MEEL. VAHTRA. FARKAS_idealist function

An idealist once wondered how big is an idea, how big is a feeling, how much space a memory takes and then, suddenly, she was in many places at once. The exhibitionMEEL. VAHTRA. FARKAS_idealist function presents three Estonian artists from different

Unlearning Eastern Europe

2015 01 28 / 6.30 pm
“Unlearning Eastern Europe” is public debate between Tanel Rander and Magdalena Radomska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan) on the issues of Eastern Europe, coloniality and the exhibition “The Frontline East”. Unlearning is a concept that reflects the process of learning and

Diver by Ernests Kļaviņš

2015 01 19 - 2015 02 17
Ready, steady, jump; splash and again – a daily routine which rhythmically repeats itself. Kļaviņš observes and with a black line outlines the scenes sliding by. Simply and without pretension; clearly and convincingly. Girls in McDonald’s, mannequins in a shop

Book launch „(In)dependent Contemporary Art Histories. Artist-run Initiatives in Lithuania 1987–2014. 2nd volume“

2015 01 21 / 7 pm
This is the second attempt (1st volume of the book was published in 2011) to compile stories about the genesis and evolution of contemporary art in Lithuania from the period of Revival (1987) and the restoration of Lithuania’s independence to

Can you hear me? Failing communication in post-Soviet Lithuanian art

Lithuanian art life in the first decade of independence is often characterised with reference to the differences between the traditional and the new art spheres, the lingering Soviet and the emerging “liberal” approaches to culture management, and creative unions and

The Strategy of Symbiosis, or Stasys Banifacius-Ieva in the Vernissages of Vilnius

I would like to begin this overview of the work of Stasys Banifacius-Ieva with my reflections on “Cathedral”—the play (dir. by Oskaras Koršunovas) I saw in The National Drama Theatre. The play “Cathedral”, written by one of the most prominent

LOADING… 100% – a group show by MA students from the Estonian Academy of Arts

2015 01 16 - 2015 02 08 / 5 pm
LOADING… 100% is an exhibition project by second year master’s students at the Estonian Academy of Arts. It is an exhibition of work by young artists who will soon be “ready” (i.e. “loaded” with everything in and around them) to

VAA Nida Art Colony call for residency applications for 2015-2016 and a trainee

Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) welcomes proposals from emerging and experienced artists, designers, architects, curators and art researchers/writers/philosophers for its upcoming remote residencies on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania.

‘Attention Economy’ and the Art World Today: Nicolaus Schafhausen and Lolita Jablonskienė in Conversation

2015 01 14 / 6 pm
Rupert together with Goethe Institute in Lithuania invite Lolita Jablonskienė, Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Art, Lithuania and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director of Kunsthalle Wien, Austria for a public discussion. Departing from Attention Economy, a collection of interviews with

Lily’s Pool: Kaspars Groševs, Leva Kraule, Kristine Kursiša & Miks Mitrevics, Daria Melnikova, Evita Vasiljeva, Armands Zelčs

Art in General presents Lily’s Pool, a group exhibition organized in partnership with kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia as part of the International Collaborations program. Now I will tell you what happened at the Lily’s Pool. A welcome ceremony.