press release

The 9th Baltic Triennial of International Art will be entitled “Black Market”. Highly profitable black markets not only - paradoxically - emerge within the economy as a result of enforcing strict sanctions in trade politics but are also the shadowy underside of legal economics and in this sense constitutive for the “official” economic system. The Triennial intends to explore artistic practices referring to the topic of the project. It aims to discuss the links between authorized and forbidden economic exchange and with that the interventions between marginalized and “official” fields. The structure of the Triennial adapts to the model of double structures. The main exhibition will take place the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius while a second exhibition parallel in time will be presented in the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London and will correspond with that in Vilnius. The project will invite around 50 artists from more than 15 countries. In order to open up a new field of discussions about the topic, artists or collaborations of artists are encouraged to produce site-specific work for both of the exhibition venues, which shall enter dialogue and offer different perspectives on the phenomenon of black markets. The Triennial includes different formats and sites of presentations: Exhibition of art works, artistic interventions in the city of Vilnius as well as screenings of artists’ films in CAC’s own TV program (broadcasted on TV1 television channel in Lithuania). Debates, lectures and a seminar as well as a printed publication accompany the exhibition and will provide further background information and theoretical discussions about the artistic practices and the topic of the Triennial.

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9th Baltic Triennial of International Art "BMW - Black Market World"
Kuratoren: Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, Raimundas Malasauskas, Alexis Vaillant

Künstler: Alex Bag, Pablo Leon de la Barra, Ross Cisneros, Roberto Cuoghi, Brice Dellsperger, Bernadeta Levule, DJ Jimi Lopez, Christelle Lheureux & Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Daniel Bozhkov, David Küenzi, Deimantas Narkevicius, Deric Carner, Donelle Woolford, Drum Ecstasy, Emily Cullman, Gabriel Lester, Gintaras Makarevicius, Hinrich Sachs, Ignacio Gonzalez-Lang, Ion Grigorescu, Mrzyk & Moriceau, Jeppe Hein, Joachim Koester, Jonathan Monk, Juozas Laivys, Karl Holmqvist, Kyle McCallum, Loris Greaud, Maaike Gottschal & Natascha Hagenbee, Mariana Castillo Deball, Mario Garcia Torres, Markus Schinwald, Matthieu Laurette, Melvin Moti, Mindaugas Lukoaitis, Olivia Plender, Reena Spaulings, Rene Gabri, Teresa Margolles, Vidya Gastaldon, Joe Scanlan, Jochen Schmith, Bruno Serralongue, Sean Snyder, Laura Stasiulyto, Cara Tolmie, Mirjam Wirz

parallele Veranstaltungsorte:
CAC Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
ICA London