With the beginning of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the past has returned in Eastern Europe, changing from something distant into a present-day disaster for millions of people. The invasion that started in 2014 with Crimea, Luhansk and Donbass was often dismissed by the international community, but it has now grown into a situation that is affecting the whole world. This conflict hits Eastern Europe most alarmingly, reviving many silences, unhealed wounds and unprocessed memories of the totalitarian past.
The exhibition “Difficult Pasts. Connected Worlds” co-curated with Ieva Astahovska was held 29.04-28.08.2022 at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius. See here for more