Nida Art Colony is hosting Symposium “Context in Flux” on remoteness, time and solitude

Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts and three Swedish institutions: The Swedish Exhibition Agency, Baltic Art Center and Art Lab Gnesta, collaborate to produce two symposiums for invited participants. The aim is to develop tools that can assist cultural institutions who work in many overlapping contexts.  

The first symposium (full programme) is happening in Nida Art Colony on 11-14th of October with NAC team members, participants from Swedish partnering institutions

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Several things and "Several things"

Although the website hasn't seen any updates lately, Nida Art Colony is in constant action. The last of this years' student practices are taking place here until the end of the week, and with the end of those, our off-season will start. 

During the time we didn't update you as to residents in the colony, Renja Leino, Jonas Jurcikas, Hannah Öllinger and Manfred Rainer have worked here and have already left our silent land of moose and mushrooms.

Meanwhile far out in the Alps a couple of Lithuanian artists - Arunas Gudaitis and Laura Stasiulyte - are in residency in in the framework of collaborative project between Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Vallais and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts "On Hosting and Displacing: Artistic Residencies and Cultural Production in Remote Contexts". This transdisciplinary project aims to bring into question correspondences between artistic practices and critical tourism. The project is realized with support of Pro Helvetia Warsaw.

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"Object and puppet theater" workshops in NAC

On the 23rd of September the "Object and Puppet Theatre" workshops are starting in Nida Art Colony.

 

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Nida Art Colony is looking for Lithuanian artists to reside in Ukraine and Armenia

VAA Nida Art Colony is looking for Lithuanian artists for the residency programmes in Ukraine and Armenia. The programme is being developped in the framework of the project East-West. Lithuanian artists will be invited to the Ukrainian art center IZOLYATSIA in Donetsk and in the art center ACOSS in Yerevan. More information - in the Lithuanian version of the NAC website.

Drifting as a process and as a result | Collective Synops | NAC 2013

Collective Synops’s work for the Critical Tourism residency is the creation of a blog that is uploaded from Switzerland and Lithuania for all the month of August 2013. This blog is a platform where the Collective’s members can share their impressions and their experiences about the place where they are and their status as inhabitant and tourist, through their artistic practice.

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Contraband. A Challenge for Young Artists

Once we hear the word „contraband“, we imagine dark coloured images straigt away – drugs, human trafficking, illegal cigarettes. However Vilnius Art Academy invites to look at this phenomenon from a wider point of view. Participants of Migrating Art Academies from different European countries will gather for a creative workshop organised in Nida Art Colony 1-15 September and will try to give this word a different meaning. All lectures during this event will be open to public.

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Danius Kesminas: everybody's talking about walls and me - about how to break them

Artist Danius Kesminas is Australian of a Lithuanian origin and yet while on residency in Nida Art Colony, it was only his second time in Lithuania. He says it's impossible to manage something in only one month of a residency and that's exactly what most will agree with - time in Nida has a different pace.

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Wilhelm Klotzek: writing stories and tracing presences

This summer, for the second time, Nida Art Colony was hosting a resident grant holder of the Goethe Institut. Last year the collaboration brought to us Franzisca Nast and her great posters that have been exhibited in the facilities of Nida Church and later in Vilnius Academy of Arts. This year it was a Berlin based German artist Wilhelm Klotzek. His artistic practices are concentrating on text: writing it, reading it, performing it, objectifyint it. His interest lie in scratching the surface of the history, retelling stories, searching for the essence, delwing into the oblivion.

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