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Raimundas Malasauskas

Raimundas Malasauskas
Curating

An Act of Defiance

Date RecordedMay 16, 2022
Duration60 minutes
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In February 2022, after several months of work with the artists Alexandra Sukhareva and Kirill Svachenkov, Raimundas Malasauskas resigned as the Curator of the Russian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale in protest against Russia’s attacks on Ukraine. Join us in an exclusive session where Malasauskas describes the circumstances of his resignation and outlines the original project for the pavilion. Photo: Courtesy of Kristien Daem
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Raimundas Malasauskas

Brussels-based, Lithuanian-born Raimundas Malasauskas recently made waves as he resigned as the curator of the Russian Pavilion of the 59th Venice Biennale amidst Russia’s attacks on Ukraine but he is known for much more. In his own words, Raimundas “curates in the world, writes occasionally”, a humble statement that doesn’t do him justice. From producing a TV show for the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius to co-writing a libretto for an opera, his curations and writings yield often unpredictable and playful results, focused on contemporary phenomena, stories and the parallel worlds of science, media, film, literature and mass culture. He has worked as a curator for the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius and Artists Space in New York, and has curated exhibitions for Pompidou Center, the 55th Venice Biennale and Lisson Gallery among many others. In 2012, both his book Paper Exhibition: Selected Writings and his notebook on Burlesque for Documenta 13 were published.

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