EXHIBITION “LOCAL SYMBOLS – THE FACE OF KLAIPĖDA?“ INVITES TO DISCUSS THE IMAGE OF THE CITY

At KCCC exhibition hall (Didžioji Vandens g. 2, Klaipėda) on the 20th of May, Saturday, at 10 PM, during the Museum night, an opening of the social exhibition „Local symbols – the face of Klaipėda?“ will take place together with a tour with the authors and designers of the exhibition Lina Jaruševičiūtė and Virginijus Bakas as well as with the project coordinator Inga Norkūnienė.

At the exhibition “Local symbols – the face of Klaipėda?“ the modern-day image of the city, that became an identity icon ofKlaipėdais presented. The exhibition is composed of more than twenty large format (130x170 cm) collated photographs of images from different times of settled city representation zones. The aim of the exhibition – to get to know the opinion of the city‘s community and to encourage to review the priorities of the city‘s image. The exhibition is set up in a way, that the people of Klaipėda could critically review and analyse if the static image of the port city needs to be changed and what symbols, in their opinion, should represent Klaipėda.

Virginijus Bakas, a lecturer at VAA, working in a graphical design area and a lecturer designer Lina Jaruševičiūė of KCCC Art yard workshop draw the attention, that the city‘s representation image has no coherence with historical identity and has not changed for many years. The initiators of the project collected lots of material that is meant for the tourists – postcards, tourist maps, children books, all with objects that have represented the port city for many years, so that the visitors of the exhibition could see the modern-day city image in one place.

While analysing the situation, a survey of various city communities was arranged. In public places of Klaipėda, in spoken and in written, there were 1300 people surveyed and what was their opinion about the exploited city image symbols. The results of the survey are presented at the exhibition.

Every resident sees the city differently. At the KCCC Art yard photograph workshop “Klaipėdos atvirlaiškis” the community already stated its position on how they personally represent their city. Every participant of the workshop created a cycle of ten postcards and a walking route, meant for Klaipėda city representation. The created maps with photographs of the participants will be represented at the exhibition.

 

The exhibition will be open until the 18th of June, 2017.

Ticket – 1,70 / 0,85 €.

Opening hours of the KCCC Exhibition Hall (Didžioji Vandens str. 2, Klaipėda): Wednesday-Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM.