Vladas Vildžiūnas, Lithuania


In 1997 the original plaster model, Barbora, was made into this large stainless steel sculpture by Vildžiūnas’ son, Kunotas, and installed in the capital of Vilnius. In 2008, another cast was made specifically for inclusion in the Vancouver Biennale, which is Vildžiūnas’ Canadian debut.

Barbora finds parallels with the installations by many of the Chinese entrants in this Biennale, which are classical in nature and yet represent nations in transit-ion, the theme of the 2009 – 2011 Vancouver Biennale exhibition.