Rimaldas Viksraitis; Grimaces of the Weary Village; Photographs 1976-2006, selected by Martin Parr
Editorial White Space Gallery

The slightly insane and wonderfully surreal Rimaldas Viksraitis images of abandonment in deepest rural Lithuania mix reportage and voyeurism to surreal and disturbing effect. His studies of drunkenness and dereliction are depressing but also display a strange beauty: a farmer bends over a dead pig with a blowtorch, a chicken perched on his back; a young girl stares out of a window over the decapitated head of a goat; a drunk bites the ear of another drunk who is biting the ear of a pig´s head on a plate. This book is a beautifully printed testament to Viksraitiss strange, frightening and darkly humorous world.

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Lecture and booksigning by Rimaldas Viksraitis
at La Central bookshop in

Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
Wednesday 8th of June 19.00
introduced by Giulietta Sperenza
La Central del MNCARS
Ronda Atocha, 2 / 28012 MADRID