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2015 October 23 @ 17:00 - 2015 December 5 @ 15:00

The Exhibition „Baltic Signs in Textile“ is organizedin the context of the Project “Different Textile”, which since 2009 has been held each year by the Lithuanian Artists’ Union, Kaunas Branch, Textile Section. The main objective and mission of the Project is to spread the ideas of textile art in the regions of Lithuania (as well as neighboring countries) located away from the cultural and artistic centers.
This year’s theme of the Exhibition actualizes the cultural heritage of our nation. Since the beginning of the world perception visual forms have been moving from one epoch to another. Changing contexts begets different visual semantic content. The “long-known” has been discovered again and has been reborn in significant sacred, eternal things. The old forms and images intertwined with rational and spiritual experience reveal new aspects and create signs of the present time, as well as an image of their culture.
The Exhibition presents artworks – semantic patterns of signs indicating the Lithuanian cultural heritage and the spirit of its people. In different modern contexts the stylized ancient Baltic symbols and signs (swastika, cross, circle, etc.) acquires yet another meaning (intertwined with historical, social, political connotations). Encoded images invite the visitor of the Exhibition to search for the unfolding interpretations of the Baltic signs – not only to look at the signs from the modern perspective but also to share stories associated with them.

Authors of the collection works: Liucija Banaitienė, Danguolė Bečelytė-Čachavičienė, Danguolė Brogienė, Virginija Kirvelienė, Liucija Kudžmienė, Rūta Marija Narvydienė, Irena Piliutytė, Birutė Sarapienė, Genovaitė Sasnauskienė, Aušra Sedlevičiūtė, Ona Staskevičienė, Danutė Valentaitė, Lina Zavadskė, Zinaida Dargienė, Ona Danutė Jonelienė, Marijona Sinkevičienė.

Manageress of the Project is Birutė Sarapienė.

The organizer is the LithuanianArtists’ Union, Kaunas Branch.

The Project issponsored bythe Ministry of CultureandKaunasCity Municipality.