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.

Some 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 responsible for their own artistic activity: the works exhibited become indicative of both the identity of the artist and the national identity.
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.
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.
The exhibition and the meeting take place in a “hosting” nation; at the end, some 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.

 
.1 Italia/Lithuania
Arnas Anskaitis, Ignas Krunglevičius, Andrej Polukord, Ieva Rojūtė

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).

curated by Matteo Innocenti
in collaboration with Adrius Pocius, Alesia and Yuliya Savitskaya