- Published on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 13:41
The outcome of the International design management seminar, that took place in Nida Art Colony in April 2013 as organized by Vilnius Academy of Arts and Nordic Council of Minister, is now becoming tangible. On the 1st of August, at 18.00hrs., an exhibition presenting the design management scheme and products for the restaurant "Kitchen" will take place in the restaurant itself.
The project as well as the results were inspired by the numerous legends about the "Neringa" restaurant, a predecessor of "Kitchen": unpublished photos of the building which is an example of the usual soviet modern architecture projects, interview with a waitress of the former restaurant that has served in "Neringa" for many years and thus provided the authors of the project with personal photos etc.
- Published on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 05:42
Nida Art Colony Log no.4 (PDF) is finally out, introduced to its readers with a white front page. The theme of the log is "Taking Time", it sums up the events of summer - autumn 2012. Here one will find texts by Bojana Panevska, Jurij Dobriakov, Toni Ledentsa, as well as texts and portfolios by NAC former residents Luca Diffuse, Henning Lundkvist, Steven Connor, Eva-Fiore Kovačovsky, Franziska Nast, Stephen Berens and Elizabeth Bryant, Jennifer Schmidt. There's twice as much in the Log, be our guest to read it, take it out to the beach or open the pages before you fall to sleep, an inspiration is just around the corner (of a page).
All the issues are here as PDFs. Magazine is also printed in 1000 copies.
- Published on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 08:19
Exhibition "Appropriated Territories", organized by VAA Nida Art Colony is opening in the most beautiful of Lithuania's national parks, in the Curonian spit, in the context of Thom Mann festival. The festivals theme - "In Search for Homeland" - was inspired by the book by Czesław Miłosz. Thom Mann along with Czesław Miłosz are two world-renowned writers, a German and a Polish, that have worked and lived in Lithuania in their time (Thom Mann has spent a few summers in Nida, while Czesław Miłosz as a child lived in the northern part of Lithuania). Both of them loved their homeland, but given the politic circumstances, their rapport with their homeland was a problematic one.
- Published on Monday, 08 July 2013 07:39
VAA Nida Art Colonies artist in residence Nastja Säde Rönkkö is inviting you to the "Walking Tours". This is a project which will consider the nature of tourism and the subjective experience of remoteness in relation to contemporary network culture's rapidly evolving role in the dissemination and experience of the event.
- Published on Saturday, 29 June 2013 21:31
Given that tomorrow Lina Žigelytė is going out to Nida town to present her project "Searching for Simon/e", we have the pleasure and the honor to give you all the link to the soundscape of the project and to invite all of you coming to Nida at any time, to use is and take the virtual tour, constructed by Lina.
Download the soundscape here.
"all began as a wordplay. in the summer of 1965, simone de beauvoir, came to nida with jean paul sartre. this was part of a week-long trip to lithuania, organized by the soviets. not much is known about her experiences in nida, save for a few lines in the memoir. here we find out that simone de beauvoir was particularly taken by the dunes and the sea.
- Published on Thursday, 27 June 2013 13:33
June passed by as fast as the sea wind, Nida has bid farewell Pipa / Comida de Papel, the brazilian artist and cook which travelled almost all round Lithuania to gather loads of recipes of Lithuanian home cuisine. A couple of days ago Lina Žigelytė and Danius Kesminas also finalized their residencies in NAC.
On the 13th of July XVII international Thomas Mann festival is starting in Nida. It will have events in various places, it will also be welcomed by Nida Art Colony.
- Published on Friday, 21 June 2013 14:28
Vilniaus dailės akademijos Nidos meno kolonijoje - vasaros karštis ir darbų įkarštis. Į antrą pusę krypsta "Contemporary Past: Counterstrategies for Greenwashing" kūrybinės dirbtuvės, visai šalia - Joninės, netruks priartėti ir Tomo Mano festivalis.
Visu vasaros metu ir dalį rudens čia vyks Vilniaus dailės akademijos ir kitų universitetų studentų praktikos, kurį laiką bus organizuojami dailės užsiėmimai visiems norintiems ir t.t. Interesantams primename, kad - nepaisant to, kad mielai norėtume visus priimti - visi Nidos meno kolonijos kambariai užimti ir artimiausias laikas, kuriam vėl galėtume priimti poilsiautojus yra spalio mėnuo.
- Published on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:06
Since the end of May / beginning of June Nida Art Colony is hosting a new group of residents. One of them has arrived already during the Symposium - it's Pipa "Comida de Papel", working on a recipe project which she started developing while on residency in Poland. She has already gathered quite many of those from Lithuanian home-cuisine and is now working on their transcription and translation. All of them will be posted in a trilingual blog, for now you can find them in her Facebook profile.