Noroutine Books


Join us on Thursday, September 27 from 6–10 pm, at Sla307 Art Space for an informal talk on independent publishing in Lithuania. Discover Baltic contemporary art in limited edition art book form. The gallery will host a special two book launch and meeting with artists: Vilma Samulionyte, author of ‘Liebe Oma, Guten Tag’ and Vytenis Jankunas co-author of ‘Staged Pictures’.‘Liebe Oma, Guten Tag’ is multi-layered book project combines images from the artist’s family archive, her own photographs and research material. Historical and personal narratives are told using visual means. By retelling her own family experience, the artist analyses global historical and geopolitical contexts and events during WWII on the border of Lithuania and East Prussia – and its aftermath today.

‘Staged Pictures’ is a collaborative project by Lithuanian artists, where the participating artists are ‘re-acting’ well-known characters from classical paintings, gaining a new identity and becoming the characters themselves. It analyses the relationship between painting and photography, changes the relationship between painting and reality, and is one of the first photographic performances in Lithuanian art. The photographs were created in the last decade of the 20th century.

NoRoutine Books is an independent publishing initiative dedicated to designing and printing unique fine arts books. All publications are strictly limited to 99 copies (+AP) with some unique elements included. Post-printing processes are finalized in the NoRoutine Books studio.

NoRoutine Books works closely with artists to conceptualize and produce their works in book format. Through a collaborative process, NoRoutine Books ask artists to push the boundaries of their practice and experiment with different printing and binding processes. Often the book becomes an extension of the art piece.

NoRoutine Books was founded by two artists, Vilma Samulionytė and Gytis Sku-džinskas, in summer of 2014.