Installation “Ex It” by Yoko Ono
In January 2022, the Bank of Lithuania opened its building in Kaunas (Maironio g. 25) to host the installation “Ex It” by the famous US artist Yoko Ono.
The installation “Ex It” consists of 100 wooden coffins of different sizes with trees growing out of them and a sound recording of living nature. It is a powerful image of the aftermath of war or natural disaster, a metaphor for the resilience of life and the vitality of nature. According to the artist herself, “Ex It is life as a continuation”.
The exhibition has been attracting a lot of attention. From its opening in January 2022 until April, it attracted nearly 14,800 visitors.
The installation can be viewed until 11 September 2022, during the Bank of Lithuania’s working hours (Monday to Wednesday from 8:30 to 15:30, Thursday until 19:00, and Friday until 14:30). No advance registration is required and visits are free of charge. There will also be an opportunity to see the installation once a month on Saturdays or public holidays. Planned dates: 30 April, 21 May, 18 June, 6 July, 27 August, 10 and 11 September.
The installation is organised by the Contemporary Art Centre together with the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art (Porto, Portugal) and Studio One (New York) and is curated by Yoko Ono’s long-time friend, curator of Jurgis Mačiūnas’ and Fluxus exhibitions Jon Hendricks.
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