A performative feast “How to Bake a Swan?” by Marija Nemčenko. Photo by Rowan Markson
|Last Open Studio event in 2017 was held on 29th of December and involved six residents Teodora Nikčevic (ME), Neja Tomšic (SI), Marija Nemčenko (LT/UK), Nicola Godman (SE/CA), Evamaria Liane Müller (AT), Anna-Sofie Lugmeier (DE), who opened their studios and workshops to the public.|
Photo by Skaistė Marčienė
|New year – new residents! Pedro Hurpia (BR), Hiroko Tsuchimoto (JP/SE) and Hans Christian van Nijkerk (NL/NO), Rasma Noreikytė (LT) and Eva Eich (DE), Pål Gusdal Jomås (NO/CA) arrived to Nida Art Colony in January.
Performance A Play for the Parallels by Lina Lapelytė during 7th Inter-format Symposium, 2017. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko
|We are looking for the contributors and production residency participants to the 8th Inter-Format Symposium on 20-24th June, 2018 at VAA Nida Art Colony. Join us around Midsummer, during the longest days of the year!|
A fragment of photo Coleção de Vistas, by Pedro Hurpia, 2014
|Every month VAA Nida Art Colony invites the public to visit studios of our residents. This event provides an opportunity to get acquainted with artists’ works and find out the techniques they apply, as well as the topics that inspire them. You are welcome to join us and our residents Pedro Hurpia (BR), Hiroko Tsuchimoto (JP/SE), Hans Christian van Nijkerk (NL/NO), Eva Eich (DE) and Pål Gusdal Jomås (NO/CA) at the Open Studios on 26th of January, Friday, 5 pm at Nida Art Colony (E. A. Jonušo str. 3, Nida). Artists will be presenting the projects that were developed during their stay. |
Triad Walk: Nida Art Colony>Forrest>Death Valley by Raul Walch during 7th Inter-format Symposium, 2017. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko
|When we look back on 2017, we realize that we have done an incredible amount of work! We have finished some long term projects and started new ones. We have knit new partnerships and walked through Nida again, drawn new maps of knowledge and thought about newness, and compared old mythological history with contemporary stories. We wish to thank those who follow and support us, and participate in our events! With this review we take a glimpse at the past year and anticipate the plans for the new one.|
Discomfort by Hiroko Tsuchimoto and Hans Christian van Nijkerk. Photo by Raimonda Vyšnia
|The first Open Studios event in 2018 has been held on 26th of January. The projects were presented by our residents Hiroko Tsuchimoto (JP/SE), Hans Christian van Nijkerk (NL/NO), Pål Gusdal Jomås (NO/CA), Rasma Noreikytė (LT), Eva Eich (DE), Pedro Hurpia (BR), Teodora Nikčevic (ME).|
The cover of the 8th Nida Art Colony Log
On 5th of February, Monday, at 5.30pm Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts will host a presentation of its 8th Log, titled “On Newness”, and a discussion of residencies Residencies. Everything was new until it became usual at the VAA Doctoral Studies Department, Room 102 (Malūnų Str. 3, building C1) in Vilnius.
Curonian Spit from above, Lithuania.
|Nida Art Colony invites artists from Egypt to apply for a two-month-long residency in Nida, Lithuania, in the fall of 2018. Application dealine is the 15th of March 2018. |
View of Ruth Proctor, If the Sky Falls, 2017. Smoke walk at 7th Inter-format Symposium. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko.
|We are inviting artists, designers, architects, curators and researchers that want to live and work at Nida Art Colony in 2018-19 to send their applications for residency programmes and the 8-th Inter-Format Symposium on Rites and Terrabites. Application deadline: 15th of March, 2018.
Beach in Neringa. Courtesy of Julija Navarskaitė
Photo by Takako Yamaguchi
You are welcome to join us and our residents Veronika Burger (AT), Takako Yamaguchi (JP), Yen Noh (KR) and Marcel Tarelkin (DE) at the Open Studios on 27th of February, Tuesday, 6 pm at Nida Art Colony (E. A. Jonušo str. 3, Nida). Artists will be presenting the projects that were developed during their stay.
The introduction to the Open Studios will begin at 5 pm. An installation opening titled “Come and go”, developed by the Austrian artist Heike Schäfer, will be presented in the temporary project space “Kiosk” on the main (Taikos) street.
A covered shaft in the middle of the room.
Traces coming out and going into it.
Minimum of attraction: A heat lamp.
Will they come again?
The installation will be available until the 26th of March. The project is partially funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. The patron of the project is Andrius Tamaliūnas
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The first video-conference session
The Inter-PAGAN network met for their 2nd online meeting in video-conference sessions on the 28th February, with some members in Nida Art Colony together with partners joining from Helsinki, Oslo, Vilnius, Berlin, Aizpute and Aberdeenshire (altogether 11 persons). Each updated their ambitions for the Inter-Format Symposium on Rites and Terrabytes(June 20-24th), and shared latest developments in their practice or research interest. Out of the box from Riga came the Puzurs made by network participants at the beginning of the network. What also was revealed involved norse myths, sauna whisks, power-symbol souvenirs, feminist forensics, and live connections to Latvian midsummer celebrations and a Brazilian rainforest garden. We also had the first preparatory meeting with the local municipality cultural director about Neringa's midsummer plans. We all imagine the summer sun in deep winter at -15 C with snow and look forward to your proposals for the open call to the symposium until 15th of March.
Project by Takako Yamaguchi. Photo by Raimonda Vyšnia
|On February 27th colony's residents Heike Schäfer (DE/AT), Veronika Burger (AT), Takako Yamaguchi (JP), Yen Noh (KR) and Marcel Tarelkin (DE) presented their projects at the Open Studios.|
Photo by Skaistė Marčienė
|Spring greetings at Nida Art Colony with new residents: Lynette Smith (AU), Anne Glassner (AT), Marta Forsberg (SE), and Katherine Behar (US) !|
A sleep session by Anne Glassner
|On March 24th, Colony's residents Lynette Smith (AU), Anne Glassner (AT), Marta Forsberg (SE), Katherine Behar (US), Veronika Burger (AT) and Heike Schäfer (DE/AT) presented their projects at the Open Studios.|