Emilija Škarnulytė. Circular Time. For Aleksandra Kasuba
26 March – 30 May 2021
The National Gallery of Art presents a solo exhibition by Emilija Škarnulytė and her latest audiovisual installation Circular Time. For Aleksandra Kasuba. The idea of the work was inspired by Škarnulytė’s personal acquaintance with the prominent American artist and architect of Lithuanian origin Aleksandra Kasuba and her creative legacy. In 2018, encouraged by her mother Rita Škarnulienė, who was also an architect, Emilija for the first time visited Rock Hill House and Shell Dwellings designed by Kasuba in New Mexico. The same year Emilija established contact with Kasuba and visited her in Albuquerque. It was the common interests in connections between art and science, in achievements in astronomy, quantum physics and other branches of natural science that helped establish remarkable acquaintance between these artists representing two generations. This remarkable acquaintance was a tremendous inspiration, prompting Škarnulytė to embody it in her work of art.
Circular Time. For Aleksandra Kasuba is a multichannel audiovisual installation that consists of multilayered space where creative visions of both artists meet. Inspired by common interest in possible connections between art and science as well as combining elements of Kasuba’s creative legacy with her own creative visions in a form of collage, Škarnulytė develops possible creative dialogue between the two as a series of infinite existing and imaginary connections.
Emilija Škarnulytė (b. 1987) received BA in Sculpture at the Brera Institute in Milan and MA at the Tromsø Academy of Arts. The artist’s films have been screened in numerous festivals, including Rotterdam, Busan, Oberhausen, Hors Pistes (Paris), Edinburgh and Sao Paulo. E. Škarnulytė participated in the Toronto (2019), Milan XXII (2019), Riga (2018), Bolivian SIART (2016) and São Paulo (2014) biennials. In 2019 E. Škarnulytė received the Future Generation Art Prize by the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev.
Curator of installation Circular Time. For Aleksandra Kasuba: Candice Hopkins
Architect: Linas Lapinskas
Sponsors: Exterus, Fundermax
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