Vitalij Strigunkov is a conceptual artist from Lithuania with a truly international profile who manipulates video, audio material, objects, space, situations and representations to explore a variety of topics, from the notion of copyrights and authorship to statehood, to time constructs and beyond. Originally trained as a painter, his canvass is now the cultural fabric, at which an art piece exists and gains value. In his exploration of what he calls the cultural capital, Vitalij challenges our daily market value rituals through submitting them to deconstruction through repetition, ruthless poetization and piercing observation.
The first episode of the podcast introduces Anastasia Sosunova, a Lithuanian artist and a member of Rupert Alumni board. Anastasia combines installation, sculpture, graphic art and drawing to explore topics of identity, cultural heritage and symbols. She draws from her personal experience as a member of a Russian ethnic minority to interrogate the conditions under which national, historical and personal narratives are established, experienced and challenged.