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Artist talk: Deimantas Narkevičius

Artist talk: Deimantas Narkevičius

Time: 04.10.18  18:00–19:00
Location: Kumu exhibition spaces
Price: With museum ticket

On the contemporary art exhibition „Archaeology of the screen“, there will be an artist talk with artist Deimantas Narkevičiuse and the exhibition curator Triin Tulgiste.

Deimantas Narkevičius (1964, Lithuania) is a visual artist currently living and working in Vilnius, Lithuania. Originally trained as a sculptor at the Art Academy in Vilnius, Narkevičius has mainly worked on storytelling using film and video. His central focus is the exploration of history from a current and subjective point of view. History itself has become his methodology and his primary material. Employing documentary footage, voice-overs, interviews, re-enactments and found photographs, his films submit historical events to the narrative structures of storytelling and cinema. In his artistic practice, Narkevičius examines the relationship of personal memories to political histories, particularly those of his native Lithuania.

The exhibition „Archaeology of the screen“ mainly focusses on phenomena that interest the artists currently working in Estonia. Thus, the display includes various types of documentary and staged tales, works dealing with the specifics of analogue and digital technologies, multimedia installations and different computer- and web-based developments. Unlike several other influential approaches which primarily deal with the screen or video art as phenomena linked to moving pictures, this exhibition follows the approach of Lev Manovich, according to which the screen is a window to a new reality and does not necessarily have to present moving pictures. Thus, we have also included works of art in the discussion which exploit the techniques of photography.

Event will be conducted in English.

Taavi Suisalu. Landscapes and Portraits. 2016. With the permission of the artist