Contemporary Art Festival SURVIVAL KIT 9 Introduces the Artists

This year, SURVIVAL KIT 9, the biggest annual contemporary art exhibition in the Baltics, presents 24 internationally recognized, as well as emerging young artists. Among the works are both internationally known as well as specially commissioned new pieces aimed at

‘Vilnius Contexts’ invites to experience the city through poetry

For three weeks from 17 July to 6 August 2017 Vilnius will be filled with authored texts visible on three-sided outdoor stands. 17 authors with a background in writing are participating in the project: Rolandas Rastauskas, Mindaugas Nastaravičius, Valentinas Klimašauskas,

What do the objects in the shape of an ear tell us? Sergej Timofejev in conversation with Daria Melnikova and Agata Melnikova

This conversation accompanies current show Dancing Specularity by Daria Melnikova & Agata Melnikova at kim? Contemporary Art Centre (20 May–9 July 2017). In a world where nobody trusts anyone, where people rarely strive for mutual understanding, two sisters envision an

In Search for the Artist-Run-Baltic

‘Supermarket’ as an inspiration Parallel with the well-known art fairs, another layer of alternative or artist-run art fairs takes place across Europe every year. They are known as non-commercial, networking-oriented art fairs, mostly aimed at artist-run spaces, reflecting geographically the

Unthinkable: Leap of Faith

Unthinkable is a project of many forms, it is an interdisciplinary research platform that connects a constellation of artists, curators, editors, thinkers and theorists. In its current form it has convened reading groups throughout 2016 and gathered research upon subjects

Taking the holes away from golf

Sophie Lapalu in conversation with former Nida Art Colony artist Albert Allgaier The artist Albert Allgaier spent two periods as a resident at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (in 2014 and 2016). The last time the artist

Patients named Positron and Saltblower

Purvītis’s regrown moustache In the summer of 2014, British art critic Jonathan Jones informed readers of The Guardian that “Vincent van Gogh’s ear has returned from the grave.”[1] Using genetic material from the great-great-grandson of Van Gogh’s brother, Theo, with

What is the NSRD?

In 2015, the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) ‘celebrated’ the year of Hardijs Lediņš. But it would seem that their celebrations are continuing. In the autumn of 2016, the LCCA released a sizably dense book entitled Workshop for the

Painting is the Gemini of Art Astrology

On January 9, the iPhone turned ten. As the ubiquitous technology enters its preteens, with over a billion units sold, it wouldn’t be a stretch to suggest that the slick apparatus has more invasively impacted our relationship to images than

13th Baltic Triennial Curator Announced

The Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, is pleased to announce Vincent Honoré as the new curator for the 13th Baltic Triennial in 2018, currently under the working title Give Up the Ghost. Honoré is a London-based writer and curator as well as

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