September 2 – October 2, 2005  
The Radvila Palace (Vilnius, Vilniaus g. 22) 
Open daily 12 – 18 val., closed on Mondays and State Holidays
 Curator: Lolita Jablonskienė 

Vladimiras Tarasovas. 2005. Photo by Danutė MukienėIn his sound installations, Vladimir Tarasov combines objects, various sounds, noises and/or some specially chosen music. His art works are based on the unity of space, action (most of the installations are kinetic) and music; their expression is poetic, metaphorical, sometimes – subtly ironical. The exhibition at the Radvila Palace of the Lithuanian Art Museum is the first retrospective of this artist in Lithuania. Some earlier created works as well as three entirely new sound installations are presented in the museum halls. All of them are specially adjusted to the spaces of the Palace, sited in them, with an attempt to create a polyphonic audiovisual totality. The exposition is complemented with V. Tarasov’s scores, sketches of installations and display of his LP records, CDs, and catalogues of exhibitions.

The project is supported by:
Vilnius City Municipality UAB „Topo centras“
Special thanks to:
  • Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

  • UAB „Muzikos ekspresas“

  • „Baltos lankos“ bookshop

  • Vladimir Rybakov, engineer of the „Likani“ installation

  • Raimundas Zobarskas, assistant of the artist


Born in 1947 in Archangelsk, Russia. Since 1968 has lived and worked in Vilnius, Lithuania. For many years V. Tarasov performed with the Lithuanian Symphonic Orchestra and other symphonic, chamber, and jazz orchestras in Lithuania, Europe and the USA. 1971 to 1986, V. Tarasov was a member of the famous contemporary jazz music trio – The Ganelin Trio (Viatcheslav Ganelin, Vladimir Tarasov, Vladimir Chekasin). With the Trio and many other artists and orchestras he has reordered more than 100 records and CDs including numerous solo performances. Since 1990 he has a member of the Composers Union of Lithuania. V. Tarasov also writes music for orchestras, movies, and theatres: Staatstheater, Stuttgart – 1995; Majestic Theater at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York – 1995; Josef Nadj Centre Choreographique National Orleans, Orleans – 1998, etc. Since 1991 he has been working in the visual arts, both individually and collaborating with other artists: Ilya Kabakov, Sarah Flohr, etc. He has presented works in solo exhibitions an took part in numerous group exhibitions. He has also taught and given lectures at the Podewill Center in Berlin, the Music Academy in Bremen, and at Art Academies in Orleans (France), Düsseldorf and Vilnius. In 1993 – 1994, he received a grant from the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (Germany); and in 1998 from the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy. He is the author of the book, “Trio”, which was published by “Baltos Lankos” publishing house in 1998 in Vilnius.

1994              Water Music,  Staedtische Galerie, Iserlohn
1995              Water Music,  Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
1996              Concert For Flies # 2, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
                      Water Music, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
1997              Bells for St. Casimir, St. Casimir Church, Vilnius
                      Concert for Flies # 3, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
1998              Music of Spirits, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
                      Nocturne for Paper, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren
                      Music of Spirits # 2, Tabakman Gallery, New York
1999              Ach so…, Giedre Bartelt Gallery, Berlin
2000              Ach so…, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
New York – New York, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
New York – New York, Barrick Museum, Las Vegas
2000/01         Christmas Wreath, Vilnius Churches
2002              Nocturne For Paper  #2, Contemporary Art Center-DOM, Moscow
2003              Sound Games, Ludwig Museum in The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
                      Shehina, Gallery “Lietuvos Aidas”
2004              Likani, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2005              Kaziukas, Contemporary Arts Center, Vilnius


The Red Wagon (with Ilya Kabakov)
1991              Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf
1994              Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna
1999              Museum Wiesbaden (permanent)
Incident in the Museum or Water Music (with Ilya Kabakov)
1992              Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
1993              Museum for Contemporary Art, Chicago
1994              Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt
1995              Fundacio Antonio Tapies, Barcelona
                      Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon
2000              Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris
Red Pavilion (with Ilya Kabakov)
1993              La Biennale de Venezia
                      Kunsthalle, Cologne
Concert for Flies (with Ilya Kabakov)
1993              Chateau D’Oiron
The Red Corner (with Ilya Kabakov)
1994              Kulturhuset, Stockholm
C’est ici que nous vivons (with Ilya Kabakov)
1995              Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Installation at Solitude (with Sarah Flohr)
1996              Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
Alle (with Carolin Helga Motz)
1996              Galerie in der Zehntscheuer, Moglingen
Music on the Water (with Ilya Kabakov)
1996              Schloss Salzau, Kiel
The Wagon “Let’s Go Girls” (with Ilya Kabakov)
2003              Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Swamp Gold (with Anatoly Belkin)
 2004             The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Close to Not (with Sarah Flohr)
2005              The State Russian Museum St. Petersburg


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