From July 23 to August 6, in celebration of Vilnius’ 700th anniversary, the main programme of the Vilnius Biennial of Performance Art took place across the city. The two-week-long event featured 38 artists with performances in 17 locations across Vilnius.
Once again, we would like to thank all those who attended and invite you to reminisce together with this aftermovie:
Video – Vytautas Tinteris
The curated programme included works by Pedro Barateiro, Eglė Budvytytė and Marija Olšauskaitė, Adam Christensen, Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, Liam Gillick and Anton Vidokle, Eye Gymnastics (Viktorija Damerell and Gailė Griciūtė), Kris Lemsalu, Robertas Narkus, and Emilija Škarnulytė, who presented her performance at the beginning of the year.
The open call programme included works by Teo Ala-Ruona, BRUD (with Juan Pablo Villegas, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Post Brothers, and others), a collaboration by Aleksandra Janus, Weronika Pelczyńska and Monika Szpunar, Rūta Junevičiūtė, Keithy Kuuspu, Jacopo Miliani, Pontus Pettersson, a collaboration by Justė Kostikovaitė, Laima Kreivytė and Eileen Myles, a collaboration by Yulia Krivich, Marta Romankiv and Weronika Zalewska.
‘A Guiding Light Part 2’ by Liam Gillick and Anton Vidokle. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko
Organiser: Vilnius city gallery Meno Niša
Biennial Director: Diana Stomienė
Artistic Director: Neringa Bumblienė
Head of Communications: Rasa Barčaitė
Graphic design: Nerijus Rimkus
Curated Programme Producer: Ieva Rižė
Open Call Programme Producer: Gabija Tarabilda
Accountant: Daiva Davainienė
Communication Coordinator: Rosana Lukauskaitė
Assistant Producer: Gerda Sokelyte
Translators and Copy Editors: Alexandra Bondarev, Gemma Lloyd, Kristina Kudriašova
Logistics: Audrius Montvydas, Rapolas Nalivaika
Volunteers Coordinator: Genutė Straigytė
Cameramen: Vytautas Tinteris, Silvestras Polinauskas, Jokūbas Čižikas
Video editing: Vytautas Tinteris
Photographers: Andrej Vasilenko, Marius Žičius
Volunteers: Egidija Surblytė, Lina Pušinskaitė, Elzė Kurtinaitytė, Alina Pilecka, Sandra Skardžiūtė, Edvina Brazdžionytė, Karolina Šulskutė, Eglė Žukauskaitė, Gintė Rimšelytė, Mija Rimšelytė, Eglė Kaleckaitė, Eglė Valčiukaitė, Greta Valtaite, Ugne Guoda, Erika Grodel, Ula Lukrecija Matulaitytė, Viltė Barbora Vilūnaitė, Olga Abramova, Marius Vingis, Marijonas Verbel, Mija Ničajutė, Saulė Augustinaitė, Gudrita Gintarė Mačiulskytė, Margarita Babajeva.
Project financed by:
Vilnius City Municipality
The Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
The Lithuanian Council for Culture
VB23 events. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko
Vilnius Biennial of Performance Art is a new and ongoing international event dedicated to contemporary performance art, organised by the Vilnius city gallery Meno Niša as an official part of the Vilnius 700th anniversary programme.
VB23’s programme consisted of guest artists, curated by Neringa Bumblienė, and works by artists selected through an open call by an international jury, formed of Maria Arusoo, Neringa Bumblienė, and Joanna Zielińska. The biennial presented performances by 18 international and Lithuanian artists, almost half of which were new works commissioned and created especially for VB23.