AROUND Video 2023

From September 29 to November 1, Meno Parkas Gallery for the first time will participate in the "Around Video Art Fair" in Brussels.

The art fair at the Moxy Brussels City Center will transform the rooms into separate exhibition spaces, in one of which Meno Parkas Gallery will present the video film Golzheim by Nerina Naujokaitė. (2022. HD video, j/b, sound, 17:13 min. Composer Thomas Amann, Austria).

You can find the Meno Parkas Gallery in room 307, on the third floor of the hotel.


Neringa Naujokaite (born 1966 in Kaunas, Lithuania) is a multimedia artist and filmmaker. She graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Germany), and in 2003 she also completed her postgraduate studies in audio-visual media at the Cologne High School of Media Arts (KHM). She has held solo exhibitions in Lithuania, Germany and Switzerland, and has participated in group exhibitions in Finland, Sweden, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic and China. Her works have been acquired by public and private art collections in Germany and Austria.

In her projects Naujokaitė deals with social themes, the interaction between the individuals and their environment, as well as sensitive societal issues. Naujokaitė's installations are multi-layered video and slide projections which involve sound and text, spatial objects.


The video “Golzheim” depicts the contentious atmosphere in one neighbourhood to the north of Düsseldorf. The different architectural structures - the monumental Nordpark (North Park) built by National Socialists, the “white settlement” Golzheimer-Siedlung with its high-priced one-family homes for the wealthy, the Jewish retirement home and the temporary refugee camp made of containers - are all located side-by-side on a single axis along the Rhine to the north of Düsseldorf. The contrasts live side by side. The architecture of the settlement and the park was designed for the 1937 exhibition Schaffendes Volk (The Creating Nation). Nearby, on the left side of Nordpark, where until three years ago there used to be a dog walking area, a temporary camp for refugees has recently been built out of containers and enclosed by a high fence. On the other side of the park is the Nelly Sachs Jewish Elderly Home, permanently guarded by the police. The connecting link is Nordpark, where all the inhabitants of this neighbourhood, who live next door to each other yet in different worlds, meet one another.

“Golzheim” seeks to react to the socio-political and architectural changes in this part of the city and deals with the question, under which circumstances the urban cityscape is created, changes and is perceived.

Sound by Austrian composer Thomas Amann, using motifs of his music compositions mixed with the original sound of the video takes.