Marija Olšauskaitė
Published by Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, 2023, unpaginated with inserts (colour & b/w ill.), 10.5 × 15 cm, English
Price: €9

secrets is a publication that gathers words, and glass summoned by Elena Narbutaitė and Marija Olšauskaitė. It is produced in conjunction with sekretas (Lithuanian for secret), the exhibition by Marija Olšauskaitė at the Grazer Kunstverein, which departs from a recreational activity performed by youngsters in the former Soviet Union. Stealthily, children would enter a courtyard, woods, or plains and place small objects under a piece of glass: flower petals, pictures, a note, golden bottle caps, shells, and other idiosyncratic elements would be organised and composed into a material expression of friend-ship. The pane would then be covered with earth or dust, as a sekretas withdraws from the eye.

With contributions by Elena Narbutaitė, Marija Olšauskaitė, Maria Tsoy, Aleksandra Krivulina, and Tom Engels, designed by Julie Peeters.

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