The Museum of the Centre of Europe, Vilnius, Lithuania
Photos by Stephen Hartshorne
The geographic center of Europe is just 17 kilometers east of Vilnius, Lithania. Here, partly on land that belonged to his family before WWII, and partly on land leased from the government, a 19-year-old art student named Gintaras Karosas founded The Museum of the Centre of Europe, a collection of outdoor sculptures placed in carefully landscaped woodland settings.
The collection includes more than 90 works from 27 countries, including Armenia, Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, the United States, and Venezuela.
The first piece you come to is Karosas’ own installation, LNK Infotree, a 700-meter labyrinth in the form of a tree, which includes 3,000 television sets, with a toppled statue of Lenin in its center.
LNK Infotree, Gintaras Karosas, Lithuania
Electricity, Evaldas Pauza, Lithuania
Drinking Structure with Exposed Kidney Pool, Dennia Oppenheim, USA
And he should be. He’s caught a rabbit! At the Park, Evaldas Pauza, Lithuania.
Double Negative Pyramid, Sol LeWitt, USA
Mobile Games, Mindaugas Tendziagolskis, Lithuania
Enjoying Mobile Games
Space of Unknown Growth, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Poland
Seated Policeman, Evaldas Pauza, Lithania.
Chair Pool, Dennia Oppenheim, USA
Into the labyrinth of televisions
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