21 April - 1 June 2010
Participants: Robertas Narkus, Aurelija Ciukšaitė, Justė Venclovaitė, Indrė Ercmonaitė, Rimas Sakalauskas, Antanas Stančius, Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo, Sigrid Viir, Krista Mölder, Liena Bondare, Flo Kasearu, Anna Shkodenko, Lita Liepa, Andris Eglitis, Romans Korovins  

The contemporary art gallery VARTAI in cooperation with Tallinn gallery ARTDEPOO and independent Latvian curator Iliana Veinberga, opens its door to the young Baltic artists' exhibition, in which the work f young but already appreciated (and those still waiting for appreciation) artists from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be shown as well.

The title ILLUSION OF INCLUSION is a sociological term applied to the exhibition for highlighting the entrance and involvement of young art into the world of gallery and art market. Rhethorically do we dare to ask: isn't this process the illusion of inclusion?! Is the line between "known" and "unknown" real or just an illusion? Do we recognize the creation of Latvians and Estonians and they- ours? What are those inclusions in regard to each other?

INCLUSION OF ILLUSION as an artistic strategy, is the incorporation of memory, history, time and space snippets that are purified to a level of unreality.

Curators: Danutė Gambickaitė, Eglė Juocevičiūtė, Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė, Iliana Veinberga, Olga Temnikova


Embassy of Republic of Latvia, Embassy of Republic of Estonia