Past Events – Kauno Bienalė

Events

Performance: Aliona Makhnach “Behind the Garage Doors”

VMU Art Gallery 101 Muitinės g. 7, Kaunas

Performance will take place outside the gallery * The performance is a part of the special project with the Belarusian students from the European Humanities University coordinated by Artūras Raila (Lithuania).

Performance: Darya Karalkova “The Roots”

VMU Art Gallery 101 Muitinės g. 7, Kaunas

Performance will take place outside the gallery * The performance is a part of the special project with the Belarusian students from the European Humanities University coordinated by Artūras Raila (Lithuania).

Recurring

Emilija Škarnulytė: Absolute dating

Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoology Museum Laisvės al. 106, Kaunas

Absolute dating, 2021 Lasers and sound Commissioned for the Kaunas Biennial, 2021 Emilija Škarnulytė’s immersive installation is inspired by the Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum’s displays. For her performative, cinematic piece she brings together the poetic and scientific to create a sensory experience that investigates the philosophical concept of Deep Time and events on a […]

Klaus Speidel lecture: narrative in art

VMU Art Gallery 101 Muitinės g. 7, Kaunas

Klaus Speidel is an academic philosopher, art critic and curator, who studied philosophy and art history in Munich (LMU) and Paris (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris X Nanterre, Sorbonne). Beyond numerous academic publications on topics related to art, narrative, depiction, style, drawing and digital, Klaus writes on contemporary art and culture for international magazines like Spike, artpress, Art Newspaper, Parnass and Frankfurter […]

Performance: Indrė Šerpytytė in collaboration with AURA Dance Theatre

House of Basketball Santakos g. 11, Kaunas

Indrė Šerpytytė Haptic, 2021 performance work with the Kaunas Dance Theatre Aura Commissioned for the Kaunas Biennial, 2021 Over this last year, we have been living in fear of each other — fear of getting too close. And yet many of us have suffered from a lack of touch. Both Šerpytytė’s performance Haptic and her […]

Recurring

Emilija Škarnulytė: Absolute dating

Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoology Museum Laisvės al. 106, Kaunas

Absolute dating, 2021 Lasers and sound Commissioned for the Kaunas Biennial, 2021 Emilija Škarnulytė’s immersive installation is inspired by the Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum’s displays. For her performative, cinematic piece she brings together the poetic and scientific to create a sensory experience that investigates the philosophical concept of Deep Time and events on a […]

Jonas Mekas: Birth of a Nation (1997)

Kaunas State Puppet Theatre Laisvės al. 87A, Kaunas

1h 25 min., 16mm film * Interruptions of several minutes are possible when changing bars.   Tickets available before the screening at the location.

Lithuanian Culture Institute presents: As A Journal magazine #1

House of Basketball Santakos g. 11, Kaunas

The Lithuanian Culture Institute presents a new journal, * as a Journal, for readers around the world interested in culture. The guest editors of the first issue are the duo of architects and researchers Jurga Daubaraitė and Jonas Žukauskas, who together with 26 artists, curators and researchers from Estonia, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and […]

Performance: Indrė Šerpytytė in collaboration with AURA Dance Theatre

House of Basketball Santakos g. 11, Kaunas

Indrė Šerpytytė Haptic, 2021 performance work with the Kaunas Dance Theatre Aura Commissioned for the Kaunas Biennial, 2021 Over this last year, we have been living in fear of each other — fear of getting too close. And yet many of us have suffered from a lack of touch. Both Šerpytytė’s performance Haptic and her […]

Jonas Mekas: Lost, Lost, Lost (1976)

Kaunas State Puppet Theatre Laisvės al. 87A, Kaunas

2h 58 min., 16mm film * Interruptions of several minutes are possible when changing bars.   Tickets available before the screening at the location.

Recurring

Emilija Škarnulytė: Absolute dating

Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoology Museum Laisvės al. 106, Kaunas

Absolute dating, 2021 Lasers and sound Commissioned for the Kaunas Biennial, 2021 Emilija Škarnulytė’s immersive installation is inspired by the Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum’s displays. For her performative, cinematic piece she brings together the poetic and scientific to create a sensory experience that investigates the philosophical concept of Deep Time and events on a […]

Performance: Indrė Šerpytytė in collaboration with AURA Dance Theatre

House of Basketball Santakos g. 11, Kaunas

Indrė Šerpytytė Haptic, 2021 performance work with the Kaunas Dance Theatre Aura Commissioned for the Kaunas Biennial, 2021 Over this last year, we have been living in fear of each other — fear of getting too close. And yet many of us have suffered from a lack of touch. Both Šerpytytė’s performance Haptic and her […]

Exhibition: MagiC Carpets Landed

The international exhibition MagiC Carpets Landed is coming to Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 from 5 November 2021 to 23 January 2022. A part of the exhibition at the Kaunas Picture Gallery is open till the 30th of January. This is the final event of the four-year project MagiC Carpets, co-financed by Creative […]

Darya Karalkova: “Home, Uncanny Home“ [CANCELED]

VMU Art Gallery 101 Muitinės g. 7, Kaunas

DUE TO THE ARTIST'S ILLNESS THE EVENT IS CANCELED. WE APOLOGISE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.   The 13th Kaunas Biennial “Once Upon Another Time… gyveno jie jau kitaip“, presents a special lecture-performance by Darya Karalkova (Belarus). The artist will lead the audience on her film development process explaining chosen forms to illustrate the concept of being […]

ISUMA: Atarnajuat The Fast Runner

Kaunas State Puppet Theatre Laisvės al. 87A, Kaunas

The 13th Kaunas Biennial "Once Upon Another Time... gyveno jie jau kitaip" presents the special film programme by ISUMA (CA). January 22 15.00–17.30 Atarnajuat The Fast Runner Drama • 2h 41m • 2001 Igoolik at the dawn of the first millennium, when nomadic Inuit were masters of the frozen arctic. Evil in the form of […]

ISUMA: Journals of Knud Rasmussen

Kaunas State Puppet Theatre Laisvės al. 87A, Kaunas

The 13th Kaunas Biennial "Once Upon Another Time... gyveno jie jau kitaip" presents the special film programme by ISUMA (CA). January 23 15.00–17.00 The Journals of Knud Rasmussen Drama • 1h 53m • 2006 January 1922. With powerful forces of a new century pressing in around them, Danish explorer and scientist Knud Rasmussen visits the […]

ISUMA: One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

Kaunas State Puppet Theatre Laisvės al. 87A, Kaunas

The 13th Kaunas Biennial "Once Upon Another Time... gyveno jie jau kitaip" presents the special film programme by ISUMA (CA). January 23 17.30–19.30 One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk Drama • 1h 52m • 2019 In April 1961, John Kennedy is American’s new President, the Cold War heats up in Berlin, and nuclear […]

VMU Art Gallery “101”: closing events

VMU Art Gallery 101 Muitinės g. 7, Kaunas

The 13th Kaunas Biennial and VMU Art Gallery "101" presents the special project with the Belarusian students from the European Humanities University coordinated by Artūras Raila (Lithuania). The students include Darya Karalkova, Aliona Makhnach, Volha Mirankova, Alesia Pesenka in collaboration with the photographer Yauhen Attsetski, Aleksei Shklianko, Viktoryia Yaskevich and Yauheni Zahorski. For the closing […]

Emilija Škarnulytė: Absolute dating

Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoology Museum Laisvės al. 106, Kaunas

Absolute dating, 2021 Lasers and sound Commissioned for the Kaunas Biennial, 2021 Duration: 7' Emilija Škarnulytė’s immersive installation is inspired by the Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum’s displays. For her performative, cinematic piece she brings together the poetic and scientific to create a sensory experience that investigates the philosophical concept of Deep Time and events […]

Tour at the House of Basketball

House of Basketball Santakos g. 11, Kaunas

The 13th Kaunas Biennial “Once Upon Another Time... gyveno jie jau kitaip“ offers a reflection on current global situations by exploring stories of human resilience and adaptation. The exhibition investigates myths and fictions associated with transformation, as well as lived personal and communal tales of survival. Folktales, fables and legends exist in every culture around […]

Tour at the House of Basketball

House of Basketball Santakos g. 11, Kaunas

The 13th Kaunas Biennial “Once Upon Another Time... gyveno jie jau kitaip“ offers a reflection on current global situations by exploring stories of human resilience and adaptation. The exhibition investigates myths and fictions associated with transformation, as well as lived personal and communal tales of survival. Folktales, fables and legends exist in every culture around […]

Lithuanian and Japanese contemporary textile art exhibition “Between Two / Contemplations”

Meno parkas Galerija „Balta“

The exhibition “Between Two / Contemplations” presents the textile works of already distinguished as well as some newly emerging Lithuanian and Japanese artists. With the works on display, the artists seem to create a lively intercultural dialogue ("Between Two"), combining two planes – matter and the beginning of life, fabric and human subjectivity. Herein two […]

Kaunas 2022: Litvak Culture Forum

Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 and the Memory Office programme invite everyone who cares about the city’s history, culture and the future of an open and democratic city to meet at the Litvak Culture Forum on 29-30 September. Kaunas Biennial recommends: SEPTEMBER 30, FRIDAY 11:10 - 11:25 There And Not There – What […]