The Bluebeard Syndrome (luna-park)
2018 10 11 – 2018 11 17
‘The Blue Beard Syndrome is a new piece from Birutė, structured from separate visual and semantic components, which nevertheless are orchestrated into a meaningful whole. It intertwines diverse elements of classical techniques and conceptual projects, signs and attributes of mass culture.
This sizable piece has been evolving, expanding and morphing for a period of nearly five years, augmented by new details or new solutions of expression, prompted to the artist by her cognitive or intuitive insights.
The Blue Beard Syndrome is not a Jungian-style analysis of the Blue Beard fairy-tale. Rather, its narrative is structured on the analysis and preparation of a down-to-life female role in which the artist finds herself and probes, patiently and subtly, how she feels about it.’
Text by art critic Vaidilutė Brazauskaitė-L.
Birutė Zokaitytė is a prominent graphic artist and illustrator. In 1987-1995 she studied graphic art at the Vilnius Arts Academy. Birutė Zokaitytė has been exhibiting since 1994 and has been a member of the Lithuanian Artists Union since 1997. In 2002, she had a residency creating at the Frans Masereel graphic arts centre in Belgium. The artist has put on 8 solo shows in Lithuania and abroad, as well as participating in more than 50 group exhibitions. Zokaitytė has received awards for her graphic art and book illustrations. Her works are included in the collections of the Lithuanian Art Museum, the MO museum, as well as private collections in Lithuania and abroad.