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[SlowMemo Talks] Transformation of Work — Curating (Post)Socialist Pasts in Lithuania

[SlowMemo Talks] Transformation of Work — Curating (Post)Socialist Pasts in Lithuania


Tuesday, December 12, 4 pm CET
Online via Zoom

Working Group 1 is delighted to invite all COST Action members to the third event in the series of #SlowMemo_Talks.

We will have a pleasure to host Auksė Petrulienė, artist and curator from Lithuania who has a long-standing experience in working with  post-industrial communities. In 2017, she founded the community platform Backup Stories (Mažosios istorijos) at the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art in Kaunas, which through co-curated exhibitions, displaying personal memories and creative mediation gives a voice to the long-silent ex-workers of Kaunas factories who lived through the rise and fall of socialist industry.

Auksė’s work will be introduced by Linara Dovydaitytė, associate professor of Art History and Criticism at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas.

#SlowMemo_Talks are organized by Joanna Wawrzyniak and Davide Carnevale, Working Group 1.

Auksė Petrulienė – artist and curator at M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania. Her artistic and curatorial practices are socially engaged, interdisciplinary and collaborative. Beyond the community platform Backup Stories” at Kaunas Picture Gallery (M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art), Auksė develops Psilicone theatre – a project combining site specific performance, puppetry, animation, video, and music.

Linara Dovydaitytė (Ph.D. in art history) is an associate professor in the Department of Art History and Criticism at the Faculty of Arts, Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania, and a research fellow in Museum Studies at the Institute of Cultural Research, Tartu University, Estonia. She writes about memory culture and museum studies, nuclear aesthetics in art, and representations of industrial heritage in contemporary culture.

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