BFI Gallery Launch: Deimantas Narkevicius

Lithuanian artist Deimantas Narkevičius has often been associated with the iconoclasm that emerged in his native country following the collapse of socialism in the early 1990s. For his first solo London exhibition and to coincide with the 20 years anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the BFI commissioned Narkevičius to create a new work based on the BFI National Archive's ETV Collection of socialist propaganda films, the largest of its kind surviving in Western Europe. Here the artist himself and the BFI's Head of Exhibitions Elisabetta Fabrizi discuss the origins of the work, and Sir Nicholas Serota comments on its significance.



 

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