Lithuanian photography goes to New Zealand: by plane, ferry and car

Posted on May 27, 2015
Lithuanian photography goes to New Zealand: by plane, ferry and car

From May 31 to June 17  Aukland Festival of Photography (Aukland, New Zealand) will be presenting an exhibition of three Lithuanian photographers: Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Edis Jurčys and Donatas Stankevičius. Two of three photographers will participate in the opening of exhibition and will present their works.

With a kind invitation by Julia Durkin, director of Auckland Festival of Photography, the “travel’AIR” series by Lithuanian Mindaugas KAVALIAUSKAS will be on exhibit in the 2015 edition of the New Zealand’s prime photography celebration. “travel’AIR” is a visual translation of the human experience in the context of modern air travel, the lifestyle, as described by Julia Durkin, so much similar to that of New Zealanders, when they commute with the rest of the world.

The photographer, being also a curator, brought with him work of two more fellows Edis Jurčys and Donatas Stankevičius, making it an exhibition of Lithuanian photography.

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© Mindaugas KAVALIAUSKAS travel’Air. Just arrived in Amsterdam. 201o

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© Edis JURČYS  Crossing the WATERS. FERRY

Edis JURČYS, formerly a native of Klaipėda, the sole Lithuanian port city, now living in Portland, Oregon, continues the motive of mobility in the exhibition with his series “crossing the WATERS. FERRY“, exploring the time spent on urban and short-distance ferries.

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© Donatas Stankevičius  Old DRIVERS

Donatas STANKEVIČIUS studies the phenomenon of life-long mobility though the series of portraits of “old DRIVERS“, whose safe journey back home wraps the metaphor of a lifetime adventure of Lithuanian photography exhibition traveling to New Zealand with a stop-over in Australia.

A projection of works that will be on display in Auckland was permanently looped from May 2 to 10 at Sydney Lower Town Hall (Sydney, Australia) as a part of “Head On” festival, thanks to Moshe Rosenzweig, director of Head On.

The project of Lithuanian photography in Australia and New Zealand is presented by KAUNAS PHOTO festival (Lithuania) in collaboration with Head On festival (Sydney, Australia) and Auckland Festival of Photography (New Zealand).

Exhibition:
AUCKLAND festival of photography, NORTHART gallery, June 1 -17, 2015.
Exhibition opening on May 31, 2015, 4 PM.
photographyfestival.org.nz

Screenings:
head ON festival, SYDNEY lower town hall
headon.com.au/exhibitions/head-screenings
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