What Else Should They Be

9 Jul 2024 – 30 Jul 2024

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11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 16:00

Free admission

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Artists: Huda Takriti, Marko Marković, Marija Šabanović, Apple Yi Jiang, Sophie Utikal, Ramiro Wong, Sara Ghalandari, Kids of the Diaspora, Eva Balayan, Zeynab Kirikou Gueye.

Curators: Alejandra Zapata Torres and Justina Špeirokaitė (Improper Walls).


The exhibition's meeting space is ambivalent, deliberately political, and with the possibility of relativism through sensory experiences suggested by the encounter with culturally distant narratives.

In the gallery space, an interaction takes place. The viewer* recognizes their own subjectivity at one of the extremes of the binary system. The juxtaposition is the artwork itself, which reflects an uncorrelated experience in the current geopolitical landscape.

The artworks included in the exhibition question the construction of national identity, define 'in-between' positions in relation to influential societies, explore how the political system, along with traditional culture, treats women from a temporal perspective, offer poetic responses to secure, different forms of cognition and empowerment through community engagement, seek to ignite the spark of healing and remind us that empathy can create a new dynamic of relationship.

It is a memory game to redefine the future. The plurality of futures is based on getting to know others through empathy, which is determined by associative links of memories in an ambivalent space.

A sense of pleasure and discomfort confronts, condemns universalism, and weaves personal experiences into (dis)binding socio-political contexts.

Organiser: Pamėnkalnio Gallery (Vilnius).

Graphic designer: Studio Cryo.

Sponsors: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport of the Republic of Austria (BMKÖS), Vilnius City, Lithuanian Artists’ Association.

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