04.08 - 11.08.22
For the last show at InTheCloset:Oslo
We are very proud to invite you to the exhibition by a Lithuanian artist and film maker Agnė Jokšė!
For the show at InTheCloset Agnė will be presenting a pieace titled "Lezbynai" (2020). It is an erotic story about lesbian love in the background of the Lazdynai district where the artist grew up. The residential houses lined up in front of each other in this neighbourhood create a situation of a kind of panopticon, when everyone watches everyone, so any intimate gesture becomes both private and public at the same time. In Jokšės’s story, this situation becomes a medium for spreading a sexual, unbridled fantasy, which, unfolding within the artist’s relationship with her lovers, paints the seemingly silent concrete walls of the district’s buildings and penetrates the lives and thoughts of the people living there.
Performance/reading documentation and video subtitling: Ieva Kotryna Skirmantaitė
Performance/reading documentation and video subtitling: Ieva Kotryna Translation: Alexandra Bondarev
"Lezbynai" has been written in the context of an exhibition "Palydos" at project space Swallow, Vilnius, curated by Edgaras Gerasimovičius, Audrius Pocius, Vaida Stepanovaitė.
Agnė Jokšė works between Vilnius and Copenhagen, she holds a MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Visual Arts and a BA in Monumental Painting from the Vilnius Academy of the Arts. Using the tools typical of autoethnography, Jokšė tells stories in which the artist’s experiences and past events related to contemplations of love, intimacy and friendship intertwine with imaginative reflections on the world surrounding these events. She works with writing, video, and performance, investigating questions surrounding parallel histories, compassion, entangled relations, queerness, and language.
Recent projects include presentations at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2022), Artists' Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2021); Baltic Triennial 14 (2021); Publics, Helsinki (2021); NAC, Nida (2021); Mimosa House, London (2020); Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2020). The artist's work Dear Friend was awarded the JCDecaux Emerging Artist Award in 2019.