Le Plateau
Paris

Image : Collage réalisé par Goda Budvytytė

Ėglė Budvytytė
Warm Blooded and Earthbound

Opening 25.09.24, 6 – 9 pm

Curator : Céline Poulin

 

An exhibition presented as part of The Lithuanian Season in France 2024

A major Lithuanian artist on the international scene, Ėglė Budvytytė will present her first exhibition in France at the Frac Île-de-France, as part of the France-Lituanie season. She explores the overlap between the visual and performing arts.

Her practice, which spans song, poetry, video and performance, delves into the persuasive power of collectivity, vulnerability and the fluid relationships between bodies, the public and environments.

Encounters and collaboration are central to her work, involving other artists and users of public space and exhibitions.

For her exhibition at Le Plateau, Ėglė Budvytytė loosely draws on the work of Lithuanian archaeologist, Marija Gimbutas, and her research on the Neolithic period and the unearthing of evidence surrounding matrilineal cultures of the time.

The exhibition will be centered around a new video work, shot in different landscapes of Lithuania. The film is a speculative and performative attempt to translate the archeological research and materials, such as clay figurines and the remains of temple structures and burial sites into poetry, moving images, and choreographies of collectivity and intimacy between the body and the land.

 

Ėglė Budvytytė was born in 1981 in Kaunas, Lithuania. She is based in Vilnius and Amsterdam.

Her work has been exhibited at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022, the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA 2) and the Renaissance Society in Chicago, among others. She was artist in residence at the Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2012) and at Wiels, Centre d’art contemporain, (Brussels, 2013).