Join us online June 27– 28 for photo l.a.’s first-ever virtual photo fair, Virtual Collect + Connect. Photo l.a. has reimagined the traditional fair space to digitally connect galleries and private dealers, collectors, photographers and enthusiasts from around the globe. No longer confined to four walls, Virtual Collect + Connect will play host to over 70 exhibitors via interactive, 3D booths accessed via the Whova app.
Saturday, June 27th - 11am - 8pm (PST)
Sunday, June 28th - 11am - 8pm (PST)
To attend the first edition of Virtual Collect + Connect
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- If you will be using a desk/laptop, once you pay you can sign in at the desktop link
- Then starting on June 1st login and plan your day or weekend at Virtual Collect + Connect
- Login on to the app or website or on June 27th and 28th for our inaugural virtual event.
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Meno Parkas Gallery will going to present artworks of three artists - Dovile Dagiene - Doda, Neringa Naujokaite and Remigijus Treigys.
Dovile Dagiene - Doda (born 1981) is an artist and photographer who lives and works in Vilnius. In 2020 graduated from Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Photography and Media Art with DFA (Doctor of Fine Arts) degree. Research interests include memory, imagination, time and place in photography.
Presented project: "Boy with a Stick". The series of photographs (Photopolymer Gravure Plates Prints) has been nominated and awarded the second prize at the Sony World Photography Awards 2015 – the world’s largest annual photography contest. The original series “Boy with a Stick” is also supplemented with new work that has been conceived by the author as a reflection of her creative experience in pursuit of the ways to capture memory and imagination through the medium of photography. Later the series was featured in several solo shows tiled "Faraway Unknown".
As artist explains - ‘this body of work, like most, started with a personal story. One summer, just before my birthday, the family members began asking what I would like as a gift. Our, then four years old, son overheard those conversations and became worried about what present he would give me. I remember we have talked about things that we do not need and a heartwarming gifts when my hero decided for himself that he will donate his collection of sticks. It was one of the most remarkable gifts I have ever received. The collection of 25 sticks that were brought home one by one during the year from our daily walks. Later on I found how many photographs I had taken have in them a child holding a stick in his hand. I’ve started selecting those photographs. And so the narrative has begun to emerge.’
Photography series “Boy with a Stick” is a part of MO Museum collection (Vilnius, Lithuania).
Artist's website: www.doda.lt
Neringa Naujokaite – born in Kaunas (Lithuania) in 1966, lives and works in Düsseldorf (Germany). Graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts (Graphic studies) in 1991. Fine art studies at Art Academy Düsseldorf in 2000. The postgraduate study of Audiovisual Media at Academy of Media Arts in Cologne in 2003. Received the International Women's Foundation “Die Höge” Award in 2011. A project grant Kunststiftung NRW (Germany) in 2005. Ida Gerhardi Grant (Lüdenscheid, Germany) in 2003. Grant by the City of Düsseldorf in 2002. The Bremen Award for Video Art in 2000. Has participated in artist residencies in Austria, China, and Germany. Artist works in the fields of photography, video art and installation.
Presented project Schwarz Weiß Grau (EN: “Black White Grey”). In focus of the analog photography series "Schwarz Weiß Grau" is an authentic Art Deco apartment of the 30s in Kaunas (Lithuania) at restoration. The interplay of the clear architectural forms and lines with subtle light result in the dynamics of black and white. The artist seeks to convey her personal fascination to Kaunas interwar architecture, and contemplates the attitude of contemporary society towards the architectural heritage in Lithuania.
Artist’s website: www.neringa-naujokaite.de/
Remigijus Treigys – born in Kaunas in 1961, lives and works in Klaipėda (Lithuania). Graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts in 1987. Has been participating in exhibitions since 1987. Received the Young Artists Award of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania in 1991, the Robert Bosh Foundation (Berlin, Germany) fellowship in 2004, the scholarship of CEC Arts Link (New York, USA) in 2005. Award of the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers in 2006. In 2018 was awarded with the name of the Master of Klaipėda Culture. The name is given to Klaipėda city artists or other cultural workers for exceptional merits to urban culture. His works are in collections of MO Museum in Vilnius, Odense Museum of Photographic Art (Denmark), Gallery of Art of the European Parliament (Brussels), PROARTIBUS Centre, Ekenäs (Finland) and others.
Photographs presented at the art fair – depicted from 2009-2019 period and telling subtle stories of unknown and unnamed places. Analog photography technique allows author to colour them manually adding some soft and gentle sepia or dark brown mood. The exact place and time where and when the photographs are taken is not important. Author allows the viewer to create the ending of the story exploring and browsing through scratchy and noisy surfaces of it. Building his own and unique photography technique artist suggest to discover these artworks more like captured images but to encode it as fragile paintings. The most importantly in his artwork – the mystical act of meditation – intuition, filigree, sensually captured images, not the external form of objects, but their inner essence.