The newly renovated Radvila Palace Museum of Art reopened with an exhibition Protest Art: The Rebels of the Soviet Era, presenting a part of a wide collection gifted to the museum by Vladimir Tarasov. The exhibition presents the works of forty artists who worked under the conditions of ideological dictate, censorship, and restricted freedom of movement during the 1960s and 1980s in the Soviet Union. The creative works of the Moscow Conceptualists and the Lithuanian Silent Modernists are central to this collection, many of whom were forbidden to exhibit their works publicly.
The visitors can explore the temporary exhibition The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist of the works by Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, available until the end of May. Exhibition is focusing on Rakowitz’s work Room G, Northwest Palace of Nimrud (2018), a series of bas-reliefs that decked the walls of a monumental palace in ancient Nimrud, south of Mosul and were destroyed by ISIS in 2015.
In June and July, the museum will display the works by Alexander Bogomazov (1880–1930). As from August, the museum will present the exhibition of works by contemporary sculptor Mindaugas Navakas.