Invitation to the opening of Dainius Liškevičius’ solo exhibition “Obsessions”


On 21 March at 6 pm, the Radvila Palace Museum of Art invites you to the opening of the solo exhibition “Obsessions” by LIAA member Dainius Liškevičius. In the exhibition, the artist rethinks and proposes a new way of looking at the function of the museum as an institution and its role in society, questioning the objectivity of the preserved stories and their significance through various media expressions. The exhibition will be open to visitors until 2 June.

What occurs at the attempt to display the museum itself in a museum? To uncover the physical, cultural, and legal structures that highlight the ever-changing narratives of history? It appears that in the exhibition by Dainius Liškevičius such an action spawns many Obsessions – intertwining journeys into the world of objects and resources. Diving into them, we run the risk of encountering something even stranger than art – maybe even our own tender expectations within the void of an empty frame.

It is precisely the historical picture frames, kept in the collections of the Radvila Palace Museum of Art, together with other exhibits and relics of Museum’s activities, that become one of the most important parts of D. Liškevičius’ exhibition. Showcased next to the artist’s collection of photographs and a specially created film, they invite us to think about the margins and paradoxes of history, about the sustainability of culture in a world full of tangible challenges and threats. About the embalmed mummies that are the first to be thrown overboard in the storm of history – and the few irrational traces of life that separate us from them.

Event info: čia
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