Episode 6. Part of the visual art programme 'Who if not we...? of Thinking Forward', the cultural project for the Dutch presidency of the European Union in 2004. It consists of a variety of activities in the Netherlands as well as in the ten new member states of the EU. Seven new exhibitions and a number of additional projects throughout Europe. The main motivation of this programme is to discuss how art can participate in current social and political change. The artist: Lucas Lenglet, Maria Pask, Atelier van Lieshout, Hendrik-Jan Hunneman, Job Koelewijn, Jennifer Tee, Dre Wapenaar, Edwin Zwakman, Gabriel Lester
Who if not we...?, episode 6: Olandu biuras
Lucas Lenglet. Molotov cocktail in pergola
Maria Pask. Michael Jacksonâ€™s â€œBeat Itâ€
Atelier van Lieshout. Internal organs:
gullet (520x200x100 cm), kidney/bladder (470x220x85 cm), rectum (160x170x60), penis extra large (350x175x205 cm)
Hendrik-Jan Hunneman. Touch My Cheek Before You Leave
Job Koelewijn. Mondial Germ Poem
Jennifer Tee. â€œWhat Men Knew Nothing Aboutâ€
Dre Wapenaar. Coffee ceremonies
Edwin Zwakman. UN trolleybus line
Gabriel Lester. Cola Yogurt
Kestutis Kuizinas. Exhibition curator
OLANDU BIURAS is an exhibition exploring the culture of corporate cooperation. A particular kind of corporate advising - promoted by international consulting firms - has played a major role in the markets of the new member states during the last decade. The participating Dutch artists create a temporary office (â€˜biurasâ€˜) at the Contemporary Art Center to give advice on the working practices and policies of CAC at the critical moment of Lithuania joining the EU, exploring issues such as teamwork and individual creativity, and local needs and global perspectives. The exhibition presents the proposals, works, and collaborations, which have been developed by the artists during a research/work period in Vilnius.
Part of a series of projects on (ex) changing Europe
OLANDU BIURAS is part of the visual art programme Who if not weâ€¦? of Thinking Forward, the cultural programme for the Dutch presidency of the European Union in 2004. Thinking Forward consists of a variety of activitiesin the Netherlands as well as in the ten new member states of the EU. The programme is an initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and is co missioned by the Fund for Amateur Art and Performing Arts and the Mondriaan Foundation.
Who if not weâ€¦? consists of seven new exhibitions and a number of additional projects throughout Europe. The main motivation of this programme is to discuss how art can participate in current social and political change.
Opening of the exhibition OLANDU BIURAS: November 19th at 6 pm.
CAC, Vokieciu 2, LT- 01130 Vilnius, Lithuania