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Emilija Škarnulytė

Emilija Škarnulytė
Circular Time. For Aleksandra Kasuba


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, also an architect, Rita Škarnulienė, Emilija for the first time visited Rock Hill residence and Shell Dwellings designed by Kasuba in New Mexico. The same year Emilija established contact with Kasuba and visited her in Albuquerque. It was both artists' 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 representatives of two generations. This remarkable acquaintance was a huge inspiration to E. Škanulytė who decided to pay homage to it in her l test work of art.

'Circular Time. For Aleksandra Kasuba' is a multichannel audiovisual installation that consists of multilayered space where creative visions of both artists, A. Kašuba and E. Škarnulytė, meet. Inspired by common interest in possible connections between art and science and combining elements of A. Kasubas creative legacy with her own creative visions in a form of collage, E. Škarnylytė 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 Candice Hopkins
Architect Linas Lapinskas
 
The Project is financed by The Lithuanian Council for Culture
Sponsors: Exterus, Fundermax