Gintarė Sokelytė – Wer hat Macht? Körper im Streik

03.05.2024 — 04.08.2024

The Frankfurter Kunstverein presents the double exhibition Wer hat Macht? Körper im Streik from 03 May to 04 August 2024, featuring the emerging Frankfurt artists Sonja Yakovleva and Gintarė Sokelytė. In their radical approach, they stage the themes of today’s generation as sensually perceptible experiential spaces.

Gintarė Sokelytė draws and paints, but is also a sculptor and filmmaker. The body is the starting point of her investigation. In her site-specific immersive installations, the body is both the instrument through which the self experiences the world and its own existence and the connecting surface to the soul and the emotions.

Gintarė Sokelytė (*1986, Kėdainiai, LT) lives and works in Frankfurt am Main (DE). In 2023, she completed her studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main (DE). Previously, she studied screen printing at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (LT). She is a member of the artist and architect collective Commune 6×3. In 2013, 2016, and 2023, Sokelytė received the Lithuanian Film Award – the Silver Crane – for the best director in editing. In 2023, she was awarded the Heinz and Gisela Friederichs Foundation Prize. Gintarė Sokelytė has exhibited in institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR), Frankfurter Kunstverein (DE), Montos tattoo art space, Vilnius (LT), Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum (LT), and Goethe-Institut Ireland (IE), among others.