The list of featured artists includes Gediminas Akstinas, Danas Aleksa, Jonas Aničas, Nerijus Erminas, Tauras Kensminas, Petras Mazūras, Rimantas Milkintas, Rafal Piesliak, Mykolas Sauka, and Marija Šnipaitė. These artists represent different generations; several of them are recent graduates of Vilnius Academy of Arts, while others are well-known artists already established in the Lithuanian art scene. All of them are united by their conceptual work pursuing new forms of expression in sculpture. The exhibition of contemporary sculpture presented in the territory of cultural heritage will not only allow to get acquainted with the diversity of the sculptural object, but will also create an unexpected connection with the place which cherishes history. It will also provide an opportunity to look at the manor and its territory from a different point of view.
The artworks presented are created using different and specific sculpture techniques, each of which uniquely reflects today’s reality, as well as the sense of uneasiness prevailing in it. The changing norms of the society encourage tackling and questioning the traditions, while the uncertainty and attempts to adapt to the new order create the feeling of tension and fragility. This exhibition reflects the world as a place where human habits and their position become unclear, whereas the relationship with such a place has to be reconsidered over and over again.
The project is partly supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.
Exhibition “State” will be open at the Pakruojis manor park, until October 26.