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Giedre Mickuniate

Giedrė Mickūnaitė is an art historian and theorist and is associate professor at the Department of Art History and Theory of the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Her research inquires into the relation of textual, pictorial, and mental imagery with special emphasis on situations that change the course of image circulation. Currently, she works on a project under the working title “Maniera Graeca in Europe’s Catholic East” dedicated to the reception of Byzantine and pseudo-Byzantine artworks in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
As a teacher Mickūnaitė has a twofold goal: to investigate and test in artistic and research practice the work of memory as a tool for and principle of cultural legacy; and to explore the transitory potential of research methodologies within and across theories as well as verbal and visual languages.

Mickūnaitė publishes regularly in Lithuanian and international scholarly press and also acts as exhibition curator. Her recent publications include:

Synagogues in Lithuania. A Catalogue, eds. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin, Sergey Kravtsov, Vladimir Levin, Giedrė Mickūnaitė, Jurgita Šiaučiūnaitė-Verbickienė, 2 vols. (Vilnius: VAA Press, 2010–2011)
“Trakų parapinės bažnyčios restauravimas: atradimai, praradimai, vertinimai” (The restoration of the parish church of Trakai: discoveries, losses, considerations), in Atrasti Vilnių. Skiriama Vlado Drėmos 100-mečiui (Discover Vilnius. Dedicated to the centenary of Vladas Drėma), ed. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė (Vilnius: VDA leidykla, 2010), 242–251.
“Maniera Graeca in Europe’s Catholic East: Byzantine Paintings in the Parish Church of Trakai, Lithuania,” Ikonotheca 22, East Meets West: at the Crossroads of Early Modern Europe, eds. Grażyna Jurkowłaniec and Jeannie J. Łabno (2009): 41–53.
“Disguised Nationhood: Imagined Middle Ages in the Arts of the Soviet Lithuania,” in Gebrauch und Missbrauch des Mitelalters, 19.–21. Jahrhundert / Uses and Abuses of the Middle Ages: 19th–21st Century / Usages et Mésusages du Moyen Age du XIXe au XXI siècle, eds. János M. Bak, Jörg Barnut, Pierre Monnet and Bernard Schneidmüller, Mittelalter Studien 17 (München: Wilhelm Fink, 2009), 313–323.
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