artists & participants

16 Beaver GroupSonia AbianDerrick AdamsRichard Aldrich Allora & CalzadillaSven AugustijnenOtto Berchem Bik Van der PolPierre BismuthMichael BlumDaniel BozhkovMelissa BrownJesus Bubu NegronFrancois Bucher Bureau of Inverse TechnologyYane CalovskiMariana Castillo DeballPhil CollinsAnita Di BiancoGardar Eide EinarssonVALIE EXPORTRainer GanahlHope GinsburgJohan GrimonprezLeon GrodskiArunas GudaitisKristina InciuraiteHristina IvanoskaEmily JacirIratxe JaioNatalie JeremijenkoIsaac JulienJesal KapadiaMatt KeeganJouke KleerebezemJeroen KooijmansWill KwanMatthieu LaurettePia LindmanDainius LiskeviciusGintaras MakareviciusJonas MekasJohn MenickEva MeyerAleksandra MirJonathan MonkLaurel NakadateBubu NegronHayley NewmanJeanine OlesonLaura ParnesJenny PerlinCesare PietroiustiAdrian PiperArturas RailaMichael RakowitzPaul Ramirez-JonasLisi RaskinMartha RoslerEmily RoysdonJayce SalloumKarin SanderBeatriz SantiagoBeatriz Santiago MunozIgor SavchenkoEran SchaerfTino SehgalWael ShawkyAlma SkersyteSean SnyderHanno Soans Tehching HsiehJavier Tellez Temporary ServicesValerie TevereMario Garcia TorresOscar TuazonAlex VillarAndy WarholRoger WelchJudi WertheinCarey YoungInga Zimprich 


press release

The program (or vision) of the project is under a constant upgrade, which is open. There is a hope that it will remain as such after the actual 24/7 exhibition at the CAC Vilnius is technically over. The project is conceived as an interface for different orders, rules and disorders to interact together, drifting across with no central theme or principle attached. Yet all the concerns involved are life-minded. There is never enough of diversity.

24 / 7 Twenty - four hours seven days a week: this is the way the grocery store or the surveillance camera on the corner of the street works, this is how life sustaining (-ed) art practice functions in order to keep the survival. This is how the 24/7 project is intended to develop: to interact with myriads of flows and actions happening simultaneously, a continuous inventions of new ways of living and difference-friendly environments, rapid merge of identities and constant struggle which introduces new mutations into urban evolution (- things that happen all the time, but are noticed occasionally.) Or to put it into other words this is where the linking effort focused:

Individual and collective techniques and strategies of living / survival / resistance to the power structures; Art as an instrument: learning, communicating, experiencing, living; Communal activities and ways of living / creating together via hi-tech technologies as well as low-key actions; Chance and programmed encounters; Artist as a self-media outside of academic and institutional legitimating; Mapping the invisible flows of exchanges and objects; Simultaneities, synchronicities and complexities; Customised strategies and devices to inhabit public space.

New York City This was the starting point of the project - to show the contemporary art scene of New York City in Vilnius. However following Edvar Soja‘s example of Amsterdam with a global migration in mind makes us to think that one can be a part of NYC art scene even if one has never encountered USA immigration office yet. On the other hand, being a part of New York art scene does not mean that one is a part of the local art market. But let‘s consider these are nuances.

Besides 200 languages being spoken here and the extremes of life NYC is still the main meeting point, media capital and the most loaded networking tool in the world. That‘s how we decided to approach it.

Drifting across NYC, travelling via customized channels of communication, entering various networks and communities here, and exiting hem somewhere else, maybe another part of the world. It is as if you take a train, which runs on the D track and takes a route of F train in NYC underground. There are many points of transfer and entering another story or a zone. To put it in other words this is where the linking effort is focused:

Remote collaborations; connecting as an artistic practice; Communicative and informational drift; hijacking the media, alternative and parallel ways of communication; Self-publishing: web log culture; Trans- cultural slips and rides; Fluid identities and transpersonal realities; Recycling and remixing culture

Vilnius City on the slip or city in sleep? The name of the city in Lithuanian language refers to notion of the wave, yet Neris river didn‘t reach the vastness of Pearl River, so it could drive along the mega urban zones.

Vilnius, the capital of one of the former Soviet Union republics, is an open field for liberal democracy to interact with the heritage of Communist planning. Yet before the major investments of global capital has reached the city, a bronze monument for anarchomposer Frank Zappa stood up in one of the squares as a homage for anarchy which never sleeps.

24/7 is intended to intensify and condense the diversity of information in Vilnius, however it is not about Vilnius - New York exchange: the two cities are just two points of transfer.

Live: situations, performances, transmissions, seminars: 16 Beaver Street Group, Kate Armstrong, Otto Berchem, Bik Van der Pol, Daniel Bozhkov, Bureau of Inverse Technology, Club Mikshys, Phil Collins, Jose Cruz, Rainer Ganahl, Hope Ginsburg, Kristina Inciuraite, Natalie Jeremijenko, Matthew Keegan, Jouke Kleerebezem, Will Kwan, Matthieu Laurette, Pia Lindman, M&M Proyectos, Jesus Cruz Negron, Parlour Projects, Radical Software Group / Edas Telycenas, Arturas Raila, Martha Rosler, Beatriz Santiago, Trebor Scholz, Tino Sehgal, Chemi Rosado Seijo, Hanno Soans, Temporary Services, Valie Export Society

Screens and projections: Sonia Abian, Derrick Adams, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Sven Augustijnen, Anita Di Bianco, Pierre Bismuth, Michael Blum, Francois Bucher, Karin Campbell, Forcefield with Happy Banana, Johan Grimonprez, Leon Grodski, Arunas Gudaitis, Tehching Hsieh, Emily Jacir, Iratxe Jaio, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Isaac Julien, Jesal Kapadia, M&M Proyectos, Gintaras Makarevicius, Dave McKenzie, Jonas Mekas, John Menick, Aleksandra Mir, Muntadas & Marshal Reece, Laurel Nakadate, Hayley Newman, Jeanine Oleson, Laura Parnes, Jenny Perlin, Cesare Pietroiusti, Adrian Piper, Radioshow, Reverend Billy, Emily Roysdon, Jayce Salloum & Elia Suleiman, Eran Schaerf & Eva Meyer, Wael Shawky, Sean Snyder, Javier Tellez, Tepeyac, Valerie Tevere, Moira Tierney, Alex Villar, Andy Warhol

Documents, installations, databases: Rich Aldrich, Melissa Brown, Mariana Deball, Stephanie Diamond, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Hristina Ivanoska / Yane Calovski, Patrick Killoran, Jeroen Kooijmans, Dainius Liskevicius, Jonathan Monk, Nomads & Residents, Michael Rakowitz, Lisi & Kenny Raskin, Karin Sander, Igor Savchenko, Alma Skersyte, Sandra Straukaite, Mario Garcia Torres, Oscar Tuazon, Roger Welch, Judi Werthein, Carey Young, Inga Zimprich


only in german

24/7: Wilno - Nueva York (visa para)
Kuratoren: Kestutis Kuizinas, Raimundas Malasauskas

mit 16 Beaver Group, Sonia Abian, Derrick Adams, Richard Aldrich, Allora & Calzadilla, Kate Armstrong, Sven Augustijnen, Otto Berchem, Anita Di Bianco, Reverend Billy, Pierre Bismuth, Michael Blum, Daniel Bozhkov, Melissa Brown, Francois Bucher, Bureau of Inverse Technology , Karin Campbell, Club Mikshys, Phil Collins, Jose Cruz, Mariana Castillo Deball, Stephanie Diamond, Gardar Eide Einarsson, VALIE EXPORT, Forcefield with Happy Banana, Rainer Ganahl, Mario Garcia Torres, Hope Ginsburg, Johan Grimonprez, Leon Grodski, Arunas Gudaitis, Kristina Inciuraite, Hristina Ivanoska / Yane Calovski, Emily Jacir, Iratxe Jaio, Natalie Jeremijenko, Isaac Julien, Jesal Kapadia, Matt Keegan, Patrick Killoran, Jouke Kleerebezem, Jeroen Kooijmans, Will Kwan, Matthieu Laurette, Pia Lindman, Dainius Liskevicius, M&M Proyectos, Gintaras Makarevicius, David McKenzie, Jonas Mekas, John Menick, Eva Meyer, Aleksandra Mir, Jonathan Monk, Muntadas & Marshal Reece, Laurel Nakadate, Jesus Bubu Negron, Hayley Newman, Nomads & Residents, Jeanine Oleson, Parlour Projects, Laura Parnes, Jenny Perlin, Cesare Pietroiusti, Adrian Piper, Bik Van der Pol, Radical Software Group / Edas Telycenas, Radioshow , Arturas Raila, Michael Rakowitz, Paul Ramirez-Jonas, Kenny Raskin, Lisi Raskin, Martha Rosler, Emily Roysdon, Jayce Salloum & Elia Suleiman, Karin Sander, Beatriz Santiago Munoz, Igor Savchenko, Eran Schaerf, Trebor Scholz, Tino Sehgal, Chemi Rosado Seijo, Wael Shawky, Alma Skersyte, Sean Snyder, Hanno Soans, Tehching Hsieh, Javier Téllez, Temporary Services , Sandra Straukaite, Mario Garcia Torres, Tepeyac , Valerie Tevere, Moira Tierney, Oscar Tuazon, Alex Villar, Andy Warhol, Roger Welch, Judi Werthein, Carey Young, Inga Zimprich