The Wise Man is an urban art piece, a part of the #wallsthatremember series. It is a graffiti based on... Read More
The Wise Man is an urban art piece, a part of the #wallsthatremember series. It is a graffiti based on a century-old picture of a Jewish man in the Jewish Quarter of Vilnius. Brought forward in time, the Wise Man greets residents of Vilnius and by-passers again. The piece became a trademark symbol of the entire project, with locals and tourists taking selfies against it almost on a daily basis.
Art project #wallsthatremember is a contemporary tribute to the historical memory of the Vilnius’ Jewish community. Prior to the horrors of World War II, Vilnius had one of the most active and largest Jewish communities in the region. During the Second World War, this community was nearly eradicated, which is definitely one of the most painful losses to Lithuania and Vilnius in particular. The project uses historical photos for basis of graffiti artworks, scattered all over the territory of the Jewish Quarter. It already became a tourist magnet. Seen by thousands of people already, Walls that Remember has been welcomed by the local Jewish community, diplomats and opinion-shapers.
Photos: Evaldas Cinga (We Love Lithuania) and artist's personal archive