As part of Esch2022 - European Capital of Culture, the Konschthal Esch is hosting a major retrospective exhibition of films by contemporary artist Deimantas Narkevičius. Originally from Lithuania, Narkevicius ’work offers a unique vision, between documentary and autobiographical perspective, of the post-Soviet era of his native country. After participating in the European Biennial of Contemporary Art MANIFESTA 2 in 1998, Narkevičius returns to Luxembourg for this major exhibition in Esch, which traces a cinematic work that continues to evolve in today’s geopolitical contexts.
The work of Deimantas Narkevičius summons the ghosts and witnesses of the past to confront them with this new Lithuanian society, fully aware of a recent past, but asserting its new European identity. (Kaunas 2022 - European Capital of Culture is an example).
On the occasion of this exhibition, the scenography by the architects practice 2001 in collaboration with the artist will once again transform the building of the Konschthal Esch.
As part of this exhibition, Konschtal Esch will co-produce the short film ‘Twittering Soul’, the first of which will take place on the opening day of the exhibition.