FOOTSTEPS – a retrospective exhibition designed to present the land art project curated by Inga Raubaitė.
Land art is an artistic movement that originated in the United States in the 1960s and was practiced by artists of various disciplines. Land art works are created only from natural materials, if various materials are used to reveal the desired idea, these works are called Environmental Art works. The works are realized in nature, adapted to a specific landscape, which becomes an integral part of them.
Now Land art is experiencing a renaissance, the problems of nature’s survival emphasized at that time, promoting ecological thinking, and the problems of consumer culture are still relevant today. Recently,Land art has been rapidly gaining popularity in Lithuania as well, one of the pioneers and initiators of which is Inga Raubaitė. Since 2003, she has been curating earth art exhibitions (16) in Vilnius University’s botanical garden in Kairenai, compiled photo albums of works from these exhibitions (Land art and environmental art in Vilnius University’s botanical garden). Recently, in a duet with Žilvin Višinskas, she creates works of art and participates in other art projects.
Land artworks are temporary, they are affected by the environment, time, they are constantly changing until they eventually decay and disappear. Photographing the works is the only opportunity to capture and immortalize the disappearing works of art of the earth, to show the fragility of temporality and the moment of change.
The FOOTSTEPS exhibition will present photographs of land and environmental artworks and an installation created from natural materials in the gallery space of Marcinkonys station.
Exhibition time: July 30-August 28,
Opening of the exhibition on July 30. 1 p.m.
Address: Marcinkonių station gallery, Kastinio st. 1C, Marcinkonys, Varėna district
The exhibition is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 17:00.
Organized by: VšĮ Verpėjos
Partner: Vilnius University Botanical Garden
The exhibition is supported by: Lithuanian Council of Culture
Photo credits – Žilvinas Višinskas