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Martynas Gaubas, The Emigration (2012)
Martynas Gaubas, The Emigration (2012), curated by c-lab is on show in Spitalfields, London until 24 April 2012

Martynas Gaubas, The Emigration (2012)

While checking up on Lithuanian artist Martynas Gaubas public art exhibition, The Emigration, in Spitalfields today, I thought about the Lithuanian gentleman who curiously approached us the evening before while we were installing the work.

It was late, cold and wet, but he was eager know more about the work - a sculpture dedicated, in Gaubas words, to "those who emigrate".

Martynas Gaubas, The Emigration (2012)

"But this is true", he commented. He, himself had emigrated from Lithuania and found a new life, like the Lithuanian joke of its country being a place natives leave and only return for vacations.

Martynas Gaubas, The Emigration (2012)

"The artist must have a lot of friends, but I understand, they leave...it is sad...but true".  The work, in these words, reminds me of pandora's box, the heart of hope spanning through art and memories, almost too big for our box.

 
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Other References: C-LAB:blog: Bee Box
C-LAB:blog: Butterflies last Saturday in London
C-LAB:blog: Bye Bye Butterflies
C-LAB:blog: Checking up on the butterflies
C-LAB:blog: CityBeat: London Soundscape
C-LAB:blog: Heart of Spitalfields
C-LAB:blog: Helsinki's opening of Anne Brodie's Bee Box
C-LAB:blog: Iceland's opening of Adalsteinn Stefansson's Grabbing the Void
C-LAB:blog: Installing Anne Brodie's bees in the box
C-LAB:blog: Installing 'The Emigration' by Martynas Gaubas
C-LAB:blog: Lithuanian Cultural Attaché visits Martynas Gaubas' The Emigration
C-LAB:blog: Lithuania's opening of Martynas Gaubas' The Emigration
C-LAB:blog: London's opening of António Caramelo: Dreaming of a Butterfly
C-LAB:blog: Opening of Anne Brodie's Bee Box
C-LAB:blog: Opening of António Caramelo: Dreaming of a Butterfly
C-LAB:blog: Opening of Gints Gabrans: The Nerves
C-LAB:blog: Poland's opening of Elzbieta Wysakowska-Walters' Amulet
C-LAB:blog: Portugal's opening of Gints Gabrans: The Nerves
C-LAB:blog: Riga's opening of CityBeat by Ben Dromey, Mina Arko and Jari Suominen
C-LAB:blog: Setting up Anne Brodie's Bee Box
C-LAB:blog: Setting up time-lapse video for Bee Box
C-LAB:blog: Spain's opening of Lara Fluxa's Dynamic levels of continuous compensations
C-LAB:blog: Taking down Anne Brodie's Bee Box
C-LAB:blog: 'The Emigration' - first day in London
C-LAB:blog: The end of European Public Art Centre in London
C-LAB:blog: The heart's last week in Spitalfields
C-LAB:blog: Uninstalling Martynas Gaubas' The Emigration
C-LAB:blog: Visiting the bees
C-LAB:blog: Walking past Antonio Caramelo's Butteflies
C-LAB:event: ANNE BRODIE'S BEE BOX
C-LAB:event: ANTÓNIO CARAMELO'S DREAMING OF A BUTTERFLY
C-LAB:event: EUROPEAN PUBLIC ART CENTRE: EPAC
CityBeat: London Soundscape
European Public Art Centre (EPAC)
 
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