ANTANAS INGELEVICIUS: CREATOR AND THE CITY
The life and personality of the photographer Antanas Ingelevičius come together, like a puzzle, from different fragments: historical contexts, archival documents, letters, texts, and memories. But his photographs are the most important document in this exploration. As we look at them, we can imagine and try to understand Antanas's unique view of Kaunas just as it was becoming Lithuania’s provisional capital and embarking on an era of revitalization.
Ingelevičius mostly captured people, himself, and the city landscapes but in 1924–1929, Antanas Ingelevičius began working as a photographer at the M. K. Čiurlionis Gallery in Kaunas where he was particularly appreciated for his professionalism in documenting artworks, as he was the one entrusted with photographing the works of M. K. Čiurlionis.
In a review about the 3rd exhibition mounted by the Union of Lithuanian Amateur Photographers in 1936, Antanas Ingelevičius encouraged all photographers to "learn how to see". This exhibition invites us to do the same: to learn how to see the margins of history, forgotten museum collections, one’s own city, and its unknown artists and creators.
Curators - Gytis Grižas, Vitalija Jočytė, Agnė Taliūtė, Vaida Sirvydaitė
Exhibition architect - Sigita Simona Paplauskaitė
Graphic design - Rokas Sutkaitis, Gita Balžekaitė
Photography - M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Sigita Simona Paplauskaitė
Organiser - M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, National Museum of Lithuania