Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Cerniauskaite, who make up Pakui Hardware, were selected to represent Lithuania at this year’s Sixtieth Venice Biennale. It is expected to take place in 2024. The pair will present an immersive installation at the Lithuanian pavilion that will include works by the modernist painter Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė (1933–2007). The pavilion is organized by the Lithuanian National Museum of Art undercommissioner Arūnas Gelūnas and curated by Valentinas Klimašauskas and João Laia.
Pakui Hardware Berlin and Vilnius are well-known for creating sculptures and installations that reflect the future. According to a press release from the duo’s gallery, Carlier Gebauer, the “kinetic”Installation will investigate “inflammations”The environment and society that they affect. “Inflammation— of both human and planetary bodies—becomes the starting point to talk about the systemic harm done to a part of humanity and the earth itself,”The release notes this. Pakui Hardware will place the topic at the heart of a dialogue with the work of Rožanskaitė, whose paintings as early as the 1970s explored the connections between bodies and medicine. The installation will merge “human and planetary scale . . ., revealing how not only our body, but also the planet’s, is ‘on fire.’”
On November 27, the Fifty-Ninth Venice Biennale ended. France is among the other countries that has announced its representatives artists for the next iteration. They chose a French-Caribbean multimediaist. Julien CreuzetHis work examines the diasporic experience as well as the French colonial past. Estonia, who chose the career of a sculptor Edith Karlsonwhose work examines how humans interact with their environment. In the first part of next year, the theme of the 2024 Biennale is expected to be announced.