‘Splitting the Atom’ art exhibition in Vilnius, Lithuania

Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius. Photo: Dainius Putinas

On September 18, 2020, the art exhibition Splitting the Atom opened at the Contemporary Art Centre and the Energy and Technology Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. The exhibition, featuring 30 artists, was initiated by the member of the Atomic Heritage team Egle Rindzeviciute and curated by Virginija Januskeviciūte (Contemporary Art Centre) and Ele Carpenter (Goldsmiths, University of London, leader of the Nuclear Culture Research Group). The exhibition was initially scheduled to start at the same time as the final conference of the Atomic Heritage project, but due to the Covid pandemic the conference was finally rescheduled to take place in June 2021.

The essay ‘Splitting the Atom, Creating Trust’ by the Atomic Heritage team members Tatiana Kasperski, Egle Rindzeviciute and Andrei Stsiapanau, together with Paul Josephson was commissioned as part of the exhibition and published in collaboration with Echogonewrong.com and Artnews.lt.

Yelena Popova, Visaginas Parquet RMBK-1500, 2000; Keepsafe I-II, 2020; and Ripple Marked Radiance After Hertha Ayrton, 2019. Photo: Dainius Putinas
Schuppli Delay Decay BM 2016. Photo: Dainius Putinas

See also an interview with Ele Carpenter: https://arterritory.com/en/visual_arts/topical_qa/25181-splitting_the_atom/