Reclaiming the Past, Reimagining Oneself: The Work of Deimantas Narkevicius.

Lithuanian artist Deimantas Narkevicius (1964) started working in film at the beginning of the 1990s. His work analyzes the convoluted relationships between individual memory and collective history, reinterpreting events by using various formal techniques to deconstruct the dominant narratives. He works with archival footage, oral and micro histories, re-enactments and found objects, and employs them in hybrid genres, such as textual and visual memoirs, documentary, and drama.

About host:

JUSTĖ JONUTYTĖ – is an art historian, curator and critic, currently the artistic director of Rupert, a center for art and education in Vilnius. She has curated Dora Garcia: The Jerusalem of Europe (2013), Lia Perjovschi: Knowledge Museum Kit & Dan Perjovschi: Time Specific (2014). With Paulius Petraitis she co-edits Like There’s No Tomorrow: Young Lithuanian Photography (2013).


In association with LUX, London


upcoming events


28 November, 6 pm

Daring to Act: Art-working on Past and Present

Yael Bartana, JRMiP, 2012 (100 min.)

Conversation: Roma Sendyka / Sebastian Cichocki

12 December (Tuesday), 6 pm

Sława Harasymowicz, “Reel Static. Looking into Family Frames”

Conversation: Gabriela Sułkowska



Project organizer: Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR)

Partners: Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art (Krakow), Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe), Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella), University of Jyväskylä, kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga)

Associated Partners: Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow), Tretyakov State Gallery (Moscow), ROSIZO Gallery (Moscow), Austrian Cultural Forum / Embassy of Austria in Moscow

Cooperation: View. Foundation of Visual Culture

The project is co-funded from the “Creative Europe” Programme of the European Union