Renowned artist Deimantas Narkevičius delivers lecture at the KABK

Renowned artist Deimantas Narkevičius is invited by our Fine Arts department to give a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

Deimantas Narkevičius has become an internationally known film and video artist, since he represented Lithuania at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001. On the surface, his films seem to reflect the communist experience in Lithuania, but in fact they go far beyond. Narkevicius explores the perception of history, which can be modified by ideologies and utopias, as well as the social processes by identifying the existential interconnection of his films' protagonists with their urban and economic environment. In order to reflect these links, different cinematographic techniques and narrative procedures overlap in his films. Narkevicius, a sculptor by profession, sees film-making as the production of digital sculptures. In his art he wants to identify places and elaborate their specific structures.

Image: Deimantas Narkevičius, Stains and Scratches, National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, exhibition view. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko.



Thu 31 May 2018 13.00 - 14:00