On August 2nd at the second floor of the gallery „Meno parkas“ will be held the opening of exhibition "Hybrid" by Judith Lesure (France) and Auris Radzevičius (Lithuania).
"Creatures" - hybrids - made of animal, vegetable and human features have been crossing Judith Lesur's and Auris Radzevicious' works for a while, either in painted, photographic, performed or video-animated... forms.
Their use of masks allows them to explore the other faces that are visible when the most recognisable part of the human figure is hidden, enlightening some dark, absurd, poetic, scary, grotesque... sides.
But to go further than a common theme going through the personal works they will be presenting in Meno Parkas Gallery, they decided to spend some time together, in France and in Lithuania, to discuss and make new pieces for the exhibition.
With the question of making masks, out of daily-life materials (fabric, cardboard, plastic) or from more elaborate art technics (papier mâché, painting), came the issue of how to drop the mask, both while learning how to live and create side by side with someone one barely knows, and as the narrative for a video or art piece.
Content of the exhibition:
Photo series by Judith Lesur (Lithuania, France, Madagascar, 2016-2017)
Paintings, objects, installations by Auris Radzevičius
Exhibition is part of gallery’s international cultural exchange project “Art Line”.
Project is part-financed by Lithuanian Council for Culture, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and Kaunas City Municipality programme "Iniciatyvos Kaunui".
Exhibition will be opened till 30th of August, 2017.