Texts by: M.Kavaliauskas, Giedrius Kuprevičius, Daiva Citvarienė
The “Green” book by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, “D., G. ir Kiti” (D., G. and Others) was presented on June 5, 2014 at the National M.K.Čiurlionis museum in Kaunas, which hosted an exhibition on the same subject a year earlier in 2013.
‘D., G. ir Kiti is an auto-biographical story in which layers young person’s personal experience in the just-restituted independent Lithuania overlap with my young photographer’s experience and both of those centered around a construction and inauguration of a monument to two Lithuanian aviators, who overflew the Atlantic in 1933. The motive of the monument in the oak forest of Kaunas is followed in 1992-93 and 2004-2013.
The official story retraces the encounters that happened around the site of the monument.
Photographs and passages of texts that I have put together feature numerous personalities, ranging from political elite, such as Vytautas Landsbergis, Algirdas Brazauskas, intellectuals or societal leaders like Arvydas Žygas, Giedrius Kuprevičius, Vytautas Landsbergis-Žemkalnis, Pope John Paul the second, who visited the place in 1993, faces of basketball and football, whom I went to photograph in the stadium and sports hall nearby, and simply friends and relatives.’
Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, born in 1974, is a photographer, curator of photography, art critic, editor and publisher of books of photography; founder and director of NGO “Šviesos raštas” for promotion of photographic art (since 2003).