Roof from Rūdninkai
19 Aug – 17 Sep 2023 18 Aug 2023 18:00 Opening 19:00 Artist talk between Augustas Serapinas & Juliane Bischoff Free Admission
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.
Pablo Hermann, Julius Kaftan, Levente Pavelka, Niclas Riepshoff, Jonas Vaitiekūnas