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Montos Tattoo is a space in Vilnius initiated by 4: Gediminas G. Akstinas, Liudvikas Buklys, Gerda Paliušytė and Maya Tounta.

Concerned with diverse cultural knowledges and possibilities, art histories and the reciprocity in politics and poetry – Montos Tattoo can be seen as an extension of different daily activities; it comes from a bare interest of how something means.

The title Montos Tattoo originates from the story of Monta - a friend of a friend, who lived in Vilnius twenty years ago and had an unfinished tattoo on his arm. Once published in a magazine, Monta's tattoo became an outline and an open vessel for different stories to come.

*The background video on Montos Tattoo website is a segment of Laura Stasiulytė’s film “Mountain” (2011) and was contributed by Stasiulytė as a part of her and Rodney Graham's exhibition at Montos Tattoo in 2018. “Mountain” is created from found pieces of “Erzähl mir eine Landschaft” (1993, 60 min.) – a 16 mm crime film by German director Christine Wiegand.


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