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(1944 - 1991) Former NKVD - MVD - MGB - KGB Buildings, Indrė Šerpytytė
(1944 - 1991) Former NKVD - MVD - MGB - KGB Buildings, Indrė Šerpytytė
(1944 - 1991) Former NKVD - MVD - MGB - KGB Buildings, Indrė Šerpytytė
(1944 - 1991) Former NKVD - MVD - MGB - KGB Buildings, Indrė Šerpytytė
(1944 - 1991) Former NKVD - MVD - MGB - KGB Buildings, Indrė Šerpytytė
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    (1944 - 1991) Former NKVD - MVD - MGB - KGB Buildings, Indrė Šerpytytė

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    Indre Serpytyte's series of photographs Former NKVD - MVD - MGB - KGB Buildings is centred on the after effects of WWII in Lithuania. Her black and white images of houses tell with graceful economy the poignant and almost forgotten story of what she calls a 'brutal, inhumane' war, in which people were interrogated and tortured in what were once family homes. She commissioned hand-carved wooden models from a Lithuanian craftsperson who based them on her photographs and archival imagery of the houses which Serpytype revisited and researched in depth. Rather than representing the buildings themselves, or showing the inhabitants or victims directly, Serpytyte chooses a diverse approach in which the photographs of the models are the finished artworks. In using models, and a collaborative working process based on archival research and site visits, she is commenting on both the physical and humanitarian scale and memory of the events as filtered over time. In total her works make a powerful humanitarian statement about resistance, memory, fortitude and the long process of healing after trauma.

    Includes an essay by Ossian Ward and Natalija Arlauskaitė.

    Published by Kaunas Photography Gallery
    In English and Lithuanian
    Edition of 1000
    Softcover
    200 x 280 mm
    ISBN 9786098099409

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