Lt   En    News       Architecture       Art processes       Contacts

< >   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24           X
Coordinator: LNO (Organization of Lithuanian Non-creators)
Curator: Vladas Balsys
Date: 2007 - 2009
First time the Project was mentioned in „Magazine“ (Nr.2) the quarterly review of the Klaipėda Exhibition Palace.
There were 17 artists joined the campaign according to the official data provided by the Organization of Lithuanian
Non-creators. The main aim of the project was nothing to create. The artists were able to make a choice (on-line) how
long not to create: a) an hour; b) a month; c) one week; d) one month; e) one year f) the rest of the life. The participants
sent their names and chosen period of nonproductive creative time (a, b, c, d, e, f). The next step of “Unemployed Time”
was the show. Organization of Lithuanian Non-creators made decision to arrange view shows simply by locking the
doors of the galleries, exhibition palaces and art institutions for one year without access to the audience. It was done
through the e-mails. The President of Organization of Lithuanian Non-creators himself sent 72 e-mails to the art
institutions asking them to host the project. None of the institutions answered. Next step for the realization of the
project was the Press. Invitation to take part in the art project “Unemployed Time” by closing exhibition halls and art
galleries was published in the weekly cultural supplement of the daily “Lietuvos Rytas” (Nr. 138) on June 19th, 2007.
Nobody responded. No more means for dissemination of the project were adopted and was made decision to cease the
project. Few months passed and the curator of the Klaipėda Exhibition Palace occasionally remembered the project
“Unemployed Time” and suggested to arrange the show in Klaipėda. In December, 2007 there was filled up the
application for the Klaipeda Exhibition Palace program of art projects and by January 2008 there was given a partial
approval for it’s realization. The administration of the Art Palace disagreed on closing the main exhibition spaces for
the period of one year and gave permission to use the hall. The provisional president of Organization of Lithuanian
Non-creators in rush order made a decision to open the show of the project without showing anything. He but also
agreed on leaving the doors of the hall unlocked. The only thing showed was the blank list of paper – the poster
of the show. The poster meant the official existence of the project of “Unemployed time”, though apparent
absence of any reflection on it neither in the press, nor in the exhibition hall, nor in other means of information.
Vladas Balsys (d), Darius Vaicekauskas (c), Donatas Cerniauskas (a), Jomantas Padgurskas (e), Saulius Druskis (a),
Alina Matijosiene (c), Dovydas Augaitis (c), Skaiste Kazarauskaite (b), Lilija Putniene (e), Eurika Balsyte (d),
Audrius Grinys (a), Donatas Medzevicius (c), Sandra Malaskeviciute (c), Remigijus Praspaliauskas (b),
Bronislovas Rudys (d), Rolandas Rastauskas (b), Nezinomas Menininkas (f), Liepa Kuraite (c).

© Vladas Balsys / 2007-2012