No pain of others!
From 24th till 27th of January an exhibition of Lithuanian photo artist Agley Malenuiskine “Diagnose” timed to the charitable auction in context of First Moscow international festival of art.
|There is a subject which can not leave anybody indifferent – sickness. It would be desirable to close eyes, not to see sufferings and the broken lives which it bears. But what if the fear can be seen in the eyes of children?
At the organizers’ opinion this art action should draw attention of the public to such problem, as children’s oncological diseases. Various funds and groups can help to move ahead, not leaving children with parents in private with the diagnosis.
At times the artists, who show things that are hidden from our eyes, are reproached with excessive naturalism. Probably that happens because they take others pain as their own. However works of Agley Malenuiskine do not make heavy impression as it is possible to assume from their theme. Yes, this diagnosis makes the person defenseless. But alongside a small child – there are caring hands of the doctor. Here he is - on the following photo - the gray-haired, thoughtful doctor. The hope is visible in children’s eyes, and their smiles seem doubly more dearly.
We see children’s oncological departments with their patients and parents. And one is not desirable to close eyes and turn away. Because there is no more of others’ pain.
The means obtained from auction will be transferred to the center on struggle against children’s oncological diseases.
A photographer Agley Malenuiskine was born in 1964. A student of honored worker of art, chairman of union of Lithuanian photographers – Antanas Sutkus – made her debut in the field which can be called “experience of life”. Her works reveal different sides of people’s life – work, children, and family.
Being engaged in a cycle on oncology, Agley Malenuiskine tried to transfer fear, which can come if once to collide with a cancer diagnosis.
Photos show, that the life and illness, darkness and light stick with each other.