To mark the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, from 1 July to 31 December 2013, the Lithuanian Embassy in Ireland has organised a number of cultural events in Dublin and across Ireland.
As part of these celebrations, an exhibition, titled “Independent Stories” by seven renowned Lithuanian painters, will be on display in European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, from 2 to 27 September.
The exhibition is a display of artistic interpretations of EU flags by artists such as Linas Liandzbergis and Marius Jonutis. Although the artists have respected the individual structure of the flags, they have created their own narratives, by extending the traditional colour symbolism with their own fields of personal associations. For example, the Austrian flag has a ski goggle motif, while Luxembourg, homeland of Radio Luxembourg, has radio motifs. In Soviet times, Radio Luxembourg was a unique symbol of freedom and the only way for people in Lithuania to hear Western music.
The artists and organisers hope that this exhibition will encourage people to look at their national flag and those of other countries in a new light.
The exhibition is free and open to all on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from 2 to 27 September. For more information, please click on the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/ireland/events/index1_en.htm.