Loreta Švaikauskienė. The Human Was Happy In the Garden of Eden But...

Exhibition Time: 01 03 2024–28 03 2024
Opening: March 1  |  6:30 PM
Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės sq. 27, 44279 Kaunas, Lithuania)

During the World power battle - dystopia, the worst-case scenario vision, creates existential guilt and anxiety.

A war, which marks the future trajectories of the World, creates deep worry and is lately the main “apocalyptic fantasy”. A human, who is the main character in the epicenter of events, creates political and ethical narratives as well as the global Worlds internal transformation existence. With this piece I seek to rethink the future vision of the World. I invite you to look at rational and irrational human existence, dozing consciousness, which intertwines in time and being. 

Loreta Švaikauskienė is one of the best-known Lithuanian artists working in the field of contemporary textile and design. In 2014 she received an Individual State Stipend for Art and Culture Creators of the Republic of Lithuania. Over the past ten years L. Švaikauskienė by combining different textile techniques (stuffing, sewing, embroidery) has created remarkable size and visually appealing works, the effects of which are enhanced by a unique artistic technique – material manipulations. The artist creates textile objects using synthetic material that gives the impression of metal or porcelain. The ornaments of Old Egyptian, Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic periods in highly stylized textile panels or mirror frames elevate a functional object created for an interior towards an artwork of conceptual contemplation – art historian and critic, dr. Virginija Vitkienė


The project is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Lithuanian Artists' Association.