For the first time in Lithuania the influence of optical art on the work of Lithuanian artists in the 1970s and 1980s will be presented.
For the first time in Lithuania the influence of optical art on the work of Lithuanian artists in the 1970s and 1980s will be presented. At that time, artworks of Lithuanian artists who worked on the margins of the official art scene at that time – graphic artists, restorers, stage designers – stood out from the crowd by being bold and experimental.
The exhibition will seek to add new names to the “grand narrative” of unofficial Lithuanian art history of the Soviet era, putting more emphasis on the unknown and underrated artists’ artworks. The exhibition will explore the origins of Lithuanian op art and analyze the relationship between op art and minimalism, as can be found in paintings, prints and graphic design.
*The closing day of the exhibition – TBC.