Artist Ruta Butkute

17 – 20 November 2022

Let your body do all the talking #1


Daily performances

Do 17 nov: 19:00 & 20:30
Vr 18 nov: 12:00 & 16:00
Za 19 nov: 15:00 & 18:30

Zo 20 nov: 12:00

M Lobby en collectie zalen 

Let your body do all the talking, performance interpretation of the installation performance made in 2021
performance/installation: Ruta Butkute, performer: Yurie Umamoto, sound/text: Emily Kocken

more information soon:


2021 Performance at

September – December 2022



Book presentations

Thursday 1 December 17:00 – 18:00 Rijksakademie library, Amsterdam

Ruta Butkute & Emily Kocken / How To Make Sculpture Move (reading video performance) & talk

Please RSVP to the event:


past 18th September Wiels Art Book Fair, Brussels

12:00 Ruta Butkute & Emily Kocken / How To Make Sculpture Move (reading video performance)
presented by Jap Sam Books

26th October Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) Reading Room, Aušros vartų st. 5 / Pasažo st., Vilnius, Lithuania

Ruta Butkute & Emily Kocken / How To Make Sculpture Move (reading video performance) & discussion/talk


Book published in July 2022 by Jap Sam Books

the book: 

Sculpture, choreography, and installation are the main pillars of Ruta Butkute’s art practice. Her method is guided by a reflective approach to the physicality of sculpture and the relation to the performers, audiences, and the spaces in which they interact. She developed a new medium she calls ‘sculptural performance’, which places objects, sculptures, and space in a transformative field, enabling the direction of movement. In this book, a collaboration between Ruta Butkute and Emily Kocken the vital elements of Butkute’s latest work are brought together to create an experience that manifests her unique take on sculpture and performativity. New meanings behind the images unfold via a poetic assemblage of linguistic genres, word play and critical references, culminating in conversations the artist had with her peers on ‘how to make sculpture move’.

How To Make Sculpture Move

Art Ruta Butkute
Text Emily Kocken
Graphic design Eva van der Schans (Inedition) ISBN 978-94-92852-58-8
Price 30.00
Printer die Keure
Binding softcover
Number of pages 112
Book size 21 x 27.5cm

supported by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), Tijl Fonds (Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds), Jaap Harten Fonds (JHF), Mondriaan Fonds (MF)

April – July  2023


artist-in-residency for ceramics  (research and development of the new artworks)



 March – April  2023

 PARK  Platform for Visual Arts
Wilhelminapark 53 5041 ED Tilburg
Duo Exhibition Matea Bakula and Ruta Butkute
Installation & Sculpture performance

Upcoming public program

Supported Mondriaan Fonds (MF), PARK Platform for Visual Arts