from 22 September to 9 October 2021

searching for identity (at the time of selfie) at the akademija of vilnius

an exhibition project for 26 contemporary artists from 8 European countries

Giulia Iacolutti, Casa Azul, 2016-2017 (courtesy the artist)

Trieste Contemporanea is happy to announce that on Wednesday 22 September at 5pm the international exhibition of contemporary art Searching for identity (at the time of selfie) will open at the gallery “Akademija” of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, which will remain open until 9 October 2021.

The exhibition will open with the performance in the form of a poetic musical reflection Effimere by Giovanni Floreani and Daniela Gattorno. Searching for identity (at the time of selfie) is an exhibition project that features 26 contemporary artists from 8 countries, with different experiences and different forms of expression, whose work reveals identity in a variety of ways – from the classical concept of identity, self-analysis to the latest technological and performative experiments.

Go to the 2019 exhibition

The artists on display in Vilnius are: Samir Mehanović (Bosnia-United Kingdom); Marijana Vukić (Croatia); photographer Patrick Faigenbaum, video artists Erick Deroost e Katja Fleig (France); performance Marc Camille Chaimowicz (France-United Kingdom); actors Luigi Arpini and Daniela Gattorno, composer Claudio Ambrosini, musician Giovanni Floreani, performance artist Remo Rostagno, video artist Manuel Frara/interno 3, visual artists Cristiano Berti, Diego Esposito, Giulia Iacolutti, Cristiana Moldi Ravenna, Mario Sillani Djerrahian, Sonia Squillaci, Gian Carlo Venuto (Italy); performance artist Laure Keyrouz (Lebanon); visual artists Małgorzata Dmitruk and Leon Tarasewicz, theatre performers Andrzej and Teresa Wełmiński (Poland); visual artist Lada Nakonechna (Ukraine); visual artist Ian McKeever (United Kingdom).

Searching for identity is shown in Lithuania, after being conceived by Gabriela Cardazzo and Giuliana Carbi Jesurun and presented at Trieste Contemporanea at the beginning of 2019. The exhibition was accompanied by a cycle of events – discussions, performances and musical presentations intending to reveal and to collect the transformations of the concept of identity in times of modern political, social, national, technological and psychological changes. The interdisciplinary form is now also offered in Lithuania and the two Italian curators are joined by Helmutas Šabasevičius of the Academy of Arts in Vilnius.

On the eve of the opening of the exhibition, on Tuesday 21 September, 6 pm at the Gothic Hall of the Academy of theVilnius Academy of Arts the Lithuanian vocal ensemble B2 will perform Soliloquy by Claudio Ambrosini: a cantica based on a poem by Sylvia Plath. The american poet talks about the search for self, her own identity, and the fact that often this self seems to get lost in a labyrinth. The musical piece proposed in Vilnius for 8 male voices was conceived by the Italian composer in 2015, while the original version of 2003 was written by Ambrosini for 4 female voices.

Searching for identity (at the time of selfie)
Academy of Arts, Gallery “Akademija”, Vilnius (Lituania)
from 22 September to 9 October 2021

Mon – sat. 12.00-18.00

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