Important Update! Due to the historic Washington snowstorm, this event has now been cancelled.
The EU Delegation hosts temporary art exhibits from leading and emerging European artists. Up to now these have been open to view only for those attending meetings or events. But as of 2016 The Delegation will offer the opportunity for general public viewing on selected dates and times.
Currently on exhibition is a photographic exhibit by the contemporary Lithuanian artist, Vytenis Jankūnas.
Stuck on the Train is Vytenis Jankūnas’ solo exhibition featuring photographs made by the artist while traveling through New York via the subway – from Queens to Manhattan. He uses the same route almost daily on the train line he favours – “J2”, incognito taking pictures of the accidental travelers. At first sight these photographs appear to be simple documentation of his journeys, while their aesthetics and the print technology create an illusion of classical photography. In reality every image has been created using a method of multiple exposure – the single image has been digitally composed from between several and dozens of different shots. The artist composes several of these multi-layered images on the same sheet, in this way forming a complex perception of time and situation. Time becomes yet another traveler of this train and alongside the author of the photographs wonders through the images: it stops, vanishes or reappears in the little details of the image.
Vytenis Jankūnas (b. 1961) is a Lithuanian artist who has been living in New York for the past 20 years. He graduated from Lithuanian State Art Institute in 1985 and was an active member of the Lithuanian art scene throughout the 1990s, a member of the artists’ groups “1” and “School of New Communication”. He is exhibiting his work in United States, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Hong Kong, France, United Kingdom and other places. His works are also a part of collections of Lithuanian Art Museum and National M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum.