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The CAC Reading Room welcomes its visitors to use Lithuania’s largest resource of contemporary art publications free of charge. This adaptable space also includes space for work and meetings and occasionally serves as a site for lectures and other events, as well as exhibitions. The Reading Room is open on weekdays from 12 to 7pm.

The CAC Reading Room collection is comprised of art, architecture and design magazines, exhibition catalogues, artist monographs and artist's books, publications on cultural theory and art history. It also offers special selections of readings curated for visitors by the art historian Alfonsas Andriuškevičius, the publishing house "castillo/corrales", writers Chris Kraus and Quinn Latimer, designer Linda van Deursen and others. All of the publications can be found in our online catalogue.

The history of the CAC Reading Room goes back to 1999, when the CAC launched a space called Info Lab. The Info Lab became known as the place to go to access the latest books on contemporary art, architecture and design, which were lacking at the time in local libraries, as well as subscriptions to international art magazines and free internet access. In 2006 the Info Lab was altered through an architectural project by Valdas Ozarinskas who radically transformed the foyer of the CAC, and three years later the collections of the Info Lab were moved into the spacious exhibition hall on the CAC’s ground floor – the current Reading Room.

The current interior was designed in 2009 by a group of architects and designers based in Amsterdam – Anouk Vogel, Johan Selbing and Bart Guldemond, who won an international competition for young architects. They converted the exhibition hall into an "interior garden" – a place which, according to their concept, offers the opportunity to meet up with friends, read, study, rest, be inspired or simply daydream.
Calendar
Harun Farocki's film retrospective | Inconvenient films
Meeting with James Hoff, co-founder of “Primary Information”
Circle Books: Politics of Access, Archival Use and Partnerships in Publishing
Discussion: “News from Elsewhere”. The role of culture in the democratic transformation of Europe in the late 1980s
Vilniaus galerijų savaitgalis Šiuolaikinio meno centre
Triple Consciousness: screening by Ciaran Wood
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