|| object & installation | collage & foto | video & performance ||
| benedikt braun
23 09 2016 - 30 10 2016
For the 7th time international contemporary art festival „Kaunas in Art“ comes back this September!
Essential goal of the 7th edition of „Kaunas in Art“ is not only to give a look through works of contemporary artists to new possibilities of cultural collaboration that opens up thanks to globalizing world, but to show for society how representatives of react, how they think in categories of today’s topical issues concerning ecology, political life, human rights. Therefore, the programme of 2016 festival consists of projects, talking about relevant social, political, economical, conservation of natural resources, historical memory, artist as representative of contemporary culture, relation with society aspects.
For the first time festival’s programme contains such a wide artists’ geography and will deliver the opportunities for cognition of above mentioned aspects and cultures.
Ministry of Culture approved the festival for the programme of 2013-2015 and 2016-2018 year "International Art Events Organised in Lithuania”.
FESTIVAL'S OPENING EVENTS:
23 09 2016 / FRIDAY, 17:00, M. Žilinskas Art Gallery (Nepriklausomybės a. 12, Kaunas)
Andreas Mares (Austria);
Opened till the 30th of October, 2016
23 09 2016 / FRIDAY, 19:00, Gallery „POST“ (Laisvės al. 51a, 3rd floor, Kaunas)
Xaro Castillo (Ispanija) / TPK Art i Pensament Contemporani (L'Hospitalet);
Opened till the 15th of October, 2016
24 09 2016 / SATURDAY, 17:00, Kaunas Gallery (Vilniaus g. 2, Kaunas)
Giorgi Maghradze (Georgia) / Curator Ieva Vitkauskaitė (Lithuania);
Opened till the 23rd of October, 2016
24 09 2016 / SATURDAY, 18:00, Gallery „Meno parkas“ (Rotušės a. 27, Kaunas)
Elena Balsiukaitė-Brazdžiūnienė (Lithuania);
Opened till the 29nd of October, 2016
25 09 2016 / SUNDAY 16:00 Kaunas Cinema Center "Romuva" (Laisvės al. 54, Kaunas)
International Video-Artists Collective FemLink-Art will be presenting video-collages FEMALE and PROTEST. Duration ~ 2 h. Curator of the project Véronique Sapin (France) will attend the opening.
From the 28th of September video-collages will be shown at the gallery "POST" (Laisvės al. 51A, Kaunas).
At the end of October we will have great opportunity to see Anida Yoeu Ali (KH /USA) live performance "Buddhist Bug" in Kaunas. More specified information about the performance will be announced soon.
Curators: Konstantin Bayer (Germany), Jaldun Hamad (Spain), Yukiko Ito (Japan), Dana Langlois (Cambodia), Giedrė Legotaitė (Lithuania), Laura Lygaitytė (Lithuania / Taiwan), Lina Mikalauskienė (Lithuania), Airida Rekštytė (Lithuania), Véronique Sapin (France), Ieva Vitkauskaitė (Lithuania)
Head of the festival: Arvydas Žalpys