Call for the A-I-R Krems Grant for August 2015

This call is for Lithuanian artists only, for details, please visit Lithuanian version of the website.

Nida A-I-R in September

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Tanya Busse and Camila Cañeque

Four artists, colorful personalities: Albert Allgaier (AU), Camila Cañeque (ES), Virginia de Diego (ES), Tanya Busse (CAN/NO) will stay at the Nida Art Colony in Autumn.

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Winners of the Neringa Municipality Grant 2014 Announced

According to the decision of the board, the grant goes to Rūta Junevičiūtė and Nikolas Matranga and their project Č. More information on the Lithuanian version of the website.

(non)Science at Nida Art Colony

We often assume art and science to be far from each other, oftentimes - as rivals. But more often than not science- and pseudo-theories, which were thought to be valid, are denied and the way we perceive the world changes. During the "Migrating Art Academies" workshop young artists will immerse themselves into scientific and social facts approved as valid or denied, and will work on concepts of the real and the imaginable. 

All interested are welcome to attend public lectures:

Tuesday, the 2nd of September
10:00 – 13:00 Ian Damerell. Lecture: Seeing Things Through Things

Thursday, the 4th of September
10:00 – 11:00 Arturas Raila. Lecture: Primitive Sky
11:30 – 13:00 Mindaugas Gapševičius. Lecture: At the edge of arts and sciences

Friday, the 5th of September
10:00 Alan Smith. Lecture: On the notion of being

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OPEN CALL FOR “COUNTERHEGEMONY: ART IN A SOCIAL CONTEXT” ARTIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DEADLINE for the artist fellowship program "Art in a Social Context" is Sept.17, 2014

Late Deadline: September 20th (It is preferred applications are sent in by September 17th, but we will consider late applications until September 20th).

"Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context" is a 7 week Artist Fellowship Program at NIDA Art Colony that looks at genealogy, or the epistemic context within which bodies of knowledge become intelligible and authoritative, as a point of departure in art production. It is aimed at any art or cultural production that exists within or in reference to social forms of resistance that coalesce in opposition to hegemonic structures.

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OPEN STUDIOS AUGUST 2014

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Vsevolodas Kovalevskis photos. More photos

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Nida A-I-R in August

On a hot, lazy August, last month of summer, please welcome six energetic residents at the Nida Art Colony. The field of interests of the residents is rather wide and dinamic. Coralie Vogelaar is in search for the EU identity, Adomas Butrimas will work on Lithuanian prehistoric art history, volume I, Rudolfas Levulis has a plan to document a whole Lithuanian state border, Elena Dvoreckaja and Gediminas Šiaulys (Pet Punk) will work on presenting subject of death in a 3D animation, Katharina Swoboda explores a relation between nature and a human body.

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Katharina Swoboda, stills from the film Holding breath’, 2014.

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Cooltūristės: Antropology of the Underground

Last summer (August 2013) artist group Cooltūristės was on residency in Nida Art Colony curated residency programme "Critical Tourism". During their stay the artists were working on an artistic research project with a goal to document the invisible life in Neringa. 

They were knocking on the doors of the locals in order to find out where do the locals go when they rent our their appartments and whole houses to the summer tourists; where do penny-less students and low-income families come for their vacation. Through a photo-camera lense the artists were seeking to understand how these unusual life conditions trigger creativity and what sort of daily rituals are forming in this unseen millieu. 

The outcome of the project - a photo exhibition - will be presented in "Agila" culture and tourist information center (Taikos g.4) on the 11th of August, and will run up to the 1st of September. All are welcome to the opening at 19.00 on the 11th of August.