II-V 11.00 – 19.00.
VI 11.00 – 16.00.


Eglė Ulčickaitė | ANEKDOTA



Anekdota [a – non + ekdidonai – to publish] is a Greek word meaning “unpublished”. It is also a secret, private story, not intended or suitable for public sharing. The term is chosen not so much to describe the concept of the exhibition, but rather as a key to access the motifs reflected through the medium of painting and painter’s relationship to socio-cultural processes. The prevailing informational and visual noise, which produces itself and forces us to keep nothing for ourselves, to give everything to the general flow, causes a kind of Inability to experience, to endure. It provokes an unwillingness to be able to. However, it is not even the incapacity of consciousness to endure or to experience the outside world that is emphasised here. The emptiness that opens up with a pause is quickly masked by the new prostheses of experience. Therefore the things themselves, the images, although being endlessly and infinitely reproduced, paradoxically still remain concealed, unknowable. Or, at best, they only open up and mark a void that, like a secret story, cannot be made public. And they don’t want to. They fail to.

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