Exhibition time: 18 12 2019 - 11 01 2020
Venue: Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės a. 27, 44279 Kaunas, Lithuania)
Private view of the exhibition "Act: Eraser" by Robertas Antinis, will be helt on December 18 (Wednesday) at 6.30 p.m. at Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės Sq. 27, Kaunas).
9 Observations on Eraser possibilities:
They can be used while blinking, greeting and sleeping;
Eraser can be glasses, toothbrush (in underarms);
Its possibilities after having it deleted are to keep the scraps in match boxes and on fingertips, sometimes trying to stick them back into an eraser;
The possibility of an eraser to become a sky-blue poem or a drawing about it;
It is possible to make a list of invisible erasers: in intestines and behind eyelids;
An eraser is almost felt in an intimate relationship;
And I noted this all while having the eraser in my mouth, and there was a possibility to record it in sounds, knowing its experience;
One needs to know what erasers crave, one of those whims is to be a replacement for someone buried in an urn;
If an eraser is swallowed, its shape changes, and it starts resembling the large intestine, medics can observe it through their devices. The intestine extends, and many call it "hit", although experts remember that it is the same "raser".
The path of the sculptor Robertas Antinis is marked by many stages of his creative work. His creative life began from working with his father, the famous sculptor Robertas Antinis (the Elder). Later (since 1980) the artist turned towards the topics "About the Blind" and "Measures for Sighting". Other topics that occupy a prominent place in his works are: “Epitaphs” (dedicated to the already deceased sculptor - the Father), “Ephemeras” - intertwining with his earlier themes, and afterwards the “Eraser”, related to the concepts of process and interactivity. Here the artist tries to create and exhibit the relationship between the perceiver and the presented "characters", rather than objects.
In the latest exhibition, “Act: Eraser”, the main character is Eraser itself. Here it is "transformed" into an actor playing an act of his endless possibilities for reincarnation. Introduction to the exhibition will be "Requests for Light" (2019), a series of works in which erasers in the hands of children with visual impairments get the opportunity to create illumination by erasing "Black". The exhibit will consist of Robertas' latest works, shapes and objects talking about various unexpected eraser-type situations.
The artist Robertas Antinis (b. 1946) lives and creates in Kaunas. In 2002, he was awarded the most honorable award for creators in Lithuania - the National Prize for Culture and Art. He is a member of “Post Ars” artists’ group. The artist's activities are not limited to sculptural expression, sculpture in public spaces, monuments, objects, performances. Robertas Antinis is also an art book creator. We are looking forward to his latest book - monograph coming soon. The active creative path is marked by many solo and group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad (Germany, Poland, France, Japan, USA, Finland, etc.). His works are in the collections of the MO Museum (Vilnius), the National Art Gallery, the National M.K. Čiurlionis Museum, the Egidio Marzona Collection (Berlin) and private collections in Germany, Italy, Russia, Latvia, Moldova, Lithuania. The artist has been cooperating with Meno Parkas Gallery since its foundation in 1997.
Exhibition is part of the project "Three in One. Robertas Antinis". Project is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.