During the day, Mindaugas (the name alludes to ‘daug menąs’ – much wisdom, ‘daugiamintis’ – the one who has many ideas, or ‘daugio minimas’ – much fame) is operated by a number of artists by way of a set of instructions, script, score, scenario etc. to be played out by Mindaugas during the course of one particular day in the city of Vilnius or nearby surrounding areas.

In the evening, Mindaugas will rest, and the ideas that he has embodied during the day will appear on a stage at the CAC where a different artist will present a performance each night. The stage represents a dream-state of Mindaugas, a site for even more possibilities. It is called Charismateria.

The performance programme is accompanied by Cinema of the Self, a daily 8-hour programme of contemporary artists’ films dedicated to notions of selfhood and the construction of the self.

Mindaugas Triennial is curated by Defne Ayas, Director of Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; and Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX, London. By invitation of Defne Ayas the curatorial concept and program is developed together with New York-based artists Ieva Misevičiūtė and Michael Portnoy.

Organised by the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius