Exhibition “Eyes that see everything” by former resident Małgorzata Żurada at project space “Sodų 4” in Vilnius

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Małgorzata Żurada in Nida, 2016
The project space Sodų 4 (Sodų str 4, Vilnius) will host a solo show by former VAA Nida Art Colony resident Małgorzata Żurada. The artist will present the result of her long-term research mostly developed during her residency in Nida and later in Vilnius. Opening with poetic text readings by Aušra Kaziliūnaitė will be on 1st of March at 6 pm. The exhibition will be on show until 17th of March, 2017.

Eyes that see everything is a direct reference to a screenplay, written in 1940 for Paramount Pictures by a clairvoyant Stefan Ossowiecki on the basis of his own biography. The project is a creative continuation of historical records of the experiments conducted by him and other psychics in the early 20th century. Based on the documented sources a new narrative emerges, that freely combines facts with fiction and leads to examine a broader idea of communication with unknown party, concepts of liminal states, extrasensory perception and knowledge transmission through the unconventional means.

Małgorzata Żurada is an interdisciplinary artist based in Warsaw, Poland. She graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 2002 (MFA in Graphic Arts and Graphic Design) and took part in exhibitions and a-i-r programs in Poland, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, Norway and Indonesia. Her area of interest revolves around the notions of meaning and belief. She develops her works from occult theories and rituals of past and present. The main areas of her research are visual languages connected to various belief systems and means of coding secret knowledge. Over the years the core of her practice is gradually shifting from graphic arts towards more conceptual and ephemeral, making use of performative potential of her body and embracing time and space as other factors of potential meaning. In 2016 she received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. The project Eyes that see everythingwas realized in scope of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland scholarship.

Aušra Kaziliūnaitė is a poet, writer, human rights activist. She has published four poetry books: Pirmoji lietuviška knyga (2007), 20% koncentracijos stovykla (2009), Mėnulis yra tabletė (2014), esu aptrupėjusios sienos (2016). She has received Jurga Ivanauskaitė’s award for the book Mėnulis yra tabletė. In 2016 she received a Young Artist Award. Her works have been translated into English, French, Russian, German, Latvian, Polish, Georgian. Kaziliūnaitė holds a BA degree in History and an MA degree in Religious Studies. She is currently a doctoral student at the Department of Philosophy of Vilnius University and is practicing at University of Amsterdam. The topics of her research cover the relationship between the power and the visual, the philosophy of cinema. 

The exhibition is open for visitors on Wednesdays to Fridays from 4pm to 8pm at project space Sodų 4 (Sodų str 4, Vilnius).

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Photos from Open Studios at VAA Nida Art Colony in 2016

This exhibition is organized in cooperation with Culture.pl and is kindly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and Polish Institute in Vilnius. 


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