The Lewben Art Foundation’s exhibition “Networked Encounters Offline” will open on 19 September at 4 pm at the M. Žilinskas Art Gallery (Nepriklausomybės Sq. 12, Kaunas), as part of the Kaunas Biennial.
This year, during the Kaunas Biennial, the Lewben Art Foundation will present for the first time in Kaunas part of its collection of contemporary foreign artists: Ian Cheng (b. 1984, USA), Gabriele De Santis (b. 1983, Italy), Nick Darmstaedter (b. 1988 USA), Mohamed Namou (b. 1987 Algeria), Simon Denny (b. 1982, New Zealand) and Deimantas Narkevičius (b. 1964, Lithuania).
According to Francesca Ferrarini, the curator of the exhibition, thanks to digitalisation and the Web, we are bombarded by images everywhere we go today; and all these images are flat two-dimensional images, which we see mostly on computers. We are surrounded by a real world that is influenced by edited images of itself. It does not matter if we have never been to the Caribbean: we know what it looks like. It does not matter if we have never seen Boetti’s map in reality: we can count the stitches on Google Art Project.
Curator: Francesca Ferrarini
Organiser: Lewben Art Foundation
Co-ordinators: Ugnė Bužinskaitė, Indrė Tubinienė
Sponsors: Lewben Group, Enercom Capital, Strategy Labs, Živilė ir Jonas Garbaravičiai, Lithuanian Council for Culture
Media sponsors: artnews.lt, echogonewrong.com
The exhibition will run from 19 September to 31 December 2015.