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Laima SURGAILIENĖ (LAUČKAITĖ)

PhD, leading researcher
E–mail: lauckal@yahoo.com

Studied art history at the Lithuanian Art Institute, Vilnius in 1974–1979. At Mikhail Lomonosov University of Moscow in 1988 defended Ph.D. dissertation Critical Analysis of Esthetical Views of Alois Riegl. 1991–1992 postdoctoral grant in Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschithe (Munich). Habilitation proceeding at the Institute of Culture, Philosophy and Art Research in 2008. 1988–1990 worked at the Department of Art History of the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, 1990–2002 in the Institute of Culture and Art, since 2003 in the Institute of Culture, Philosophy and Art Research (researcher 1988–1997, senior researcher 1997–2003, since 2004 leading researcher), 2008-2018 the Head of the Department of Art History and Visual Culture of Lithuanian Culture Research Institute. 1993–1996 lecturer of the Department of Art History, Vilnius Academy of Art. Member of the Lithuanian Artists Association since 1986, member of Lithuanian Section of AICA (1995–1998 President), member of the Lithuanian Society of Art Historians (since 1994). Her book Art in Vilnius 1900–1915 got the Book Prize of 2008–2009 from the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, USA in 2009. Awarded with the Lithuanian Government Prize for an outstanding achievements in culture and art (2015).

Fields of scholarly interests: art and culture of Vilnius of the early 20th century, interconnections between Lithuanian, Russian, and German art at the turn of  19–20th centuries, Lithuanian exile art, historiography of art history. Presently she is making the research of Lithuanian art during the First World War.

Selected publications

Books:

Vilniaus dailė Didžiojo karo metais [Art in Vilnius during the First World War], Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2018.

Rafaelis Chvolesas. Jeruzalės ieškojimas, Vilnius: Vilniaus Gaono žydų muziejus, 2013, ISBN 978–9955–767–19–0 /Rafael Chwoles. The Search for Jerusalem, Vilnius: Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, 2013, ISBN 978–9955–767–20–6/ Rafaël Chwoles. La recherche de Jérusalem, Vilnius: Musée National Juifs de Gaon de Vilna, 2013.

Ekspresionizmo raitelė Mariana Veriovkina [Expresionist Rider Marianne Werefkin]. – Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2007.

Art in Vilnius 1900–1915 – Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2008.

Vilniaus dailė XX amžiaus pradžioje [Art of Vilnius in Early Twentieth Century], Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2002.

Applied reseach publications:

Vilnius. Topophilia. vol. I. Art collection of the law firm LAWIN, ed. Laima Surgailienė (Laučkaitė), Vilnius: LAWIN, 2014.

Vilnius. Topofilia II. Art collection of the law firm Ellex Valiunas, ed. Laima Surgailienė (Laučkaitė), Vilnius: Ellex Valiunas, 2015.

Vilnius. Topophilia. Vilniaus views of the art collection of the law firm Ellex Valiūnas, ed. Laima Laučkaitė, Vilnius: Ellex Valiūnas, 2017.

Scholary articles 2008–2019:

Expressionism in Lithuania: from German Artistic Import to National Art, (with Giedre Jankevičiūtė), in: The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context, ed. Isabel Wünsche, New York, London: Taylor and Francis, 2019, Print ISBN: 9781138712553, eBook ISBN: 9781315200088, p. 134–157.https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Expressionism-in-a-Transnational-Context/Wunsche/p/book/9781138712553

The Paradoxes of Lithuanian National Romanticism, in: Muzeja raksti 7, ed. Gundega Cēbere, Riga: Latvijas Nacionãlais mãkslas muzejs, 2019, p. 84–97.

Der Briefwechsel zwischen Manja und Lulu in der Martynas-Mažvydas-Nationalbibliothek in Wilna, in: Lebensmenschen. Alexej von Jawlensky und Marianne von Werefkin, hrsg. von Roman Zieglgänsberger, Annegret Hoberg, Alexander Klar und Matthias Mühling, München, London, New York: Prestel, p. 300–304.

Texts, in: Âmes sauvages. Le symbolisme dans les pays baltes. Ed. Rodolphe Rapetti, Paris: Musée d‘Orsey, FLAMMARION, 2018, p. 143, 158, 159, 174, 188, 200, 238, 277, 286, 288.

Our Alien Legacy: German Art during World War I in Vilnius, Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi /Studies in Art and Architecture (Tallinn), ed. Kristiana Abele, 2018, vol. 27/1–3, p. 153–173.

Woman Artists of Marianne Werefkin’s Circle: Sisters or Rivals?  The Case of Vera Abegg-Verevkine, Marianne Werefkine and the Artists in her Circle: Avant–Garde Crtitical Studies, Vol. 33, ed. Tatjana Malycheva, Isabel Wünsche, Leiden, Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2017, p. 80–91. ISSN 1387–3008; ISBN 978–90–04–32897–6 (hardbook), ISBN 978–90–04–33314–7 (e-book).

The Heritage of Vilnius in the Eyes of German Art Historians during World War I, Apologeten der Vernichtung oder »Kunstschützer«? Kunsthistoriker der Mittelmächte im Ersten Weltkrieg/ Visuelle Geschichtskultur, bd. 16, Herausgegeben von Robert Born und Beate Störtkuhl, Köln Weimar Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2017, p. 141–158.http://www.boehlau–verlag.com/download/164722/978–3–412–50716–9_OpenAccess.pdf

The House of Creativity in Palanga: A Structured Utopia, Community and Utopia: Artist‘s Colonies in Eastern Europe from the Fin–de–Siècle to Socialist Period/ Dailės istorijos studijos, t. 8, ed. Laima Laučkaitė, Marina  Dmitrieva, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2017, p. 125–141.

Jewish Vilnius in the Works of German Artists The Art of Identity and Memory: Toward a Cultural History of the Two World Wars in Lithuania, ed. Giedre Jankevičiūtė, Rasutė Žukienė, Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2015, p. 25–54.

Spalvoti Arnoldo Cveigo Vilniaus karoliai [The Colourful Neclase of Vilnius by Arnold Zweig],Vaizdų tekstai – tekstų vaizdai : Dailės istorijos studijos, t. 7, ed. Lina Balaišytė, Erika Grigoravičienė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2016, p. 110–134.

Art at the Opposite Side of the Front: German Artists in Ober Ost in World War I, Muzeja raksti 6, ed. Gundega Cēbere, Riga, Latvijas Nacionãlais mãkslas muzejs, 2015, p. 213–224.

Crossing 'Alien' National Boundaries: on the Research of the Identity of Vilnius Art, Poszukiwanie tożsamości kulturowej w krajach Europy Środkowo–Wschodniej 1919–2009. The search for cultural identity in Central and Eastern Europe 1919–2009, Ed. Irena Kossowska, Toruń: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, 2015, p. 119–132.

The Image of an Occupied City: Walter Buhe’s Vilnius of the First World War , Dailės istorijos studijos / Art History studies, t. 5: Art and artistic life during the two world wars, ed. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Laima Laučkaitė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2012, p. 121–140.

Art Nouveau in Vilnius, Baltische Seminare, Band 18: Jugendstil im Baltikum, hrsg. von Alexander Knorre, Lüneburg: Verlag Carl–Schirren–Gesellschaft e. V. 2012, p. 223–248.

Žydo stereotipas XX a. pradžios Vilniaus žurnalinėje grafikoje [The Stereotype of Jews in Illustrated Magazines of Vilnius]. Vilniaus kultūrinis gyvenimas. Tautų polilogas 1900–1945, ed. Alma Lapinskienė, Vilnius: Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas, 2012, p. 43–54.

Medinė Druskininkų architektūra XX a. pradžios kurorto fone /The Wooden Architecture of Druskininkai in the Realm of the Resort in the early 20th Century, in: Andrius Surgailis: Mediniai Druskininkai, Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2011, p. 6–21.

Nacionalinės dailės istorijos rašymas: XX a. I pusės strategijos [Writing the National Art History: Strategies of the first half of the 20th century], MIK: Meno istorijos riboženkliai, 2011, Nr. 7, p. 89–96.

M. K. Čiurlionis, V. Kandinskis ir M. Veriovkina S. Makovskio salone Peterburge 1909 metais [Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Wassily Kandinsky and Marianne von Werefkin in Sergey Makovsky‘s Salon in St. Petersburg in 1909], Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, t. 59: Meno idėjų migracija XX a. pradžioje: M. K. Čiurlionio ir amžininkų kūryba, ed. Rasa Žukienė, Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 2010, p. 73–90.

I legami di Marianne Verëvkina con i pittori russi / Связи Мариамны Веревкиной с русскими художникми, Artisti Russi in Swizzera. Marianne Werefkin/ Художники русского зарубежия. Марианна Веревкина. Firenze: Alias, 2010, p. 42–63.

Writing Art History of the City: from Nationalism to Multi–Culturalism, Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi /Studies in Art and Architecture (Tallinn), 2010, nr. 19/3–4, p. 71–85.

The Little Journals in Lithuania: from Tygodnik Wileński to Vairas, Centropa /A Journal of Central European Architecture and Related Arts (New York), 2010 September, Vol. 10, nr. 3, p. 321–230.

Lebensfrohes München. Freizeit und Vergnügungen russischer Künstler zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Веселый Мюнхен. Досуг и развлечения русских художников в начале ХХ века, Das russische München. Русский Мюнхен. München: MIR, 2010, p. 82–97.

Vilniaus miesto ikonos gimimas [The Birth of the Urban Icon of Vilnius], Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, t. 57: Meninis Vilnius: įtakos ir įvaizdžiai. ed. Rūta Janonienė, Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 2009, p. 155–174.

Neu Entdeckte Korrespondenz von Alexej von Jawlensky, Reihe Bild und Wissenschaft. Forschungsbeiträge zur Leben und Werk Alexej von Jawlenskys. Band 3. Locarno: Alexej von Jawlensky Archiv A.G., 2009, p. 197–210.

Vilniaus šventės ir pramogos XX a. pradžioje [Festivals and Amusements in Vilnius at the Start of the twentieth century], Imperinis Vilnius (1795–1918). Kultūros riboženkliai ir vietinės tapatybė / Ed. Alma Lapinskienė. Vilnius: Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas, 2009, p. 134–150.

Marianne Werefkin: Un’Espressionista Viaggiatrice, Marianne Werefkin L’Amazzone dell’ Avanguardia, (Museo di Roma in Trastevere), Roma: Alias, 2009, p. 108–110.

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis ir simbolizmas [Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis and Symbolism], Lietuva 1009–2009, Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 2009, p. 471–479.

Apie paminklus Lietuvos provincijoje XIX a. viduryje – XX a. pradžioje. Ar statė lietuviai paminklus carams? [On the Monuments in Lithuanian Provincial Localities in the Mid–19th and Early 20th Centuries: Did Lithuanians Raise Monuments to the Tsar?], Dailės istorijos studijos, t. 3: Ars memoriae: atmintis – dailės funkcija ir tema (XVIII–XXI a.), ed. Lina Balaišytė, Auksė Kaladžinskaitė. Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2008, p. 92–109.

Writing Lithuanian Art History in the First half of the Twentieth Century: Strategies of National Identity, Centropa /A Journal of Central European Architecture and Related Arts (New York), 2008, September, Vol. 8, nr. 3, p. 272–280.

Articles in dictionaries:

Kairiūkštis Vytautas, Grove Art Online. New York: Oxford University Press, Article Launched Date 2 Oct 2012, http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T2228613?q=kairiukstis&search=quick&pos=1&_start=1#firsthit

Grove Art Online. New York: Oxford University Press, Article Launched Date 2 Oct 2012, http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T051391?q=lithuania&search=quick&pos=1&_start=1#firsthit

Кайрюкштис Витаутас, Энциклопедия русского авангарда. Изобразительное искусство, архитектура. Том 1: А–К Биографии, ed. В.И. Ракитин, А.Д.Сарабьянов, Москва: Глобал Эксперт энд Сервис Тим, 2013, p.  402–403.

Чюрленис Миколай Константин, Энциклопедия русского авангарда. Изобразительное искусство, архитектура. Том 2: Л–Я. Биографии, ed. В.И. Ракитин, А.Д.Сарабьянов, Москва: Глобал Эксперт энд Сервис Тим, 2013, p. 569–570.

Lietuvos dailininkų žodynas [Dictionary of Lithuanian Artists] 1795–1918, vol. 2, ed. J. Širkaitė, Vilnius: LKTI, 2012.

Lietuvos dailininkų žodynas, [Dictionary of Lithuanian Artists] 1918–1944, vol. 3, ed. L. Natalevičienė, Vilnius: LKTI, 2013.

Lietuvos dailininkų žodynas, [Dictionary of Lithuanian Artists] 1945–2000, vol. 4, ed. M. Žvirblytė, Vilnius: LKTI, 2016.