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- 03/05/13--03:28: 2013 Residency Applications Review Update
- 03/08/13--02:37: Project assistant Daina Pupkeviciute has joined Nida Art Colony Team
- 03/11/13--03:47: German cinema days in the colony March 16-17th
- 03/10/13--03:53: New Residents for March 2013
- 04/08/13--14:35: New Colony Residents in April 2013
- 04/21/13--03:59: J.Laivys sculpture was traveling in Sierre
- 04/21/13--23:36: Telling the Baltic in Kaliningrad
- 05/11/13--09:35: Contemporary Past: counter strategies for greenwashing
- 06/02/13--03:23: Exhibition in Neringa History museum from workshop See the Sea
- 06/05/13--04:00: Inter-Format 2013 Aftermath
- 06/10/13--06:59: Workshop "Counterstrategies for Greenwashing": public events
- 06/18/13--06:06: June-July 2013 residents in NAC
- 06/21/13--07:28: Nidos meno kolonijos vasaros naujienos
- 06/27/13--06:33: Thomas Mann festival in Nida Art Colony
We are currently reviewing the 127 applications we received for 2013 and are pleased to invite Nestori Syrjälä and Adrien Siberchicot for March-May residencies.
We received 23 applications for our thematic Critical-tourism residencies, 53 applications for our thematic Techno-ecologies residencies and 51 applications for Individual residencies.
Sucessful applicants from June onwards will be announced in the coming weeks (hopefully by 15th of March).
From March 12th Nida Art Colony team is getting bigger with a new member of the team. We have got 85 applications and after reviewal and interviews, we have decided to invite Daina Pupkeviciute.
Born in Kaunas (LT) Daina (Dieva) Pupkevičiūtė grew up singing in choirs and ensembles since she was seven, hereby proving to have been given the perfect name (daina (Lithuanian) means a song).
In 2006 she received her bachelor degree in Lithuanian and Foreign (Italian) Language in Vilnius University. In 2007 she left for France to work in "Aye Aye Film Festival". It is here she started studying cinema language, which led her to professional studies of audiovisual technologies in the school of higher musical education in Saluzzo, Italy.
In six years she tried out vj-ing, creating visuals for the contemporary dance performances, until finally settled with documentaries and video-art.
Under the name of Daina Dieva, for several years now she's been playing dark ambient music and collaborating with other artists providing sound design for installations, performances, films.
Since 2001 Daina has participated while organizing various underground concerts and during the last few years has worked for/with several major cinema and music events in Lithuania. In 2012, along with an artist Vaida Tamoševičiūtė, has organized an international performance art festival "CREATurE Live Art", and started performing herself as well.
Her experience in residencies' was gained while being an artist in residence herself (KKC Klaipėda, LT and Ptarmigan in Tallinn, EE). Some of the results of those residencies are here: www.napatum.terror.lt, http://vimeo.com/user764963/sheltertown.
Welcome to free German film screenings in Nida Art Colony! Next weekend we are hosting a German film days program, organized by Goethe Institute Vilnius.
March 16th (Saturday) at 16.00: comedy "Oh Boy" by Jan Ole Gerster (85 min.)
March 16th at 18.00: best Austrian short films (80 min.)
March 17th at 16.00: "Der Verdingbub" ("The Foster Boy") by Markus Imboden (103 min.)
Films will be screened at Taikos g. 43, Nida. All films will be in original language, subtitled in Lithuanian.
Nida Art Colony is pleased to welcome two new residents, Nestori Syrjälä (FIN) and Franziska Reinbothe (DE).
Nestori Syrjälä (FIN) is an artist making participatory installations and documentary video works. He often works in collaboration with other artist, writers and researchers. For the past seven years he has been obsessed with the crisis in human relations with the environment. His project in Nida will deal with raising sea levels and the anthropocene: a geological time defined by human activity, characterized by climate change and loss of biodiversity. The ground under our feet, the air we breathe and the oceans that surround are all turning strange. The more we know the less familiar things appear.
Franziska Reinbothe (DE) is meisterschueler in the Class for painting at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig/ Germany. While involving different media, her reflection on art means an enlargement of painting. During the last few years she has sought for experimentation with diverse materials in her works, enabling her to open up new scopes for her art. Her working process is not only intended, but always includes intuitive actions. She considers painting as a flexible process, as a laboratory of boundary expansions as well as an intensive way of self-observation. What looks like a calculated conclusion is oftentimes the result not only of a far-reaching experiment, but also of consequently rethinking and reworking.
Opening of former resident Franziska Nast (DE) exhibition
Where : Canteen of Vilnius Academy of Arts, Maironio st. 6, Vilnius, Lithuania
When: 2013 m. March 19th 17.00
After: from 20.00 Neringa FM party in CAC Cafe (Vokiečių st. 2, Vilnius)
We are happy to announce our selection results of our Thematic residencies on Critical Tourism and Techno-ecologiesresidencies. Unfortunately, Individual residencies are still being reviewed and the final decision will be announced no later than March 25th. The selected artists are going to be contacted individually.The artists in the waiting list are going to be invited only if somebody from selected artists are going to cancel their residency. We have received 127 applications in total: 23 applications for our thematic Critical-tourism residencies, 53 applications (64 artists because of some collaborative projects) for our thematic Techno-ecologies residencies and 51 applications for Individual residencies. Thank you for your patience, it was really a big challenge for us to review so many application and to select the residents. The main criteria was portfolio and the relevance of proposals to respective theme.
Selected artists for Critical Tourism residencies:
Nastja Rönkkö (FIN)
Taavi Suisalu (EE)
Lina Žigelytė (LT)
Laima Kreivytė (LT)
Petr Zhukov & Daniil Zinchenko (RU)
Silvia Ambrogi (BR)
Adrien Siberchicot (FR/SE)
Ernest Truly (EE)
Laura Kenins (LV/CAN)
Inger Wold Lund (NO)
Sisters from Another Mister (UK/LT/CH)
Note: Critical Tourism for Swiss artists’ selection for Pro Helvetia grant was postponed till April 17th.
Selected artists for Techno-ecologies residencies:
Nestori Syrjälä (FIN)
Theun Karelse (NL)
Isidora Todorovic and Andrea Palasti (Serbia)
Opposite Solutions (Romania)
Tomas Martišauskis (LT)
Grit Ruhland (DE)
Louise Deltrieux (FR)
Frances Stacey (UK)
Yuri Pattison (UK)
Lorenzo Casali and Micol Roubini (IT)
One more call for Thematic Techno-ecologies residency will be announced in April and the deadline will be June 15th 2013 for the residencies happening in April-May 2014.
In Berlin a projectspace uqbar is organizing in cooperation with LoBe projectspace a talk and screening "On Hosting and Displacing in Nida Art Colony (LT): Residency as an Agent of (Critical) Tourism for Curators and Artists" by Vytautas Michelkevičius (including screening).
Talk and screening , Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 7p.m.
Lo-Be, Schererstraße 7, 13347 Berlin-Wedding
Following up on the issues of Transient Spaces - The Tourist Syndrome and its Summer Camp in Palanga uqbar is organizing in cooperation with Lo-Be projectspace a talk by Lithuanian curator Vytautas Michelkevičius on hosting and displacing at Nida Art Colony in Lithuania.
Nida Art Colony is an interdisciplinary and experimental department of Vilnius Academy of Arts with international artists-in-residence programme, which hosts ~ 50 artists per year from 1 to 4 months, mostly with grants, and an education as well as a workshop centre. It is located remotely (5 hours’ drive from Vilnius) in the forest next to the sandy beach of the Baltic Sea. Living and working at a touristic and UNESCO World Heritage site raises a lot of questions: How to be discursive and critical in a resort on the Baltic Sea? How do artists develop their sited practices in a remote location far from the openings-bars-curators-meetings context? The talk by Vytautas Michelkevičius will focus on question like these and the forthcoming Inter-format symposium on critical tourism, site-specificity and the post-romantic condition in May 2013.
For more information on Nida Art Colony see: www.nidacolony.lt
More at www.lo-be.net
For the months March and April Lithuanian artist is living and creating work in the residency programme „On Hosting and Displacing“ organised by Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais (ECAV) and Château Mercier in a partnership with Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy.
Juozas Laivys (b. 1976)has studied in Vilnius Academy of Arts (MA) and Ecole National des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (postgraduate studies). Juozas Laivys is working internationally as an artist, besides the solo projects, he was taking part in shows in International Baltic triennial (Vilnius, CAC), 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, GB Agency (Paris), Lyon biennial and Tulips & Roses.
The final work of the resident will be presented in Sierre and in Nida during Inter-format symposium On Hosting and Displacing: Critical tourism, site-specificity and post-romantic condition (Nida Art Colony, May 16-19, 2013)
Juozas Laivys has already been based for while in Western Lithuanian country side where he runs a small farm. Recently he was involved in the project with mobile sculptures where he was making them and transporting and showing them in different locations in small towns and villages (Pictures and interview with him in Lithuanian Daily on Contemporary Art Artnews.lt).
The cooperation project „On Hosting and Displacing“ is focusing on the specificity of remote, picturesque contexts dominated by landscapes (both rural or alpine/marine) that are being “regenerated” today through touristic and cultural policies, the project will question critical models for artistic intervention in such environments.
We are thankful for our partners who provided grants for the most of curators and artists. Project is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Ministry of Culture of Lithuanian Republic, Nordic-Baltic mobility programme for culture.
«A cooperation project in the framework of the exchange programme with Central and Eastern Europe, initiated by the liaison office of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia inWarsaw.» www.prohelvetia.pl
In April 5 new residents arrived in the Colony. Two of them ( Gilles Furtwängler (CH) and Adrien Siberchicot (FR) are starting thematic residency On Critical Tourism which will end up with Inter-format Symposium in the end of May. All the residents will stay 2 months.
Adrien Siberchicot (FR) is an artist based in Paris, working mainly with video, installation and text. He received is MFA in 2012 in Sweden at Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg where he started to develop a practice which articulates notions of tourism, landscape and travel narratives. He is invited to Nida Art Colony, during April and May 2013 where he will develop an investigation linking the collective experience of tourism with the specific landscape of the area.
Brett Sroka (USA) is a composer and sound artist for film, dance, installations and his own ensembles, in which he is a trombonist and computer electronic musician. His work explores technology in the context of free improvisation and modern composition, particularly with the use of a Max/MSP software instrument that can reflect and process sound in real-time. He has led the minimal, electro-acoustic trio Ergo on three CD releases, most recently, "If Not Inertia", from Cuneiform Records. While at Nida Art Colony he will work on a fourth record entitled, "As Subtle As Tomorrow", writing pieces in which parts played by the traditional instruments of the group are transformed into electronic sound as the compositions develop. In relation to this idea, he will also continue work on a generative performance/sound installation which he began earlier this year at the Institute of Electronic Arts at Alfred University in New York.
Anna Clawson and Nicole Ward (N. I) have been working collaboratively since 2010. They live and work in Bristol (UK) where they are studio holders at Spike Island. Their practice currently encompasses sculpture, drawing and video. They have been meticulous in the choice of location for their first artist residency together, and have an ambitious attitude to introducing new approaches to space and scale to their work. Nida Art Colony will provide them with the time to explore the progressive relationship between their video and sculptural objects.
Gilles Furtwängler (CH) works across mediums of performance, spoken word, text, print, live sculpture and everything beyond and in between. He seeks to and is interested in
Print images in people's brains.
Word's sculpture, sounds and sense's sculpture.
Cut in the mass of subjects unique to humans,
separate them into fragments, pick to form texts.
Images-texts that create mental images.
Radical texts wherein gentleness takes over from anger.
Texts where concepts, specific choice of words, stories compressed down to lay bare their basic
essence, to extract the fluid of the meaning, sometimes futile, absurd, sometimes full of commonsense, in the continuous flow of reality and banality.
These texts are then declaimed during public performances and also printed in poster forms.
The residency of Juozas Laivys, from March till April 2013 at Villa Ruffieux, Fondation Château Mercier, is part of a longterm exchange program on hosting and displacing between Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais and Vilnius Academy of the Arts. The program includes different formats such as artist residencies, workshops, exhibitions and a symposium which is taking place in May 2013 at Nida Art Colony, a new subdivision of the Vilnius Academy of the Arts. The transdisciplinary project aims to bring into question correspondences between artistic practices and critical tourism.
During his residency in Sierre Juozas Laivys continued his previous work on mobile polyester sculptures. Based on a small wooden figurine, that he had brought from Lithuania, he created a ten times bigger, human size statue, which in color and shape is almost identical to its model.
Together with Juozas Laivys the sculpture started to visit the world around it and created relations to the public space and the passersby. “The sculpture has a life on its own wh
Nida Art Colony crew has just come back from Kaliningrad, where in the Museum of the World Ocean the collaborative exhibition "Telling The Baltic" was opened. In various locations of the Museum of the World Ocean works by Dainius Dapkevičius, Gintaras Makarevičius, Irma Stanaitytė, Jurgita Remeikytė and Laura Stasiulytė were exhibited. A special place was provided for the audiovisual installation by Irma Stanaitytė and Jurgita Remeikytė (sound and postproduction by Dainius Dapkevičius) - their work "Ship" was projected in the attic of the Kronprinz Barracks.
"Telling the Baltic" is a collaborative storytelling project. Stories for this project have been sought from fishermen, lighthouse keepers, ship mechanics, ferry personnel, sailors, islanders and dockers. The stories have been gathered in a public cross-boarder archive, and from the raw materials for artists who use them as inspiration when creating art-works. These artworks are a part of an exhibition touring the South Baltic region. The project partners gather a range of materials and "stories" from individuals who live within and who travel throughout the Baltic Sea regain. The collected material spans many forms and types and includes traditional interviews, photo essays, digital stories, historical and archival media, as well as accidental encounters, ambient sounds and abstract images, all gathered from sea-travelers, sea-dwellers and the sea itself. The stories that have been collected form the raw material and inspiration for artists from partner countries, who render them into artworks that are exhibited in museums and galleries around the Baltic Sea region throughout 2012-2013.
Deadline for all the applications: June 15, 2013
Together with the spring the main annual NAC event INTER-FORMAT SYMPOSIUM: On Critical Tourism, Site-specificity and Post-romantic Condition is approaching (May 16-19 2013, Nida). It is hosting together more than 40 art professionals (artists, curators, researchers) and is a part of the project On Hosting and Displacing co-organised by Nida Art Colony (LT) and Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais (Sierre, CH) and partly supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. More about the program me here.
Nida Art Colony (NAC) welcomes proposals from artists, designers, architects, curators, and art researchers for its upcoming residencies on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania.
Location and Facilities
NAC is located in a remote and beautifully distinct landscape next to the resort town of Nida. The residency is most appropriate for those artists who are seeking time for experiments and research, value the creative process and a big studio or open-air space as well as for those who love coincidences and the chance to meet artists from all over the world. Parallel to the residency programme, the Colony building also hosts student workshops and international art projects for shorter periods of time.
The Colony provides the necessary living and social conditions to ensure a comfortable environment for the five artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors with 65 square meters of floor space and features all the necessary facilities. The colony is situated about 600 meters away from the sand dunes, and the beach. More information on activities and facilities can be found on our website and Facebook. To get a sense of Colony life and to see A.I.R. portfolios, please check the Nida Art Colony Log.
Two types of residencies are available: individual and thematic residencies. Please indicate the selected type of residency in the subject line and follow the application guidelines.
Duration: one to four months, between January and May 2014. The recommended duration of a residency is 2 months.
Applicants from all over the world may apply.
Grants: No grants are currently available; selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant-seeking.
Costs: Studio and living space rent is 312 EUR/month, including all taxes, use of equipment, communal spaces and bicycles.
Thematic Residencies (Techno-ecologies)
Duration: 2 months, April-May 2014
Techno-ecologies collaborative residencies are offered in partnership with RIXC. Please send your project proposals based on the keywords and your initial research on the specific Neringa issues. More here about the project Techno-ecologies. Individual and group (up to three persons) applications are welcome from artists, researchers, scientists, producers and curators. The residencies will culminate with the presentation of the work in Inter-format Symposium On Sea and Sand Ecosystems (mid-May, 2014).
Grants: There are 3 grants available, 700 EUR/month, travel (up to 350 Eur), studio, accommodation and production costs.
Applicants from Europe may apply.
Thematic residencies are supported by the EU Culture Programme and Vilnius Academy of Arts.
Call for curatorial proposals for thematic residencies in 2014 and 2015
NAC is expanding its practice of curated/thematic residencies and looks for curators who would like to run such a residency project at NAC. Nida artist-in-residence programme aims to foster critical thinking, creativity, innovative ideas and processes, exchange and cooperation of artists. Open-ended process is more important to NAC than the final product, but “soft” results (like artistic research, visible learning/knowledge or new set of mind) are expected. Public presentation of created works is one of the possible results of the project. More info on Nida artist-in-residence programme is available here.
•Timeframe: anytime between February 2014 – December 2015
•Duration of the residency: 1-2 months
•Number of participants: 5-8
•Selection of artists: by invitation or open call
Funding: NAC will fundraise for selected projects from national and international sources. The curator is expected to contribute to the fundraising process.
How to apply: send your proposal with a description of the residency project and preliminary working programme (up to 2 pages) and your CV to email@example.com. Experience in running an artist-in-residence programme or being part of such a programme is an asset.
Call for a Trainee
We are looking for interns to work as a) assistant curators, which includes coordination of artist-in-residency and other culture & education programmes and b) visual communication assistants (photo & video documentation and working with our archive). We offer a unique experience and reference letters for your future career, as well as free accommodation at the Colony between January and May 2014. You should stay for four to five months. Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit our internships page.
Together with the spring the main annual NAC event INTER-FORMAT SYMPOSIUM: On Critical Tourism, Site-specificity and Post-romantic Condition is approaching (May 16–19, Nida Art Colony, LT). It is hosting together more than 40 art professionals (artists, curators, researchers) and is a part of the project On Hosting and Displacing co-organised by Nida Art Colony (LT) and Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais (Sierre, CH) and partly supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council.
Vytautas Tautkevičius installing his work "Oil Spots" in the Baltic sea, 2011 / Photo by J.Jarulytė
During the fourth and the last Contemporary Past students and tutors will investigate artistic projects and cultural initiatives dealing with ecology and environment related topics from the critical vantage point of tracking the concept/idea of sustainability, its socio-economic and political contexts.
Nida art Colony’s location, where the program takes place becomes a significant aspect for this program – in the 19th century artists clustered in Nida due to its extraordinary scenery – sea, lagoon, sand, very special light – and the romantics of what we might call the “sustainable” life of an „ordinary“ fishing village. At that time, artists, mostly painters, studied nature: they painted en plein-air, sketched and tried to master the art of representing reality. The skills they learnt studying nature in Nida served them later in creating multifaceted and hence qualitatively more valuable art works.
Nowadays the relationship between artists and nature is fundamentally re-examined and the interstices between art and activism reformulated. Artists are exploring new fields of communication incorporating both, the virtual and the public sphere. Almost exclusively in collaborative form, artist have managed to reconfigure their role, relating artistic practice to engage with and participate on the local, communal and global level. Occasionally labelled as „green“, artistic practice emphasizes matters of environmental protection, but also investigates the commercial exploitation of green trends in consumption and production, marketing and foremost and omnipresent, technology. In a more intertwined and ambivalent relationship of artistic and cultural production to commercially fuelled activities, certain art and design projects have been subject to greenwashing itself.
The intensive summer course Counter Strategies for Greenwashing will critically examine ideas and examples of eco-art and sustainability-related projects. Participants will:
- analyze specific art works and actions by art activists,
- get deeper into several local environmental case studies,
- strategize ways to redefine an eco-friendly relationship between art(ist) and nature,
- reflect upon the current infrastructure and protocols of cultural production, (re-)presentation and reception;
- offer their own response to the researched topic by creating and presenting their own art works/drafts.
Contemporary Past consists of workshops, theoretical lectures, brainstorming sessions, field trips, film screenings, independent research and art work production. Roughly the first week is devoted to workshops, lectures, discussions and field trips; the second – to individual research and art work production. Public review and discussion of created works will take place on the final weekend.
Contemporary Past will take place on 10-24th June, 2013 in Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts.
More information on Contemporary Past - HERE.
Welcome to see the Exhibition in Neringa History museum from the workshop See the Sea until 10th of June. Exhibition is made by students and professors from 4 art schools during
May 24-31 in KUNO intensive course/painting workshop "See the Sea" (Vilnius Academy of Arts, Art Academy of Latvia, Umea Academy of Fine Arts, University of Gothenborg, Valand Academy).
Symposium "Inter-format" has invited to Nida Art Colony a plenty of art professionals - artists, curators, theoretics, as well as young art students that started the symposium a couple of days before everyone else did with a workshop curated by Barnaby Drabble. A great plenty of questions was raised, new pages were turned over, but - just as it started - everything ended in a blink of an eye.
"Inter-format" consisted of lectures, installations, performances, walks, talks, creative workshops, even a video game played its part here (the very first night of symposium was marked by a mad-professors' type of party around (and in) a video game "Nida Death Match LAN", programmed by Yulia Startsev).
First text on the symposium are being published:
Jurij Dobriakov "Zero Town" (Lithuanian only)
Laura Kenins "How to be a Critical Artist-Tourist" (English only)
You can also take a peek into the Symposium virtual photo gallery on our FB profile, where you'll also find some photos from the Open Studios, an event that took place on the very first day of Symposium.
"Contemporary Past" is once again at Nida Art Colony, and is working on "Counterstrategies for Greenwashing". Below there's a list of the events all are welcome to attend. However, the language of the events is English (except the Bat Workshop) and events are subject to change, thus please visit the program to double check it before leaving the house.
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.
Grit Ruhland (from Dresden, Germany) artistic works are based on a conceptual approach and involve projects within Community Arts, Public Art, Sound Art and interaction with scientific institutes and topics. During the residency period in Nida Art Colony Grit will be working on an artistic mapping project with the help of open-source project "OpenStreetMaps", linked with OSM-plugin to a special wordpress blog. Grit Ruhland is Techno Ecologies grant recipient.
Nastja Rönkkö from Finland states that her practice is performance-based. She creates one-to-one performance/installations or public situations exploring the notions of love, death and being. Nastjas project in Nida Art Colony will consist of one-to-one walking tours which will focus onto the subjective experience shared by two strangers, and the memories that will be shared online. Nastja is Critical Tourism grant recipient.
Lithuanian artist Lina Žigelytė focuses on the relationship between queer historiography and in/visibility using sound, photography and site specific performances. Her work embraces memory as a twofold process of recollection and forgetting. During her residency in NAC, Lina is working on a project "Searching for Simon(e)", which in the form of audio tour will take one on a dreamlike quest for Simon (Peter) and Simone (de Beauvoir), a fisherman-turned-the-apostle and a philosopher, to a fantasy-like place and time. Lina Žigelytė is awarded Neringa municipality grant.
Wilhelm Klotzek is a German artist, recipient of the Goethe institute grant. He studied Sculpture at KHB Berlin and UDK Berlin. Wilhelm published writings and books by himself and at AKV Berlin next to his sculpture works, which he connects to the medium of the acting body.
Danius Kesminas is of Lithuanian origin, born and raised in Australia, Master of Arts in RMIT University, Melbourne. His activities include music, painting, architecture, film, poetry, theatre, criticism and distillation. According to Danius, his art practice is project-based, trans-disciplinary, cross-cultural, inter-medial and collaborative. During his residency period in Nida, Danius is planning to expand his project "Pipeline to Oblivion".
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.
Visų lauksime Nidos meno kolonijos atviruose renginiuose - viešose paskaitose ir t.t., bei Tomo Mano festivalio metu vyksiančiose parodose.
Linkime kūrybingos ir giedros vasaros!
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.
Thus the Colony is glad to invite the colonists and NAC friends to come over and participate in the events that will take place in our facilities and/or will be organized by NAC.
14th July, Sunday, 18.00 you're welcome for the inauguration of exhibition "Nie da" by Wilhelm Klotzek, current resident of Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts, grantee of the Goethe Institut. The opening will take place in Thomas Mann memorial museum.
15th July, Monday, 18.00 you're welcome for the opening of the exhibition "Savos teritorijos" in the Nida Art Colony facilities. Artists in the exhibition are: Societe Realiste (FR), Marcus Coates (UK), Mikko Kuorinki (FI), Mark Lewis (CA) and Robertas Narkus (LT). Curators of the exhibition: Eglė Mikalajūnė and Rasa Antanavičiūtė.
15th-19th July Nida Art Colony will host Thomas Mann festival film nights. On the screen in the shed you'll be seeing the following films:
Jan Ole Gerster tragic comedy „Oh Boy“ (DE)
Markus Imboden historic drama „Der Verdingbub“, DE/CH
Axel Ranisch comedy „Dicke Mädchen“, DE
Wojciech Smarzowski drama „Roza“, PL
Jokūbas Tūras documentary „Sapnuoju, kad einu"(LT)