Artists from Nida Art Colony are landing in Vilnius for a couple of days and inviting everybody to meet them during the performative event “In our own words” on Tuesday (10.23) at 6 pm in the exhibition "Message left after Signal" of Tim Kliukoit & Paul Paper in Malonioji 6, Vilnius. Within the framework of a five minute presentation eight artists and curators - all residents at Nida art colony - will talk in their first language about their work.
Participants: Marika Troili (SE), Vahag Hamalbashyan (Armenia), Myroslav Vayda (Ukraine), Natalia Zintsova (RU), Marta Bogdanska (PL), Olivia Glasser (UK), Petra Koehle(CH), Vytautas Michelkevicius (LT).
All these artists are taking part in a two months curated residency / exhibition project "Taking Time" which focus on what happens within the time and spatial frame of an artistic residency, based around themes surrounding "On Hosting and Displacing”. Working with a group of artists from Eastern and Western Europe, curators Federica Martini and Petra Koehle (Switzerland) are using an experimental curatorial format - Petra Koehle (CH) working with the artists for the first 10 days of the project and Federica Martini arriving towards the end of the residency to finalise the curation of the works, ready for the exhibition in the Gallery “Akademija” of Vinius Academy of Arts in December. The artists are currently sharing ideas, experiences and references to build around themes of the project collaboratively.
On the exhibition in artist/curator-run-space “Malonioji 6”:
Emerging Lithuanian artists Tim Kliukoit and Paul Paper present photography and object installation "Message, left after the signal". Tim Kliukoit works with objects, providing new meanings to the found and no-longer-wanted things through re-framing and re-contextualizing. Paul Paper is an everyday photographer, capturing tiny moments of unspectacular life. In their first collaborative exhibition the artists aimed to bridge a dialogue between objects and photographs - giving new sense to each piece exhibited. "Message, left after the signal" is the exhibition about the in-between stages, ambiguities and the realm of senses, questioning the (im)possibility of an art installation to effectively speak about it.
Project is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Ministry of Culture of Lithuanian Republic, Nordic-Baltic mobility programme for culture.
More about it www.nidacolony.lt.