GVS: Guggenheim Visibility Study

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    A discretionary research group for Vilnius’ Guggenheim project / Gugenheimo tyrimo ir palaikymo grupė
    2G: Guggenheim Group June 6th, 2008

    2G: Guggenheim group*

    *A discretionary research group for Vilnius’ Guggenheim project

    “2G: Guggenheim group” is a group set up temporary to provoke the Real to a reality,
    of the discussion on possibility of the Guggenheim museum project in Vilnius.

    “2G: Guggenheim group” is a meeting place for different, sometimes opposing, communities:
    the investors and realtors, the architects and vendors, the students and business,
    fashion workers and politicians, at the end all citizens concerned on the global scale.

    “2G: Guggenheim group” was initiated as a lab inviting a group of people,
    students from VAA (Vilnius Art Academy), students from NTNU (Norwegian University for Science and Technology) and leading experts in Lithuania and overseas to support the Official case of Guggenheim research project by starting with performative discussion and workshop in Vilnius with possible further development on the franchise sites of Guggenheim project.

    “2G: Guggenheim group” is planned as drifting production site
    to produce several overlapping layers during the summer 2008:

    1. A “social housing project” is an invitation to “realize”
    the unrealized Guggenheim projects in a “human” scale,
    transforming the proposals for Guggenheim museum into
    the shelters for homeless people and building them in the location of the future Guggenheim in Vilnius at the river bank.

    2. “2G: Guggenheim group” will also “revise legacy of Fluxus”
    and produce series of re-enactments staged at the JMVMC (Jonas Mekas Visual Art Centre) and fashion’d business centre “Vilnius Gates” in Vilnius.

    3. “Opera” will chart all anxieties and desires for Vilnius Guggenheim
    in a performative form. “Opera” will result as an outcome of the workshop scripting process,
    that would retranslate encounters, interviews, etc. into the form of performance.

    The three parts of the research and production will be represented in a form of the
    installation in 2008 Taipei biennale, including film and video archive of events, site drawings, “social housing” models, posters, postcards, weblog and more.