RECOMMENDATION

The title of the Lithuanian painting project “Recommendation” became the keyword of both the theme and the concept of the exhibition. The proposed model for selecting project participants actualizes the phenomenon of the recommendation by "legitimizing" the de facto already existing practice and turns it into a conceptual principle of the whole project's preparation. The collection of the exhibition was created in accordance with recommendations of Lithuanian art critics, art market experts, gallery managers, curators and artists themselves. The criterion of selection was so called  "good", "beautiful" and "right" art. Three art experts became the starting point. Each one of them had to recommend, in their opinion, three „good, beautiful and right“ authors. In order to preserve objectivity, these experts, with the participation of a specially formed commission, were selected from the list by KCCC educational program assistant – English Cocker Spaniel named Cleopatra. Drawn lots led to the fact that the right to offer the first artists to the exhibition was acquired by the art critic Vaidilutė Brazauskaitė-Lupeikienė, head of Vilnius auction Simona Skaisgirytė-Makselienė and exhibitions' curator Aistė Kisarauskaitė. Their recommended artists continued the  relay race – each one of them were offering three of their colleagues according to the same criteria. They were deciding, without the intervention of the curator, who they wanted to be with in the exhibition. The “Recommendation” „Cézanne-accurately“ conveys the mechanism itself of organizing the exhibition and the harmony of the self-regulating system. Every artist has become its part in this process. KCCC turned the project itself into a work of art - both the selection of participants, the participation of the audience and the architecture of the exhibition.

Lithuanian painters, who participate in the exhibition “Recommendation”: Adomas Danusevičius, Agnė Jonkutė, Aistė Bugailiškytė, Algimantas Jonas Kuras, Andrius Zakarauskas, Eglė Gineitytė, Eglė Ridikaitė, Eglė Ulčickaitė, Gabrielė Gervickaitė, Gintaras Palemonas Janonis, Henrikas Čerapas, Jonas Gasiūnas, Jonas Jurcikas, Juozas Algirdas Pilipavičius, Justinas Vaitiekūnas, Konstantinas Gaitanži, Leo Ray, Linas Jusionis, Linas Katinas, Martinas Jankus, Mykolė Ganusauskaitė, Mindaugas Skudutis, Raminta Blaževičiūtė, Ričardas Bartkevičius, Ričardas Nemeikšis, Saliamonas Teitelbaumas, Sigita Maslauskaitė, Sigitas Lukauskas, Vygantas Paukštė, Viktoras Paukštelis, Vincentas Gečas, Žygimantas Augustinas.

The exhibition will run until 23 of June, 2019.