CANCELLED: Artist talk with Lina Lapelytė and DRAF curator Ned McConnell (18 Mar 2020 at DRAF, London)

CANCELLED: ARTIST TALK WITH LINA LAPELYTĖ AND DRAF CURATOR NED MCCONNELL

 

*In light of recent COVID-19 developments, DRAF recognises the need to take preventative measures to keep our audiences, staff and the artists we are working with safe. As such the artist talk with Lina Lapelytė scheduled for next Wednesday 18th March will be cancelled but we hope to be able to reschedule. 

 

Wednesday 18 March 2020
6.30pm-8pm

DRAF, 111 Great Titchfield Street
London
W1W 6RY 

Please join us for a talk between artist Lina Lapelytė and DRAF curator Ned McConnell during which they will discuss Lapelytė’s performance practice and upcoming presentation for DRAF at Glasgow International.

ABOUT LINA LAPELYTĖ 

Lina Lapelytė (b. 1984, Lithuania) is an artist living and working in London and Vilnius. She holds a BA in classical violin (2006), a BA in Sound Arts (2009) and an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London (2013). Her performance-based practice is rooted in music and flirts with pop culture, gender stereotypes, aging and nostalgia. Throughout her artistic career, Lapelytė has explored various forms of performativity, crossing genre boundaries while entwining folk rituals with popular music and opera formats, frequently using stylized expression, grotesque and conceptual musicality.

Her works Ladies (2015), Hunky Bluff (2014) and Candy Shop (2013/2015) have been performed at locations including the Serpentine Pavilion in London, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Venice Biennale of Architecture and MACBA (Barcelona). 

Her collaborative opera with Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė and Vaiva Grainytė, Have a Good Day! holds several awards, its libretto is translated into 9 languages and it’s been touring extensively. Their newest durational performance work Sun and Sea (Marina) represented Lithuania at the 58th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale in 2019 and received the Golden Lion award for the best national participation. www.sunandsea.lt 

DRAF x GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL 

To mark the launch of the Glasgow International Festival 2020, we have partnered with GI to present a performance programme at the venue SWG3 on Thursday 23 April. The evening will include performances by internationally recognised artists Paul Maheke, Lina Lapelytė and Nina Beier. Tickets and information on how to book will be released via www.glasgowinternational.org shortly. 

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

111 Great Titchfield Street is wheelchair accessible and has a gender-neutral bathroom.
Regrettably, we do not have any parking on Great Titchfield Street, however, car and taxi drop-offs are possible. 

Please contact us if you need more information regarding access or any other questions by emailing us on info@davidrobertsartfoundation.com 

  • Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Granytė, Lina Lapelytė - Sun and Sea (Marina) at Venice Biennale, 2019 Photo: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France / CC BY
    Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Granytė, Lina Lapelytė - Sun and Sea (Marina) at Venice Biennale, 2019 Photo: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France / CC BY
  • Lina Lapelytė, Ladies, as part of DRAF Evening of Performances + 10th Anniversary Party at KOKO. Photo: Max Colson. Supported by Lithuanian Cultural Institute. The work was commissioned by Rupert in partnership with The Living Art Museum and Oslo National Academy of Arts as a part of ‘Double Bind’ programme and produced under the EEA funding program and Lithuanian Republic in 2015.
    Lina Lapelytė, Ladies, as part of DRAF Evening of Performances + 10th Anniversary Party at KOKO. Photo: Max Colson. Supported by Lithuanian Cultural Institute. The work was commissioned by Rupert in partnership with The Living Art Museum and Oslo National Academy of Arts as a part of ‘Double Bind’ programme and produced under the EEA funding program and Lithuanian Republic in 2015.