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Lithuanian Caricature Exhibition “About THIS, about IT, about THAT”

March 16 @ 17:00 - April 21 @ 17:00

Caricature is a graphic genre, a satirical or humorous drawing that ridicules or mocks the vices of a man or a society. As a genre of literature, it is characterized by a metaphorical, hyperbolized, allegorical, grotesque language, as well as unexpected comparisons and elements of grotesque itself.

The Exhibition held at Janina Monkute-Marks Art Museum presents caricatures on the themes of information warfare and alcoholism. Caricatures for the Exhibition were selected by Jonas Varnas and Jonas Lenkutis. The creations of these artists are also displayed in the Gallery halls.

“Humor Militaris Against the Backdrop of Information Warfare

In 2016, the Ministry of National Defense invited artists to explore the pressing topics of national security, military realm and information warfare and present them to the society in an engaging and humorous form.

For it is said that one picture is worth a thousand words. That is how the catalogue of the comic picture and caricature competition “Humor Militaris Against the Backdrop of Information Warfare” was created in the year 2016. The printed artworks from this catalogue are now presented in this Exhibition.

The catalogue includes the best selected pieces that most accurately reflect our reality. We want to heartily thank all 19 authors for their artworks with spot-on highlights and funny jokes materialized with the help of a brush or contemporary digital drawing software.

“Drop After Drop – Your Life Is Off”

The Department of Public Relations of the Ministry of Health has initiated the launch of a witty publication and the presentation of the Caricature Exhibition.

“Sang while drinking, became sober while weeping” is an old time saying used to warn us. However, to that modern booze lover simply retorts: “There is no reason for me not to drink today”.

We don’t believe that such an attitude is valid in the context of our modern lives. As a result, following one of the goals of the Lithuanian Health Program for the period of 2014-2025, i.e. to shape a healthy lifestyle and culture, we have invited several caricaturists to take a fresh new look at the relevant issue. The artists were not inclined to complete the task traditionally (otherwise they wouldn’t be called caricaturists); they tended to lay it on the thick, to mock or to ridicule their countrymen, who seemed to be drowning their lives in alcohol. That’s how the cycle of artworks under the title “Drop After Drop – Your Life Is Off” was created. At the moment it is presented in the publication, as well as at the XL exhibition of Lithuanian Caricatures that has already become a traditional event.

The Exhibition “About THIS, About It, About THAT” will be open at Janina Monkute-Marks Art Museum until April 21, 2018.

Authors:

Rolandas VIČYS, Alvydas AMBRASAS, Ilja BEREZNICKAS, Vincas BAREIKIS, Evaldas VĖGĖLĖ, Justinas RAČINSKAS, Adomas ŽILINSKAS, Gediminas ZOKAITIS, Andrius DELTUVA, Algirdas ZOKAITIS, Alvydas JONAITIS, Marta VALAIKIENĖ, Jonas VARNAS, Šarūnas JAKŠTAS, Vladas KUDABA, Saulius MEDŽIONIS, Elena VĖGĖLYTĖ, Jonas LENKUTIS, Algirdas RADVILAVIČIUS, Rasa DOVYDĖNAITĖ, Antanas JANKAUSKAS, Justina PUIDOKAITĖ, Vidmantas EIDUKAITIS, Martynas JUCHNEVIČIUS, Juozas JUOZAPAVIČIUS, Antanas BARTAŠIŪNAS, Mindaugas MILINAVIČIUS, Edmundas UNGURAITIS, Algimantas SNARSKIS, Vladimiras BERESNIOVAS, Auritas Eligijus SIPAITIS, Rimantas DOVYDĖNAS, Romanas VITKOVSKIS, Gintautas STANKEVIČIUS, Kazys Kęstutis ŠIAULYTIS, Jurijus DOBROVOLSKIS.

Curators:
Jonas Varnas
Asta Fedaraviciute-Jasiune