The Rooster Gallery cordially invites you to the exhibition Currents, Pools in the gallery’s new space in the complex of the Sereikiškės water supply facility in the Bernardine Garden (Šv. Brunono Bonifaco str. 12).
Established in 1914, it was the first facility of its kind in Vilnius, and has remained in operation until today supplying water for the city’s residents for more than a hundred years. Nestled in a loop of the Vilnia River, along with its undercurrents the facility forms a naturally and culturally significant territory. The context of this place will provide an original setting for the latest works by the gallery’s artists included in the exhibition.
Flowing water means circulation, renewal, change, mobility. Currents defying borders and barriers act as a connecting element engendering community and communal feeling, an artery connecting cities and countries, and in mythology – a link between this world and otherworldliness. Flowing water is a common element in healing, cleansing, initiation and other rituals. A pool is a place of stagnant water expressing a quiet stable state, a kind of concentration and immersion. Thus, the concepts of current and pool not only define natural phenomena and different states of water, but also become rich metaphors describing cultural, social and emotional processes and revealing their variety and cyclicity.
These metaphors and their relation can also be used as a tool to unlock the artists’ individual works, both visually, as currents and pools can be discerned in the form and expression of the works, and content-wise, as motifs or hints of a narrative. Thus, by exploring wider fields of culture and art, and the problems of personal and collective psychology, personal identity, human relations etc., the duality of movement and stability, and the ensuing harmonies and confrontations are constantly (re)discovered.
Participating artists: Raminta Blaževičiūtė, Kazimieras Brazdžiūnas, Tomas Daukša, Eglė Karpavičiūtė, Vytautas Kumža, Alina Melnikova, Auksė Miliukaitė, Eglė Norkutė, Vita Opolskytė, Andrius Zakarauskas.
The exhibition will be open until 19th of September, 2021. Opening hours of the gallery: IV-VI 16.00–19.00, VII 14.00–17.00. You can also schedule the visit by phone +370 675 30087 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org