In the context of the newly opened exhibition "24/7", the young talk format "Convo Club" revolves around the intersections of contemporary artistic practice, alternative knowledge production and currently especially environmental activism. We are pleased to welcome the interdisciplinary artist Viktorija Rybakova as a guest in the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien. She will present her current publication "El Plástico, the Sun that lives inside the Rock" in conversation with Ameli Klein, curatorial assistant at the Künstlerhaus. The artist's book explores the past, present, and future of the material plastic in encounters with various people—a weaver from Oaxaca, a cab driver, a sociologist who works at a garbage disposal in Mexico City, and the owner of a small family-run plastic factory. The artist's book is part of the artist's multi-year polymorphic research collaboration with the designer Goda Budvytytė. The publication also includes a conversation between the philosophers Kristupas Sabolius and Catherine Malabou as well as essays by Post Brothers and Chris Fitzpatrick.
Viktorija Rybakova (*1989 Lithuania, lives in Brussels) is an artist and architect. After completing a scholarship at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in 2017, she moved to Brussels, where she runs the laumes studio, a studio for art, design and research, together with Goda Budvytyte. In 2020 the studio published her art research publication "El Plastico,The Sun that lives inside a Rock" together with BOM DIA and the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius. With a practice that began in architecture, she works on the construction and design of objects and artist books. She was Resident Artist at AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz in Berlin in 2014, in 2013 in the Studio-X Residency of GSAPP in New York, and in 2012 and 2013 in the Rupert Educational Program in Vilnius. She participated in numerous exhibitions, including at the Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnius (2014); Taiga, St. Petersburg (2014); Kunstverein, Toronto (2014); 16th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Museum, Tallinn (2014), where she won the main prize with the artist book "Shared Knowledge."