March 1 – April 1, 2023
Exibited at the Art Gallery (Respublikos str. 3)
The stress of everyday life and the confusion caused by fear and desire often overshadow one’s incredibly satisfying inner peace. By burdening our inner space with things or thoughts, experiences or rubbish, we stand in our own way, obstructing our acceptance of our true self. This chaos often follows us day to day, hindering, destroying or limiting our creative powers. How can one be able to speak out to the world then? After all, creation, besides freedom and courage to engage in the act of making something, also involves responsibility. As we embark on a creative journey, we should cultivate and purify our inner freedom, each within ourselves, and learn to respect the world of another, in this case, our co-creator. Or maybe creativity alone is enough to free one from the burden of a bothersome daily blur? Whatever experiences arise, let us allow them in, let them be and manifest themselves, gradually recognising the silence that fosters and expands the free space within us.
The X Project is a continuous art event where creators from different fields are invited to work in pairs on a joint work of art, sharing different creative and technological experiences and ideas and being given free space to interpret the theme. This is a great challenge, but it offers an invaluable experience to creators who often come up with unexpected, intriguing works that are much appreciated by art lovers and enrich Lithuania’s cultural heritage. The first X Project in 2016 was primarily focused on the artists of Panevėžys to encourage their artistic collaboration and to represent them in a broader domestic and international context. Having gained creative momentum, the project keeps growing every year, as participants from other Lithuanian cities and even other countries are joining the initiative. X: Free Space is the fourth project in the series. It brings together 18 creative duos from different mediums (painting, photography, ceramics, music, etc.). As previous instalments have already demonstrated, every exhibition goer will find something they can relate to. To support the idea of the emergent Art Centre of Panevėžys, all the works from the project are donated to the city to add to its growing collection.
Curator Albinas Vološkevičius
INDRĖ STULGAITĖ KRIUKIENĖ, LIJANA JUDICKAITĖ, EUGENIJUS MARCINKEVIČIUS, RIMVYDAS STANKEVIČIUS, VALENTINAS PEČININAS, OSVALDAS JUŠKA, ANDRIUS REPŠYS, LIUCIJA KARALIENĖ, LILIJA VALATKIENĖ, JUOZAS LEBEDNYKAS, DIANA RUDOKIENĖ, ILONA KOSABUKO PAINTER, VILNIS AUZINŠ, ANDRIS BIEZBĀRDIS, EDVINAS KLIMAS, VYDMANTAS MAČIULIS, VIJA ZARIŅA, KASPARS ZARIŅŠ, VYTAUTAS TALLAT-KELPŠA, SIGITAS TALLAT-KELPŠA, SIGITAS LAURINAVIČIUS, RIMVYDAS DAUŽVARDIS, MINDAUGAS JUODIS, AUŠRA KLEIZAITĖ, AUDRIUS GRAŽYS, HENRIKAS GULBINAS, POVILAS RAMANAUSKAS, ROSANDA SORAKAITĖ, ARŪNAS UOGINTAS, ARTŪRAS STANČIKAS, MILDA BUTKEVIČIŪTĖ, GIEDRIUS ZAURA, KRISTINA NORVILAITĖ, PETRAS GENIUŠAS.