In collaboration with David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Rupert is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Robertas Narkus, opening on the 8th of November 2019. The exhibition, Prospect Revenge, continues Robertas’ wide-ranging work exploring conversion, states of ambivalence, absurdity, use and uselessness. The exhibition will be the first solo presentation of the artist’s work in the UK.
The exhibition, organised in partnership with Rupert, is part of an ongoing series of organisational exchanges initiated by David Dale Gallery. The project is preceded by exchanges with The Workbench, Milan, Swimming Pool, Sofia and SALTS, Birsfelden. David Dale Gallery will present an exhibition in Vilnius as part of the exchange in Summer 2020.
Curator: Yates Norton
Designer: Tadas Karpavicius
The exhibition is funded by the Lithuanian Culture Council and Creative Scotland.
Robertas Narkus (Lithuania, currently based in Vilnius, Lithuania) describes his practice as the ‘management of circumstances in the economy of coincidence’. Drawing together a range of initiatives, collaborations and projects and working with a number of techniques and materials, Robertas explores perceived ideas of the useful and useless, the ordinary and the absurd, obsolescence and productivity, power relations and knowledge, play and the uses and abuses of creativity. Robertas is the founder of the Vilnius Institute of Pataphysics; the organiser of Autarkia, an artists’ day care centre in Vilnius; the originator of eeKulgrinda, an experimental engineering camp; and he is involved with the Visionary, a platform for art and hi-tech cooperation. His numerous exhibitions and performances, include those at the CAC Vilnius, XII Baltic Triennial (Vilnius), Kim? (Riga), De Appel Art Center (Amsterdam), Etablissement d’en Face (Brussels), Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw), Marrakech Biennale, among others. Robertas holds an MFA degree from the Sandberg Instituut at Rietveld Academie. In 2014 he was awarded a Young Artist prize from Lithuanian Culture Ministry for significant achievements in the field of visual arts.