Arturas Raila

CAC Vilnius

“Roll Over Museum” was a series of exhibitions by Lithuanian artist Arturas Raila in the three Baltic capitals of Vilnius, Tallinn, and Riga, organized after he was awarded the Hansabank art award, the largest of its kind in the region. While the other two exhibitions featured most of his video works to date, the presentation at CAC Vilnius offered a live interaction between segments of society that seem to be completely detached from one another. Raila has often directed his gaze at subcultures far from the contemporary-art establishment. In 1998 the artist invited members of the tiniest, least influential—but most controversial—extreme-rightwing party in Lithuania to explain their position. He wanted to give them exposure in a context that would completely change the meaning of their message by introducing something of the tantalizing self-reflection that is usually part of the framework

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