KAUNAS IN ART. SO CLOSE. SO FAR. VIII Contemporary Art Festival in Kaunas, October 17 – November 25, 2018.

October 17th – November 25th, 2018, Kaunas, Lithuania.

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.

Participating artists:

Hermione Allsopp (UK), Alexandre Astier (FR), Marietta Auras (DE), Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė (LT), Marcelo Brodsky (AR / ES), Diego Caicedo (Ct), Christine Dixie (PAR), Grégoire Fbvre (FR), Kasia Fudakowski (UK), Jonas Gasiūnas (LT), Allard van Hoorn (NL), Francisco Janes (PT), Vytenis Jankūnas (USA / LT), Evaldas Jansas (LT), Židrija Janušaitė (LT), Tamzin Lovell Miller (PAR), Agustí Martínez (Ct), Neringa Naujokaitė (DE / LT), Simonas Nekrošius (LT), Hugo Paquete (PT), Gregor Podnar (DE), Ilona Schneider (Ct), Vaida Tamoševičiūtė (LT), Vasco Trilla (Ct), Vladas Urbanavičius (LT), Laura Zaveckaitė (USA / LT).


Mykolas Žilinskas Art Museum
Gallery Meno Parkas
Kaunas Photography Gallery