Arnas Anskaitis, Ignas Krunglevičius, Andrej Polukord, Ieva Rojūtė
curated by Matteo Innocenti
in collaboration with Adrius Pocius, Alesia and Yuliya Savitskaya
opening 5th April 2018, h 18
Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea – Firenze
A certain identity is a contemporary art project that brings together artists from different nationalities, on the issues of identity, through exhibitions and meetings in various countries; the only limit is geographical: Europe and the neighboring area.
Four artists from a particular nation – chosen by the curators in collaboration with the School of Fine Arts or Art Institution of the capital city and some museum institutions – according to the inclination of their research and native culture are invited to represent the identity “factor” with an exhibit. An incentive to feel responsibility for their own artistic activity: the works exhibited become indicative both the identity of the artist and the national identity.
The exhibition and the meeting take place in a “hosting” nation; at the end four local artists will start from the hosting nation for another destination, and so on in a process that will continue over time (the first phase will occur in the biennium 2018/2019). In the first stage four artists from Lithuania are invited to exhibit in Florence, Italy; after four artists from Italy will do the same in Minsk, Belarus.
The artists invited to have an exhibition at Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea – with the support of the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania – are: Arnas Anskaitis (1988, Kaunas), Ignas Krunglevičius (1979, Kaunas), Andrej Polukord (1990, Vilnius), Ieva Rojūtė (1989, Mažeikiai).
A certain identity begins with a statement about the multiplicity and the complexity of all identity and about the mode it can be interpreted in a unifying or divisive way. The project also considers the changing nature of each identity against the opposite tendency to implement it as a permanent element. As a matter of fact, if we are aware of this aspect we become an active part in building the identity of the future.
There is so much art can do to see to the bottom of our identity and to contribute to a better definition of it, for the present and for the future.
The title with the word “certain” takes on a double meaning: as an adjective is synonymous with certainty and precision – the identity in which you can undoubtedly recognize – instead as an indefinite adjective, without quality or quantity, indicates an identity among many others.
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