Corner shaped mini gallery curated by Indrė Ercmonaitė, Vilnius, Lithuania
Mini-gallery “Don’t Cry” – since 2014.
The model of a random gallery corner is a symbol of a traditional exhibition space. The concept of the project is to make exhibitions in various places (nature, city, etc.). The metaphor of the white-cube helps to highlight being in it and out of it at the same time. The title chosen for the mini-gallery – “Don’t Cry” – creates a vulnerable, yet encouraging mood for the whole idea. Depending on a momentary place/space, for example – by the river, in the corner – the title creates a scene of encouragement, like Don’t Cry by the river, etc.
“Don’t Cry” welcomes professional artist such as painters, photographers, interdisciplinary, yes – all sorts of visualists to shrink them art to the matching scale for this mini gallery. Some say it’s easy, some take it as the challenge, all the approaches are appreciated. Everyone try to be as serious and professional as possible, but no matter what – the experience is unforgettable and the viewers always say “awwwwww so cute!”. It’s not that you are only the gallerist or only the artist – you suddenly become some giant architect/designer/electrician/courier/ of the whole project from A to Z.