New project dedicated to Lithuanian artists living and working abroad

The idea of such project was born in the mind of famous Lithuanian photographer Arūnas Baltėnas during his trip to the USA back in 2018. The first stop was New York, where A. Baltėnas visited diaspora artists living and working there, took pictures of their studios and talked about the sources of their inspiration as well as their relationship with the homeland. The material collected during this journey turned into essays and series of photographs.

Žilvinas Kempinas in his studio in New York (photo by Arūnas Baltėnas)

Project is organised by Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation founded by Lewben Art Foundation with the aim to systematically explore the art of the diaspora and return it to their homeland. The art collection administered by the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation contains artwork by Lithuanian expatriates from the period starting with the beginning of the 20th century onwards.

The conversation with Žilvinas Kempinas is available at IQ Life.

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