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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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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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MagiC Carpets: local artists in Kaunas

Kaunas Biennial and the project MagiC Carpets presents five interdisciplinary projects by the local artists and different communities of Kaunas city and district at the Kaunas 2022 Fluxus festival. The project by the actress Edita Niciūtė “Eiliuoti Šilainių kiemai” (Poetry in the Yards of Šilainiai). Project invited the people of Šilainiai area to share their […]

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Kaunas 2022: MagiC Carpets at the Fluxus festival

Kaunas Biennial and the project MagiC Carpets presents five interdisciplinary projects by the local artists and different communities of Kaunas city and district. On the 12th of September at the Kaunas 2022 Fluxus festival we’re inviting you to join us on our MagiC Carpets projects map and see new artworks.   11.00-12.30 Poetry breakfast: Šilainiai […]

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Poetry in the Yards of Šilainiai

The actors Edita Niciūtė and Arnis Aleinikovas, initiators for one of the five interdisciplinary Kaunas Biennial projects in Kaunas communities this summer, invited the people of Šilainiai area to share their own poetry. The project “Eiliuoti Šilainių kiemai” (“The queues of the Yards of Šilainiai”) attracted authors who simply “snatched” pages from their personal diaries […]

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Summer in the city by Kaunas Biennial: five interdisciplinary projects with communities

This year, Kaunas Biennial, which implements an international platform project MagiC Carpets, changes its activities and will pay more attention to the native artists and local community initiatives. Its five interdisciplinary projects will involve different communities of Kaunas city and district. According to the manager of MagiC Carpets project, Ms. Neringa Stoškutė, enabling local artists […]

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The second year of MagiC Carpets: launching the magic recap video

The carpets carrying the full scale of culture projects, artistic ideas, new stories and inspiring collaborations have landed. The year 2 of the MagiC Carpets platform has been an exciting journey for 27 international artists, who worked with the local colleagues and communities in 25 residencies. With our official multimedia documentary team Nanook, following the […]

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Aftermovie of the 12th Kaunas Biennial

At this uncertain nowadays it is so nice to remember more sunny times – last summer with the 12th Kaunas Biennial “After Leaving | Before Arriving”. For its 12th edition, the Kaunas Biennial explores the journey as a metaphor for the burgeoning cultural identity of a city with a complex past. Curators: Elisabeth Del Prete, […]

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Curator Neringa Stoškutė: the trend of displaying art online will outlast this global crisis

MagiC Carpets is a four-year (2017–2020) platform project made possible by Creative Europe and headed by Kaunas Biennial (Lithuania). It is a network of fifteen international organisations in fifteen European countries. Designed to promote cultural exchange, artist mobility, inclusion of local communities and international cooperation, in the face of the global pandemic, the project is […]

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Catalogue of the 12th Kaunas Biennial

12th Kaunas Biennial AFTER LEAVING | BEFORE ARRIVING, a catalogue of harmoniously concocted texts revealing the time-travel of Kaunas as a city and the architecture, people and stories that have become traces of this journey, reflected in the exhibition of the 12th Kaunas Biennial.   As you scroll through the pages you will find: – […]

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Inga Galinytė and Anna Papathanasiou: ‘By hybridizing two different polarities you always have the possibility to create a new language’

Lithuanian artist Inga Galinytė and Greek artist Anna Papathanasiou, two halves of an artistic duo, have been researching the phenomenon of empathy since the day they met. Responding to individual traumatic experiences, the artists are executing a long-term communication project to try to create an ‘empathetic body’ in their performances each time they meet. During […]

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