The 11th edition of the Baltic Triennial of International Art is taking turn towards a more condensed format of a 12 day event focused exclusively on film and performance.

The 2012 edition “Mindaugas” Triennial will be curated by Defne Ayas, Director of Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; and Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX, London. By invitation of Defne Ayas the curatorial concept is developed together with New York-based artists Ieva Misevičiūtė and Michael Portnoy.

Countering the general tendency of biennials to be pluralist, all-encompassing multi-platforms, the curators choose to channel the contributions of artists through a radically minimized vessel — one human being. The Triennial is entitled after its medium who in his own right carries one of the most common Lithuanian names, Mindaugas.

“Midaugas” Triennial will take place from August, 24 till Sepember, 9, 2012.

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