According to the questions it poses, Kostas Bogdanas' oeuvre falls into the following groups:
What does it mean to be an artist?
In 1996 in the CAC café, two illuminated boxes appeared, and in their black background, it was written: "I am an artist" and "I love myself". In 1997 the artist circulated postcards saying "Aš menininkas / I am an artist". They were received by every active participant in the field of art. Assuming the act of legitimising his status, the artist actually questions the mechanisms of legitimisation.
In 1999, performing his project "Identification", which took place in public transport in Vilnius, Bogdanas chose to do a night-washing of trolleybuses, rather than to create a separate work of art. He thereby challenged the meaningfulness of the artist's work, and raised questions about whether and how useful it is to society. Continuing to reflect upon the artist's devaluation theme, in 2007, Bogdanas made a memorial plaque to "The Unknown, Unappreciated, Forgotten Painter". It introduced an unexpected aspect to the issue of competition that is present in contemporary Lithuanian art. Another artwork by Bogdanas that sought to disturb the inertia of the art world as a piece of commercialism was an artistic event called "Commemoration". It was performed in 1998 at the Bergen Museum of Art in Norway. Writing down the names of regular visitors to this museum, the artist turned them into a work of art. The visitors who came to the exhibition found themselves part of it. It seems to tell us that it is not art as aproductthat should be considered as an action, but rather that the coming of visitors and thesearch for experienceis art.
His photography exhibition held under the name Anatolij Zapolskij in 2001 in the Arka gallery almost turned into a modern myth. Although the same people as usual received invitations to the exhibition, there was, however, only one visitor who, reportedly, actually attended it. This artistic experiment that Bogdanas carried out revealed the importance of a name and the futility of declarations of equal opportunity. The installation "Incomprehensible to Most of You ..." (2009) could easily be classed under the same theme. In it, we see a list of people to whom the conceptual work of art (Bogdanas himself, or not necessarily) is incomprehensible ("my neighbour", "my hairdresser", "Romualdas Budrys" [the director of the Lithuanian Art Museum], etc). In the installation, there is a work "Comprehensible Only to Linas Jablonskis", as he confirmed it by asking the artist to take part in the exhibition.