Located in the Old Town of Vilnius, the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) is one of the largest contemporary art venues in the Baltic region. The CAC hosts a diverse programme of exhibitions and events dedicated to contemporary art, aiming to enrich the cultural life of the city and the local and international discourse of contemporary art.
The CAC realises a prolific programme of between 10 to 15 exhibitions a year that is supplemented by events spanning the fields of performance art, theory, literature, cinema and video art, as well as publishing projects. Every three years the CAC organises the Baltic Triennial – one of the most ambitious contemporary art projects of the Baltic region – a shape-shifting event, which aims to address the most urgent ideas in art of our time with each iteration. In addition, the CAC regularly collaborates with international art biennials and venues to present Lithuanian artists’ work abroad; it has overseen the Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale a number of times.
The CAC Reading Room offers free access to the largest resource of contemporary art publications in Lithuania. Both the Reading Room and the CAC Cinema serve as comfortable spaces for events organised alongside exhibitions and in collaboration with various initiatives. The CAC Sculpture Yard houses an accumulating open-air assembly of recently produced artworks. The only permanent exhibition of the CAC is the George Maciunas Fluxus Cabinet, which displays part of the famous collection of Fluxus art movement amassed by Gilbert and Lila Silverman.
The CAC aims to make its exhibitions and events accessible to all and create valuable professional opportunities for artists and other participants of the art scene. The majority of the events, tours and educational programme activities are free of charge and visitors can enjoy free admission to all exhibitions every Wednesday.