KAUNAS PHOTO 2019 “Digital-Virtual-Real” opening day

On September 5, 2019, KAUNAS PHOTO festival kicked-off with “Digital-Virtual-Real” thematic exhibition openings.

At 5 pm the exhibition was opened in the Museum of Lithuanian Education History. The works of 2 artists are showcased in the Museum:

Diogo Maya (Portugal) “Signs of Life”
Henrik Kam (USA) “Mandalas for Planet Earth”

At 6 pm the exhibition was inaugurated at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery. The Gallery hosts the largest part of the program, featuring 10 international photographers and artists:

Hannes Wiedemann (Germany) “Grinders”
Irina Popova (Russia / The Netherlands) “The Incomplete Princess Book”
Michele Borzoni (Italy) “Workforce. Call Centers + Logistic Centers”
Travis Hodges (UK) “The Quantified Self”
Larson & Shindelman (USA) “Geolocation: #Gratitude”
Heinrich Holtgreve (Germany) “Internet as a place”
Damien Berney (Switzerland) “Scrolldown”
Dávid Biró (Hungary) “Front End”
Elizabeth Claffey (USA) “The Ordinary and the Domestic”
Nigel Dickinson (UK) “China Big Brother”

The day culminated with KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT at 10 pm in the summer terrace “Laukas”, where projections of photographs were shown and artists participating in the festival talked about their work. 8 international artists visiting the festival presented their works: Agata Wieczorek (Poland), Paulo Simão (Portugal), Kai Löffelbein (Germany), Marko Zink (Austria), Maxime Matthys (Belgium), John Angerson (UK), Irina Popova (Russia / The Netherlands), Diogo Maia (Portugal).

The night concluded with an intriguing live-coding performance. Guoda Kaminskė and Andrius Palivonas shared their musical experiments and hypnotizing visuals accompanied by an electric guitar.

The festival’s opening events resumed the following day with portfolio reviews and “KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Finalists” exhibition openings across 5 venues in Kaunas old town. The route finished at Kaunas photography gallery with the announcement of the Winner of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award.

KAUNAS PHOTO’19 exhibitions can be visited from September 5 to October 6. Outdoor exhibitions are on display until October 31.




KAUNAS PHOTO festival 10-11 | Guided tour & Artist talk

On 11th of October, KAUNAS PHOTO festival invited to guided tour at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery. Photographer Evžen Sobek (Czech Republic) presented his work “Home Sweet Home”.

 




Kaunas Photo 2018| Farewell guided tour to KAUNAS PHOTO exhibitions

6 pm – Farewell guided tour to KAUNAS PHOTO exhibitions at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art (Nepriklausomybės sq. 12) in presence of Evžen Sobek (Czech Republic).




KAUNAS PHOTO festival 10-04 | Guided tour & Artist talk

On 4th of October Poike Stomps (Netherlands) gave an artist talk at Vytautas Magnus University. Later KAUNAS PHOTO festival invited to M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, National M. K. Čiurlionis Museum of Art. Photographer Poike Stomps (Netherland) presented his photo series “Crossing Europe” and the profesor of the history subject Liudas Mažylis made the research of Ignas Šeinius photography of the exhibition “Šeinius + Scheynius”.

 




KAUNAS PHOTO festival 09-11 | Guided tour at the M. Žilinskas Art Gallery

On 11th of September, at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art (Nepriklausomybės sq. 12) Mindaugas Kavaliauskas the director of KAUNAS PHOTO festival presented exhibitions. Exhibitions at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery on display till 13th of October.

 




Kaunas Photo 2018| Guided tour

6 pm Guided tour to KAUNAS PHOTO exhibitions. M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art (Nepriklausomybės sq. 12) in presence of Vladimir Antaki (France/Canada).




Kaunas Photo 2018| Guided tour at exhibition “Comfort Zone”

On 11th of September, at 6pm, at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Nepriklausomybės sq. 12, KAUNAS PHOTO festival invites to the guided tour at the exhibition “Comfort zone”: Haley Morris-Cafiero (USA) “Wait Watchers”, Vladimir Antaki (France/Canada) “Family Portrait”, Lasse Lecklin (Finland) “The Most Beautiful Nuclear Power Plants in Europe”, Tadas Kazakevičius (Lithuania) “Soon to be Gone”, Florian Müller (Germany) “Hashtags Unplugged”.

Exhibition on display till 13th of October.




Kaunas Photo 2018 | Exhibitions opening at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery

EXHIBITIONS
Opening the exhibition on September 7th 5 PM.
M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art (Nepriklausomybės sq. 12).

3dr floor:

“Šeinius + Scheynius”
Lina Scheynius, Ignas Šeinius (Sweden/Lithuania)

“Home Sweet Home”
Evžen Sobek (Czech Republic), Rubi Lebovitch (Israel), Rebeca Cordero (Mexico), Superultraextra duo: Ewa Bold & Patryk Hadas (Poland).

Ground floor

“Comfort Zone”
Haley Morris-Cafiero (USA) “Wait Watchers”
Vladimir Antaki (France/Canada) “Family Portrait”
Lasse Lecklin (Finland) “The Most Beautiful Nuclear Power Plants in Europe”
Tadas Kazakevičius (Lithuania) “Soon to be Gone”
Florian Müller (Germany) “Hashtags Unplugged”

Conchi Martinez (Spain) KAUNOPOLY, KAUNAS PHOTO 2018 Art Residency result


Poike Stomps (Netherlands) “Crossing Europe”

The exhibition will be open until 13th October

The exhibition is open:
Tue-Sun 11 am – 5 pm, Thu 11 am – 7 pm. Museum ticket.

More information: www.kaunasphoto.com
All the events of KAUNAS PHOTO 2018:
http://festival.kaunasphoto.com/events-2018/
Kaunas Photo 2018 | Renginiai – Events




KAUNAS PHOTO invites to check the limits of the comfort zone

On 7th of September, Friday, the XV-th KAUNAS PHOTO Festival invites to visit two exhibition places. At 4pm – Lithuanian Museum of Education History and at 5 PM The opening ceremony of photo exhibitions will take place at the National Art Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis, M. Žilinskas Art Gallery. The organisers of the festival will invite visitors to discover the “Comfort Zone” – the main keynote of KAUNAS PHOTO festival this year.

At the Lithuanian Museum of Education History KAUNAS PHOTO will introduce photography admirers to the work of two authors. In the series “Close to the ground, far from heaven” Polish photographer Michał Adamski will reveal the peculiarities of communities living in the provinces of Poland – their strong connection to traditions and the endless desire to change at the same time. And the second exposition – Turkish Öncü Hrant Gültekin – about the stolen Armenian cemetery.

© Öncü Hrant Gültekin “Stolen Armenian Cemetries”

On the third floor of Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery, the KAUNAS PHOTO Festival will present an exhibition dedicated to the world-wide Lithuanian photography “Šeinius + Scheynius”. For the first time there will be displayed Ignas Šeinius photographs that reveal an unknown personality of a Lithuanian diplomat, journalist and writer. Next to these photographs will be the works of the great-granddaughter’s and a famous artist’s Lina Scheynius (Sweden), who will inaudibly argue with the photos of their grandfather’s holiday photographs.

© Lina Scheynius

Visitors will be invited to continue searching of the “Comfort Zone” by visiting the group exhibition “Home Sweet Home” by the authors: Evžen Sobek (Czech Republic), Rubi Lebovitch (Israel), Rebeca Cordero (Mexico), Superultraextra duo: Ewa Bold & Patryk Hadas (Poland) where everyone will grope the motive of nostalgia.

© Rubi Lebovitch “Home Sweet Home”

On the first floor of the gallery, guests will notice the game “Kaunopolis” – the result of KAUNAS PHOTO’S artistic residence, which the Spanish photographer Conchi Martínez has developed in Kaunas in May. We will find unseen, or maybe long ago forgotten places of our city in Kaunas. Poike Stomps, a Dutch photographer’s exhibition “Crossing Europe”, will be located here also.

© Poike Stomps “Crossing Europe”

The exhibition openings will be crowned by the group exhibition “Comfort Zone”. In the series “Wait Wachers” American photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero will be entertaining, but will also invite to the dialogue about bullying culture; Vladimir Antaki (France / Canada) in “Family Portrait” will introduce the war refugees in front of the background of luxury and chaos of the capital of France; Finnish Lasse Lecklin photography “The Most Beautiful Nuclear Power Plants in Europe” will take a tour of Europe and its wondrous nuclear power plants and invite to reflect on one’s comfort zone boundaries; Lithuanian Tadas Kazakevičius “Soon To Be Gone” will force us to think about the fragility of time, and Florian Müller’s (Germany) work “Hashtags Unplugged” will invite you to discuss solitude in a digital social environment.

© Haley Morris-Cafiero “Wait Watchers”

All throughout September, until 13th of October, the KAUNAS PHOTO Festival will entertain with tours in exhibitions, meetings with exhibition artists and guests, and on the evening – with photography projections. Meanwhile, the festival’s photography exhibitions in the open air, opened in the early summer in various Kaunas city public spaces: Joana P Cardozo (USA), “Blueprints, our home is the reflection of ourselves”, at the foot of the Žaliakalnis Funicular Robert Dash (USA) “Micro climate change“, Anup Shah (UK) “Migrations” in the Lithuanian Zoological Garden and Emilija Petrauskienė (Lithuania) in the Botanical Garden of the VMU “Silver Garden” will be open until the end of October. A comprehensive program of festival events is available on the Kaunas Photo website >>

Major sponsors: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Kaunas City Municipality. Sponsors: EPSON, Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden.




KAUNAS PHOTO festival and AURA – 09-03 Beach season closing event

On 3rd of September, Sunday, KAUNAS PHOTO festival and Kaunas Dance Theatre AURA waved goodbye to the summer during the closing of Beach season exhibition. The event took place at Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery, at the National M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum.