Green Bridge Peasants, 2016
Giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper with collaged c-type print on Fuji Flex paper
Edition of 35 + 7APs
30 x 40 cm
Produced by &editions
On the 21st July 2015 a series of Socialist period sculptures from 1952 were removed from a bridge in the centre of Vilnius, by order of the city’s mayor. In his new film 20 July 2015 Deimantas Narkevičius documents the process of the sculptures’ removal, positioning the sculptures’ bronze bodies as actors in a stereoscopic video performance. In the film, the memory of this deleted city landmark is enabled and actualised via 3D technology.
About the artist. Deimantas Narkevičius was born in 1964 in Utena, Lithuania and lives and works in Vilnius. He graduated from the Art Academy in Vilnius as a sculptor and spent a year in London in 1992/93 as a resident in Delfina Foundation and British Film Institute. On his return to Lithuania he was concerned with site-specific objects but a strong interest in narrative led him to record interviews and conversations with artists. This process evolved into an exploration of different narrative structures through film and video, the work for which Narkevicius is now best known. Narkevicius is one of the most consistent and widely recognised Lithuanian artists on the international art scene. He represented his country at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001 and exhibits at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 in ‘Utopia Station’ curated by Molly Nesbit and Hans Ulrich Obrist. He showed at Manifesta II in Luxemburg in 1998 and has exhibited at Tate Modern. Solo shows include Either true or fictitious at FRAC Pays de la Loire in France, 2003 and a major presentation at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 2009, Da Capo at Museo Marini, Florence, Italy and MSU Museum Zagreb Croatia, 2015. His latest solo show “Doubled Youth” has opened in BALTIC contemporary art centre, UK in 2016.