15 October - 11 November, 2015

“Double Bind” opening night and performances

“Double Bind” 15 October, 2015 — 11 November, 2015
Opening times: Wednesday — Friday, 1 pm – 7 pm, Saturday 12 – 6 pm

Rupert would like to invite you to the opening of “Double Bind” featuring new performances by Lina Lapelytė, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and Valentina Desideri.

“Double bind” is an exhibition of new commissions that aims to restore a sense of political agency to private psychological practices associated with personal failure. Starting from depression and looking more widely into emotion economies, we invited artists to fail and be vulnerable. A confessional tone was assumed by works, architecture and curators alike; a tone regarded as an insurgent force rallying against congealed understandings of psychological pathology and illness and the language of seemingly dispassionate argument in which these are commonly expressed. What remains as exhibition is unordered, multi­-directional and contradictory; a double­-bind, a larde-­arse and unfired clay in the gut. / Excerpt from exhibition text by Maya Tounta

Valentina Desideri & Denise Ferreira da Silva
Morten Norbye Halvorsen
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson
Berglind Jóna
Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen
Lina Lapelytė
Viktorija Rybakova
Augustas Serapinas

Curated by Maya Tounta and Justė Jonutytė

The project is a collaboration between Rupert (Lithuania),Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Norway) and the Living Art Museum (Iceland). The project “Interdisciplinary Art Project “Politics of Emotion: Art in the Expanded Sphere”“ is produced under the programme LT07, the EEA Financial Mechanism and Lithuanian Republic.

“Double bind” will also take the form of a lecture series and publication with contributions by Florian Cramer, Travis Jeppesen, Nina Power, Joshua Simon and Marina Vishmidt, as well as workshops in Pabradė and Visaginas with Augustas Serapinas and Felix Gmelin.

Graphic identity: Goda Budvytytė
Website: Goda Budvytytė & Vytautas Volbekas

More information can be found on www.doublebind.eu and on Rupert’s website: http://rupert.lt/