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LPE: Independent Drawing Gig (IDG) Vol. 2

Saturday, 4.11.2006, at 8:00 p.m. as part of the Lectures, Presentations and Exhibitions programme,

press to exit project space is inviting you to the Independent Drawing Gig (IDG) Vol. 2- a group exhibition of drawings and live performance by Linas Jablonskis and Dainius Liskevicius at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje.

The exhibition moves to the new space of press to exit project space (Vasil Gjorgov 28/4) and remains on view from November 11th – December 1st, 2006.

Independent Drawing Gig (IDG) is an initiative of Vilnius-based artist Linas Jablonskis meant to signify an “energy infused” event fusing non-traditional drawings and the independent music scene. By bringing together the creative and emotive link that exists between drawing and music, incorporating aspects of story telling, lyricism, energy and attitude, the completeness of gesture and intent, IDG inspires a fresh experience of images and sound.

The inaugural IDG Vol.1 was held in Vilnius in the fall of 2005 and the third edition will take place
in The Hague in 2007.

IDG Vol.2 will include the work of a larger group of artists working with drawing, animation and music, and it will also function as a launch-platform to the new issues of D (, edited by Yane Calovski) and FUKT (, edited by Berlin-based artist Bjorn Heagart). Both of these publications focus on the vast filed and challenging notion of contemporary drawing as a practice and a medium.

The program of IDG Vol. 2 includes:
Live performance by Linas Jablonskis and Dainius Liskevicius;
Linas Jablonskis (1959) is an artist lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania. He graduated at Lithuanian State Art Institute, in the department of Art History. Since 1982 Jablonskis is the Head of the Print Collection of the Library of Vilnius University. He is working on his drawings and music at the same time.

Dainius Liskevicius (1970) lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania. He graduated at the Vilnius Art Academy in the department of sculpture in 1996. He works with installations, photography, video and performances.

Group exhibition of drawings by Ivanka Apostolova, Rachel Bacon, Ray Bartkus, Kostas Bogdanas, Yane Calovski, Jérome Chazeix, Goran Dachev, Bjorn Hegardt, Ivan Ivanovski, Linas Jablonskis, Vytenis Jankunas, Erik-Jan Ligtvoet, Dainius Liskevicius, Danilo Mandic, Mile Nichevski, Jessy Rahman, Egle Ridikaite, Stefanie Scholte, Kristina Sepetyte, Jasper Sebastian Stürup, Velimir Zernovski, Francisco Valdes, and others.
Screening of FUKT’s animation issue including animations by Karen Eckert, Johannes Heldon, Hilde Tordal, Bard Tordal, James Paterson, Francisco Valdes, Hristina Ivanoska, Lars Nilsson, Florian Zeyfang, Gab Heller, Johannes Nyholm, Andreas Korsar, Erla Haraldsdottir.

IDG Vol. 2 has been supported by a grant from the Lithuanian Institute, Vilnius. Further support has been provided by press to exit project space, the Swiss Cultural Programme South East Europe and Ukraine and MOCA - Skopje.