Extension.lt: Parallel Narratives
21 February - 17 March 2019
Curated by Kristina Romanova and Eglė Mikalajūnė
Artists: Adomas Danusevičius, Linas Jusionis, Žilvinas Kempinas, Ignas Krunglevičius, Mindaugas Lukošaitis, Deimantas Narkevičius, Andrej Polukord, Eglė Ridikaitė, Indrė Šerpytytė, Emilija Škarnulytė, Vytautas Viržbickas, Julijonas Urbonas
Lithuania, as part of Eastern Europe, has been influenced in a major way by different empires and other countries throughout its history. Lithuania today experiences a new growth of the problem of national identity; with that, the issues of national identity, conceptualization of historical trauma or achievements have regained their relevance among contemporary Lithuanian artists and writers. The subtitle of the exhibition points to an established literary device, that is, nonlinear narrative, which usually provides several points of view with parallel plots. This approach has informed the group show, where a multitude of perspectives creates a space for a discussion on historical memory and formation of new identities through means of contemporary art.