Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas
Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas (born in Lithuania) have been working together since 1997, co-founding JUTEMPUS interdisciplinary art program – a model for social and artistic practice. They have established an international reputation for their socially inter-active and inter-disciplinary practice that engages with the fabric of everyday life, public social space, and even political space, focusing on issues relevant to Lithuania. Generally, their practice is comprised of collective activities – workshops, lectures, debates, television programs, Internet chat-rooms, and public protest actions – that form around a specific social space and a topical issue. The art outcome is often the documentary recording, in a range of media, of the activity: or the collective production of an art work. They also collaborate with experts in different fields of cultural production such as architecture, design, and fashion to produce objects or products that cross disciplinary boundaries. Urbonas's work has evolved hand-in-hand with new media as they experiment with forms of ‘access' that impacts upon public/audience reception of exhibition practices.
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The artists Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas are representing Lithuania at the 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. This book documents the artistic process of the Villa Lituania project, collecting the archival material associated with the challenge of building a pigeon loft in Rome, and a visual and textual artists' diary.