If you were following Rupert’s activities in recent months, you might have heard about the group exhibition, Other Rooms, that we presented this October in the centre of Vilnius at a space owned by the Lithuanian Artists’ Association. Other Rooms included new commissions and existing artworks from seven artists who had been part of Rupert’s programmes: Kah Bee Chow; Leah Clements; Milda Januševičiūtė; Renée Akitelek Mboya; Joshua Schwebel; Edward Thomasson; Romily Alice Walden.
In case you have missed it, here is the photo documentation and here is a virtual tour where you can access the artist’s films presented in the exhibition!
In Other Rooms, we explored with artists the idea of ‘structures of support’ and what they mean and do. A closer look at the fragile and intimate yet essential things which support, sustain and nurture our lives felt very needed, especially in such a difficult period as the one we are living through now.
Although the exhibition has ended, there is it’s virtual continuation which we are especially happy about: a collection of conversations, recipes and recordings produced by the exhibition’s artists and curators together with their friends, collaborators, assistants and their new acquaintances. This small digital publication carries on our conversation on structures of support but away from the exhibition space and attempts to record that which can often seem difficult to articulate. The contributions to this collection do not follow one logic or format but orbit around the same questions––how we understand, acknowledge and maintain the structures of support in our private, institutional and artistic lives.
The PDF is available in English and Lithaunian, and is free to download and disseminate. <3
Our sincerest gratitude to all the contributors: Edward Thomasson and his friend Adrian, Kah Bee Chow, Simona Dumitriu, Leah Clements, Johanna Hedva, Renée Akitelek Mboya, Hera Chan, Milda Januševičiūtė, Eglė Trimailovaitė, Joshua Schwebel, Ernesta Šimkutė and Taktika Studio for the design.
We hope you will enjoy it!
Our best greetings,
Image: from the opening of ‘Other Rooms’, photo by Inga Juodytė.