Contemporary Art Centre

9th Baltic Triennial of International Art

23 Sep - 20 Nov 2005

The 9th Baltic Triennial of International Art will be entitled “BMW”. Highly profitable black markets not only - paradoxically - emerge within the economy as a result of enforcing strict sanctions in trade politics but are also the shadowy underside of legal economics and in this sense constitutive for the “official” economic system. The Triennial intends to explore artistic practices referring to the topic of the project. It aims to discuss the links between authorized and forbidden economic exchange and with that the interventions between marginalized and “official” fields. The structure of the Triennial adapts to the model of double structures. The main exhibition will take place the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius while a second exhibition parallel in time will be presented in the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London and will correspond with that in Vilnius. The project will invite around 50 artists from more than 15 countries. In order to open up a new field of discussions about the topic, artists or collaborations of artists are encouraged to produce site-specific work for both of the exhibition venues, which shall enter dialogue and offer different perspectives on the phenomenon of black markets. The Triennial includes different formats and sites of presentations: Exhibition of art works, artistic interventions in the city of Vilnius as well as screenings of artists’ films in CAC’s own TV program (broadcasted on TV1 television channel in Lithuania). Debates, lectures and a seminar as well as a printed publication accompany the exhibition and will provide further background information and theoretical discussions about the artistic practices and the topic of the Triennial.

BMW - Black Market World

Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy
Raimundas Malasauskas
Alexis Vaillant

Alex Bag presents The Coven Services for Consumer Mesmerism, Product Sorcery, and the Necromantic Reimagination of Consumption. (New York)
The Earth powers are back to the CAC. Ask Arturas Raila for a map. (Vilnius)
Bernadeta Levule sends love from Belarus! (Vilnius)
Brice Dellsperger devours you. (Paris)
The Baltic alpinists have been shot by Bruno Serralongue, but everyone survived. (Paris)
Cara Tolmie is the best friend of the DJ Jimi Lopez. (Glasgow)
Carey Young will play the revolution live! (London)
Christelle Lheureux & Apichatpong Weerasethakul declare that ghosts from Asia are alive and melodious. (Paris, Bangkok)
Daniel Bozhkov’s new manly fragrance, Eau d’Ernesto, soon at a door next to you in Vilnius! (Colchester)
At night, David Küenzi drives in a flash bumping at peculiar exchanges. (Palermo)
Deimantas Narkevičius knows if the Matrioshkas were twins from the beginning. (Vilnius)
Deric Carner was not on the list. (Paris / Rotterdam)
Donelle Woolford ghost-authors assemblages of wood cuts and other found materials. (New York)
Drummed to death by Drum Ecstasy. (Minsk)
Emily Cullman tells you why she chose to be an artist. She sounds like somebody else. (Los Angeles)
Gabriel Lester found it on Google. (Groningen)
Do you like the new outfit of Gintaras Makarevičius? (Vilnius)
Hinrich Sachs wants you at the cannibal gala at (Abidjan)
Ghosts re-stitch Ignacio Gonzalez Lang’s KKK garb. (New York)
Ion Grigorescu saw them from underneath the covers. (Bucharest)
Jean-François Moriceau & Petra Mrzyk, astounding drawing machines that are faster, stronger, and smaller than ever before! (Paris)
Jeppe Hein dresses the BMW in mourning attire. (Copenhagen/Berlin)
Joachim Koester stayed in the Room of Nightmares. (Copenhagen/New York)
Find the buried sculpture of Joe Scanlan, and go to London with the ghosts. (New Haven)
Don’t miss Jonathan Monk’s appointment. Until then. (Berlin)
The wild boars of Juozas Laivys can open any door. (Vilnius)
Karl Holmqvist walked, wrote, spoke, and arrived at new ways of doing nothing. (Stockholm)
While the dog of Kristina Inčiūraitė didn’t bark at you, it read your mind and passed those thoughts along. (Vilnius)
Kyle McCallum said he published a magazine, but no one could find it. (Glasgow)
Laura Stasiulytė was at your party, but you didn‘t notice. Don‘t sleep in the kitchen anymore! (Vilnius)
Loris Gréaud traps us in the wiretap. (Paris)
Maaike Gottschal & Natascha Hagenbeek enlist and decline black versions. (
Mariana Castillo Deball goes on with micro narratives as possible covers for an open-ended life. (Tlacotalpan)
To discuss if Robert Barry’s secret is still alive, Mario Garcia Torres convenes a class reunion at NASCAD, up North in the Western Hemisphere. (Los Angeles)
Markus Schinwald sent high-trafficked illicit portraits. (Vienna)
Matthieu Laurette gets Hollywood stars to call you! Are you on the list? (Paris)
Melvin Moti kissed Katie King back from hell and begged for a new appearance. (Rotterdam)
The car of Mindaugas Lukošaitis was left in front of the CAC. Who drew its tail? (Vilnius)
Mirjam Wirz became friends with policemen and pirates dinning at the same table. (Vilnius)
Professional spiritualists from six planets are searching for Olivia Plender. (London)
Pablo Leõn de la Barra’s International and Men’s Vogue premiere this month! (London)
PB8 called 25 taxi cabs from Vilnius to London. Hear them coming. (Vilnius)
Reena Spaulings’ money paintings disappear. (New York)
We lost Rene Gabri in Ultimiere. Try to get there. (Tehran)
Roberto Cuoghi, sounds good. (Milan)
Ross Cisneros, the boxing medium weight champion of the Black Market Worlds. (New York)
Casio, Sheraton, Seiko, and other familiar names appear in Sean Snyder banquet of image-makers and takers. (Berlin)
A collection of deadly devices was attributed to Teresa Margolles. (Mexico City)
Vidya Gastaldon provides eggs and cloud-like ghosts from somewhere, something spiritual and occult in Switzerland. (Geneva)

Tags: Alex Bag, Robert Barry, Daniel Bozhkov, Roberto Cuoghi, Mariana Castillo Deball, Brice Dellsperger, Rene Gabri, Vidya Gastaldon, Loris Gréaud, Ion Grigorescu, Jeppe Hein, Karl Holmqvist, Joachim Koester, Matthieu Laurette, Gabriël Lester, Gintaras Makarevicius, Teresa Margolles, Jonathan Monk, Melvin Moti, Deimantas Narkevicius, Olivia Plender, Joe Scanlan, Markus Schinwald, Bruno Serralongue, Sean Snyder, Reena Spaulings, Mario Garcia Torres, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Donelle Woolford, Carey Young