Augustinas Žygimantas

To intervene in the discourse by thickening it, to convey contradictions with paradox, to reduce the narrative to an expectation, to swap contexts – these are the strategic attitudes of Žygimantas Augustinas’s research-based work. Composed of thematic projects of long duration, the artist’s work rethinks and disrupts the discourses of the past, treating history as scarcity and hope, while at the same time questioning and harnessing the power of the image. The artist’s work deconstructs the tradition of art, engaging the viewer in a polylogue with art, society and the self, and conceptually expanding public and private collections.
Art critic Prof. Dr. Giedrė Mickūnaitė

Žygimantas Augustinas, He #5 (King Žygimantas Augustas Speaks through the Lips of Historians), oil, panel, 55 × 55 cm, oil, wood dust panel, 55 × 55 cm, Monarch modified sound amplifier, ruporai “gr-1”, audio 2 min. 16 s., based on texts by historians Malgorzata Duczmal, Stanislaw Cynarsky and Kristoforas Varsevicius. 2019-2020 m.

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