Photo reportage from the International contemporary art festival ‘Kaunas in art. So close, so far’

Alexandre Astier (FR) „Feet Rooted to The Ground” exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

Alexandre Astier (FR) „Feet Rooted to The Ground” exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

International contemporary art festival „Kaunas in art“ is happening 8th time and it is created and organised by gallery „Meno parkas“. This year festival topic – „So close, so far“

So far as a dream. Or far away as an earthquake for those, living in Lithuania – as teachers taught at school, Lithuania “is not in seismic zone”. So far, as so awaited adulthood for a teenager, which does not come quick enough. Close, as sudden growing old. Close as roaring thunder for the one, who is afraid of the lightening. Close, as two and half an hour flight from London to Lithuania.

Alienation of the neighbors. And identification with people from far away countries, let’s say after watching a movie about their traditions, where same family values were found. Notions close and far are perceived individually. It is a choice to perceive the distance according to inner interest, personal state, mood. Sometimes it is conscious choice. Most often – no. But the moment of recognition is important factor of perception and the SENSE of commonality brings nearer.

Participants: Agustí Martínez, Ilona Schneider, Vasco Trilla, Diego Caicedo, Marcelo Brodsky, Alexandre Astier, Neringa Naujokaitė, Vladas Urbanavičius, Hermione Allsopp, Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė, Christine Dixie, Gregoire Fabvre, Kasia Fudakowski, Jonas Gasiūnas, Allard van Hoorn, Vytenis Jankūnas, Evaldas Jansas, Simonas Nekrošius, Laura Zaveckaitė, Francisco Janes, Židrija Janušaitė, Vaida Tamoševičiūtė, Tamzin Lovell Miller, Laura Lygaitytė, Gregor Podnar.

Festival “Kaunas in art” exhibition places and duration:

Gallery “Meno parkas” (Rotušės sq. 27, Kaunas, Lithuania) – 2018 10 18 – 11 24
Kaunas photography gallery (Vilniaus str. 2, Kaunas, Lithuania) – 2018 10 18 – 11 18
Žilinskas art gallery (Nepriklausomybės sq. 12, Kaunas, Lithuania) – 2018 10 19 – 11 25

Photography: Meno parkas gallery

 

Alexandre Astier (FR) „Feet Rooted to The Ground” exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

Alexandre Astier (FR) „Feet Rooted to The Ground” exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

Vladas Urbanavičius (LT) „Attic games“ exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

Vladas Urbanavičius (LT) „Attic games“ exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

Vladas Urbanavičius (LT) “Attic games“ exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

Vladas Urbanavičius (LT) “Attic games“ exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

Neringa Naujokaitė (LT / DE) „Art Deco" exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

Neringa Naujokaitė (LT / DE) „Art Deco” exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

Neringa Naujokaitė (LT / DE) „Art Deco" exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

Neringa Naujokaitė (LT / DE) „Art Deco” exposition view, gallery “Meno parkas”.

Vytenis Jankūnas (LT / JAV) "J 2 Manhattan – The Eternal Traveler Syndrome in a Circular Motion" and Simonas Nekrošius (LT) “The Flow that Struck The Wall" installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Vytenis Jankūnas (LT / JAV) “J 2 Manhattan – The Eternal Traveler Syndrome in a Circular Motion” and Simonas Nekrošius (LT) “The Flow that Struck The Wall” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Simonas Nekrošius (LT) “The Flow that Struck The Wall" installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Simonas Nekrošius (LT) “The Flow that Struck The Wall” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Kasia Fudakowski (UK) "Word Count 04: The Martyrdom of Professor Sanchez" video installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Kasia Fudakowski (UK) “Word Count 04: The Martyrdom of Professor Sanchez” video installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Laura Zaveckaitė (LT / JAV) "In Between" installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Laura Zaveckaitė (LT / JAV) “In Between” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Laura Zaveckaitė (LT / JAV) "In Between" installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Laura Zaveckaitė (LT / JAV) “In Between” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

“Kaunas in art. So close, so far” exposition view M. Žilinskas art gallery.

“Kaunas in art. So close, so far” exposition view M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Christine Dixie (PAR) “To be King” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Christine Dixie (PAR) “To be King” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Christine Dixie (PAR) “To be King” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Christine Dixie (PAR) “To be King” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Christine Dixie (PAR) “To be King” and Jonas Gasiūnas (LT) “Willow's Lake” exposition view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Christine Dixie (PAR) “To be King” and Jonas Gasiūnas (LT) “Willow’s Lake” exposition view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Hermione Allsopp (UK) “Mantle Deposits” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Hermione Allsopp (UK) “Mantle Deposits” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Hermione Allsopp (UK) “Mantle Deposits” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Hermione Allsopp (UK) “Mantle Deposits” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Allard van Hoorn (NL) "065 Urban Songlines" installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Allard van Hoorn (NL) “065 Urban Songlines” installation view, M. Žilinskas art gallery.

Marcelo Brodsky (AR / ES) "1968: The Fire of Ideas" exposition view, Kaunas photography gallery.

Marcelo Brodsky (AR / ES) “1968: The Fire of Ideas” exposition view, Kaunas photography gallery.

Marcelo Brodsky (AR / ES) "1968: The Fire of Ideas" exposition view, Kaunas photography gallery.

Marcelo Brodsky (AR / ES) “1968: The Fire of Ideas” exposition view, Kaunas photography gallery.

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November 18, 2018
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