ARTVILNIUS’09 – the first international contemporary art fair in the Baltic States
Vilnius is the European capital of culture in 2009. One of the most important and largest events of this program was the first international art fair ever to be held in the Baltic States – ART VILNIUS’09.
A wide and representative panorama of contemporary art was opened at LITEXPO Lithuanian Exhibition and Conference Center. On 8-12 July more than 100 well-known and new galleries from Lithuania, its neighboring countries and foreign countries occupied LITEXPO.
Galleries from 31 country participated in ARTVILNIUS’09:
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Canada and India.
Auxiliary pavilion spaces and approaches of LITEXPO were shelter exhibitions of sculptures, objects and installations, expositions of art publications, cultural institutions etc. Podium discussions, educational events and plenty of other different events were also in the program of ARTVILNIUS’09.
ARTVILNIUS’09 become an art bridge between the East and the West
We attained attention from art experts, gallerists, collectors, museologists, art critics and certainly for all local and foreign lovers of art.