Vice-minister of Culture opened exhibition “MAGMA” in Italy


2018 01 25


The Vice-minister of Culture Gintautė Žemaitytė is on a visit in Italy on 25–26 January. During the visit, the Vice-minister of Culture opened the exhibition “MAGMA. Body and Words in Italian and Lithuanian Women’s Art from 1965 to the Present”. The project of visual arts curated by Benedetta Carpi de Resmini and Laima Kreivytė is presented by the National Gallery of Art in cooperation with the National Institute for the Graphic Design (Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica) in Rome. The exhibition was opened at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius in April of 2017.

According to the Vice-minister, the exhibition “MAGMA” is an example of very successful bilateral cooperation: “We value the successful cooperation of the Lithuanian Art Museum and Italian National Institute for the Graphic Design, particularly the internship opportunities offered by the institute. The cooperation of these institutions contributed to the signing of the interdepartmental agreement between the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activity and Tourism of Italy initiated at the moment with the aim to strengthen bilateral relations in the field of culture and arts.”

Meetings with the curator of architecture, commissar of the Lithuanian pavilion in Venice Biennale of Architecture 2018 Pippo Ciorra, head of the Auditorium Parco della Musica Jose Dosal and head of Santa Cecilia Orchestra Massimiliano Tonsini have been planned during the visit in Rome with the aim to discuss the FLUX Festival Lituano Delle Arti, a large event dedicated to the centenary of the restored state of Lithuania to be held in May 2018.