During the last year, Dainius Liskevicius has seen many Lithuanian theatres from the inside, after he joined an independent stage production as a professional dancer. The theatre is important in Lithuania cultural life. During the Soviet period, non-conformist directors like Juozas Miltinis (1907–1994) in the country’s fifth-largest town Panevezys, were part of the consistent (though necessarily low-profile) cultural resistance against communism. Today, the international success of directors like Eimuntas Nekrosius and Oskaras Korsunovas is a source of national pride. Dainius Liskevicius has photographed the empty salons of some of the best-known theatres in different Lithuanian cities. He seems to offer these interiors as a metaphor for looking at ourself – and perhaps to remind us that the stage remains unseen by those who use it…
Anders Kreuger. Selfesteem. Lithuanian Art 2001. Vilnius: CAC, 2001, s. 70.
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2001
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2013