2 August, 2018

Dear all,

Outside, it was not so cold, but wet, wet, always wet, the snow was totally melted.
This day, it was raining and snowing and raining and snowing so , you can imagine…
Anyway, the pooch was yelping, paws, tail and arse grossed by the slush.

So artist Julie Béna wrote in a story from 2016 while a resident at Rupert. Coming back to Vilnius, now with dry fields and no rain, Béna will present a performance and reading of these and unpublished texts to close our exhibition, Entangled Tales. Our closing event will bring further entanglements of artists, landscapes, words, all with snacks and wine to boot.  Before this starts at 6pm, join exhibition curators, Juste Jonutyte and Yates Norton, for a final tour of the exhibition, to learn more about the artworks on display, the exhibition architecture and the themes the exhibition engages with. You can register at, or turn up on the day.  

If our current residents, Sarah Chow and Daniel Rossi, have left Rupert with soundscapes, the tooth of a beaver and the dreams of the 17th-century scholar Athanasius Kircher, then artist duo, core.pan, will be bidding their farewell to the riverbanks of Rupert with an installation and performance in the forests next month. Stay tuned for VR, soundworks and follies made of composite materials, and a silvine session to make the forest spirits proud.

With our former residents coming back in person or via their artworks displayed in our current exhibition and showcases, for you talented artists, writers, practitioners, we’re excited to announce our Open Call to welcome in new residents for 2019. This year, the residency will be FREE, thanks to the generous support of the Lithuanian Council for Culture and our other supporters. You can look at our website for further details and look forward to looking at your applications over the coming weeks.

We’re ready to welcome our August resident, Eli Cortinas, whose film you may have seen in RIBOCA, in Riga.  Cortinas will be developing her project, Rendezvous de Masques, which look at faciality and masking, especially as they relate to contemporary surveillance technologies.  

Finally, Rupert has also begun monthly portfolio reviews for emerging artists based in Lithuania.  Each month, Rupert selects 3 artists for an hour long review by Rupert’s team members and an external arts professional.  The portfolio reviews are part of Rupert’s commitment to supporting artists in the early stages of their career. If you’d like to discuss your portfolio or project, please get in contact – you can find further details on our website.

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Image: installation view by Laurie Kang, during Open Studios “255.155.2612” by Rupert residents, Laurie Kang and Santiago Taccetti, 2018. Photo: Laurie Kang

Performance by Julie Béna & finissage party for Entangled Tales
Thu, 2 August, 5-8 pm

Rupert is pleased to announce the final events for the closing of the group exhibition, Entangled Tales.
5pm – Free guided tour by the exhibition curators, Juste Jonutyte and Yates Norton.
6pm – Performance by Julie Béna and Finissage Party.

More info

Deadline: 26 August, 2018

Rupert Residency Programme 2019

Rupert is excited to announce a new Open Call for the Rupert Residency Programme 2019. The residency is FREE thanks to the support of the Lithuanian Council for Culture and other grants.

How to apply


Eli Cortiñas

Eli Cortiñas (Spain) has been a guest professor at the Art Academy Kassel and the Art Academy Mainz. She lives and works in Berlin. At Rupert Cortiñas will proceed with a project – a video essay which examines the modern tradition of juxtaposing the concepts of the face and the mask, idealizing the “real” face and assuming only illusion and the spurious expression in the mask. The piece titled Rendezvous De Masques, takes the tension between these two motifs, their blurred separation and an etymological, philosophical as well as cultural examination of the motifs as the starting point of an audiovisual essay.