Rome celebrates Lithuania

05/04/18
Category: Nachrichten, CrossCulture, Europa, Kunst- und Kulturaustausch  
View of MAXXI, one of the venues for Flux. Photo: Archeologo (CC BY-SA 4.0) via Wikipedia

View of MAXXI, one of the venues for Flux. Photo: Archeologo (CC BY-SA 4.0) via Wikipedia

For the first time, three influential are institutions in Rome are coming together to collaborate on a joint project: a celebration of the Centenary of the Restored State of Lithuania. From 4 to 15 May, the Lithuanian art festival "Flux" will bring together over a hundred artists in the venues Auditorium-Parco della Musica, a multifunctional cultural centre that attracts over a million visitors each year; MAXXI, the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts; and Teatro di Roma, one of the oldest theatres.

Flux will open with a concert by the National Santa Cecilia Academy orchestra under the baton of Lithuanian conductor M. Gražinytė-Tyla. Following that, the festival will continue with exhibitions and performances representing different generations of Lithuanian artists. Theatre lovers will be able to enjoy a broad panoramic overview of contemporary Lithuanian theatre alongside offerings of urban dance theatre, experimental music and contemporary opera. Flux will also feature a retrospective of Lithuanian video art, complemented by conversations with curators.

Lithuanian cultural attaché in Italy Julija Reklaitė initiated the festival. Flux takes place under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and the President of the Republic of Italy Sergio Mattarella.