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the meeting.stolen past

The Meeting. Stolen Past is an artistic exploration of utopian Soviet architecture as a memory landscape. The modern cityscape has been transformed in three ways: semantically, functionally and personally.

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PRESTIGE: PHANTASMAGORIA NOW

The exhibition Prestige: Phantasmagoria Now is an invitation to reflect on the concept of prestige and its importance for visual arts. When an artist can be seen as “prestigious”? When his or her work is displayed in venues recognized by a wide audience or when it becomes a part of an elite collection? In short, is prestige independent of personal preferences, mood, or the times? Would this make prestige only a fragile and subjective concept? At the same time an artist cannot be measured only by his or her prestige among the contemporaries.

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Aesthetics vs Information

[Aesthetics vs Information Vol. 1]...October 2010. Contemporary Russian art in Klaipėda. We still know  them, and they still identify us. It is interesting to observe how the generations of our and their artists change, how Russian art becomes westernised and what it loses in the process of assimilation. One of the objectives of this presentation of contem-porary Russian art was to draw attention to the specifically “Russian” stylistic lay-er in the works of authors who belong to different generations...

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Three worlds in one

On 29th of June at the Exhibition hall of Klaipėda Cultural Communcation Center a project "3 Worlds in 1" was presented. The main curator of this project is E. Lucie-Smith.

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CONTEMPORARY PAINTING. POSTEVOLUTION

Lithuanian–Polish contemporary painting project “Contemporary Painting. PostEvolution“ has two exhibitions. Exhibition of Polish painting „The first person singular” was presented by Warsaw gallery „WizyTUjąca” and curator Leszek Czajka. Exhibition of Lithuanian painting „PostEvolution” was presented by Klaipėda Culture Communication Center and curators Ignas Kazakevičius and Vidas Poškus. The project took place from 16 July to 15 August, 2010.

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Communication changes attitude

We haven‘t had our 15 minutes of fame yet. We haven‘t lived our Ten Days that will shake the World. We have just (even/only) been for five years sitting on the edge of the world throwing pebbles of metaphors into the lakes of logic, changing ordinary standardized dimensions of time and space, listening to panegyrics, reading nice and sometimes a bit obscene comments, drinking coffee. Today we try on a fellow-feeling grown up over 43 800 hours, extended over 12 000 m2 of canvas, having waded through several tonnes of paints. We gauge the sense of affinity by the footage of overstrung nerves, by the area of web tentacles, by the seconds of film, and the lines of verse libre. How to measure, to weight all that? Perhaps, by the number of converted souls?

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Carrying a watermark

The goddess Laima assigned the fate of a sea port to the city of Klaipeda. The city which was tattered and burnt six times, the city that has lost its sacral backbone, the city that has lost its ancient roots and mythical connections. “Due to the cyclical catastrophes the city has endured historically as well as its constant transformance from a place of geo-political and cultural significance into a land of another’s domain, Klaipeda has been doomed to be eternally modern: a place of new beginnings whose inhabitants have fallen and risen repeatedly, a space giving birth to new routes.”

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36 shots. Raimundas Urbonas

R. Urbonas, a representative of informal underground in Lithuanian photography, chose position of a photographer – observer – at that time widely spread approach among artists stemming from the notion of “aesthetics of boredom“ originated in the 1980’s.

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Letters to Klaipeda

For two weeks during the summer of 2008, Franco-Swiss artist Helene Gerster was a creator in residence at the Klaipėda Cultural Communication Center.

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24 Art weeks

Cultural initiatives of European nations 2008 / 03 / 01 – 2008 / 11 / 01

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Artspotting

Artspotting is a new way of social communication!

Artspotting is the most democratic form of art.
Artspotting is a never-ending process which can be carried out while staying at home by any of us and within any kind of art sphere.

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