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2022 November 25–December 17 the steel sculpture "Tribunes" by Rafal Piesliak will be installed at the parade entrance of Šiauliai Didždvaris gymnasium.

The presentation of the sculpture will be held on Friday, November 25, 5:30 p.m. at Šiauliai art gallery.

Rafal Piesliak is well-known for his conceptual spatial installations and sculptures, where human relations with the surrounding environment and the formation of new experiences are important. Anyone who stands behind the rostrum gets preference over other people listening to him. With this work, Rafal Piesliak performatively involves the viewer in his creative experiment, thus expanding the possibilities of the work.

Rafal Piesliak (b. 1983) - artist, 2008 after graduating from bachelor studies in sculpture at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Since 2009 actively participates in exhibition activities in Lithuania and abroad, presents sculptural objects in public spaces, creates scenographies for performances. in 2010 the author received the Polish State Award for Merit to Culture, and in 2020 for the installation "Garden" he was awarded the best sculpture/installation at ArtVilnius'20.

The partner of the exhibition (AV17) gallery, located in Totorių st. In Vilnius, there is a space that has been actively working with contemporary art for eleven years. It is one of the few galleries operating in Lithuania that exclusively presents sculpture and installation art. In addition to permanent exhibition activities, the gallery implements various international and regional artistic and educational projects, conducts exchange programs with foreign and Lithuanian creators, thus promoting the spread of contemporary art in our country and Europe.

The installation is part of the program of the contemporary art and fashion festival "Virus'27".

Organizer Šiauliai Art Gallery

The festival is financed by Šiauliai City Municipality and the Lithuanian Culture Council

The main information partner is Lithuanian National Radio and Television

Partners and sponsors: news portal „Etaplius“, AB „Šiaulių bankas“, UAB „Laurema“, UAB „Gorila reklama“, MO museum, „The Rooster gallery“, „Meno niša“ gallery, State Drama Theater of Šiauliai, Šiauliai athletics and wellness center, Nuepiko dance troupe