The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt
New address:Rue de la Clé 19, 1000 Brussels

The newest but already most discussed gallery in town (est. 2008) can’t boast with good reviews in local art weeklies bus this is a proof that the gallery is challenging its audience and its critics. However it’s already created an outstanding international network that links its exhibited artists, works, shows, texts, concepts, and the art fairs it participated. The gallery is lead by young philosopher Jonas Žakaitis, who was named as “the youngest player in the field” by Adam Carr a year ago; nonetheless he must be saving this title for the next few years. The gallery currently represents five rather than six promising artists (Jesse Ash, Liudvikas Buklys, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Martijn in't Veld, Juozas Laivys) because it has recently ‘lost’ an art escapist and a concept designer Darius Mikšys from its list.
The most recent exhibitions included Gintaras Didžiapetris solo shows in Vilnius and in Frieze art fair, where he exhibited other artists’ works arranged in the exhibition space by Rosalind Nashashibi. The summer show by Juozas Laivys took place in the largest lake in Samogitia, where participant artists with the help of the chance installed five sculptures (the huge granite dice) at the bottom of the lake. And in the recent solo show by Jesse Ash inside T&R you could meet students from Vilnius Art Academy drawing objects that are seen through the gallery windows and other pieces arranged by 8 year old girl.
These are just few examples of the gallery’s practices that I have chosen in rather incoherent way, but I believe they demonstrate T&R artists’ strategies to surprise and construct new ways to communicate with its audience and art system. VK, 2009