February2022
Through Jan 1
5:00 pm
Online Symposium "Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde"
Discussion
Lithuania, Vilnius
Discussion
Lithuania, Vilnius
Organizers:

National Gallery of Art 
Inesa Brašiškė and Lukas Brasiskis

In conjunction with the exhibition “Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde” (up through February 20) at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania, the museum will host a one-day online symposium on Saturday, 12 February 2022, 5 pm (EET) / 10 am (EST)

With presentations by Johanna Gosse, Chrissie Iles, Ara Osterweil, and Jonathan Walley.

The symposium is dedicated to the multifaceted activities of the Lithuanian emigré filmmaker, poet, critic, and institution builder Jonas Mekas. Taking Mekas’ work and life as a starting point, the speakers will interrogate his role in the history of art and avant-garde film as well as the relevance of his legacy for contemporary times.

Exhibition and symposium curated by Inesa Brašiškė and Lukas Brasiskis.

For more information on speakers, schedule and a webstream link please visit here.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1DTBmJDQQlSME1tEfLn9Fw

Web stream without registration (in English): https://youtu.be/_epKoKVyLnY

Web stream without registration (with translation to Lithuanian): https://youtu.be/GNhMtJITAf0

 

Exhibition "Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde". Photograph by Gintarė Grigėnaitė
Exhibition "Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde". Photograph by Gintarė Grigėnaitė