Exhibition in the Cabinet
Opening Gintaras Didžiapetris:
September 22, 2010, 7 p.m.
Opening Elena Narbutaitė:
October 27, 2010, 7 p.m.
The presentation “All the Things You Are” by the Lithuanian artists Gintaras Didžiapetris and
Elena Narbutaitė was a story written in two-chapters, which was concerned with subjects of translation and repetition as well as notions of artistic collaboration. The artists designed special display architecture for the Cabinet project space at the Salzburger Kunstverein that from September 23–
October 24 contained work by Didžiapetris and then from October 28–November 28 housed Narbutaitė’s works for the space.
The exhibition started with a building - as host. Many different thought models were negotiated in the same space over time. The viewer is usually asked to visit a different exhibition while entering the same room. “All The Things You Are” found its meaning in thinking of two events at once. Just like the borrowed title of the standard Jerome Kern tune is interpreted every time by a new mind, the exhibition shared ground, both, physical and conceptual in an attempt to play individual works in an overlapping score. (Gintaras Didžiapetris and Elena Narbutaitė)
The exhibition was presented in the framework of events unfolding in Salzburg and Vilnius in October 2010 celebrating the 40th anniversary of collaboration between the state of Salzburg and the people of Lithuania and the 20 year partnership between the two cities.
Curator: Simon Rees, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Gintaras Didžiapetris, born 1985 in Vilnius, lives and works in Vilnius
Elena Narbutaitė, born 1984 in Vilnius, lives and works in Vilnius