KAUNAS PHOTO 2021 “Age”: photo gallery (Part II)

Moments from the exhibitions and opening events of the 18th international photo art festival KAUNAS PHOTO. To see the Part I of the photo album — click here.

KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest running annual international photo art festival in Lithuania and the Baltic States. The festival founded by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas in 2004 is organized by the public institution “Šviesos raštas”. KAUNAS PHOTO is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture as one of the strategic international art events in Lithuania.

 




KAUNAS PHOTO 2021 “Age”: photo gallery (Part I)

On 2 and 3 September 2021, the 18th international photo art festival KAUNAS PHOTO opened exhibitions in nine indoor venues and five open-air public spaces in Kaunas featuring fourteen authors from all over the world: “Do Not Forget, You Are Not In Lithuania” by Martha Thomas (USA) and “Open Wounds” by Younes Mohammad (Iraq) at the Kaunas City Museum Folk Music Branch, in presence of the author Martha Thomas (USA), “Belles Mômes” by Clelia Rochat (Belgium) at the Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum, “Memories of a man once there…” by Cristian Geelen (The Netherlands) at the Kaunas City Museum Kaunas Castle, “Grandma Divers” by Alain Schroeder (Belgium) at an open-air space near the Kaunas Castle, “On both sides of the border. Why do I fall in love with Lithuania?” by Grzegorz Jarmocewicz (Poland) at the Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations, “±100” by Magdalena Stengel (Germany) at the Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public Library – Department of Youth, Art and Music, “RENDEZ-VOUS” by Caroline Minjolle (Switzerland) at the Chechnya Square, “Cut It Short” by Michal Solarski & Tomasz Liboska (United Kingdom / Poland) at the Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public Library – Park Branch, “2031” by Uta Genilke (Germany) at the Kalniečiai park, “The Suspended Youth” by Rosa Mariniello (Italy) at the KTU III Chamber, “The third phase (Paola)” by Francesco Amorosino (Italy) at the foot of  Žaliakalnis Funicular (this exhibition has been relocated to the Square near A. Juozapavičiaus Ave. 57 due to city’s works), “The Animal Within” by Fábio Cunha (Portugal) at VMU Multifunctional Center for Studies and Research and “Growing Old” by Marna Clarke (USA) at the Vienybės Square.

The evening programme at BLC “Otto” hall on September 2nd featured projections of the series submitted to the festival’s open call on the theme “Age” and a presentation by Chirag Jindal (New Zealand), an artist and topographer working at the intersection of documentary journalism and contemporary cartography. On September 3rd—a screening of the photographs from the series “Do Not Forget, You Are Not In Lithuania” by Martha Thomas (USA), accompanied by the readings of her aunt’s Daina Klimauskaitė’s memoirs of the youth spent in deportation in Siberia. The memoirs were interpreted by the Lithuanian theatre and cinema actress Olita Dautartaitė, in presence of Daina Klimauskaitė herself and the author Martha Thomas, who was currently visiting Lithuania. The evening continued with the screening of the festival’s competition KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalists’ series, many of the finalists greeted the audience via video conference call, and the evening culminated with the announcement of the Winner of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Award—Marna Clarke (USA) with her series “Growing Old”.

KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest running annual international photo art festival in Lithuania and the Baltic States. The festival founded by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas in 2004 is organized by the public institution “Šviesos raštas”. KAUNAS PHOTO is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture as one of the strategic international art events in Lithuania.

 




Įsibėgėjusiame 18-ajame fotomeno festivalyje KAUNAS PHOTO – lietuviškų akcentų savaitė

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Nušurmuliavus intensyvioms festivalio atidarymo dienoms, šią savaitę KAUNAS PHOTO programoje – lietuviški akcentai. Trečiadienį ir penktadienį bus atidarytos dvi naujos parodos po atviru dangumi – Ado Vasiliausko  „Karantino portretai“ ir Elenos Krukonytės „Ankstyvosios Z kartos portretas“, o sekmadienį vyks susitikimai su šiuo metu Lietuvoje reziduojančiu lietuvių kilmės JAV menininku Jonu Kulikausku ir lenkų fotomenininku Grzegorzu Jarmocewicz, sukūrusiu seriją apie lietuvius „Abipus sienos. Kodėl aš įsimylėjau Lietuvą?“, kuri yra rodoma šiųmetinėje festivalio programoje Kauno įvairių tautų kultūrų centre. Renginiai yra nemokami ir atviri visiems.

Kaip ir ankstesniais metais, festivalis KAUNAS PHOTO tradiciškai su lauko paroda keliaus į Žemųjų Šančių mikrorajoną, kur rugsėjo 8 d., trečiadienį, 18.30 val. skvere prie A. Juozapavičiaus pr. 57 bus pristatyta fotografijų serija „Karantino portretai“. Parodos atidaryme dalyvaus iš Vilniaus atvykęs jos autorius, fotografas Adas Vasiliauskas, pirmojo karantino metu 2020 metais sukūręs ir per visą pasaulį nuskambėjęs su šia dronu fotografuota žmonių, pozuojančius savo namų languose bei balkonuose, portretų serija. Po parodos atidarymo vakaras prasitęs netoliese esančioje fotostudijoje „No Name Studio“ (A. Juozapavičiaus pr. 31G), kur nuo 19 val. A. Vasiliauskas papasakos serijos „Karantino portretai“ užkulisius bei pristatys kitus savo projektus.

© Adas Vasiliauskas (Lietuva). „Karantino portretai“

Rugsėjo 10 d. 17 val. Draugystės parko prieigose (Kovo 11-osios g., prie stotelės „Draugystės parkas“) vilnietė fotografė Elena Krukonytė pristatys ten atidaromą lauko parodą „Ankstyvosios Z kartos portretas“. Šį projektą sukurti autorę įkvėpė jos pačios pamąstymai apie santykį su laiku. Keldama būties klausimą – kodėl aš esu tokia, kokia esu? – ji bando rasti atsakymus, žvelgdama į bendraamžius, kuriuos įamžino jų pačių pasirinktoje vietoje, atskleidžiančioje, kas prisidėjo prie asmenybės formavimo. Nuo 18 val. Kauno Vinco Kudirkos viešosios bibliotekos Parko padalinyje (P. Lukšio g. 60) vyks E. Krukonytės kūrybos pristatymas „Žmogaus santykis su laiku, aplinka ir savimi per fotografiją“, kurio metu autorė plačiau papasakos apie savo kūrybą.

© Elena Krukonytė (Lietuva). „Ankstyvosios Z kartos portretas“

Rugsėjo 12 d., sekmadienį, festivalis KAUNAS PHOTO pakvies į du dienos metu vyksiančius renginius. 12.30 val. Kauno įvairių tautų kultūrų centre, ten pat rodomų fotografijų iš serijos „Abipus sienos. Kodėl aš įsimylėjau Lietuvą?“ apsuptyje, vyks susitikimas su šios serijos autoriumi, netoli Lietuvos sienos gimusiu lenkų fotomenininku Grzegorzu Jarmocewicz.

© Grzegorz Jarmocewicz (Lenkija). „Abipus sienos. Kodėl aš įsimylėjau Lietuvą?“. Robertas Vajculis.

14 val. Kauno choralinėje sinagogoje (E. Ožeškienės g. 13) vyks susitikimas su lietuvių kilmės JAV fotomenininku Jonu Kulikausku. Menininkas pristatys šiuo metu Lietuvoje vystomą šiuolaikinės fotografijos projektą „Aš Dažnai Pamirštu“, apimantį holokausto, sovietų išniekinimo, nacionalizmo ir diasporos temas. Pritvirtinęs II-ojo pasaulinio karo laikų objektyvą prie naujai pagaminto 8×10 colių fotoaparato, įkrauto juodai baltomis plokštėmis, J.Kulikauskas fotografuoja dabartinį gyvenimą buvusiame Vilniaus gete.

© Jonas Kulikauskas (Lietuva/JAV). „Aš dažnai pamirštu“

18-ojo festivalio KAUNAS PHOTO parodų programą galima rasti čia, o nuolat pildomą renginių kalendorių – čia. Taip pat festivalio naujienas galima sekti socialiniuse tinkluose „Facebook“ ir „Instagram“: @Kaunas.Photo.

KAUNAS PHOTO – ilgiausiai be pertraukų rengiamas kasmetis tarptautinis fotomeno festivalis Lietuvoje ir Baltijos šalyse. 2004 m. Mindaugo Kavaliausko įkurtą festivalį organizuoja viešoji įstaiga „Šviesos raštas“. Festivalį KAUNAS PHOTO, kaip vieną iš strateginių tarptautinių meno renginių Lietuvoje, finansuoja Lietuvos kultūros taryba.

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The 18th international photo art festival KAUNAS PHOTO turns into adulthood and reflects on the theme of age

In 2021, the 18th international photo art festival KAUNAS PHOTO will hold its opening tours on September 2 and 3 with the exhibition openings of fourteen artists from different countries. Both opening days will conclude with an evening programme starting at 20:00 in the BLC “Otto Hall”, featuring a presentation by Chirag Jindal (New Zealand), an artist and topographer working at the intersection of documentary journalism and contemporary cartography, and on 3 September, photography projections of the festival’s competition KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalists’ series and a virtual meeting of the Finalists with the audience. The Winner of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Award will be announced at the end of the evening event on 3 September and will receive a cash prize of EUR 2500. The evening programme will be accompanied by musical improvisations of Patris Židelevičius with cello and digital sounds, and pianist Kęstutis Paulaitis. The exact programme of the festival’s opening days can be found at the end of this announcement. The audience is welcome to join at any part of the opening tour. The opening events of KAUNAS PHOTO festival are open to all and free of charge.

Fábio Cunha (Portugalija) „Vidinis žvėris“
Fábio Cunha (Portugal) “The Animal Within”

The programme of the 18th KAUNAS PHOTO festival will focus on the threshold of adulthood, becoming an adult, the pros and cons, stories and feelings of being young, teenager, parent, mid-aged, retired, with or without grandchildren, hobby, job, retirement savings meeting the sunset of life. The exhibitions and events of the festival will be related to general or specific issues of life choices, crisis, joys, traditions, stereotypes, taboos, social norms and the impact of big data society on age groups. The open call to the festival, which received over a hundred proposals, showed that a critical mass of photographers is exploring an aging society, its joys and challenges.

Although traditionally the winner of the festival’s competition KAUNAS PHOTO STAR is announced at the Kaunas Photography Gallery, this year, due to the renovation of Vilnius Street, the gallery was closed, therefore, the works of the finalists of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 competition are integrated into the festival’s programme and are shown in the outdoor spaces as well as in the galleries, cultural and art venues of Kaunas.

KAUNAS PHOTO 2021 programme in Kaunas will showcase nine photography exhibitions in indoor venues throughout September. Continuing the tradition of open-air exhibitions started in 2014, this year the festival will present seven outdoor exhibitions, placed in Chechnya Square, Kalniečių and Draugystės parks, A. Juozapavičiaus, V. Putvinskio streets, near Kaunas Castle, Vienybės Square. The festival’s outdoor exhibitions will be on display until the end of October.

The artistic program of this year’s festival is curated by a joint team: Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Kristina Juraitė, Donatas Stankevičius, Fred Boucher and Karolina Krinickaitė. The festival’s programme will be updated and announced in separate press releases, on the festival’s website and “Facebook” page.

The programme of the opening days of the 18th KAUNAS PHOTO festival:
September 2, Thursday

Exhibition openings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT I

From 20:00 at BLC “Otto Hall” (K. Donelaičio St. 60, A-Block, 1st floor):

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

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

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

Caroline Minjolle (Šveicarija) „RENDEZ-VOUS“
Caroline Minjolle (Switzerland) “RENDEZ-VOUS”

September 3, Friday

Exhibition openings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT II

From 20:00 at BLC “Otto Hall” (K. Donelaičio St. 60, A-Block, 1st floor):

– 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;

Photography projections of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020 Finalists’ series;

Announcement of the Winner of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Award;

– Music by composer, improvising piano virtuoso Kęstutis Paulaitis.

Marna Clarke (JAV) „Senstant“
Marna Clarke (USA) “Growing Old”

KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest running annual international photo art festival in Lithuania and the Baltic States. The festival founded by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas in 2004 is organized by the public institution “Šviesos raštas”. KAUNAS PHOTO is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture as one of the strategic international art events in Lithuania.

Informational sponsor: LRT.

Partners: Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas City Museum, Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public Library, Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations, Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum, Vytautas Magnus University, KTU Photo Studio, Diaphane, Białystok Interphoto, BLC – Business Leaders Centre.

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KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020 Opening Tour

On September 3, 2020, the exhibition opening tour of the 17th KAUNAS PHOTO festival’s competition KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020 Finalists took place in Kaunas. At the end of the tour the Winners of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020 Award were announced – the Italian duo of artists Chiara Panariti and Gianfranco Ferraro with their work “Cronostasi”. The evening continued at the Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum with an artist talk by the photographer Dovile Dagiene-DoDa (Lithuania) and screening of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020 Finalists’ series.

The works of all ten finalists of the 17th KAUNAS PHOTO festival’s competition are displayed at four outdoor and six indoor venues of Kaunas:

  • Chechnya SquareBruno Alencastro (Brazil) “obs-cu-ra”
  • Kalniečiai park (next to Savanorių Ave.) – Guillem Vidal (Spain) “Forgotten playground”
  • Square next to the State Tax Inspectorate (A. Juozapavičiaus Ave. 57) – Lina Margaitytė & Marius Krivičius (Lithuania) “Temporarily Open”
  • At the foot of Žaliakalnis Funicular (V. Putvinskio St. 22) – Dovilė Dagienė (Lithuania) “Plant Memory / Wooden Synagogues”
  • VMU Multifunctional Center for Studies and Research (V. Putvinskio St. 23) – Dillon Marsh (South Africa) “Diamonds Aren’t Forever”
  • Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations (Šv. Gertrūdos St. 58) – Mikhail Lebedev (Russia) “Restaurateurs by chance”
  • Kaunas Public Library of Vincas Kudirka Department of Youth, Art and Music (A. Mapu St. 18) – Hannes Jung (Germany) “The Wolf Is Present”
  • Kaunas City Museum Folk Music Branch (L. Zamenhofo St. 12). – Arne Piepke (Germany) “Anecdotes from an unfamiliar Land”
  • Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum (Rotušės Sq. 13) – Michał Adamski (Poland) “I dyed my hair again”
  • Kaunas Photography Gallery (Vilniaus St. 2) – Chiara Panariti & Gianfranco Ferraro (Italy) “Cronostasi” – KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020 Winner’s exhibition

The exact program of the festival KAUNAS PHOTO 2020 “Peripheral Visions” can be found here.

 




On September 3 – exhibition opening marathon of KAUNAS PHOTO festival

On Thursday, September 3, 2020, the works of the Finalists of the XVII KAUNAS PHOTO festival’s jubilee 10th edition of the photography contest KAUNAS PHOTO STAR on the topic “Peripheral Visions” will spread across galleries, museums and outdoor venues of Kaunas city. The opening marathon will wind all over Kaunas: the route will start at 1 p.m. in Chechnya Square, then continue in Kalniečiai Park (near Savanorių Ave.), drop in to Žemieji Šančiai district, visit the Center of the city, and, making its way through the Old Town, will finish at 6 p.m. at the door of Kaunas Photography Gallery, where the Winner of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020 Award will be announced. The evening will continue at Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum with the screening of the Finalists’ series and an artist talk by the photographer Dovilė Dagienė-DoDa. The opening events are free of charge and the exact timetable is at the end of this announcement. The open competition KAUNAS PHOTO STAR has been organized since 2010 by the festival KAUNAS PHOTO aiming to honor the future stars of photography.

Due to the pandemic, the festival had to find solutions and adjust the format of the exhibition openings. Every year photographers from foreign countries come to Lithuania, participate in the openings of the exhibitions and present their works directly, but this year they will speak to the audience through the screen. Many of the opening events, presenting the works by foreign photographers, will feature pre-recorded videos in which the authors will talk about their work. The artists and spectators themselves, who cannot come to the opening events, will not miss them either – the KAUNAS PHOTO festival will broadcast the exhibitions live on the festival’s Facebook page.

© Arne Piepke (Vokietija) „Nepažįstamos šalies anekdotai“
© Arne Piepke (Germany) “Anecdotes from an unfamiliar Land”

The topic “Peripheral Visions” has drawn the interest of Lithuanian photographers

The 17th edition of KAUNAS PHOTO festival was planned to celebrate the periphery, the province, the outback, l’arrière-pays. The COVID-19 pandemic and the fight against it imposed new rules and conceptions, and KAUNAS PHOTO festival invited photographers to present works to KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020 competition on the topic “Peripheral Visions”, expecting works aiming to look at what is on the margin, just across the window or the border that we can or cannot cross, to discover the spaces, places, lands, areas that usually were in the periphery of the vision. In 2020, the festival turns the spotlight on what became important, what was less so, what was taken for granted or simply undermined until now.

The traditional, already the 10th KAUNAS PHOTO STAR contest has attracted the interest of photographers from all over the world: 170 series by photographers from 38 countries were submitted to the open call. The organizers were pleased by the fact that Lithuanian photographers, who submitted 19 series to the competition, were among the most active participants. This was the first time in a decade of the history of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR, that Lithuanian photographers have formed the largest group of participants. Of these, two Lithuanian series made their way to the finals. The finalists were selected by a nine-member international jury panel of photography experts from Lithuania, Poland, Denmark, France, Italy and New Zealand.

© Bruno Alencastro (Brazilija) „obs-cu-ra“
© Bruno Alencastro (Brazil) “obs-cu-ra”

© Chiara Panariti ir Gianfranco Ferraro (Italija) „Cronostasi“
© Chiara Panariti & Gianfranco Ferraro (Italy) “Cronostasi”

© Dillon Marsh (Pietų Afrika) „Deimantai nėra amžini“
© Dillon Marsh (South Africa) “Diamonds Aren’t Forever”

Instead of eight – top 10

Although the jury of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR contest planned to select eight finalists, due to the very dense vicinity of the shortlist, the commission decided to expand the list to top ten. The ten KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award 2020 Finalists are:

  • Chiara Panariti & Gianfranco Ferraro (Italy) Cronostasi
  • Michał Adamski (Poland) I dyed my hair again
  • Arne Piepke (Germany) Anecdotes from an unfamiliar Land
  • Hannes Jung (Germany) The Wolf Is Present
  • Dovilė Dagienė (Lithuania) Plant Memory / Wooden Synagogues
  • Bruno Alencastro (Brazil) obs-cu-ra
  • Mikhail Lebedev (Russia) Restaurateurs by chance
  • Guillem Vidal (Spain) Forgotten playground
  • Lina Margaitytė & Marius Krivičius (Lithuania) Temporarily Open
  • Dillon Marsh (South Africa) Diamonds Aren’t Forever

The photographers selected to the finals are running for the grand prize of the competition – a solo exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery during the festival KAUNAS PHOTO and a cash prize of 2500 EUR. The works of all finalists will be displayed in a joint exhibition in various galleries, museums and open air venues of Kaunas city.

© Dovilė Dagienė (Lietuva) „Augalų atmintis / Medinės sinagogos“
© Dovilė Dagienė (Lithuania) “Plant Memory / Wooden Synagogues”

© Guillem Vidal ( Ispanija) „Pamirštos žaidimų aikštelės“
© Guillem Vidal (Spain) “Forgotten playground”

The audience is invited to join any part of the opening marathon

KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalists’ exhibition openings will take place in Kaunas on September 3, 2020, and  the Winner will be disclosed at the end of the day at the door of Kaunas Photography Gallery. Spectators who are unable to attend the exhibition openings during the whole afternoon are invited to participate in any part of the route. The opening events are free of charge.

13:00 Chechnya Square (P. Lukšio St.). 
13:40
Kalniečiai park (next to Savanorių Ave.)
14:30
Square next to the State Tax Inspectorate (A. Juozapavičiaus Ave. 57). 
15:10
At the foot of Žaliakalnis Funicular (V. Putvinskio St. 22). 
15.30
VMU Multifunctional Center for Studies and Research (V. Putvinskio St. 23).
16:10 Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations (Šv. Gertrūdos St. 58).
16:30 Kaunas Public Library of Vincas Kudirka – Department of Youth, Art and Music (A. Mapu St. 18).
17:00 Kaunas City Museum Folk Music Branch (L. Zamenhofo St. 12).
17:30 Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum (Rotušės Sq. 13).
18:00 Kaunas Photography Gallery (Vilniaus St. 2) – announcement of the Winner of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020.
20:00
Screening of the Finalists’ series and an artist talk by the photographer Dovilė Dagienė-DoDa at the Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum (Rotušės Sq. 13).

ℹ️ An important reminder: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to wear mandatory protective equipment and keep safe distances during the events. The events will be photographed / filmed for publicity purposes.

© Hannes Jung (Vokietija) „Vilkas čia“
© Hannes Jung (Germany) “The Wolf Is Present”

© Lina Margaitytė ir Marius Krivičius (Lietuva) „Laikinai atidaryta“
© Lina Margaitytė & Marius Krivičius (Lithuania) “Temporarily Open”

© Michał Adamski (Lenkija) „Vėl dažiausi plaukus“
© Michał Adamski (Poland) “I dyed my hair again”

© Mikhail Lebedev (Rusija) „Restoranai netyčia“
© Mikhail Lebedev (Russia) “Restaurateurs by chance”

KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest-running annual photographic festival in Lithuania and the Baltic States. Founded by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas in 2004, it’s been organized by the NGO “Šviesos raštas”. KAUNAS PHOTO is a member of the “Festival of Light” organization. The festival KAUNAS PHOTO is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture as one of the strategic international art events in Lithuania.
Sponsors: Kaunas city municipality, EPSON,
Informational sponsor: LRT
Partners: Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas City Museum, Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public Library, Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations, Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum, Vytautas Magnus University.
Sponsor of the outdoor exhibitions: SP “Kauno želdiniai”

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“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.




KAUNAS PHOTO festival 09-10 | Exhibitions opening

On 10th of September KAUNAS PHOTO festival opened these exhibitions:

5 pm Exhibition opened at Multi-functional Study and Science center of Vytautas Magnus University (V. Putvinskio str. 23). Emanuela Colombo (Italy) “Brazilka”. Exhibition on display till October 31st.
Working hours: Mon-Fri 8 am – 6 pm

6 pm Exhibition opened at Presidential library – museum of Valdas Adamkus (S. Daukanto str. 25). Ieva Martinaitis (Brazil) “11000KM”.
Henrikas Gulbinas, Egidijus Aleksandravičius (Lithuania) “Expedition: Lithuanian Roads Brazil” film review.
Exhibition on display till October 31st.
Working hours: Mon-Fri 10 am – 4 pm, Sat 10 am – 2 pm
KAUNAS PHOTO exhibition – free entrance.




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 festival 09-01 | Exhibitions opening

On 1st of September the 15th KAUNAS PHOTO festival opened four exhibitions:

at 4:00 pm Exhibition opened at Kaunas city council Vincas Kudirka public library, department of youth music and art (A. Mapu st. 18). Andrej Vasilenko (Lithuania) “This is Vilnius”. Exhibition on display till 29th of September.
Working hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 7 pm, Sat 10 am – 4 pm.

at 4:30 pm Exhibition opened at Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian folk music history department (L. Zamenhofo str. 12). Exhibition of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2018 Finalists. Exhibition on display till October 13.
Working hours: Tue-Fri 10 am – 6 pm, Sat 10 am – 5 pm
Ticket price 1 Eur.

at 5:30 pm Exhibition opened at “Meno parkas” Gallery (Rotušės sq. 27.). Exhibition of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2018 Finalists. Exhibition on display till October 5.
Working hours: Tue-Fri 12 pm – 6:30 pm, Sat 11 am – 4 pm

at 6 pm Exhibition opened at Kaunas Photography Gallery (Vilniaus str. 2). Exhibition of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2018 WinnerSimon Menner (Germany) “Camouflage”. Exhibition on display till October 7.
Working hours: Tue-Fri 11 am – 6 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am – 5 pm

KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2018 FinalistsKirill Golovchenko (Ukraine/Germany) “Bitter Honeydew“, Mindaugas Ažušilis (Lithuania) “Accident”, Gloria Oyarzabal (Spain) “WOMAN GO NO’GREE“, Davide Monteleone (Italy/Russia) “A New Silk Road”, Federico Estol(Uruguay) “Shine Heroes“, Hester den Boer (Netherlands) “The Gulag Heritage“, Lynné Bowman Cravens (USA) Works with different titles, Alena Grom (Ukraine) “Medium of Instruction”, Gregoire Cachemaille (Switzerland/Germany) “Subsidences“, Hannes Jung (Germany) “How Is Life?“, Laurent Muschel (France) “Haircut – From Ethiopia to Cuba”, Simon Menner (Germany) “Camouflage“.

At 8 pm KAUNAS PHOTO festival invited to KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT 1 at Kaunas Artists’ House (V. Putvinskio str. 56).
KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalists’ work preview.
Premiere of world-wide and time-freezing project curated by Jean M. Babonneau (France/Denmark) “One World-One Family” May 1998 and May 2018.