Saskia Fischer: LIghts

The single-artwork exhibition LIGHTS, by Saskia Fischer

LIGHTS is an installation of six hand-made neons floating inside apiece gallery. The illuminated sculptures possess an organic, bulbous, and feminine formal language, resembling phosphorescent vermicular creatures. The coloured borosilicate glass tubes contain the inert gases neon and argon. The contrast between the glass tints and the electrified gases creates a vibrant, animated visual effect. 

In public spaces, vitrines typically function as communication devices or advertising. However, since the advent of modernism, governments and economic powers have systematically restricted the meaning of ‘public’ by excluding female and queer identities. LIGHTS affirms a renewed celebration of plurality to characterize our shared, collective spaces. It offers everyone a beacon of optimism and joy through the city’s darkest months.

Saskia Fischer (Germany) is an interdisciplinary artist working with images, objects, texts, and environments. Her research is concerned with the paradigms that form and inform landscape as a reflection of cultural and social values. This research is expressed through photographs and installations synthesizing diverse media blending materials and motives from architecture, gender studies and art history. Saskia studied postgraduate fine art at Goldsmiths, University of London (2018), photography at Folkwang University in Essen (2015), and sculpture/installation at Estonian Academy of Arts (2014). 

The exhibition is open: November 25th, 2022 – January 8th, 2023.

Visitors are welcome 24/7.

Exhibition curators: Milena Černiakaitė and Aušra Trakšelytė.

Graphic design: Marek Voida

Communication: Menų komunikacija.

Exhibition is funded by Vilnius City Municipality.

Exhibition in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Lithuania