Agnė NARUŠYTĖ

PhD, is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), Lithuanian Section, of the Lithuanian Art Photographers Association (LFS), of the Lithuanian Art Historians Society (LDID). In 1993, she graduated from the Vytautas Magnus University and was awarded BA in art history; in 1995, she was awarded MA in the History and Philosophy of Art and Architecture by the Central European University (CEU, Prague, Czech Republic). In, 2005, she defended her PhD thesis The Aesthetics of Boredom in Lithuanian Photography of the 1980s at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. A. Narušytė has been publishing articles on the theory and history of photography and contemporary art in peer reviewed journals in Lithuania and abroad. In her monographs, articles and presentations she discusses the questions of historical imagination, the representations of war trauma, gender relationships, the relevance of ecological problems to photography and art of the late 20th and 21st centuries. A. Narušytė writes art reviews and essays for cultural periodical publications and opinion pieces for the national radio LRT programme ‘Kultūros savaitė’ (A Week in Culture). Since 2002, she has been curating exhibitions of photography and contemporary art.

Key research areas: history and theory of photography; the issues of political protest, gender relationships, memory and experience of time in photography and contemporary art practices.

Other research areas – practicing ‘ecological thought’ in photography and contemporary art.

Academic publications since 2019

‘Menininkė kaip antropoceno partizanė: Aurelijos Maknytės ir Castor Fiber bendradarbiavimas’ (Artist as a Partisan of the Anthropocene: Aurelija Maknytė Collaborates with Castor Fiber), Athena: filosofijos studijos, 2019, Nr. 14. Vilnius: Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, p. 234–253, ISSN 822-5047, e-ISSN 2538-7294.

‘Iškamšų muziejus kaip žmogaus ir gyvūno santykių istorijos teatras / Taxidermy Museums: Theatres of the History of Human and Animal Relations’, Gyvūnas. Žmogus. Robotas / Animal. Human. Robot, eds. Erika Grigoravičienė, Ugnė Paberžytė, Vilnius: MO Museum, 2019, p. 133–138; 144, ISBN 978-609-8136-18-0.

Selected Academic Publications

Monographs:

Matulytė, Margarita, Narušytė, Agnė, Camera obscura: Lietuvos fotografijos istorija 1839–1945 (Camera obscura: The History of Lithuanian Photography 1839–1945). Vilnius: Vilnius Academy of Arts, 2016, 768 p. ISBN 978-609-447-204-6 (The Best Monograph of 2016 awarded by the Lithuanian Art Historians Society).

Narušytė, Agnė, Lietuvos fotografija: 1990–2010 (Lithuanian Photography: 1990–2010). Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2011, 343 p. ISBN 9789955235200.

Narušytė, Agnė, The Aesthetics of Boredom: Lithuanian Photography 1980–1990. Vilnius: Vilnius Academy of Arts, 2010, 352 p. ISBN 978-9955-854-96-8.

Narušytė, Agnė, Nuobodulio estetika Lietuvos fotografijoje (The Aesthetics of Boredom in Lithuanian Photography). Vilnius: Vilnius Academy of Arts, 2008, 304 p. ISBN 978-9955-854-06-7.

Peer reviewed articles since 2015:

‘Post Ars Photo Performances: Material for Research or a Work of Art?’, Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi/ Studies on Art and Architecture / Studien für Kunstwissenschaft, special issue: Representing Art History in the Baltic Countries: Experiences and Prospects, 2018, Vol. 27/ 1–3. Tallinn: Estonian Society of Art Historians and Curators / Eesti Kunstiteadlaste ja Kuraatorite Ühing, p. 223–249, ISSN 1406-2860 [https://files.fm/u/vz6qxycz#/view/KTU_27_1_3_Narusyte-223-249.pdf].

‘The Soldier’s Diary. A Record of Erased Time,’ Constructing the Memory of War in Visual Culture since 1914, edited by Ann Murray, London: Routledge, 2018, p. 151–164, ISBN 978-1-138-50297-0.

‘Kūrėja: moters laikas Akvilės Anglickaitės ir Dalios Mikonytės fotoinstaliacijose’ (Creator: Woman’s Time in Photoinstallations by Akvilė Anglickaitė and Dalia Mikonytė), Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, 2017, t. 85: Moteriškumo reprezentacijos ir dailė, ed. Ramutė Rachlevičiūtė. Vilnius: Vilnius Academy of Arts, 2017, p. 45–59. ISSN: 1392-0316.

‘Dislocation: The conflict of photographic and cinematographic representations of war in Soviet Lithuania,’ MIK, Art History & Criticism, Meno istorija ir kritika, Vol. 13, 2017. Kaunas: Vytautas Magnus University, p. 42–57. ISSN 1822-4555, e-ISSN 1822-4547, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/mik-2017-0004.

‘The Diaries of Death,’ The Art of Identity and Memory: Toward a Cultural History of the Two World Wars in Lithuania, edited by Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Rasutė Žukienė, with a preface by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2016, p. 55–84. ISBN: 978-16-18115-07-2.

Matulytė, Margarita, Narušytė, Agnė, ‘Lithuanian Photography 1970–2000,’ in: The History of European Photography, 1970 – 2000, Vol. III, edited by Václav Macek. Bratislava: Stredoeurópsky dom fotografie, Central European House of Photography, 2016, p. 451–465. ISBN: 978-80-85739-70-1.

‘Sovietmetis kaip meninio tyrimo objektas: Kęstučio Grigaliūno, Dainiaus Liškevičiaus ir Eglės Ulčickaitės atvejai’ (The Soviet Period as a Subject of Artistic Research: The Cases of Kęstutis Grigaliūnas, Dainius Liškevičius and Eglė Ulčickaitė),  Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, t. 79, Meninis tyrimas: teorija ir praktika, ed. Vytautas Michelkevičius. Vilnius: Vilnius Academy of Arts, 2015, p. 45–59. ISSN: 1392-0316.

Compiled publications:

Foto Vėros Šleivytės (Photos by Vėra Šleivytė), eds. Milda Dainovskytė, Agnė Narušytė, Kupiškis: Kupiškis Ethnographic Museum, 2020, p. 280–293. ISBN 978-609-8128-10-9.

Pačėsa, Remigijus, Shtai (Here It Is), eds. Agnė Narušytė ir Gintaras Zinkevičius, Šiauliai: Photography Museum, 2018, 248 p. ISBN 978-9986-766-60-5.

Narušytė, Agnė, Andriuškevičius, Aleksas, Antinis, Robertas, Lukenskas, Česlovas, Zinkevičius, Gintaras, Post Ars partitūra (Post Ars: The Score), ed. Agnė Narušytė, Vilnius: M puslapiai, Contemporary Art Centre, 2017, 520 p. ISBN 978-609-95948-0-4 (First Prise in the category of art books at the Book Art Competition 2017 organised by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania).

Liškevičius, Dainius, Labyrinthus, eds. Agnė Narušytė and Dainius Liškevičius, Vilnius: Lapas, 2018, 288 p. ISBN 978-609-8198-06-5.

Savanoriai: fotografinė atmintis (Volunteers: Photographic Memory), eds. Kęstutis Grigaliūnas and Agnė Narušytė, Vilnius: Vaizdų archyvas, 2017. ISBN 978-609-95539-8-6.

Trimakas, Gintautas [album of photographs], eds. Gytis Skudžinskas, Gintautas Trimakas, Agnė Narušytė, Vilnius: Photography Fund of the Lithuanian Art Photographers Association, 2016, 224 p. ISBN 978-9955-438-69-4.

Curated exhibitions from 2015

Nature Cabinets by Aurelija Maknytė, Vilnius Town Hall, 22 09 2020–19 10.

New Display of Lithuanian Art, co-curated with Lolita Jablonskienė, Laima Kreivytė, Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, 10 07 2019–30 12 2029.

Group exhibition The Sweet Sweat of the Future, co-curated with Laima Kreivytė, Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė, Ieva Mazūraitė-Novickienė, Eglė Mikalajūnė, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, 10 07 2019–01 09.

Exhibition of contemporary art Chronometers, co-curated with Gintaras Zinkevičius, Exhibition Hall at the Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre, Klaipėda, 14 09 2018–04 11.

The Yellow Swan Will Not Return by Remigijus Pačėsa, co-curated with Gintaras Zinkevičius, Photography Museum of the Aušros Museum, Šiauliai, 27 07 2017–05 11; Kaunas Photography Gallery, 01 02 2018–04 03; Prospekto Gallery and Vilnius Photography Gallery, Vilnius, 10 05 2018–09 06; the main exhibition of the Third Festival of Photography in Klaipėda. Exhibition Hall at the Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre, Klaipėda, 09 11 2018–02 12; Petras Kriaučiūnas Public Library, Marijampolė, 10 12 2018–04 01 2019.

Posters by Agnė Narušytė and Gintaras Zinkevičius, Klaipėda Photography Gallery at the Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre, Klaipėda, 07 04 2017–07 05; Ya Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 22 09 2020–25 10.

Contemporary art exhibition Post Ars. The Score, co-curated with Julija Fomina, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 17 06 2016–14 08.