Kęstutis Grigaliūnas’s personal exhibit “Litvaks Who Came Back from the Nazi Concentration Camps” will open at the Museum of Photography in Šiauliai at 5:00 P.M. on November 10. Grigaliūnas is a recipient of Lithuania’s Culture and Art Prize.
Natalija Arlauskaitė is the curator of the exhibit. She’s a professor at the International Relations and Political Science Institute of Vilnius University.
The exhibit features photographs of 335 Lithuanian Jews who survived and returned from the concentration camps with brief bios. A book of the same name as the exhibit, actually the source of the exhibit, will be launched at the opening. The exhibit runs till December 18.
According to Arlauskaitė, the exhibit is a continuation of a long-term photography project of case-files Grigaliūnas has been conducting since 2008 which earned him the National Culture and Art Prize in 2011. She said it will present the past for the first time in a visual manner to the hearts and minds of visitors.
Kęstutis Grigaliūnas is a graphic artist, painter and conceptual artist. He has had over 100 exhibits in Lithuania and abroad.