January 19th, 2023 – March 5th, 2023
The exhibition in the Atrium (5th floor) of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, presented the project “Wanderings of Moses” by the Chairman of the Council of National Minorities, Daumantas Levas Todesas. The project was inspired by the work of Jakovas Bunka (1923-2014), a Plungė resident, folk artist, Jewish man, and a promoter of Samogitian history, and, more specifically, by his sculpture “The Moses of Plateliai”, which was erected in 1989 on the Jasmine hill in Plateliai (Plungė district). The sculpture eventually crumbled and fell down, but the upper part of the sculpture – the face of Moses – was preserved (Antanas Vaškys restored the sculpture “Moses of Plateliai” in 2018).
The exhibition presented more than twenty different artists' creative interpretations of the surviving fragment of the sculpture by J. Bunka, symbolizing both eternity and the fragility of time, devotion to fate and resistance, blindness and sight, sacrifice and faith.
Click the link to see a video report of the exhibition.
Patron and initiator of the exhibition: Daumantas Levas Todesas.
Participants: Jakovas Bunka, Adomas Jacovskis, Ewa Polkhe, Solomonas Teitelbaumas, Ilja Bereznickas, Raimondas Savickas, Leo Ray, Dimitrij Gutov, Madara Gulbis, Daiva Kairevičiūtė, Matvei Vaizberg, Algirdas Mikutis, Antanas Vaškys, Mindaugas Šnipas, Tatjana Kazimierėnienė, Aleksandra Jacovskytė, Vladimir Cesler, Pinchas Fišel, Natalija Borisova, Nataša Gerasimenko, Lilia Tatarinova, Juozas Kalinauskas, Aloyzas Janušauskas, Rimas Keturka.
Partners: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Jewish community “Vilnius – Jerusalem of Lithuania”, Jakovas’ Bunka charity and support fund.
The organizers of the exhibition sincerely thank the charity and support fund Vilnius Polish Culture House, DHL Lietuva.