One of the most consistent and widely recognised Lithuanian artists is bringing a new exhibition to BALTIC from Friday 14th October until Sunday 8th January. Exploring different narrative structures through film and video, Deimantas Narkevicius’ new Doubled Youth exhibition is one that will leave a lasting impression.
Trained sculptor Narkevicius, adopts the techniques of documentary film making, drawing on the aesthetic language of the form and using interviews and archive footage to explore and subvert the genre. Utilising 3D technology for the first time and applying it to unconventional subject matter, Narkevičius documented the removal of a group of eight Soviet-era Socialist Realist sculptures, first installed in 1952, from a prominent site known as the Green Bridge in the centre of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, in 2015. That is all captured here, making for a compelling exhibition.