Your Time is My Time
Book launch and discussion
26 July, 18.00
Šv. Jono g. 11, LT-01123 Vilnius
In partnership with Syndicate and Autarkia
We are happy to invite you to the book launch of Your Time Is My Time at Medūza Gallery in Vilnius. The evening will unfold with a presentation of the book and a discussion led by JL Murtaugh. Participants in the discussion include Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Sandra Skurvida, Merilin Talumaa and Annika Toots.
Your Time Is My Time analyses contemporary artistic practices among artists from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in the context of evolving global networks and art production. The book focuses on artists from the Baltic countries who have been living and working outside of the region for longer periods of time or who have been engaged in a nomadic lifestyle, constantly travelling between different cities and countries. It explores different aspects of migration, precariousness, belonging, and community-building in the practices of these artists, in order to reflect on how the working conditions shape their artworks.
Your Time Is My Time also captures a turning point in the perception of temporal, geographic, and social proximity, and the shift towards finding more sustainable artistic methods and practices in response to deepening economic and ecological distress. Has this current era of crises resulted in new ways of working? How has the meaning of home and workplace changed?
Edited by Annika Toots & Merilin Talumaa
Texts by Inga Lāce, Sandra Skurvida, Emma Duester, Neringa Černiauskaitė
With contributions by Žilvinas Kempinas, Vytenis Jankūnas, Viktor Timofeev, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Daiga Grantiņa, Ingel Vaikla, Pakui Hardware, Merike Estna, Agnė Juodvalkytė, Katja Novitskova, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Lina Lapelytė, Evita Vasiļjeva, Emilija Škarnulytė, Laura Põld, Maria Kapajeva
Design by Kert Viiart
Proofreading by Bryne McLaughlin
Published & distributed by Mousse Publishing & Roots to Routes
Softcover, 17 x 23 cm
€ 25 / $ 29.95
The book is supported by Estonian Ministry of Culture, Outset Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Society of Art Historians and Curators, Nordic Culture Point
In partnership with Syndicate and Autarkia, guest-hosted by Medūza.
Syndicate is a nomadic platform for exhibitions, events, and publications directed by JL Murtaugh.
Autarkia is an artist-run, service-oriented institution focused on providing support and resources to artists in Lithuania and abroad.
Medūza is the Lithuanian Artists’ Union’s contemporary art and culture space, managed by Audrius Pocius and Eglė Agnė Benkunskytė.