2016 - 2017Šerpytytė’s new series Pedestal addresses the gulf between past and present by contrasting archival images of statues of Lenin and Stalin, once sited in grand public spaces in Lithuania, with their current existence in Lithuania’s Grutas Park, a kitsch ‘nostalgia’ theme park. While elements of the composite images are congruent, suggesting continuity, there is a sharp contrast between the black and white archival photographs and the richly coloured contemporary images.
Related exhibitions:Memory Matters, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden, 2018
Riga International Biennial Of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA), Riga, Latvia, 2018
Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South Korea, 2018
Focus, Frieze New York, NY, USA, 2017
Community Board, Grimm, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017
Pedestal, Parafin, London, UK, 2016