Valerie Tee Lee & Emma Bang at Atletika gallery / Vilnius

Valerie Tee Lee & Emma Bang
Glossary for the Wild Tongues

29 June – 29 July 2023 

Exhibition design: Monika Janulevičiūtė

Atletika gallery
Vitebsko Str. 21, Vilnius

 Photographer: Evgenia Levin

 Atletika gallery is pleased to invite to the
exhibition Glossary for the Wild Tongues
by Valerie Tee Lee and Emma Bang, running between 29 June – 29 July 2023. A
printed publication is presented as part of the exhibition.


The artists listen intently, allowing the
words to leak, soak, and rewrite while patching and playing with boundaries.
This transformative journey intertwines speculative fiction and poetry,
embracing the sour and bitter tongues of Medusa, Katla, and Masako. Through
their artistic expression, they endeavor to rewrite the very essence of the
glossary, capturing the transformative nature of female figures as they delve
into monstrosity.


Together the artists have developed a process
of sewing, cooking and (re)writing as an alternative way of (embodied)
knowledge production and (un)learning feminist pedagogy. This exhibition is the
first presentation of the creative practices of Valerie Tee Lee and Emma Bang
working as a duo, after they first met in Lithuania in 2021 as both
participants of the 9th edition of the Alternative Education Programme at
Rupert Residency. Since then, an enchanting dialogue and an intricate
interweaving of thoughts have blossomed.



Valerie Tee Lee (b. 1995, KR/BE) is an artist
working across performance, text, and communal (care) practices. Inspired by
feminist pedagogy, her research-based performance and installation practice
explores situated and embodied knowledge production, amplifying subaltern voices
and silenced narratives. Lee has participated in several residencies and
exhibitions, including Rupert (LT), Podium (NO), M4 gastatelier (NL), P////AKT
(NL), and Sim (IS). She holds a BFA from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam,
and currently resides in Brussels.


Emma Bang (b. 1989, DK/UK) is a Danish artist
working with hand-dyed fabrics, narrative poetry and soft sculptures. Her works
engage with the poetics of the everyday, questioning the distinction between
the self and the other through slow sensing and deep listening in a quest of
(un)-recovering embodied knowledge. She completed her MA in Fine Art at The
Royal College of Art in London in 2019. She is currently taking part in the
Fabrikken for Kunst and Design two-year studio programme. Bang’s work has been
presented at Rupert, (LT), Podium (NO), Lewisham Art House (UK), Galeri Golsa
(NO), Galleri Tom Christoffersen (DK) and Robert Burt Gallery (UK) among many


The exhibition is organised by the Lithuanian
Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LIAA).

Activities of LIAA are supported by the
Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality. The exhibition is
supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.