Timofey Manor
Mokyklos st. 40A, Lentvaris

The silk-covered ceilings are dancing with colourful reproductions hidden behind fifty-two thousand bricks, while he assembles the walls and dismantles them again several dozen times, narrows the halls, fills the outdoor and indoor pools with water, and casts the throne. In the meantime, the landscapes, still lifes and acts trapped on the ceilings of the lilac staircase lean on each other’s edges.
Count Timofey is standing in the tower, his gaze finally reaching the peaks of the predecessor, hanging on the other side of the lake.In the second half of the 20th century, the folk master Timofey Zhevzhikov began to build a duplicate of the Lentvaris Manor (1861–1869, architect Friedrich Gustaw von Schacht) - a 4-storey, 360-square-meter house. Zhevzhikov’s several-decades-long project included examples of reproductions of Western European paintings, decoration of walls and ceilings, brutalist-style concrete castings and vital sketches of dreams on the walls. The reality constructed by the folk master could not catch up with the author’s ambiguous visions, influenced by the change of times and values as well as coincidences. The silhouettes and shades of the building changed, and the fruit of endless enthusiasm kept growing.Inspired by Aistė Bimbirytė-Mackevičienė’s research on Vladislav Tishkevich’s collection gathered in the early 20th century and exhibited in the antique gallery Galleria Warowland which he himself founded in Italy, a duo of Lokomotif curators opens the doors of Timofey’s Manor to the public for the first time.
Swapping the syllables of the official 19th-century Lentvaris City name, Landwarów, a neologism Warowland is born, taking on a new meaning. It is a land of unfamiliar lifestyles and fantasies, a land teeming with new ideas.
The participants of the group exhibition - visiting artists and researchers - explore the parallels of already extinct and unfinished collections.

Music:Ulijona Odišarija, dodomundo

Kazys Varnelis House-Museum art critic dr. Aistė Bimbirytė-Mackevičienė’s presentation “From Lentvaris to Warowland

Prof. dr. Marija Drėmaitė’s presentation “Why do people build castles of dreams?”

Aistė Bimbirytė-Mackevičienė
Marija Drėmaitė
Ulijona Odišarija
Rūta Spelskytė-Liberienė
Gedvilė Tamošiūnaitė
Timofey Zhevzhikov

Gailė Pranckūnaitė

Pictures by Laurynas Skeisgiela