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Tuesday 05.01.2016

Applications opened for International Art Fair ArtVilnius'16

The view of the art fair ArtVilnius'15. Picture by Rytis Seskaitis.

International contemporary art fair ARTVILNIUS'16
Sonata Baliuckaite


9-12 June, 2016 Application deadline -1 February, 2016

Sonata Baliuckaite
+370 5 261 0975
+370 5 261 0975

Lithuanian Art Gallerists' Association
J. Basanavicius Str. 1/13
LT – 01118 Vilnius

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The organisers of International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius invites Lithuanian and foreign galleries to start making reservations for this exclusive and the only one in the region art market event taking place on 9-12 June. Applications from galleries are accepted by 1 February.

Held for the seventh time, ArtVilnius'16 has well established itself in the local and global art markets, becoming one of the must-visit places for art lovers. This is also confirmed by impressive figures: last year the art fair was proud to meet a total of 18.5 thousand visitors; about 100 works of art were sold for EUR 200 thousand and some works are still under negotiation. Among the exhibitors, there were 55 galleries from 15 countries of the world; the project hall presented outstanding collections of works by world's famous contemporary artists; the event was given broad coverage in the local and foreign media.

Mrs. Diana Stomienė, directress of the art fair, noted that ArtVilnius'16 is expected to expand even more in terms of participating countries, as the organisers of the fair are taking intensive efforts to present ArtVilnius in foreign markets, during conferences and through active cooperation with the international media.

A guest country of ArtVilnius'16 will be Poland. The curator of the Polish contemporary art programme is famous Lithuanian art critic Prof. Dr. Raminta Jurėnaitė. Participation in ArtVilnius'16 has been already confirmed by such galleries as Warsaw-based Lokal 30 and Le Guern, Krakow gallery Zderzak, etc. In addition, a part of the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art MoCaK will be presented at the project zone of the art fair.

ArtVilnius'16 will be traditionally hosted by the Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo, where the architectural project covering 12,000 sq. metres will be conducted by Rokas Kilčiauskas (Processoffice), cooperating with the art fair for several years. Fair's architect team members Miglė Nainytė and Austė Kuliešiūtė (MOA) will be responsible for partners' stand projects.

As in previous years, ArtVilnius'16 will follow the tradition of selecting the best galleries and artists. There will be conferences, public discussions and educational programmes addressing art and collecting topics. As usual, the exhibition of large-size sculptures and installations TAKAS (PATH) will display works by Lithuanian and foreign artists.

Galleries willing to take part at International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius'16 are invited to send their applications by 1 February.

You can find application form, terms and conditions, and other information for exhibitors at: