"D9 – Artsy Office" in Vilnius is offering regular tours that are open to the public
Located in Vilnius Old Town, this unique office-gallery opens its doors to the residents of Vilnius and city guests. Following an impressive renovation, the building now houses all the companies of the "Noewe" group, including the Noewe Foundation.
Currently, the space showcases nearly 200 works from the collection of the Noewe Foundation, ranging from the latest acquisitions to previously never-before-exhibited paintings, photographs, sculptures, and installations by Lithuanian and international artists.
Those who wish to get a closer look at internationally acclaimed artworks and wander through the unique architectural spaces are invited to participate in tours.
The decision to organize tours, led by the Noewe Foundation team and volunteers, aims to provide access to rarely seen art pieces and respond to the growing interest of the public. "For the first time, we opened the doors of 'D9 – Artsy Office' to the public this year as part of the 'Open House Vilnius' program. To our delight, the event attracted a significant number of visitors, and attendees actively engaged in tours. Furthermore, we have been receiving more and more individual requests for visits to these unique spaces, so we have decided to continue providing this opportunity and, of course, to present the artworks from the Noewe Foundation collection," says Ugnė Bužinskaitė, the director of the Noewe Foundation.
The Noewe Foundation boasts a collection of over 1500 works, and almost 200 of these are exhibited at the "D9 Artsy Office". These are works by famous foreign and Lithuanian artists, encompassing paintings, photographs, graphics and sculptures. The exposition contains the works of world-famous artists such as Cindy Sherman, Andres Serrano, Teresa Margolles, Jake and Dinos Chapman, and Marcel Dzama. The main reception is decorated with the giant and provocative canvas "All Together I" by the famous Estonian artist, Kaido Ole.
Most of the artwork in the D9 exposition is created by Lithuanian artists. Here you can see works by such famous Lithuanian artists as SetP Stanikas, who participated in the Venice Biennale, Robertas Narkus, and the winner of the National Prize, Deimantas Narkevičius. The works of the most prominent Lithuanian painters are also exhibited, including those by Patricija Jurkšaitytė, Andrius Zakarauskas, Eglė Karpavičiūtė, Jolanta Kyzikaitė, Linas Jusionis, Kazimieras Brazdžiūnas. Lithuanian classics are also celebrated from artists, like Jonas Rimša, Vytautas Kasiulis, Pranas Domšaitis, and Viktoras Vizgirda.
One part of the building is dedicated to Lithuanian photography, where works by Antanas Sutkus, Vitas Luckus, Aleksandras Aleksantravičius and Vaclovas Straukas are exhibited, while contemporary photographic media is displayed with interpretations by Akvilė Aglickaite, Visvaldas Morkevičius, Paulius Makauskas, Vytenis Jankūnas, Vytautas Kumža, and Ugnius Gelguda.
To accommodate the more rarely seen exhibits of the Noewe Foundation, the atrium was created to display the larger, more dramatic objects – like sculptures by Indriķis Ģelzis, Zuza Golinska, Rūta Jusionytė and Matas Janušonis.
Tickets for tours (in Lithuanian) can be purchased here.