July 21, 2017 / August 13, 2017

Friday, July 21, 6 p.m.Baroti Gallery and KKKC Exhibition House (Didžioji Vandens St. 2, Klaipėda) invite you to the opening of the jubilee exhibition ensemble "Parade" of Baroti Gallery, which marks the 25th anniversary of the activity of one of Klaipėda's oldest art galleries. "Parade" consists of four different, but interrelated expositions, spanning all the spaces of the KKKC Exhibition Hall and continuing in the Baroti Gallery. The collection of works, exhibited in the great hall of the second floor of the Exhibition Hall, talks about a kind of metamorphosis of the language of Lithuanian art from the mid-20th centuryto today. Despite the rather wide spectrum of time, the exhibited works are modern in nature and, maintaining different existential tensions, speak to each other.

In the second part of the Exhibition Hall -Dainius Liškevičius' Labyrinth. Presented for the first time in the winter of 2014 at the Contemporary Art Center. It is a complex project that combines the genres of architecture, sculpture and installation, personal collections and retrospectives.On the first floor, there is an exhibition of five contemporary art creators of the young generation. This exposition differs not only in creative forms, such as video works, installation or performance, but also in a kind of distance from the existential themes favored by older authors.In the exhibition of young creators, the work of art is viewed as an observation tool, which allows us to see phenomena that are hard to see with the naked eye, both physical perception and phenomena of society or natural sciences.

On the opening day of the "Parade" there will be a performance by Austėja Vilkaitytė, during which, traveling through various genres of dance history and creating a new role, the artist will perform choreography specially created for the pieces exhibited in the KKKC Exhibition Hall. The performance will be repeated in the same or completely different form on the next day of the exhibition, Saturday, July 22, at 3 p.m.

Baroti gallery presents paintings and objects that are mostly circulating among art salons and collectors. It is an extremely eclectic collection of works that reflects not only the current affairs of the contemporary Lithuanian art market, but also the backstage of the Baroti gallery itself: the exhibition consists mostly of works that spend days in the gallery's storage. Viewers are invited not only to view part of the collected collection, but also to explore the archive of works that did not make it to the exhibition.