project organisers: Cēsis Art Festival and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.

Participants: Pavel Braila, Virginia Colwell, Ivars Drulle, Vadim Fishkin, Donatas Jankauskas, Evaldas Jansas, Krõõt Juurak, Ernests Kļaviņš, Maija Kurševa, Žilvinas Landzbergas, Dainius Liškevičius, Mindaugas Lukošaitis, Leonards Laganovskis, Sebastian Diaz Morales, João Penalva, Zahra Poonawala, Vita Zaman

Curator: Kęstutis Kuizinas

Cēsis Art Festival 2013
Cēsis Old Brewery, Lenču str. 11
Cēsis, Latvia