Thursday, October 14, 2010

EXHIBITION: Contemporary Lithuanian architecture to be presented in Georgia - October 8th

Press Release
2010-09-30, Kaunas

On October 8th, in Tbilisi, the capital of the Republic of Georgia, an architectural exhibition HOUSES LT, which puts a focus on contemporary designs of the individual house projects in Lithuania, will be opened at 19:00 hrs at the The Wood Service Exhibition Centre (15th km of Agmashenebeli Lane, Tbilisi)

The exhibition comprises 37 projects designed by well-known Lithuanian architects: Vilius Adomavičius, Gintaras Balčytis, Darius Čiuta, Algimantas Kančas, Gintautas Natkevičius, Alvydas Šeibokas and others. All projects were designed and completed in the past ten years.

“The architectural examples presented both in the exhibition, and in the catalogue which accompanies it, is a proof that in our country, less and less attention is given to regional and local norms and values. Indeed, the majority of projects represent global architectural trends; consequently, each house presented here could be built in any European country”, - Gintaras Balčytis, the curator of the exhibition HOUSES LT, says.

The exhibition HOUSES LT is a first project of that kind. It does not only aims to show the main trends in the contemporary Lithuanian architecture, but also seeks to achieve much more – namely, to disclose parallels between modernity and tradition, continuity and change, globalism and localism.

“All things considered, evident changes in our lifestyles and perceptions are emerging – social and cultural liberalization affects how we treat surrounding realities, consequently, it also affects our attitude to architecture, arts and our lifestyles in general” – said Gintaras Balčytis.

The architectural exhibition is accompanied by the exhibition catalogue under the same name (HOUSES LT), which is published in the Lithuanian, Georgian and English languages.

Tbilisi is a first stop for this exhibition, but certainly not the final. The architectural exhibition project will be continued (more designs will be included) and will travel also to other countries.

Exhibition HOUSES LT is organized by Kaunas Branch of the Lithuanian Union of Architects

Project partners – The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Georgia, Art Caucasus Foundation, Georgian House

Contact details:
Gintaras Balčytis, architect and project curator
Phone: +370 699 32472,
Postal address: Vilniaus 22, LT-44280 Kaunas, Lithuania

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