Counterhegemony: Think Laboratory at CAC in Vilnius

Friday, December 5th-Sunday, December 7th, 2014                                                            

“Counterhegemony: Think Laboratory” is a three-day unofficial school of the “Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context NIDA Fellowship Program,” with talks, performances, & discussions, a culmination of the Counterhegemony program’s exploration of politics of participatory spectatorship, art & law, and Foucault’s notion of geneaology.

 Full programe is here.

In the vein of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, seminal thinker of the critical pedagogy movement, “Counterhegemony: Think Laboratory” is a non-hierarchical platform for ideas that rejects the traditional hierarchy between speaker and audience. Each plenary is presented as a provisional “proposition” to be responded to by the audience: We invite the public of Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Vokiečių str. 2) to participate in our 3-day think tank as we brainstorm to foster a critical vocabulary and new ways of engaging with the issue of counterhegemonic discourse, art, cultural production and activism: 3 DAYS FOR 10 PROPOSITIONS. The event will happen in CAC Reading room (Vokieciu str. 2, Vilnius, Lithuania). 


PARASITE & MIMICRY – Opening of the Exhibition at CAC, 5th of December, 6 p.m.

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Ju hyun Lee & Ludovic Burel, Vitamin B - Diagram, 2014

The exhibition Parasite & Mimicry is a result of a one month intensive group work of the artists: Timos Alexandropoulos (GR), KVM (Ju Hyun Lee & Ludovic Burel, KR/FR), Christophe Wirth (DE), Irina Gheorghe (RO) at Nida Art Colony.


"Ramybė" by D.Liškevičius in "Telling Tales" exhibition in KUMU

November 20, 2014 in KUMU museum, Tallinn (Estonia) an exhibition "Telling Tales. Swiss and Baltic Artists" was opened. The exhibition features art pieces by Baltic artists that reconsider the memory of the Soviet time, and those of Swiss artists, that question the fictitious, mythical histories and try to understand the ways in which archiving and storytelling are influencing the collective memory. In the summer of 2014 the exhibition was hosted by the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius.

Artists, participating in the exhibition, are: Eglė Karpavičiūtė (LT), Petra Elena Köhle / Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin (CH), Laurent Kropf (CH), Paulis Liepa (LV), Dainius Liškevičius (LT), Lutz&Guggisberg (CH), Marge Monko (EE), Katrīna Neiburga (LV), Sandrine Pelletier (CH), Liina Siib (EE).


NAC exhibition “Imaginary Shores” opens on the 21st of November at Culture Factory in Klaipėda


Opening at 8 PM on the 21st of November
Visiting hours: 11 AM to 5 PM and during the evening events on workdays, 4 PM to 8 PM on weekends
The exhibition will be open until 6 December 2014.


RESIDENTS FEATURE: bird watching and intense temporary environments

© Rūta Junevičiūtė

Nida Art Colony celebrates the 53rd B-day of Neringa town and offers some special gifts on an occasion.

November 14, Nida Art Colony
6 p.m. Artists Rūta Junevičiūtė (LT) and Nicholas Matranga (US) introduce their project “Č“, the lecture on bird watching will be held in English.
7.30 p.m. Artist Phillip Schulze (DE)
will present his audiovisual projects

November 15, Central Square of Nida town
1- 4p.m. Artists Rūta Junevičiūtė (LT) and Nicholas Matranga (US) introduce their project “Č“ for Neringa public


GIANTS. SOUVENIRS : exhibition in the gallery "Akademija"

In 2013 a small resort town Sierre in the Swiss Alps turned into the place which artists Arūnas Gudaitis, Juozas Laivys, Konstantinas Bogdanas, Laura Stasiulytė, Petra Köhle together with Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin and Sarah Hendrickx visited, where they passed each other or desired to be in. They knew about one another and now they even could have some things or thoughts belonging to the ones they have not met. In different ways and through different experiences this space created circumstances for artists to act and to give effect to the meeting/exhibition as a traveller-giant-souvenir a year later in Vilnius.


Food-Biotechnology-Biocoloniality in Nida

Between October 13th and November 1st 2014 Nida Art Colony is a home and studio for a group of artists and scientists from the world working on issues of biotechnology, biopolitics and similar issues.


Nida A-I-R in October

In the beginning of October two new artists have joined in Nida Art Colony: Alice Pamuk from France and Phillip Schulze from Germany.

 Alice Pamuk