The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LeTMeKoo) is an artist-run organisation that has more than 100 members and belongs to the Lithuanian Art Creators’ Association, yet it has always been a virtual organisation (without premises) and organised its projects at Kablys (“The Hook”, the former Railway Workers’ Culture Palace in Vilnius), military barracks in the Northern Town district of Vilnius, the Contemporary Art Centre, the Ministry of Fluxus (a government-sponsored artist studio complex in Central Vilnius), and in public spaces of Vilnius and other cities. LETMEKOO, established as a non-governmental public organisation (an association) in 1998, continues the activities of Metastudija, an artist-run initiative that emerged in 1994. The association unites both young and acclaimed artists who received the Lithuanian National Art and Culture Prize and other awards, and participated in the Venice Biennale and other prominent international and local exhibitions. It is the only organisation run by artists and curators in Lithuania that has been consistently active for more than a decade already. It organizes and produces exhibitions, events and residencies, publishes various publications and represents artists in various socio-political situations. Although the association’s name in Lithuanian resembles those of the creative unions established in the Soviet era, it has no inherited bureaucratic structure, and is thus able to flexibly respond to today’s situation of the Lithuanian art scene and flirt with it.
LTMKS Project Space Sodų 4
Sodų 4 run by artist community from Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LTMKS) fills the gap of curated and artist-organised shows in Vilnius, Lithuania. It invites curators, artists from LTMKS and elsewhere for collaborations. It also aims to allocate a significant part of its program for international artists. The space also acts as a space for performances, screenings, workshops and other unexpected actions.