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Published in 2010

Edited by Ann Demeester, Ūla Tornau, Vera Lauf, Asta Vaičiulytė and Kęstutis Kuizinas
Texts: Laimonas Briedis, Ann Demeester & Kęstutis Kuizinas, Sven Johne, Narius Kairys, Anders Kreuger, Vera Lauf & Ūla Tornau, Raimundas Malašauskas, Maya Schweizer & Clemens von Wedemeyer, Mirjam Wirz
200 pages, full-colour illustrations
ISBN 978-9986-957-45-4
Published by the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2010

This book contains a number of true and fictitious stories by writers, curators and artists about the city of Vilnius, that have been generated by the X Baltic Triennial of International Art Urban Stories staged at the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) and diverse places and spaces throughout Vilnius in the autumn of 2009.

Divided in two parts – one for each of the exhibitions that comprised the project: Black Swans, True Tales and Private Truths (that was principally installed at the CAC) and Vilnius COOP: gaps, fictions and practices (an offsite project made for an abandoned building elsewhere in the centre of the city) – The As If Anthology recollects the project from the moment of its inception.

Each of the sections handsomely illustrates and describes the work of more than 80 artists and cultural producers who participated in the Triennial, and introduces readers to the experience of the exhibitions via ‘guided tours’ penned by the four responsible curators. A Storybook About Vilnius also contains: an idiomatic archive of artists’ contributions; research material and correspondence discovered and generated by the participating artists and curators; and specially commissioned and selected texts by writers including Raimundas Malasauskas, Anders Kreuger, Laimonas Briedis, Andres Kurg, Svetlana Boym and Beatrice von Bismarck.

What started as an exhibition catalogue for the X Baltic Triennial of International Art grew into a book of its own - an elusive portrait of a city collaged from imagined, remembered, discovered, and overheard tales.

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Editors: Linara Dovydaitytė, Renata Dubinskaitė, Asta Vaičiulytė
Texts: Alfonsas Andriuškevičius, Renata Dubinskaitė, Erika Grigoravičienė, Lolita Jablonskienė, Valentinas Klimašauskas, Kęstutis Kuizinas, Aurelija Maknytė, Raimundas Malašauskas, Lina Michelkevičė, Simon Rees, Eglė Rindzevičiūtė
Design: alfa60
196 p., colour illustrations
Language: English
ISBN 978-9986-957-47-8
Published by the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2010

Published as part of the exhibition “Lithuanian Art 2000–2010: Ten Years”

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Editors: Julija Fomina, Kęstutis Kuizinas
Texts: Julija Fomina, Kęstutis Kuizinas, Lena Prents, Olga Shparaga
Design: Ilya Dounar, Jura Shust
146 p., colour illustrations
Languages: English, Russian, Lithuanian
ISBN 978-9986-957-48-5
Published by the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2010

Published as part of the exhibition “Opening The Door? Belarusian Art Today”

Out of print. Please contact us via if you’d like to access the copy stored in our archive


Photography: Mirjam Wirz and „flash bar“ participants
Texts: Mirjam Wirz, Maria Bustnes
Publication design: Joseph Miceli
80 pages
ISBN 978-9986-957-44-7
Published by Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, 2009–2010
With the support of Lithuanian Ministry of Culture

The title “Flash Bar” describes a series of events created especially for Vilnius by the Swiss photographer Mirjam Wirz. In between 2006 and 2008 together with Augustinas Beinaravičius, Julija Goyd and a changing group of others she was searching for semi-public locations in Vilnius where they would build a bar from the material found on the spot. The idea to invite people to those places, such as the abandoned cab centre, the freshly privatized soccer stadium or one of the last unlocked stairwells of all centrally located apartment buildings, started with discontent with recent changes in organization of public space in Vilnius and the new restrictions imposed on it – the changes that have roughly coincided with the country joining the EU. “The chaos slowly gave way to the streamlined organisation of public space, and not in a way conducive to society. It’s the same all over the world, and it’s annoying everywhere,“ writes Mirjam Wirz. It did not take long until those who have been to a Flash Bar at least once started suggesting new locations for it. The bilingual publication documents six Flash Bars that mark a distinct moment in the history in the city‘s history.

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