LITHUANIAN ART CRITICS: AN ATTEMPT TO SURVIVE (SUPPRESED, UNPOPULAR TOPICS: THE BOUNDARIES OF MODERN CONFORMISM)

Austėja Čepauskaitė



Some facts are tendentiously concealed in criticism of Lithuanian art. For example, approaching the politics of art criticism in the press the routes of specific art criticism can be traced, in which the phenomenon of the expansion of art is included. On the contrary, some particular spaces permanently appear. Some of them have become compulsory, others have been infrequently but systematically visited. The rest are presented to occur accidentally in print. It is obvious that the world of art (alongside with art criticism) on its own or by nature is neither private nor offering limitless possibilities, neither unambiguously conformist nor nonconformist. Furthermore, all the participants of ongoing movements want to gain some particular benefit, and this vision is produced by a wider and dynamic surrounding of social culture.