The Rooster Gallery cordially invites you to a solo show by Vytautas Kumža AFTER THE DAY “Is it over yet?”, which will be open from November 4 to 20 in the gallery’s exhibition space at 12 Šv. Brunono Bonifaco St. Opening hours of the gallery: IV–VI 4 p.m.–7 p.m., VII 2 p.m.–5 p.m. The exhibition opening will take place on November 4, 6 p.m.
The exhibition addresses the state between fiction and reality; a vision, a problem, a dream, a nightmare, a hangover, or a miracle. The liminal space between the lost past and the unknown future. Something that is forgotten but, all of the sudden, becomes remembered. In this exhibition, Vytautas Kumža shows a series of new twisted photographic works that are combined with sculptural objects and spatial installations, evoking a feeling of anxiety and pointing out to a widespread sense of fragility. It affects our senses and understandings in new and slippery ways.
Kumža immerses us within visual contexts and ungraspable situations where the viewer observes familiar objects and reflects on them by assigning new functionalities and possibilities. These objects are mundane and go through a radical transformative process. They end up combined with other materials and objects which generate new meanings and stories. Kumža is interested in how we perceive gestures and symbols through emotions that we attach to the surrounding objects.
The Project is kindly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality.
VYTAUTAS KUMŽA (b. 1992) graduated from the photography studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Netherlands) in 2017. He has participated in group exhibitions in Lithuania, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Switzerland, South Korea, and has held several solo shows in Lithuania and the Netherlands. His works have been presented in international art fairs Art Dubai, Unseen, Unfair, Art Rotterdam, Enter, Foto Tallinn and photography festivals. He is the winner of NN Art Award (2022), Sunly prize (2021), Sybren Hellinga Art Prize (2019), Ron Mandos Young Blood Talent Award (2017), and a nominee of numerous photography awards. In 2019 Kumža was awarded a Mondriaan Fund grant for emerging artists. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam.