Travelling Exhibition. Celebrate for Change

MO Museum invites you to the photography exhibition “Celebrate for Change” analysing the theme of celebration. It is a part of the educational project “Travelling Museum: Get to Know Yourself through Art”.

About the exhibition

We participate in state, ideological or religious, mass or personal celebrations, but do we often think about their significance?

The celebration can become resistance to restrictive political systems, social structures and cultural norms. During celebrations, we also create new principles of public life, we can get rid of the usual norms of behaviour, social roles.

And how is photography involved in these social processes? It immortalizes the festivities but also becomes a part of them. The ritual of photography establishes the relations between the participants of the celebration, and the photograph seems to guarantee their longevity. Photography often determines the form of the celebration itself, the appearance and behaviour of its participants, and the celebration is turned into a “photogenic” performance.

Permainų šventė | Didžioji paroda | MO muziejus
Permainų šventė | Didžioji paroda | MO muziejus

In the exhibition, you will see the works of Lithuanian photographers and contemporary artists of various generations from MO and other collections. Artistic photography will be complemented by documentary material on subcultures: from hippies to current youth movements. It is the subcultures that are characterized by the authentic festive culture and its alternative forms.

Furthermore, we will invite you to learn more about celebrations in various ways: through documentary video and audio material, a special non-traditional audio guide and, of course, photographs and interdisciplinary works. In this way, visitors of the exhibition will be able to experience various forms of the celebration, and then ask themselves whether this experience has changed their attitude towards themselves and the world.

Exhibition team

Curators: Tomas Pabedinskas ir Ugnė Paberžytė
Consulting curator Arvydas Grišinas
Consultant – Egidija Ramanauskaitė
Exhibition Graphic designer – Gytis Skudžinskas
Exhibition Architect – Dominykas Šavelis
Exhibition Architects in MO Museum – ŠA Atelier
Coordinators of the Travelling Museum: Barbora Sakalinskaitė ir Jurgita Zigmantė