Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
A sculpture made from window frames and panes recently removed from the CAC, Vilnius
As 2009 Partner Institution, CAC Vilnius curators Kestutis Kuizinas and Simon Rees commission Smash the Windows, Snatch the Crystals, made from window frames and panes recently removed from the CAC by artist Mindaugas Navakas.
The marriage of a monumental sculpture and material from a famous example of soviet modernist architecture is a playful reflection on ways that memories and art forms associated with historical periods can be productively remade.
The CAC’s project is accompanied by a panel, 'Memories, Monoliths, Monsters?', presented in the Frieze Talks programme and reflecting on monumentality in post-Soviet countries and how its significance differs from the role and meaning of the monument in the west.