Darius Mikšys was one of six artists selected to take part in Holiday in, a collaborative residency and exhibition project focusing on ideas of travel and the phenomenon of artistic mobility. This was a joint project between Gasworks, CAC, and Triangle France.
Born 1969 in Kaunas, lives in Vilnius.
For Vilnius based artist Darius Miksys artistic practice should not be seen as anything special nor need it be function-oriented, instead he maintains that his projects are simply ‘just projects’.
“’Just projects’ is a perfect category to characterise Miksys’ life: he has gradually internalised his artistic practice down to his bones (and sometimes further) and has thus turned fiction into the main model of cognition and transformed reality into testing field for various concepts and demo identities.” ?Raimundas Malasauskas
For Holiday inn, Darius Miksys learned how to play Britain’s archetypal team sport, Cricket. During this experience, Miksys was reliant on the expertise of others to proceed and from this position began to construct an experimental plot to explore a series of interrelated concepts.
International Artists' Talks
Tuesday 1st May, 6.30 for 7pm start
Gasworks presents artists’ talks from Paula von Seth, Nicolas Simarik, and Darius Mikšys as part of the International Residency Programme. Each artist will give a short presentation about his/her practice. Refreshments will be served. For further information, please call 020 7587 5202 or email Anna Vass on email@example.com.