Lithuanian Art Festival in Rome Invites to Get to Know and Love Our Original Culture

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2018 05 10

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The President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė opened the Lithuanian art festival “FLUX festival Lituano delle arti” in Rome on Friday, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania. Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson attended the opening ceremony.

The exhibition of one of the most famous contemporary Lithuanian artists, Deimantas Narkevičius, launched the Lithuanian Art Festival: a stereoscopic video projection “20.06.2015” at the Italian cultural centre “Auditorium Parco della Musica”. Minister Ruokytė-Jonsson, who spoke at the opening of the exhibition, noted that one of the most important achievements during the period of independence of Lithuania was the flourishing arts and the whole spectrum of artists who are both citizens of the world and Lithuanian ambassadors. “The culture festival “FLUX” provides an excellent opportunity for the Italian public to get to know them and their works,” – said the Minister of Culture.

On the first day of the festival there was also a concert of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.

The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson will participate in the presentation of the video art program “Fast-Forwarded” at the museum of contemporary art and architecture “MAXXI” on Saturday. This program reveals the impacts of “accelerated time” over the past decades in both the artistic language and Lithuanian society.

According to the Minister of Culture, an extremely rich and extensive program of visual and interdisciplinary arts should be of interest to the Italian audience. This field of art can be equal to the Lithuanian theatre, which has already gained great interest in Italy and has many fans.

Minister L. Ruokytė-Jonsson thanked Italian partners: one of the most important centres of culture in Rome “Auditorium Parco della Musica”, the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, the museum of contemporary art and architecture “MAXXI”, theatre “Teatro di Roma” and art curators, program makers who have contributed to the formation of a festival program which is modern, attracts by a variety of ideas, and interests art lovers

The two-week festival program includes fifteen events representing eight art areas. About 80 artists will present their work: interdisciplinary art, contemporary dance, theatre, contemporary opera, jazz, photography, classical music, and architecture artists of various generations.

The Lithuanian culture festival is patronized by the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.

When visiting Rome, the Minister of Culture L. Ruokytė-Jonsson will meet with the Deputy Mayor of Rome with responsibility for Cultural Growth Luca Bergamo, heads of cultural institutions, and curators of art.