Roof from Rūdninkai

Augustas Serapinas


19 Aug – 17 Sep 2023 Opening 18 Aug 18:00 Free Admission

Ralph Feiner

Augustas Serapinas, Upper Roof Part of the House from Steponių Village, Exhibition view Galerie Tschudi, 2022. Photo: Ralph Feiner, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Tschudi

Roof from Rūdninkai engages with the relationship between traditional architecture, building materials and modern sculpture. The starting point for Augustas Serapinas’s sculptural compositions is the elements of a deserted wooden house from a rural area in Lithuania. Serapinas acquires these buildings, often originating in the 19th century, from various villages by searching through popular classified advertisement portals where they are put up for sale as firewood. Serapinas uses the historical material to form sculptural compositions that in turn recall the formal language of minimalism and relate to architecture of the Klosterruine.


Augustas Serapinas’ work has been part of numerous biennials and group exhibitions, including the 57th Biennale di Venezia, Riboca2 and steirischer herbst22. In addition, his work has been shown in solo exhibitions, for example, at Kunsthalle Wien, SALTS in Birsfelden and CCA in Tel Aviv. His work is already represented in renowned public collections such as the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Tate and Centre Pompidou.