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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"Can you feel the spill?" - project by NAC Serbian a-i-r's

Can you feel the spill? is a mental, environmental, and socio-political board game; a micro-social practice and a piece of theory all rolled into one. It is conceived as a turn-based strategy game for two players, which deals with a 'glocal' ecological issue of offshore oil drillings and its environmental impacts.

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August is a slow motion time in Nida

Although the house is full of people and things keep on moving, Nida Art Colony is suffering resort moods and slow motion. In a funnily touristic vibe of the Nida resort we are nearly starting to feel tourists ourselves. While sitting behind a glass wall of the office, we take our time to watch the passers-by watching us while they pass it on their way to the exhibition "Stories of Holiday Resort : Transparency", taking place in the hangar.

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Vernissage of the Exhibition "Stories of Holiday Resort: Transparency"

On the 3rd of August (Saturday) in Nida Art Colony (Taikos st. 43, Neringa, Lithuania) Young artist exhibition opening took place. 

The starting point of the exhibition was the floating stories of holiday resort and the concept of transparency. The exhibition raises questions: What kind of stories develop in resort? How are they created and who is responsible for them: vacationers, resort itself or it’s environment? Or maybe resort is just a myth created to comfort our lives? 

 

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METEO day out in Nida: a techno-ecologies project by Opposite Solutions (RO)

Opposite Solutions began the co-realisation process planned for the time of their Techno-Ecology thematic residence with the Meteo Day Out, a special event which brought together locals, artists and tourists around the main meteorology sensors park in the center of Nida.

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Inspiring Stories of Nida

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.

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