Lithuania’s UNESCO ambassador: ‘I wish Lithuanian artists were more politically engaged!’

  • 2016-08-24
  • Linas Jegelevicius
As a painter, arts manager, politician, and now Lithuania’s top diplomat at UNESCO, 47-year-old Arunas Gelunas deals with culture and creativity, he underscores, almost on a daily basis. “Some kind of ‘artistic thinking’ is absolutely central in novel situations, where one has to try to think ‘outside the box,’” Gelunas is convinced. As Lithuania’s ambassador at UNESCO, he calls the homeland “not an underachiever,” but, at the same time, it could do better in all areas concerned, Gelunas says. He answered questions from The Baltic ...
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