EXHIBITION BY NAGLIS RYTIS BALTUŠNIKAS “WC TV | PART I. DESIRES”

Kaunas Picture Gallery
Nuotraukos autorius D. Ščiuka

The cycle of monumental mosaics, presented in the exhibition, was born from real drawings. These are the old WC landscapes. According to the artist, everything was forbidden in Soviet times. The only place you could have privacy was the WC. Toilets of those times are a treasure trove of graffiti: from desires to declarations.

The author of the exhibition didn‘t have an opportunity to take pictures of the toilets, though he repeatedly talked to photographers (at those times there were no smart phones). Some of the graffiti were destroyed by KGB. In this way, the Pillars of Gediminas were turned into a house with fumes, a double cross into “classes” (a game), etc. The erotic themes were not touched. “I have been trying to search the internet, but there is nothing like it anymore. Those pains disappeared with the era, therefore my works are more historical than artistic”, says the author of the exhibition.  

The exhibition is supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture