Jūratė Kazakevičiūtė “Forest”

On 4 September, 12:00, the exhibition “Forest” by Jūratė Kazakevičiūtė opened at Marcinkonys Station Gallery.

What is the forest to me when I enter it? It’s the totality of all the senses and a desire to merge, join, and feel part of that whole. Textile sculptures – trees invite you to experience: touch and feel touched, taste, smell and hear, be observed and observe. The exhibition also displays digital prints made from images of my favourite forest path, one that I walk daily. I did not need to look specifically for these images, I live in them, I observe them at different times of the year and I never cease to admire them. Their puzzles are like a carpet, a coverlet (to cover, cover up) or a mirage.

The creations “Broken”, “Shut in” and “Reincarnation” are redesigned earlier works, expressing a new emotion of the present, changing as if they were living beings, like humans, plants, trees, like all of creation. 

Jūratė Kazakevičiūtė was born in Druskininkai, and now lives and works there. In 2000, she graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with a bachelor’s degree in Textile. In 2002, she earned a master’s degree in Arts. She creates objects, soft sculptures, and installations. Most important exhibitions: 2011 “Miniartextil à Montrouge” Paris, France; 2010 “Miniartextilcomo” Como and Venice, Italy; “Nord ART”, KIC, Budelsdorf, Germany, 2009 and 2010; 2010 “Global Intrigue”, 3rd European Textile and Fibre Art Triennial “Traditions and Innovations”, Riga Museum of Decorative Arts and Design; 2009 Kaunas Art Biennial “Live Attitude” Textile 09.

Opening day at 13:00 – lecture “Powers of Lithuanian plants”, with plant expert Dalia Treigienė.
2 October, 12:30 – “Forest baths”, with guide Živile Vaitiekūnienė.

Address: Marcinkonys Station Gallery, Kastinio g. 1C

The exhibition is organised by VšĮ Verpėjos

Sponsor: Lithuanian Council for Culture