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Fables for Robots. Exhibition of Illustrations inspired by the stories by Stanisław Lem

Event time: 18:00-21:00

Stanisław Herman Lem was one of the most famous science fiction writers of the 20th century as well as a visionary, a philosopher, a scientist, and the author of the famous books Solaris and The Cyberiad. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages. He is one of the few famous science fiction writers who are still recognised as authors of great literary talent.

It has been 55 years since the first edition of the book Fables for Robots was published. The world has undergone rapid change and Lem’s futurist visions became a reality. A question arises: How does Lem’s work inspire today’s readers who find themselves in a modern, digital and virtual reality accompanied daily by artificial intelligence? Does the writer’s vision of the world and of humanity still holds up today and is it still capable of prompting reflection in young readers? The key slogan behind the exhibition is “transcending limits” – expanding the boundaries of the exhibition’s world, discovering new meanings, interacting and engaging in creative activities through play. The exhibition invites visitors to become the constructors and engineers of a whole new Universe, following in the footsteps of the characters of Fables for Robots. The exhibition features a constellation in crystal shapes. Each shape is constructed in a similar fashion. Thus, all of them are compatible yet slightly different. The main shape of the constellation is a triangle. All the shapes are dark blue in colour. At first glance, you cannot see any illustrations at the exhibition… You need to focus, make some effort and take a closer look to be able to discover images, their fragments and references…

Exhibition organisers and sponsors: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Polish Institute in Vilnius, Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Unguided tour

Pre-registration required:

VENUE: 5th floor Atrium

TIME: 6.00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION: https://forms.gle/uRSPydLDaCDDGRBG7

Project promoter: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Polish Institute in Vilnius, Adam Mickiewicz Institute.