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Zagreb host for the first time a major solo exhibition dedicated to Lithuanian artist and filmmaker Deimantas Narkevičius.
"Da Capo" is the final step of a cycle of three exhibitions, held in 2013 and 2014 each with a different curator.
This exhibition will display some of Deimantas Narkevičius’ major filmic works, that have brought him to international recognition, sculptures from his early artistic career, as well as his most recent sound installations. His most recent audio work, Sad songs of War will be presented to audience for the first time.
The title of the exhibition is an Italian expression Da Capo, a sign that derives from the language of music and opera and that has been internationally accepted. In a musical sheet, Da Capo indicates part of the composition to be repeated from the beginning. Narkevičius uses this expression in its original meaning, but also alludes to the looped motion of the video, and more specifically relates it to his particular concept of history of the post-Soviet societies.
Narkevičius is one of the most acclaimed Lithuanian artists and a true master of the post ‘89 artists’ generation. The great importance of his work lays in the fact that he is one of those few to have examined, perhaps more radically than others, the very nature of the history (or the order of time) after the ’89. In his work there is always a return, not to the actual past, but rather to a condition of the possibility of such past. That is why his work never quotes, but rather repeats this temporary disconnection, reiterating the difference.
On the occasion of “Da Capo” exhibition, visitors can discover the first comprehensive publication on the filmic production of Deimantas Narkevičius.