Group exhibition | OTHER ROOMS
02 10 2020 - 31 10 2020
‘So this world that we imagine in this room, might be used to gain access to other rooms, to other worlds, previously unimaginable’*

Support structures extend in complex webs in which we are inextricably, helplessly tangled. These structures can be fragile, sometimes rough and awkward. Often, they are hardly-noticed gestures, feelings and atmospheres, like the texture of a blanket in a hospital that is soft to the touch or the sound of a voice that sustains a memory. They can emerge from our local environment and they are built from tiny details and with care, attention and tacit understandings. They form a kind of erratic vernacular architecture of support, woven together with stories that are gathered, shared and reconfigured. These structures of support might keep things going or nudge us toward repair and restoration. They can give us the capacity to imagine, daydream and hope when it feels as if there is little time, space or energy to do so.

At certain periods –– like the one we are living in now ––– these webs of support and the care and work that builds them up may come into relief. Often, it is these moments that show us how to move out of the closed, dark room of individualism and competition into a vast web of interdependencies.

Rupert’s exhibition, ‘Other Rooms’ brings together Rupert’s past residents and an alternative education participant through new work commissions and existing artworks. The exhibition is organised in collaboration with ‘Artists’ Association Gallery” and is connected with Rupert’s 2020 public programmes that are guided by practices of care and interdependence.

Artists: Kah Bee Chow; Leah Clements; Milda Januševičiūtė; Renée Akitelek Mboya; Joshua Schwebel; Edward Thomasson; Romily Alice Walden

Additional information about artworks presented in the exhibition will be available through texts as well as audio guides that visitors will be able to download.

Exhibition opening: 2 October, from 5 pm. From 5.30 pm you will be taken on a guided tour by artists Milda Januševičiūtė and Joshua Schwebel and curators Kotryna Markevičiūtė and Yates Norton.

The exhibition will be open from October 2-31, 2020 at Artists Association gallery, Vilnius.
Address: Vokieciu str. 2, Vilnius. Monday-Friday 10-18, Saturday 10-16, Sundays-closed.

*Lana Wachowski, co-director and co-writer of The Matrix, in her acceptance speech for the ‘Visibility Award’ at the Human Rights Campaign awards in 2012, for using her public platform to foreground trans rights by speaking about her own experience.

5 October, 19 00
Eli Clare, Brilliant Imperfection Amidst the Pandemic, online talk (streamed on Rupert’s Facebook page)

19 October, 19 00
Bik van der Pol, On behalf of: a workshop on guiding, online workshop (by registration)

27 October, 19 00
Lisa Robertson, Geomantic Slumber, online talk (streamed on Rupert’s Facebook page)

31 October, 18 00
Leah Clements, Hyperbaric, performance, Rupert, Vilnius
at the Artists’ Association gallery, Vokiečių str. 2, Vilnius.
Original iteration commissioned by Somerset House Studio, London, for ’Hyperfunctional, Ultra Healthy’ (2020)


Curators: Leah Clements, Kotryna Markevičiūtė, Yates Norton
Co-ordinators: Gabrielė Marija Vasiliauskaitė, Ernesta Šimkutė
Architect: Julija Reklaitė
Design: Nerijus Keblys and Mantas Rimkus
Rupert’s activities are supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.
Supporters: Vilniaus miesto savivaldybė,
The exhibition is a part of the project ‘Who cares?’ co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Partners: Artists’ Association Gallery, Lithuanian Artists’ Association, Pakrantė
Special thanks to: Audrius Jankauskas, Carl Schwebel, Daavid Moertl, Eglė Trimailovaitė, Elas Ramanauskas, Ernesta Molotokienė, Ernesta Šimkutė, Gabrielė Labanauskaitė, Gabrielė Petkevičiūtė, Gintarė Jonaitytė, Harley Aussoleil, Ignė Narbutaitė, Mark Barker, Miša Skalskis, Lamų slėnis, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, National Gallery of Art, Simon Ward, Vilnius Tech Park