“KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Finalists” exhibition opening day
On Friday, September 6, 2019, “KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Finalists” exhibition parts were opened, one after another, across five venues in Kaunas old town. The authors who attended the opening talked about the ideas and creative processes of their exhibited works.
Following the votes of an international Jury panel, 8 Finalists have been selected from the Open Call of the 16th edition of KAUNAS PHOTO festival:
Kai Löffelbein (Germany) “Ctrl-X, a topography of e-waste” Maxime Matthys (Belgium) “2091 : The Ministry of Privacy” – The Winner Christopher Sims (USA) “Theater of War: The Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan” Samuel W. J. Fordham (UK) “C-R92/BY” Marko Zink (Austria) “Mauthausen – The Eradication of Memories” John Angerson (UK) “On this Day” Agata Wieczorek (Poland) “Simulation Centers” Paulo Simão (Portugal) “Goodbye Pyongyang”
The exhibition is on display until October 6 at Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations, Kaunas Public Library of Vincas Kudirka – Department of Youth, Art and Music, Kaunas City Museum Folk Music Branch, gallery “Meno parkas” and Kaunas Photography Gallery (KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Winner’s exhibition).
KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest-running annual international photo art festival in Lithuania and the Baltic States. Since its first edition in 2004, it’s been organized by the NGO “Šviesos raštas” and is regarded to be one of the most important continuous art events in the country. KAUNAS PHOTO is a member of “Festivals of Light” organization. The founder and the director of the festival is Mindaugas Kavaliauskas.