Collective Edinburgh
Friday, October 25, 2019
06:00 PM
City Observatory, 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA
Lithuanian Art and Culture in the UK

Adomas Narkevičius – Desire in Whispers 


Through this informal lecture, we will look into and discuss brief glimpses and bursts of erotic, sensual artmaking practices in the expanded field including outsider art and pop culture in the tumultuous, complex history of Lithuania in XX century that points to suppression of desire on societal and personal levels. Rather than attempting at presenting an exhaustive study of the subject, we will focus on some specific precious moments and occurrences and what they speak to us now.


Short bio

Adomas Narkevičius (b. 1992, Vilnius) is a Lithuanian curator and researcher who currently is based between London and Vilnius. Currently he is studying MA History of Art at UCL, London, under prof. Tamar Garb and prof. Briony Fer, on a sabbatical from his curatorial position at Rupert. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy at the Vilnius University. Most recently, he was co-curating the JCDecaux Young Artist Prize at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2018-2019); running and curating the Alternative Education Programme for emerging artists as the curator for Residencies and Education at Rupert (2017-2019). Previously, he worked as a coordinator at Rupert Centre for Art and Education, initiating the Reading Room Programme and ongoing Sound Art event series. He is also a founding member of the Lithuanian experimental pop band Without Letters.