Field of Flowers. Kėdainiai
29.10 - 03.12.2015
Poster: Trofim Popov
Curator: [Evgeny Umansky]
The art project Field of Flowers got its name after the eponymous poem (Campo di Fiori – Field of Flowers) by Czesław Miłosz, himself a honorary citizen of Kėdainiai. He wrote it in 1943 in Warsaw during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
In recent time familiar terminology and concepts have been brought back: genocide, fascism, „the regime“ – and this is not just a rhetoric but reality, which is somewhere near us. The curator‘s idea was not only to memorize Holocaust. The artworks of different artists produced at different times and using various media, are exposed together in the same space, conveying the meanings and posing the questions of nationality, Jewry, as well as collective tolerance and memory of the modern world. The location of the exhibition part of the project is also a prominent factor contributing for its idea – it‘s an old sinagogue, currently serving as the Сity Hall, with a small memorial museum of local jews executed by Nazis, inside.
Organizer: The Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Partners: Kėdainiai Regional Museum, Kėdainiai City Administration Culture and Sports Department (Kėdainiai, Lithuania)
Curator: Evgeny Umansky (BB NCCA)
Coordinator: Rimantas Žirgulis
Opening: 29th October, 2015, 17:00
Opening hours: 30th October - 3rd December, 2015, 10:00-17:00, closed on Mondays and Sundays
Location: Lithuania, Kėdainiai Regional Museum, 19 Didžioji St.
Participants: Carl Michael von Hausswolff (Sweden), Sergey Bratkov (Ukraine), Mikhail Gulin (Belarus), Hubert Czerepok (Poland), „Blue Noses“ Group (Alexander Shaburov, Vyacheslav Mizin), Ana Riaboshenko (Georgia), Evgeny Umansky, Yury Vassiliev (Russia)
Links: Kėdainiai Regional Museum