Artist Talk: Pakui Hardware 25/02/2024 | 16:00

Kumu Art Museum


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Lecture or talk

Artist Talk: Pakui Hardware

An artist talk with Pakui Hardware, the artist duo representing Lithuania in the 60th Venice Biennale, and the curator of the exhibition “Unframed: Leis, Tabaka, Rožanskaitė”, Laima Kreivytė

In this talk, the artists Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda will discuss their creative relationship with Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė (1933–2007), their project for the Lithuanian pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale, and the significance of Rožanskaitė in their artistic practice and in the art historical context of Lithuania more broadly.

  • How are Rožanskaitė’s works relevant in the context of contemporary art?
  • What is the connection between Pakui Hardware’s and Rožanskaitė’s artworks? What new perspectives and interpretations does this artistic dialogue open up?

Pakui Hardware’s project “Inflammation”, chosen to represent Lithuania at the 60th Venice Biennale, brings together the distinct experiences of artists belonging to two generations and explores the inflammation of (post-)human bodies under today’s economic and social conditions. Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė’s paintings and a sculptural installation by Pakui Hardware are connected by themes of medicine and hospitals, as well as natural, cosmic and industrial landscapes.

Pakui Hardware. Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda

Pakui Hardware (Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda) is a duo founded in 2014. It has held solo exhibitions at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead, UK), mumok: the Museum of Modern Art (Vienna), the Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, the Lithuanian National Museum of Art (Vilnius), the Kunstverein Bielefeld (Germany), carlier/gebauer (Berlin and Madrid), Tenderpixel (London), the Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius) and the Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga). Pakui Hardwareparticipated in the 16th Istanbul Biennial, the 13th Baltic Triennial (Vilnius), the Gardena Biennial (Italy) and the Kaunas Biennial, as well as in exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Basel, MAXXI (Rome), the National Gallery of Art (Prague), the National Gallery of Art (Vilnius), the Ujazdowski Art Centre (Warsaw) and Bozar (Brussels), among many other venues. In 2024, Pakui Hardware will represent Lithuania at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, together with works by Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė (1933−2007).

This talk will be held in English.

This event is a part of the public programme of the exhibition “Unframed: Leis, Tabaka, Rožanskaitė”. The exhibition focuses on the works of three Baltic women artists – Malle Leis (1940–2017), Maija Tabaka (1939) and Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė (1933–2007) – in the late Soviet era (the 1970s and 1980s). All three of the artists have challenged contemporary art discourses through non-conventional approaches to self-representation, ways of creating space and reflections on being artists.