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Renewed and expanded VAA Nida Art Colony’s call for residency applications for 2016-2017 and a trainee

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Facade of the residency studios, 2015, photo by Andrej Vasilenko.
We welcome you to become the residents at VAA NAC between August 2016 and 
May 2017. Deadline for applications: February 15, 2016.

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Nida A-I-R in December 2015

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From left to right Yelena Zhelezov, Jennifer Vanderpool, Bernhard Huwiler, Małgorzata Żurada,
Linas Kutavičius. Photo by Julija Navarskaitė.
 
Five residents Jennifer Vanderpool (USA), Linas Kutavičius (LT), Małgorzata Żurada (PL), Bernhard Huwiler (CH), Yelena Zhelezov (USA) arrived to Nida Art Colony in December.

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Nida Doctoral School of VAA: from international partnership to new activities in the new building

The next Nida Doctoral School intensive session will be held in the new second building of Nida Art Colony. The new building, open since November, is designed for project activities, practical and theoretical education programmes, conferences, creative workshops, exhibitions, performances, concerts and residencies. In February 2016 more than 12 students and lecturers from Lithuania and abroad will come to Nida for the second Doctoral School session.

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New building of NAC is opened

The reconstruction of new NAC building is over. You are welcome to use it - more about new fully equipped spaces
The next residency deadline is 15th February, 2016

Nida Sessions: Paulius Kilbauskas & Eimantas Pivoriūnas during Neringa city birthday

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We kindly invite you to the concert on November 13th (Friday) 9 pm on Nida Art Colony:

From the beginning of November composer and musician Paulius Kilbauskas together with video artist Eimantas Pivoriūnas are working in the new house of Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts. Their results will be presented this friday as a part of Neringa city birthday program. It is small introduction and warm up for the upcoming acticities in the new house: exhibitions, concerts, performances and Nida Doctoral School. Everyone is invited to listen to the concert and get to know the new multifunctional spaces of Nida Art Colony.

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More about Nida Sessions.
 

Performative evening of NDS "Smoke and Mirrors"

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During the last day of the Nida Doctoral School at Nida Art Colony a series of performative lectures wil take place. The week of intensive courses led by Julijonas Urbonas, Stephen Wright, Ingo Niermann and Vytautas Michelkevičius will be finalised on Friday, 23rd October with the series of performative-lectures.

The evening will start with Linda Stupart's performance lecture (5:30 pm) Cut thatuses practices of performative magic, including witchcraft, karaoke and Powerpoint to protect, curse and critique art bodies. The piece presents a consideration of the representational matrices of self-harm as a way to discuss relations between institutional bodies and corporeal ones as well as offering a furious critique of 'man abjection art', that is cis white men who produce safe, differentiated, heroic 'abject' artworks, whilst never engaging with their own objecthood (because they don't and have never have to).

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