Roof from Rūdninkai

Augustas Serapinas


19 Aug – 17 Sep 2023 18 Aug 2023 18:00 Opening 19:00 Artist talk between Augustas Serapinas & Juliane Bischoff Free Admission

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Augustas Serapinas, Roof from Rūdninkai, 2023, Installation view Klosterruine Berlin, Photo: Juan Saez

For his exhibition Roof from Rūdninkai Augustas Serapinas produced a new expansive sculpture that takes its point of departure in an deserted house in rural Lithuania. The artist continues his interest in questions of how space is constituted, how it reflects lived realities, and what memories are inscribed in it. Serapinas often finds the material for his sculptural interventions through online classified ads, where entire houses are given away on the condition that all materials be removed from the owners’ property. From these discarded materials he reconstructs sometimes recognizable objects such as a roof or a wall, sometimes more abstract artworks that open into a dialogue with the history of minimal art. In contrast to the use of anonymous industrial materials, Serapinas’ wooden elements and shingles bear clear markers of history, place, and use.


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.

Thanks to
Pablo Hermann, Julius Kaftan, Levente Pavelka, Niclas Riepshoff, Jonas Vaitiekūnas