“Daily Life in Lithuanian Photography. 1963–2013”

Kaunas Picture Gallery
Romualdas Rakauskas „Šiokiadieniai“

The exhibition presents a visual story about the daily life in Lithuania, which had accumulated various things and items of different kind over the last 50 years, diverse topics and moods had appeared, altered, disappeared. During this period, three generations of photographers have emerged, introducing different themes and style, each of them featuring the topical issues of their time. In the exhibition, the daily life seems to be transforming into history.

Artists Romualdas Augūnas, Mindaugas Ažušilis, Gintaras Česonis, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Algimantas Kunčius, Vitas Luckus, Aleksandras Macijauskas, Antanas Miežanskas, Vytautas Pletkus, Romualdas Požerskis, Romualdas Rakauskas, Vytautas V. Stanionis, Donatas Stankevičius, Antanas Sutkus, Algirdas Šeškus, Artūras Valiauga in their own way and distinctive manner observe and capture everyday signs that are constantly changing, or experience the devastation.

The daily life includes wakings up in the morning, traffic jams, lessons, lectures, work, traffic jams again; a sad autumn routine when it’s raining cats and dogs, winters, unfortunately, often warm, rainy or cold; holidays – filled with blissful laziness. The daily life comprises small personal rituals, selected song lists and book pages read to yellow; the daily life of a traveler is counted in thousands of steps, a writer’s day is focused on plentiful black letters, and the day of a photographer develops into the pictures of reality …

Curator Gintaras Česonis