The opening weekend of KAUNAS PHOTO festival (1-3 September)

The 14th edition of KAUNAS PHOTO festival starts it’s main programme exploring the theme of water and invites to take a walk through exhibition openings and other events during it’s opening weekend 1-3 of September. All events are free of charge!

© Romualdas Požerskis

September 1, Friday

4pm Exhibition opening. Gallery “Ars et mundus“ (A. Mapų st. 20). Mikolaj Nowacki (Poland) “Odra”. PremièreMarcin Lapczynski head of Polish institute in Vilnius present.

4.30pm Exhibition opening. Kaunas city council Vincas Kudirka public library, department of youth music and art (A. Mapų st. 18). Romualdas Požerskis (Lithuania) “Hot Summer”. Première.

5pm “Rivers” exhibition opening. Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian folk music history department (L. Zamenhofo str. 12). Federico Rios Escobar (Columbia) “FARC”, Jan Caga (Czech republic) “Danube- the Blue River”, John Trotter (USA) “No agua, No vida”, Mathieu Nonnenmacher (France) “Light the river”, Yan Wang Preston (UK) “Mother River”. Gabrielius Sužiedėlis head of Kaunas city museum present.

6pm Exhibition opening. Kaunas Photography Gallery (Vilniaus st. 2). Mayumi Suzuki (Japan) “The Restoration Will”. Gintaras Česonis head of Kaunas Photography Gallery present.

6.30pm “(Im)Personal Waters” exhibition opening. “Meno Parkas” gallery (Rotušės square 27). Matthew Moore (USA) “Seascapes”, Päivi Koskinen (Finland) “Monday”, Russ Flatt (New Zealand) “Take me to the river”, Jari Silomäki (Finland) “My weather diary”, Pierfrancesco Celada (Italy) “#Instagrampier, Hong Kong”.

7pm Outdoor exhibition opening. Katerina Mistal (Sweden) “Mapping Europe”. Square next to the Kaunas Castle (Pilies st.).

9pm KAUNAS PHOTO NIGHT – photography projection under the open sky. Amphitheatre of Kaunas Castle (Papilio str.). KAUNAS PHOTO TOP 16, Poland Photography, Gideon Mendel(UK) “Drowning World”, Matjaž Krivic (Slovenia)  “Lithium, the driving force of 21st Century”, Christian Åslund (Sweden) “Glacier comparison – Svalbard”, Paolo Woods (Haiti) & Gabriele Galimberti (Italy) “The Heavens”.



September 2, Saturday

Opening events in New Town and KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2017 winner talk on her family tragedy caused by tsunami.

© Christian Åslund

September 2, Saturday 

1pm Exhibition opening. Lithuanian educational museum (Vytauto av. 52). Matjaz Krivic (Slovenia) “Lithium, the driving force of 21st Century”, Christian Åslund (Sweden) “Glacier comparison – Svalbard” , Gideon Mendel (UK) „Drowning World“. Vladas Lašas businessman, public figure present. Partners of the exhibition “EMP Recycling“.

2.00 pm Exhibition opening. Žaliakalnis funicular “F gallery” (Aušros str. 6). Eugenijus Barzdžius (Lithuania) “Vask”.

2.30pm Exhibition opening. Vytautas Magnus university Faculty of Humanities (V. Putvinskio str. 23). Alex Boyd (UK) “The Land of Maybe”, Christine Osinski (USA) “New York City’s Archipelago”.

3.30 pm Artist talk. Gallery “Meno parkas” (Rotušės sq. 27). Päivi Koskinen (Finland), Jari Silomäki (Finland).

5pm Artist talk. Kaunas Photography Gallery (Vilniaus str. 2) Mayumi Suzuki (Japan).



September 3, Sunday

© Jashim Salam

3.30 pm Guided tour of the exhibition “Beach season”. M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art  (Nepriklausomybės sq. 12).

4pm Closing event of goup exhibition “Beach season” including performance of Aura Dance Theatre. M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art  (Nepriklausomybės sq. 12). Massimo Vitali (Italy) beach landscapes, Kirill Golovchenko (Ukraine/Germany) “Out of the Blue”, Tadas Černiauskas (Lithuania) “Comfort Zone”, Turi Calafato (Italy) “A Day at the Beach. Summer in Sicily”, Céline Diais (France) “See the Sea”, Marton Kallai (Hungary) “Solotvyno – A Dream about Salt”, Krzysztof Racoñ (Poland) “Zakrzowek”, Berta Tilmantaitė (Lithuania) “Surfing India”, Emily Wabitsch (Germany- Bangladesh) “From Cox’s with Love”, Jashim Salam (Bangladesh) “Life beyond the Ship Graveyard” and François Marmion (France- UK) “Bloody Holiday”.


Opening events free of charge.