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Invitation for artists of different fields to participate in the Exhibition “OBJECTS TO TOUCH 2”

2016 April 21 @ 10:00 - 2016 October 1 @ 15:00

Janina Monkute-Marks Museum-Gallery
invites artists of different fields to participate in the Exhibition
“OBJECTS TO TOUCH 2”

Works of art usually do (or do not) invoke certain feelings and thoughts. Art “acceptance” is regulated by our VISUAL capabilities. Increasingly often modern art provides an opportunity to know from hearing, or sometimes from the excited smell. However, for all the obvious reasons the possibility to TOUCH usually remains prohibited.
In art galleries and various museums we witness a verbal, written and even visual prohibition saying “PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH”. The prohibition often results in completely opposite actions of visitors of different ages. It should be noted that such a prohibition leads to an even greater desire to touch the artwork. This prohibition discloses an original idea of the exhibition in which the usual prohibition of museums and galleries is turned into a permit and an open basis for an acceptance and understanding of artworks, which promote an interactive emergence of the relationship between the viewer and the work of art.
The first contemporary textile exhibition “Objects to Touch” was introduced in the spring of the year 2002 at Janina Monkute-Marks Museum-Gallery and was solemnly opened on October 20, 2001. Nineteen artists of different fields presented a great variety of textile artworks for the exhibition; visitors had the opportunity to touch, to try on, to put on, to sit on and even to roll on these creations. The idea for an exhibition was introduced by the contemporary curator of Janina Monkute-Marks Museum-Gallery Karolina Jakaite. The field of textile was chosen on purpose: the works of textile, especially contemporary ones, often become objects of interest for touching. The exhibition shows objects of textile, appealing by their softness, gentleness, facture, a variety of materials and techniques.
This year Janina Monkutė-Marks Gallery is celebrating its 15th anniversary; therefore, we want to revive the idea of the first textile exhibition and invite various artists to participate in the contemporary art exhibition “Objects to Touch 2”. We invite you to present a variety of ideas in objects of different sizes that promote an interactive emergence of the relationship between the viewer and the work of art. We invite you to use textile and anti-textile, as well as other diverse materials, to express your ideas of contemporary art. Ideas and pictures of objects should be sent by the following e-mail or address until September 24, 2016: galerija@jmm-muziejus.lt; Janina Monkute-Marks Museum, J. Basanaviciaus str. 45, LT-57182 Kedainiai.

The exhibition will be open: from November 11, 2016, till January 7, 2017.

The artists of the selected works will be informed personally during the period of September 26-28, 2016, by an e-mail referred to in the questionnaire. The selected works should be delivered to Janina Monkute-Marks Museum, J. Basanaviciaus str. 45, LT-57182 Kedainiai by October 28, 2016. The delivery and removal of the works at the end of the exhibition shall be the responsibility of artists themselves.

More information: galerija@jmm-muziejus.lt