“Artworks Curate Too” – Raimundas Malašauskas
“Maverick curator” and writer Raimundas Malašauskas was born in Vilnius. He has been described by Metropolis M magazine as the one curator who knows how to give new meaning to the concept of the “exhibition,” developing his projects with a high level of playfulness, unpredictability and wit.
From 1995 to 2006, he worked at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, and curated “Black Market Worlds,” the IX Baltic Triennial, at CAC Vilnius in 2005. From 2007 to 2008, he was a visiting curator at California College of the Arts, San Francisco; from 2007 to 2009 he was also a curator at Artists Space, New York. Malašauskas has curated the exhibitions “Sculpture of the Space Age,” David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2009); “Into the Belly of a Dove,” Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (2010), and “Repetition Island,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2010), and worked as one of the agents for Documenta 13. In 2013 he curated oO at the Lithuanian and Cyprus Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, Italy. His most recent projects include Fusiform Gyrus at Lisson Gallery, London, UK and the 9th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, titled Se o clima for favorável, Si el tiempo lo permite. His other recent exhibition projects, Hypnotic and Clifford Irving , are in progress.
In 2007, Malašauskas co-wrote the libretto of Cellar Door, an opera by Loris Gréaud produced in Paris.
2012 the book Paper Exhibition, Selected Writings by Raimundas Malašauskas was published, a “book that belongs to no one and is not needed by anyone,” as Malašauskas put it, as “16 readers had been invited to add, comment on, correct and leave their mark boldly in the margins, or way at the back, as another means of carefully replaying these words written by someone else.” (Maxine Kopsa)
As former SomoS guest Raimundas Malašauskas has kindly allowed SomoS to incorporate a few quotes from Paper Exhibition in the September 2014 SomoS residents group show Made in SomoS.