Indre Serpytyte – Solo Exhibition
7 September – 12 October 2013
Indre Serpytyte’s work explores history, individual and collective memory and loss, relating to her family history and that of Lithuania, her native country, immediately prior to its independence from Soviet occupation. The artist’s recent work 1944 – 1991 examines anti-Soviet resistance in Lithuania, the so-called ‘war after the war’. Her images invoke the memory of these events by visiting actual sites, including photographing the forests of the so called ‘forest brothers‘ and former houses of NKVD-NKGB-MVD-MGB Soviet forces. Prior to 1944 -1991 the artist created a series of striking still-life images of what appear to be the remnants of a bureaucratic system. In the series A State of Silence Serpytyte questions official accounts of the untimely death of her father, a government official, in an apparent car accident.
Indre Serpytyte (b.1983) has received numerous awards including the National Media Museum Bursary (2009), Hoopers Gallery Prize, Metro Imaging Prize, Jerwood Photography Award (2006), the Fujifilm Distinction Award and the Terry O’Neill Award. Her work is represented in public and private collections, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 2011 she was nominated for the prestigious Discovery Award at Rencontres d’Arles by Simon Baker, Tate Curator of Photography and International Art.
Exhibition supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.