Art in General is pleased to present the first of two presentations by Lithuanian artists Marija & Petras Olšauskai, on view in Art in General’s Musée Minuscule from November 7–December 21, 2013. This marks the second exhibition in a yearlong curatorial residency with The Gardens, a space for exhibitions located in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The Gardens’ first exhibition in the Musée Minuscule, Antanas Gerlikas’s The Picnic, coalesced modernist imagination and dreams into the presumed form of a musical instrument. Invited to make the first contribution to the Musée, artists and siblings Marija & Petras fill the room with light. They created a show in disguise of a singular object, sent from Vilnius to New York. A gesture of transition, their first exhibition embodies past conversations and dreams, nods to their future exhibition, and embraces every second of the present.Marija Olšauskaitė (b. 1989) is an artist living and working in Vilnius, Lithuania. Olšauskaitė studied sculpture at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius. Recent exhibitions include: solo exhibition at Round Studio, Vilnius (2013); Auction, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2012); solo exhibition at The Gardens, Vilnius (2012); and Ornament, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (2012).
Petras Olšauskas (b. 1987) is an artist living and working in Vilnius, Lithuania. Olšauskas studies sculpture at Vilnius Academy of Arts. Recent group shows: Exhibition on Stage God from Machine, Vilnius (2013), and Anne, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2013).
The Gardens is a project space founded by two curators Inesa Pavlovskaitė and Gerda Paliušytė in Vilnius, Lithuania and dedicated to the practice and dissemination of Lithuanian contemporary art in Lithuania and abroad. The Gardens is mainly working with the younger generation of artists but also organizes cross-generational projects as well as programs concerts and screenings in the premises of Vilnius planetarium where it is originally located. www.thegardens.lt