Using readymade polished granite plinths, Order references not only the display of public sculpture but also gravestones. In an uncanny twist they also echo the forms of Minimalist sculptures, one of the dominant Modernist forms prevalent in the West during the Cold War. Order explores Šerpytytė's ongoing interest in issues of history and trauma. Much of her work has addressed the years of the Second World War, the Cold War, the decades of Soviet control in the Baltics and the so-called ‘war after the war’. Yet despite dealing with very specific historical circumstances Šerpytytė aims for openness in the work. Her themes are universal: the ways in which the past affects the present, the ways in which the political influences the personal, the importance of memory.

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Pedestal, Parafin, London, UK, 2016