Kaunas Town Hall
September 10th – November 15th
“Nerija Lab” invites you to the photography exhibition “Closed areas: Φ window” at Kaunas City Museum, the Town Hall Department. This exhibition is the result work of the photographers development plein air “Closed Areas”, held on the Curonian Spit in the spring of 2019.
The authors of the exhibition and the participants of the plein air – Laima Beržinytė-Gulbinienė, Lina Juškauskaitė, Evgenia Levin, Simonas Baronas, Ramūnas Danisevičius, Jonas Staselis, Rimantas Steponavičius and Domantas Umbrasas – in the creative movement and rhythm sequence “123” stepped through conscious experiences. The main purpose of the plein air is to model the creative time and space, which is symbolically surrounded by a window motif. The topic of “Window” is dedicated to photographer Mikhail Rashkovsky (1959-2009). Mikhail used to work in Vilnius, as well as on the Curonian Spit and abroad.
Though the Curonian Spit is a man-made garden of forest and dune, but the greatest artist here is nature, keeping everything in harmony and helping to find balance in every little detail. The participants of the plein air explored the safe and “closed” area of the Curonian Spit through free associations. Drawing inspiration from nature for their creative photographic action, the authors focused their attention to different cultural, historical, ecological, photographic contexts. The ideology of the plein air is found in the balance between two creative forces – nature and man.
Project and exhibition partners and sponsors:
Neringa City Municipality, Nida Culture and Tourism Information Center “Agila”, Liudvikas Rėza Culture Center, Curonian Spit National Park, AB “Smiltynės perkėla”, UAB “Foto123”
Public Institution „Menų vektoriai“ and Public Institution Lithuanian Press Photographers Club
A photograph by Simonas Baronas, created during the plein air, is used for the poster of the event.
The exhibition will take place in the Town Hall Department of Kaunas City Museum (Rotušės Sq. 15) from September 10th till November 15th, 2020.