Photography is perhaps one of the most effective ways to understand a country, place, and culture. It can be the preservation of landscapes and sceneries, a record of major festivals and cultural events, but it also carries the memories of different generations. “Uncoverings: The Search for Identity in Lithuanian Photography”, takes the historical context as the coordinates, allowing local audience to understand the art of photography from the Baltic Sea from the perspective of the issue of identity. It explores three major aspects including the issues of identity and social reality, the modern progress of the creative vocabulary of photographic technology, and the contemporary photography that presents a diversity of issues. The exhibition consists of three parts that follow both chronological and thematic guidelines: ‘Identity as Reality’, ‘Identity as an Object’ and ‘Identity as Idea’.
“Uncoverings” presents works from the rich and continuously growing collection of the Lithuanian National Museum of Art, supplemented by works borrowed from artists. The exhibition, although chronologically structured, aims not so much to systematically recreate the history of the country’s photography, but to convey the diversity of voices and the medium which was (and still is) used by artists who contributed to the formation of the perception of identity (national, communal, individual) and also offered future trajectories for identity.
This exhibition is dedicated to all the people in Ukraine who are defending their freedom
022.4.9 〜 7.3
Gallery 102, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
2022.9.8 〜 11.13
Galleries 201-203, National Center of Photography and Images
策展人｜烏格涅．瑪麗亞．馬考史凱德、尤斯蒂娜．奧古斯地德Curators | Ugnė Marija Makauskaitė, Justina Augustytė