FLUX. Lithuanian Art Festival in Rome

Low Air Fine dei Giochi (2016)
Photo Laura Vensevičienė

 

From May 4th to 14th, the Fondazione Musica per Roma together with the Institute of Lithuanian Culture and the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Italy will present FLUX a festival dedicated to Lithuanian art. Produced in collaboration with Comune di Roma, MAXXI, Teatro di Roma and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and with the media partnership of NERO, the project aims at conveying an overview of the Lithuanian contemporary art scene.

This year, Lithuania celebrates the 100th anniversary of Independence. On February 1918, the  sovereignty of the Lithuanian state was reconstituted as democratic and independent republic. This event marked the beginning of Lithuanian modern history. As 2018 symbolises the threshold to the new century, this anniversary is an occasion to present the modernity and creativity of Lithuania today, as well as the future vision.

In the spirit of the Fluxus Manifesto, published in 1963 by Jurgis Mačiūnas (who had to leave the occupied Lithuania in 1944, and live exiled in the West) the expressive characteristics of Lithuania today are indeed in flux, continuous and free to flow, influenced by this century’s creators and technologies. Contemporary Lithuanian culture and artists are more and more relevant in today’s world culture geography.

The festival program will include a very diverse selection of shows, from classic to jazz music, from theatre to dance, from exhibitions to video-art, with the participation of the most significant Lithuanian artists, including (among others) theatre directors Eimuntas Nekrošius and Oskaras Koršunovas, multimedia artist Deimantas Narkevičius, orchestra director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, and legends of the jazz scene such as Vladimir Tarasov, Liudas Mockūnas, Eugenijus Kanevičius, up to emerging artist Kamilė Gudmonaitė and Vilnius Urban Dance Theatre.

The festival will last for 12 days and will be enriched by video art shows, performances, exhibitions and experimental music.

 

FLUX. Lithuanian Art Festival
4–15 May 2018

More info and full program out soon