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Eglė Grėbliauskaitė / “I I”

4 – 12 February, 2016

The moment of birth of a completely new way of reading is vital in the exhibition “I I” of Eglė Grėbliauskaitė, when an object or the chain of objects experience a continuous reconstruction

The author’s KOMBINATAS in front of Vilnius Academy of Arts has brought its history from the abandoned Vilnius Meat factory and has interfered with life of new surroundings and its distinctive narrative in 2015. An intersection of social and political contexts has occurred, raising, to say, self-contained questions and comments not only by an author but by the audience as well.

Physical decomposition of the structure of the exhibition “I I” becomes the refinement from knowledge in advance coming through historical memory. KOMBINATAS loses it function as a direct, open text and becomes an abstract structure of signs by which the methods of operations, through the purity of physical forms, are being revised. More than a displacement or conversion occurs – an autonomous and constantly varying notional field, dependent on the collective memory, is being created.

Objects of the exhibition reflect the daily routine and its uncertainty in this artificial surroundings when the reality is being reconstructed and created in front of the eyes. Concreteness of the form, pure physicality of the piece – as an impact of time and surroundings – allows the achievement of deception to disappear. An insular physical space stimulates the experience of pressure. There is no possibility for distance, only the commitment to circulate around and through the system of signs, creating and leaving its own trajectories by this. The spontaneous reconstruction is occurring – emerging, breaking out of provided contexts, playing both as linguistic and physical sign, this form is flinging open for multifaceted experiences.

Eglė Grėbliauskaitė examines the intangible ambiguity in the physical form in favor to experience tension, marginal moments rising from it, their exploitation and an impact on society for many years. The artist chooses different ways – installation, sculpture, painting – of creative expression, intuitive theoretical and physical strategies in order to reveal mechanisms of anxiety within creating and destroying structures.


Curator Vaida Stepanovaitė

Photos: Rūta Stepanovaitė