Jul 1 – Sep 8 | An Ear for Ecology | Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė

Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė

July 1 – Septermber 8, 2024

Exhibition curator: Laima Kreivytė

Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė is not only a distinctive painter who analyzed the critical situation of humans and society in her works but is also one of the pioneers of ecological art, creating artistic actions and installations in nature even before the initiative “Darom” was established and before the emergence of Anthropocene issues.

The exhibition “An Ear for Ecology” presented by the Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center aims to punctually mark M. T. Rožanskaitė’s journey from the deep depiction of the earth as a source of life in her paintings to the living care for nature wounded by human activity in her artistic actions and installations.

The exhibition is constructed metonymically—through the works that reveal important themes and objects to the artist: a river, a tree, the earth, and the gaping traces of human activity in nature’s body. Rožanskaitė’s sensitive ecological ear captured what few spoke about at the time: the pollution of water, earth, and air, and the destruction of forests.

The exhibition is open until September 8.

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July 1 at 6 PM
A sound performance inspired by the artist’s installation “My Little River” will decode M. T. Rožanskaitė’s visual codes and test the ecological ear of the attendees.

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Exhibition partner: “MTR Art Foundation”
Visual identity: Ineta Armanavičiūtė

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