Tomorrow Calvert 22 will host a talk by artist and curator Paul Paper on contemporary Lithuanian artists, examining the work of six young artists and the distinctive aesthetic of contemporary photography coming out of the country today.
The discussion will trace Lithuanian photography from prior to the country’s independence in 1990 — and the establishment of its school of humanist photography – through to present day contextual projects and artistic experiments, all the while examining the implications of the art form for national identity. Paper will be in conversation with Associate Editor of The Calvert Journal Liza Premiyak.
The talk will present the work of the following artists: Andrew Miksys, Indrė Šerpytytė, Paul Herbst, Ugnė Straigytė, Visvaldas Morkevicius, and Geistė Kinčinaitytė.
A drinks reception will be generously provided by the Lithuanian Cultural Institute.
After the presentation, publications from the presented artists will be available to browse and purchase at the Calvert 22 Bookshop including:
Portable Hell – Paul Herbst
You Belong to Me – Geistė Kinčinaitytė
The Aesthetics of Boredom: Lithuanian Photography 1980–1990 – Agnė Narušytė
Tulips – Andrew Miksys
Disko – Andrew Miksys
Like There’s No Tomorrow – Paulius Petraitis and Justė Jonutytė
Public Secrets – Visvaldas Morkevičius
Lietuvos Žmonės – Antanas Sutkus
Post-war Stories – Indré Šerpytytė, Claudia Heinerman and Michal Iwanowski
This event is presented in partnership with the Lietuvos kultūros institutas / Lithuanian Culture Institute.
Lithuanian Photography Today will take place on 10 November at 7pm. Attendance is free, but it is essential to RSVP.