IX Baltic Triennial of International Art

Contemporary Art Centre

With each edition the Baltic Triennial in Vilnius secures greater international visibility and interest. This year’s curators, Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy, Raimundas Malašauskas, and Alexis Vaillant, chose a subjectivity-driven method and pulled off an interesting and complex show, somewhat mystifyingly entitled “BMW, The IX Baltic Triennial of International Art,” whose intentionally disorienting mix of works was underscored by the hanging sheets of black plastic that evoked a “shadow” wall structure for the Vilnius CAC (developed in collaboration with the architect/artist Valdas Ozarinskas) and by Arturas Raila’s project of marking out the “energy waves” of the location on which the CAC is built. These two irrational yet clearly conceptualized spatial articulations facilitated the bringing together of artists with a special interest in the “black market” as a metaphor for hidden situations

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