Double Bind, opening in Vilnius

“Double Bind” is an exhibition of new commissions that aims to restore a sense of political agency to private psychological practices associated with personal failure. Starting from depression and looking more widely into emotion economies, we invited artists to fail and be vulnerable.

A confessional tone was assumed by works, architecture and curators alike; a tone regarded as an insurgent force rallying against congealed understandings of psychological pathology and illness and the language of seemingly dispassionate argument in which these are commonly expressed.

What remains as exhibition is un-ordered, multi­-directional and contradictory; a double­-bind, a larde-­arse and unfired clay in the gut.

Excerpt from exhibition text by Maya Tounta

The artist presented in the show are;

Valentina Desideri & Denise Ferreira da Silva
Morten Norbye Halvorsen
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson
Berglind Jóna
Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen
Lina Lapelytė
Viktorija Rybakova
Augustas Serapinas

Curated by Maya Tounta and Justė Jonutytė

The project is a collaboration between;
Rupert (Lithuania)
The Academy of Fine Art / KHiO (Norway)
The Living Art Museum (Iceland)

“Double Bind” will also take the form of a lecture series and publication with contributions by Florian Cramer, Travis Jeppesen, Nina Power, Joshua Simon and Marina Vishmidt, as well as workshops in Pabradė and Visaginas with Augustas Serapinas and Felix Gmelin.

The exhibition in Rupert will be open between October 15 – November 11.

More information can be found on and on Rupert’s website:

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