Untitled, Veronika Šleivytė's personal archive, 1935, Kaunas, Lithuania, Veronika Šleivytė. Courtesy of Kupiškis Ethnographic Museum.
Desire in Whispers
Lithuanian Days in Scotland
25 Oct 2019
Join Lithuanian curator and researcher Adomas Narkevičius (Rupert Centre for Art and Education, Vilnius) for an informal lecture. Desire in Whispers will focus on specific moments of 20th Century Lithuanian art to highlight the tension between the complex history of Lithuania, where desire was repressed on societal and personal levels, and the prevalence of sensual artmaking practices.
This lecture is presented as part of Lithuanian Days in Scotland, a series of cultural events organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania.
Adomas Narkevičius (b. 1992, Vilnius) is a Lithuanian curator and researcher who currently is based between London and Vilnius. Currently he is studying for an MA History of Art at UCL, London, under Prof. Tamar Garb and Prof. Briony Fer, on a sabbatical from his curatorial position at Rupert. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy at the Vilnius University. Most recently, he was co-curating the JCDecaux Young Artist Prize at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2018-2019); running and curating the Alternative Education Programme for emerging artists as the curator for Residencies and Education at Rupert (2017-2019). Previously, he worked as a coordinator at Rupert Centre for Art and Education, initiating the Reading Room Programme and ongoing Sound Art event series. He is also a founding member of the Lithuanian experimental pop band Without Letters.