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MagiC Carpets Emerging Curators’ meeting in Croatia

After a long year and a half in Zoom, curators are seeing each other live in Jelsa, Croatia for their yearly meeting, updates on the Year 4 residencies, facilitated discussions, networking and exhibition openings including Vitar Drinković, Ambulanta, Paulina Almeida, DejanKrstić, underwater listening with Francisca Rocha Goncalves and spending some quality time together. Photos NARA […]

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Interview with Elina Valaite, the curator of the “Tbilisi Photo Festival”: on the power of art and its relationship with Lithuania

While the global pandemic caused severe stagnation in all areas of human life, the field of art has found a way to adapt to this new reality. Last year, the Creative Europe project “MagiC Carpets” awarded the European community award “Co-create & Comprehend” to four projects for the activities with the local communities. One of […]

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MagiC Carpets: Year 3 across Europe

The MagiC Carpets platform has faced the challenge of the Year III of the project which overlapped with the global pandemic in 2020. But we’ve managed to overcome these challenges which brought us new and creative ways to work with the international and local artists and various communities. Year 2020 across the MagiC Carpets Thanks […]

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MagiC Carpets Landed: Exhibition Dates and Curator Announced

Kaunas Biennial is delighted to announce that the international exhibition “MagiC Carpets Landed” will take place in Kaunas (Lithuania) on 5 November 2021 – 23 January 2022. The “Magic Carpets Landed” exhibition will be one of the most prominent visual art events opening the programme of “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022”. The exhibition, […]

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European Communities Fight Pandemic with Creativity: European Community Awards “Co-create & Comprehend” for Cultural Continuity

“MagiC Carpets” is a platform funded by “Creative Europe”, uniting 15 European cultural organisations. It traditionally nominates its participants for enhancing cultural accessibility, cultural activism and participation. The European community award “Co-create & Comprehend” honours the local communities, who join artistic activities in order to share their stories and reveal the local context for the […]

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Open Talks: FOLLOW THE WAVES

In collaboration with Latitudo Art Projects and ABAROMA  ABAROMA – Academy of Fine Arts Rome. Follow the Waves is the title given to the series of talks that will start this month. The waves, their movement and their liquidity chosen to unfold the fluidity of a living exhibition by using the dialogue. We will invite […]

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The Month of La Francophonie 2021: Contemporary Canadian Art

The Office of the Embassy of Canada to Lithuania and Kaunas Biennial are delighted to invite you to an online presentation on contemporary Canadian art by the 13th Kaunas Biennial curator Josée Drouin-Brisebois. Drouin-Brisebois will present the work of seven contemporary Canadian artists participating at the 13th Kaunas Biennial exhibition (12 November 2021 – 20 […]

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Conversations on Curating: Josée Drouin-Brisebois

Award-winning contemporary art museum on University College Cork campus The Glucksman invites to the Conversations on Curating series event with Josée Drouin-Brisebois. Josée Drouin-Brisebois is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art responsible for the collections of Canadian and international Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada and the Curator of the 13th Kaunas Biennial […]

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THE MOST MEMORABLE KAUNAS’ ARTIST IN 2020: MANTAS STABAČINSKAS

Mantas Stabačinskas became the winner of the title Most Memorable Kaunas’ Artist organized by Kaunas Artists’ House. The artist was noticed for mature creativity and active social activities. This year, nine nominees, selected for the competition by creative unions and cultural organizations, applied to become the most distinguished artist of the city. The laureate was […]

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“KAUNAS VISIEMS” AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED: CONTEMPORARY DANCE LABORATORY WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WAS NOTICED

For the second year in a row, the “Kaunas visiems” campaign is a symbolic sign of gratitude and respect for organizations and individual Kaunas residents for their special attention to people affected by disability and their efforts to create a city accessible to all. During the meeting of Kaunas City Council on Tuesday, three laureates […]

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Vote for the most memorable Kaunas cultural initiative

Kaunas Artists’ House for the third time this year are inviting people to vote and elect the most memorable cultural initiative of Kaunas city and region. The candidates were chosen by various culture organisations, artists and others who are actively interested and engaged in culture. A shortlist of 30 cultural initiatives of 2020 is announced. […]

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MagiC Carpets Landed: Save the Date

We are delighted to announce that we are part of the international exhibition presenting the results of the four years of “MagiC Carpets” platform – “MagiC Carpets Landed” – which will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania on 5 November 2021 – 23 January 2022. The exhibition is curated by Benedetta Carpi de Resmini, art critic […]

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Mykola Ridnyi ‘Lost baggage’ exhibited in Vilnius

Commissioned for the 12th Kaunas biennial ‘After Leaving | Before Arriving’ artwork ‘Lost Baggage’ by Mykola Ridnyi till the end of January is exhibited in Vilnius, at the courtyard of  Lithuanian Theater, Music and Cinema Museum. Mykola Ridnyi (Ukraine, 1985) works across media ranging from early collective actions in public space to the amalgam of […]

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MagiC Carpets: What is art?

NARA talked with “MagiC Carpets” emerging artists who participated in the residency project across Europe in 2019. And here is some thoughts on a very hart question – what is art? “MagiC Carpets” is a “Creative Europe” platform uniting 15 European cultural organisations that create opportunities for emerging artists to embark on journeys to unknown […]

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The Tales of Kaunas: interview with the creative team

The Tales of Kaunas – project by Lukas Valiauga, Justas Motuzas, Inga Galvanauskaitė and Eglė Valadkevičiūtė. An interdisciplinary project which aims to re-evaluate the work of the little-known 20th century writer Julius Kaupas and with the help of augmented reality bring his fictional character Dr. Kripštukas to life while creating an interactive city experience. Video […]

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Presentation of digital artworks and mobile application

The new mobile application “Digital Heart of Kaunas” offers an opportunity to discover hidden spaces and stories of Kaunas city with the help of digital artworks. Today, digital technologies, computers and mobile phones play an important role in our lives, and computer-generated images are rapidly becoming a part of our daily lives. The constructs of […]

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MagiC Carpets and communities searching for their identities

This beginning of autumn is associated not only with crisp and warm weather and changing colours of nature, but also the tension lingering in the air regarding the possible announcement of the second quarantine. The pandemic has changed the plans of various cultural events and festivals for various organisations and encourages to rethink how it […]

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