Exhibition time: 05 12 2018 - 06 01 2019
Venue: Antanas Moncys House-Museum (S. Daukanto st. 16, 00135 Palanga)
VIII Interantional Contemporary Art Festival KAUNAS IN ART. EXHIBITION IN PALANGA
On December 5th (Wednesday) at 4 pm at Antanas Montys House – Museum (S. Daukanto g. 16, 00135 Palanga) will take place private view of international contemporary art festival‘s „Kaunas in Art“ exhibition. This exhibition in Palanga is the part of festival‘s spread events, which by itself follows up the subtheme of the 8th edition of festival – “So Close, So Far”, suggesting to think about relativity of distance, time, how the changing perspective of time shifts the view of actualities, the importance and its understanding. Presented artists in the exhibition: Hermione Allsopp (UK), Grégoire Fabvre (FR), Židrija Janušaitė (LT), Vaida Tamoševičiūtė (LT). Inviting!
Just finished in Kaunas festival goes further. The exhibition hosted by Antanas Montys House – Museum during December 5th, 2018-January 6th, 2019 – just in festival in Kaunas city exhibited pieces: British artist‘s Hermione Allsopp installation „Mantle Deposits“ and author‘s from South France Grégoire Fabvre video „KINO-balopox“, which unites 26 artsists (including Lithuanians Dalia Andziulytė, Marija Griniuk, Eimutis Markūnas, Povilas Ramanausakas, Eglė Ulčickaitė) and interpretation of surrealists game „Cadavre Exquis“.
Židrija Janušaitė and Vaida Tamoševičiūtė during the opening of the festival in just passed October in front yard of Kaunas Artists‘ House created wonderfully visual performance. Židrija will present cycle of photography lasted from equinox (22 09 2013) to equinox (22 09 2014) which captures daily moments in different time of sun rising and surrounding.
Vaida Tamoševičiūtė for Palanga created exposition, which tells personal shift from motive of self-harm expressed in previous creation to the theme of motherhood, that is strongly tucked in current works. Shifting and common dots. To find yourself through physical trauma or birth of a child. It unites both periods.
So far as a dream. Or far away as an earthquake for those, living in Lithuania – as teachers taught at school, Lithuania “is not in seismic zone”. So far, as so awaited adulthood for a teenager, which does not come quick enough. Close, as sudden growing old. Close as roaring thunder for the one, who is afraid of the lightening. Close, as two and half an hour flight from London to Lithuania.
Alienation of the neighbors. And identification with people from far away countries, let’s say after watching a movie about their traditions, where same family values were found. Notions close and far are perceived individually. It is a choice to perceive the distance according to inner interest, personal state, mood. Sometimes it is conscious choice. Most often – no. But the moment of recognition is important factor of perception and the SENSE of commonality brings nearer.
International contemporary art festival KAUNAS IN ART. SO CLOSE. SO FAR.
Festival‘s organizer gallery „Meno parkas“ (Kaunas / Dusseldorf).
Partner‘s of the exhibition: Antanas Montys House – Museum (Palanga), „Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop“ (London), gallery „4, Barbier“ (Nîmes, France).
In period of November 27th, 2018-December 31st, 2018 at Vilnius Academy of Arts Telšiai Gallery (Kęstučio g. 3, Telšiai) is held one more festival‘s spread exhibition „Between“ (artists: Laura Zaveckaitė (LT / JAV), Francisco Janes (PT / LT).
Festival is partly financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuanian and Kaunas City Municipality programme "Iniciatyvos Kaunui", Lithuanian Artists‘ Association.
More information about festival: www.menoparkas.lt