Join Lithuanian curator and researcher Adomas Narkevičius (Rupert Centre for Art and Education, Vilnius) for an informal lecture. Desire in Whispers will focus on the brief glimpses and bursts of erotic, sensual art practices in the expanded field of art (including literature, outsider art and pop culture) in the tumultuous, complex history of Lithuania in 20th century which points to suppression of desire on societal and personal levels. Not going for an exhaustive study of the subject, we will look into specific moments of that time and how they speak to us now.
This lecture is presented as part of Lithuanian Days in Scotland, a series of cultural events organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania.
Adomas Narkevičius (b. 1992, Vilnius) is a Lithuanian curator and researcher who currently is based between London and Vilnius. Currently he is studying for an MA History of Art at UCL, London, under Prof. Tamar Garb and Prof. Briony Fer, on a sabbatical from his curatorial position at Rupert. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy at the Vilnius University. Most recently, he was co-curating the JCDecaux Young Artist Prize at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2018-2019); running and curating the Alternative Education Programme for emerging artists as the curator for Residencies and Education at Rupert (2017-2019). Previously, he worked as a coordinator at Rupert Centre for Art and Education, initiating the Reading Room Programme and ongoing Sound Art event series. He is also a founding member of the Lithuanian experimental pop band Without Letters.
Desire in Whispers
Lithuanian Days in Scotland
25 Oct 2019
Collective City Observatory, 38 Calton Hill, EH7 5AA Edinburgh, United Kingdom