The Group Post Ars
In 1990 Kaunas
once again became the temporary capital of the Lithuanian avant-garde
art. That year was marked by two events: Aleksas Andriuškevičius, Robertas
Antinis and Česlovas Lukenskas held an exhibition of installations in
the hall of the Artists Union; the same artists established the group
Post Ars. Since World War II the Lithuanian art world has not
experienced such a commotion as the one created by this exhibition.
Post Ars is a collective rather than individual artistic action;
as a group it can be attributed to post-modern gatherings along with
the groups Žalias lapas and Akademinio pasiruošimo grupė.
First of all, they do not try to produce eternal objects; their prerogative
is process and temporality. Secondly, not seeking physical endurance,
these artists most often use materials that can be easily deconstructed
and are subject to destruction and entropy: earth, water, glass and
all kinds of rubbish. Thirdly, this group and its individual members
(above all Aleksas Andriuškevičius) were probably the first in Lithuania
to make extensive use of verbal texts (in the field of art!) Finally,
no one could deny that the work of the Post Ars group is richly
infused with death and eroticism.
Česlovas Lukenskas. Akcija Žmogus-krūmas. 1992