On Friday, April 29, the exhibition Difficult Pasts. Connected Worlds dedicated to the painful histories of Eastern European countries was opened at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius. The opening program of the exhibition also featured performances and a guided tour with the participating artists of the exhibition.
27 April 2022
Besides much-needed support, such as donations of money and goods for basic needs, and solidarity actions to help people who are forced to leave their homes, engagement and contributions can also come from artistic and cultural communities.
07 April 2022
These series bring together artists, curators and interdisciplinary researchers dealing with the Baltic region, its neighbouring regions, as well as in broader geographies, with the aim to analyse the imprints of post-socialism and post-colonialism and their impact on contemporary realities.
24 March 2022
The participants of the seminar share their experiences of how mediation and new forms of audience collaboration can not only help to create a socially responsible and inclusive environment, but also reflect on and address issues that are related to the uneasy relations between past and present.
16 December 2021
The project From Complicated Past Towards Shared Futures is a collaboration between the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius (Lithuanian National Museum of Art), OFF-Biennale in Budapest, Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, and Malmö Art Museum. The project seeks to explore and communicate the entanglements of past and present, and is searching for new ways how art and culture can raise awareness of these issues for the wider public and influence.
The main goal of the project is to understand the difficult pasts of different times and origins through activities organized by artists, art scientists, curators, education professionals and other specialists, as well as to share experiences on the development of educational programs while trying to involve more diverse audiences. In order for the central topics of the project to reach the widest possible audience, various types and scales of activities are implemented during the project - exhibitions and their public programs, regular internal meetings, as well as public workshops, discussions and symposiums. The newly acquired information during all project activities is being collected and published on the online platform of the project.