Kaunas Photo 2021 – Events calendar

 

Magdalena Stengel (Vokietija) „±100“

September 2, Thursday

From 16:00—Day I of KAUNAS PHOTO 2021 exhibition opening tour* across indoor and outdoor venues of Kaunas (details below). Free admission.

16:00 Exhibition opening at Kaunas City Museum Folk Music Branch (L. Zamenhofo St. 12): Martha Thomas (USA) Do Not Forget, You Are Not In Lithuania”, Younes Mohammad (Iraq) “Open Wounds”. In presence of the author Martha Thomas (USA);

16:30 Exhibition opening at Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum (Rotušės Sq. 13): Clelia Rochat (Belgium) “Belles Mômes”;

17:00 Exhibition opening at Kaunas City Museum Kaunas Castle (Pilies St. 17): Cristian Geelen (The Netherlands) “Memories of a man once there…”;

17:15 Exhibition opening near Kaunas Castle (A. Jakšto St.): Alain Schroeder (Belgium) “Grandma Divers”;

17:30 Exhibition opening at Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations (Šv. Gertrūdos St. 58): Grzegorz Jarmocewicz (Poland) “On both sides of the border. Why do I fall in love with Lithuania.”;

17:45 Exhibition opening at Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public LibraryDepartment of Youth, Art and Music (A. Mapu St. 18): Magdalena Stengel (Germany) “±100”.

*Although traditionally the Winner of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR competition is announced at the Kaunas Photography Gallery, this year, due to the renovation of Vilnius Street, the gallery is closed, and the works of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Finalists are integrated into the festival programme.

Patris Židelevičius. Photo © R. Becerra

From 20:00 KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT I (program below) at BLC Otto Hall (K. Donelaičio St. 60, A-Block of “Atriumo Offices”, 1st floor). Duration ~90 min. Free admission.

– Photography projections featuring the series submitted to the KAUNAS PHOTO Open Call on the theme “Age”;

“Into The Underworld”. Artist talk by Chirag Jindal (New Zealand), artist and surveyor who works at the intersection of documentary journalism and contemporary cartography;

– Music by Patris Židelevičiusimprovisations that combine the sound of classical instruments like the cello, field recordings and digital sounds.

 

September 3, Friday

From 16:00—Day II of KAUNAS PHOTO 2021 exhibition opening tour* across indoor and outdoor venues of Kaunas (details below). Free admission.

16:00 Exhibition opening at Chechnya Square (P. Lukšio St.): Caroline Minjolle (Switzerland) “RENDEZ-VOUS”;

16:30 Exhibition opening at Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public LibraryPark Branch (P. Lukšio St. 60): Michal Solarski & Tomasz Liboska (United Kingdom / Poland) “Cut It Short”;

17:00 Exhibition opening at Kalniečiai Park (next to Savanorių Ave.): Uta Genilke (Germany) “2031”;

18:00 Exhibition opening at KTU III Chamber (Laisvės Ave.): Rosa Mariniello (Italy) “The Suspended Youth”;

18:30 Exhibition opening at the foot of Žaliakalnis Funicular (V. Putvinskio St. 22): Francesco Amorosino (Italy) “The third phase (Paola)”;

18.45 Exhibition opening at VMU Multifunctional Center for Studies and Research (V. Putvinskio St. 23): Fábio Cunha (Portugal) “The Animal Within”;

19.00 Exhibition opening at Vienybės Square (next to the stairs leading to the garden of Vytautas the Great War Museum): Marna Clarke (USA) “Growing Old”.

*Although traditionally the Winner of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR competition is announced at the Kaunas Photography Gallery, this year, due to the renovation of Vilnius Street, the gallery is closed, and the works of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Finalists are integrated into the festival programme.

From 20:00 KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT II (program below) at BLC Otto Hall (K. Donelaičio St. 60, A-Block of “Atriumo Offices”, 1st floor). Duration ~90 min. Free admission.

– Projection of the photographs from the series Do Not Forget, You Are Not In Lithuania by Martha Thomas (USA) accompanied by the readings of Daina Klimauskaitė’s memoir of a youth in Siberia. The memoirs will be read by Olita Dautartaitė, Lithuanian theatre and film actress, poetry reader.

– Virtual meeting with the festival’s competition KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Finalists and projections of their series;

Announcement of the Winner of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Award;

– Music by composer, pianist-improviser Kęstutis Paulaitis.

 

September 8, Wednesday

18:30 Outdoor exhibition opening: “Portraits of Quarantine” by Adas Vasiliauskas (Lithuania) at the Square near A. Juozapavičiaus Ave. 57. With participation of the author Adas Vasiliauskas. Free admission.

19:00 “Backstage of the Portraits of Quarantine and other stories”—artist talk and meeting with the photographer Adas Vasiliauskas (Lithuania) at “No Name Studio” (A. Juozapavičiaus Ave. 31G). Duration ~45 min. Free admission.

 

September 10, Friday

13:50 Educational activities for Tauragės Žalgirių Gymnasium students held by the festival’s art director Mindaugas Kavaliauskas.

16:00 KAUNAS PHOTO 2021 “Age” photography projections in Tauragė. Educational hall of the Tauragė Region Museum “Santaka” (Dariaus ir Girėno g. 5, Tauragė). Free admission.

17:00 Outdoor exhibition opening: “Portrait of Early Generation Z” by Elena Krukonytė (Lithuania) at Draugystės park (Kovo 11-osios St., near bus stop “Draugystės parkas”). With participation of the author Elena Krukonytė. Free admission.

18:00 “The relationship with time, the environment, and self through photography”artist talk and meeting with the author Elena Krukonytė (Lithuania) at Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public LibraryPark Branch (P. Lukšio St. 60). Duration ~45 min. Free admission.

September 12, Sunday

12:30 “Why do I fall in love with Lithuania?”artist talk and meeting with the author Grzegorz Jarmocewicz (Poland) at Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations (Šv. Gertrūdos St. 58). Duration ~45 min. Free admission.

14:00 “I Often Forget”artist talk and meeting with the USA-based artist of Lithuanian origins Jonas Kulikauskas (Lithuania/USA) at Kaunas Choral Synagogue (E. Ožeškienės St. 13). Duration ~45 min. Free admission.

 

September 22, Wednesday

17:30-19:00 Tour on wheels of the outdoor exhibitionsWorld Car Free Day. During a 1h 30min and 12 km low difficulty tour on bicycles and electric scooters, we will visit four outdoor photo exhibitions of the 18th KAUNAS PHOTO photography festival:

Alain Schroeder (Belgium) “Grandma Divers”
Adas Vasiliauskas (Lithuania) “Portraits of Quarantine”
Francesco Amorosino (Italy) “The third phase (Paola)”
Marna Clarke (USA) “Growing Old”

The meeting point and the starting point of the tour will be near Kaunas Castle (in front of A. Jakšto St. 18), then the tour will follow the cycling path along the Nemunas riverbank to Žemieji Šančiai (to the square at A. Juozapavičiaus pr. 57), and back along the riverbank it will end at Vienybės Square. The event is open to all and free of charge. For everyone’s convenience and to ensure the tour runs smoothly, please arrive near Kaunas Castle a few minutes before the start of the event, remember to observe the rules of polite riding and have your bike lights on the front and the back of your bicycle.

September 30, Thursday

18:00 “Let’s look at the family album creatively”artist talk and virtual meeting with the artist Caroline Minjolle (Lithuania) at Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public Library–Park Branch (P. Lukšio St. 60). C. Minjolle’s series “RENDEZ-VOUS”that she created during 25 years with her growing sonsis being exhibited at the nearby Chechnya Square As part of the KAUNAS PHOTO festival’s programme. The event will be held in English with translation to Lithuanian. Duration ~45 min. Free admission.

 

Caroline Minjolle (Šveicarija) „RENDEZ-VOUS“

October 26, Tuesday

19:00 Humane stories in Rosa Mariniello’s portraits—open lecture with photographer and head of KTU Photo Studio Donatas Stankevičius at KTU III Chamber (Laisvės Ave. 13, 4th floor). Duration ~30 min. Free admission.

November 3, Wednesday

18:00 “Older women in the representation of beauty”—artist talk and meeting with the photographer Clélia Rochat (Belgium) at the Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum (Rotušės Sq. 13). The event will be hosted by prof. Kristina Juraitė, KAUNAS PHOTO co-founder, head of the Department of Public Communications at Vytautas Magnus University. The meeting will be held by remote video conference in English language with translation into Lithuanian. Duration ~45 min. Free admission.

 

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The events calendar is constantly updated.

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