Artist talk and screenings with Deimantas Narkevičius and Regina Barunke as part of the exhibition "Straub/Huillet/Weiss. Alienation Towards Our Small Familiar World", and in cooperation with Labor für Kunst und Forschung, University of Cologne
"Monuments are supposed to stay, but if they move, there is something strange or unusual about it." - DN. Deimantas Narkevičius has first studied sculpture in Vilnius when the independence declaration of Lithuania was passed in the wake of free elections on March 11, 1990. A little later, almost all the monuments of the Soviet era were removed from the city. These monuments, whether being dismantled or successively going to disappear to this day, now reappear in his films, mediated and re-enacted. In the artist with numerous excerpts from previous films, Narkevičius will investigate this interrelation between medialization and the monument, which juxtaposes the mutations of our material culture and the technologies of cultural memory.
Deimantas Narkevičius (born 1964 in Utena, Lithuania) lives and works in Vilnius. He had group and solo shows around the world at many significant contemporary art venues and events, such as Manifesta II in Luxemburg in 1998, Skulpturen Projekte Münster 2007, and he represented Lithuania at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001
Deimantas Narkevičius: 20 July. 2015, 2016
Courtesy by the artist and gb agency