What happened to them at Surinam,
and how Candide became acquainted with Nat*
26/08/10 Mounira Al Solh
Deimantas Narkevičius (1964, Utena, Lithuania), last year’s winner of The Vincent Award and one of the most important artists from Eastern Europe, makes idiosyncratic comments upon the drastic changes that have overcome his country and region since the fall of the Wall. On the occasion of a big solo exhibition in the Van Abbe Museum, a talk with the man who is trained as a sculptor, but is primarily known for his video work.
There are two sides to every coin. In tandem with the cult of the individual artist discussed in the previous issue, art collectives have also flourished. Much of today's cooperatively produced art evolved from the socially inspired art of the 1990s, made famous by the concept of relational aesthetics. What does today's art have in common with the art of then, and how does it differ?