Inquirers. PhD series: Lina Michelkevičė on Participatory Practices in Lithuanian Contemporary Art: Between Aesthetic and Social Reality

2014 12 02 / 6 pm
Participation is among those prevalent contemporary art buzzwords that occupy a firm place in the vocabulary of artists, curators and art critics yet are more than often used without a clear motivation. Trapped by the appealing epithet, one often leaves

Idea photographic world: from the grain beyond the pixel in the twenty-first century

____________________ The Grain of Photography Kaunas Photography Gallery 25.IX.-22.X.2014 While no single scholarly history or publication yet exist that survey the formation of modern photography in Europe, modern ideas emerged in the early twentieth century throughout innovative forms of expression

Photo reportage from “The Grain of Photography” exhibition

On Thursday, September 25, Kaunas Photography Gallery has opened The Grain of Photography exhibition. Between the periodically announced death of photography and its present surplus-life, which manifests itself as ceaseless multiplication of images, there must be a third state. In the face

The Grain of Photography

2014 09 25 - 2014 10 22 / 5.30 pm
On Thursday, September 25, Kaunas Photography Gallery opens The Grain of Photography exhibition. Between the periodically announced death of photography and its present surplus-life, which manifests itself as ceaseless multiplication of images, there must be a third state. In the face of

Photo reportage from LET-ME-IN exhibition marking the takeover of “Malonioji 6” by LAIA

January 2014 marks the takeover of project space “Malonioji 6” by the Lithuanian Associacion for Interdisciplinary Artists (LAIA). This process is marked by an exhibition titled LET-ME-IN, opening on 18 January, 6 p. m. During the exhibition the boundaries of

Photo reportage from Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association’s exhibition “In the Graveyards of Interdisciplinarity(?)” in the spaces of JMVAC and Vilnius Gates

Last Thursday, October 17th, Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association’s exhibition “In the Graveyards of Interdisciplinarity(?)” was opened at Vilnius Gates and Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center. Wherever there is fresh vivacity, it naturally finds its gender of expression (Vydūnas, “Consciousness”) One might get the

Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association’s exhibition “In the Graveyards of Interdisciplinarity” in the spaces of JMVAC and Vilnius Gates

2013 10 17 - 2013 10 31 / 6 pm
Wherever there is fresh vivacity, it naturally finds its gender of expression (Vydūnas, “Consciousness”) One might get the impression that interdisciplinarity as a concept is not very relevant in discussing processes in contemporary art. Only occasionally does it make a

National Character of Lithuanian Art

Ten years have passed since I read Lev Manovich’s texts and since I was thinking that trying to differentiate cultures within the globalized and networked world is quite tricky. While Manovich continues defining Western and Eastern features[1] I came up with a

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