PROGRAMME

18 September – 31 December, 2015

The 10th Kaunas Biennial NETWORKED
The Biennial is held under the patronage of Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania

OPENING PROGRAMME

(follow updates: www.biennial.lt)

 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 (Friday)

Kaunas Central Post Office (Laisvės a. 102, Kaunas)

Opening of exhibition Threads: A Fantasmagoria about Distance, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud. Artists: Saâdane Afif, Arnas Anskaitis, Hicham Berrada, Walead Beshty, Roberto Cabot, Attila Csörgő, Bronė Sofija Gideikaitė, Liam Gillick, Lothar Hempel, Carsten Höller, Katja Novitskova, Pakui Hardware (Neringa Černiauskaite & Ugnius Gelguda), Katie Paterson, Amalia Ulman, Julijonas Urbonas, Kelley Walker, Darius Žiūra
6 pm Grand Opening of Kaunas Biennial NETWORKED

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 (Saturday)

4 pm M. Žilinskas art gallery (Nepriklausomybės a. 12, Kaunas)
Silvia Giambrone personal exhibition A Terrible Love of War. Opening performance by Perpetuum Mobile – a choir of Kaunas A. Kačanauskas music school. 

Audrius Janušonis personal exhibition For the Poets of Kaunas.

Lewben Art Foundation exhibition Networked Encounters Offline. Curator: Francesca Ferrarini. Artists:  Ian Cheng, Gabriele De Santis, Nick Darmstaedter, Mohamed Namou, Deimantas Narkevičius, and Simon Denny.

Exhibition Sonic Pattern. Curator prof. Janis Jefferies, coordinator: Karen Gaskill. Artists: James Bulley, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Mytro Karanika & Jeremy Keenan, Scanner & Ismini Samanidou, Knyttan & Common Works.

7 pm  Kaunas Picture gallery (K. Donelaičio g. 16, Kaunas)
Mattia Vacca personal exhibition A Winters‘ Tale. Curator Paola Re / Arte&Arte, IT.
Artūras Morozovas personal exhibition The Birth of Kikimora.

9 pm Factory Dirbtinis pluoštas (Pramonės pr. 4, Kaunas)
Site specific project Work’n’Fun by Ignas Maldžiūnas (LT)
Site specific project A Cabinet In Memory of Eleonora by Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė (LT)
PSILICONE THEATRE
(Auksė Petrulienė, Darius Petrulis / LT) & CHUI music trio (Toni Starešinić, Vojkan Jocić, Janko Novoselić / HR) performance Hairy Hairy Mouth
11 pm After-party at cafeteria of Dirbtinis pluoštas. Performs: DJ E-roott (Groove tribe), CHUI (HR) 


SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
(Sunday) at Šančiai (one of post-industrial districts in Kaunas)
3-7 pm Friendly Zone #6. Cabbage Field a site specific land reclamation project led by Vita Gelūnienė and Ed Carroll
7-11 pm [Post]factory Drobė (Drobės g. 62) 

Exhibitions:
Exhibition FROM AGORA TO SYNTAGMA by Croatian partners LAB852. Curators: Karmen Krasić Kožul & Danijela Oberhofer Tonković. Artistic Director: Elisabeth Schimana (AT). Artists: Bojan Gagić (HR), Miodrag Gladović (HR), Zdravko Krasić (HR), Barbara Raad (HR)
Site specific project by Konsortium: Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag, Guido Münch (DE). In collaboration with Vytautas Magnus University art gallery 101.
Site specific project Made in Kaunas by Guda Koster (NL)

Sound and light performances:
Bojan Gagić & Miodrag Gladović (HR) live electronics and installation
Elisabeth Schimana (AT) Membranes live electronics

 

SEPTEMBER 21 – 22, 2015 (Monday – Tuesday) M. Žilinskas art gallery (Nepriklausomybės a. 12, Kaunas)
Seminar SONIC PATTERN and THE TEXTILITY OF CODE. Organiser: Crafts Council (UK). For registered participants. Fee: 15 eur.
Curator Dr. Karen Gaskill. Lecturers: Mytro Karanika, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Alex Mclean, Tincuta Heinzel, James Bulley and David Littler.
PROGRAMME:
Seminar: 10.30am – 4.30pm, Monday 21st September, 2015
Performance: 7-9.30pm, Monday 21st September, 2015. Alex McLean and David Littler
Workshop: 10.30-12.30am, Tuesday 22nd September, 2015. Alex McLean, Live coding

SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 4, 2015 M. Žilinskas art gallery (Nepriklausomybės a. 12, Kaunas)
Artist Residency Programme COTEMPORAL ENCOUNTERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO SOUND, MEMORY, AND PLACE. Curator: Sandra Kazlauskaitė. Residency leader: Jeremy Keenan. Participants: Simona Muzzeddu (IT), Hrvoslava Brkušić (HR), Barbara Raad (HR), Valdemaras Manomaitis (LT), Yiorgis Sakellariou (GR), Steinar Yggeseeth (NO), Živilė Labutytė (LT), Paulius Rainys (LT), Bionics (Urtė Pakers & Lina Pranaitytė, LT), Gintarė Minelgaitė (LT), Nikolaj Kynde (DK), Tadas Zaranka (LT).
OCTOBER 2-3, 2015 Opening of residency results‘ exhibition and sound performances presented by KALNAPILIS.


OCTOBER 3, 2015
(Saturday)
4 pm M. Žilinskas art gallery, Cinema Hall (Nepriklausomybės a. 12, Kaunas)
Presentation of the book CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNIAL AS A SITE SPECIFIC EVENT: LOCAL VERSUS GLOBAL. Editor Dr. Daiva Citvarienė. Writers: Marieke van Hal, Michaela Ott, Lewis Biggs, Eugen Rădescu, Skaidra Trilupaitytė. Interview with Virginija Vitkienė and Nicolas Bourriaud.

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER, 2015                                                                

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME sponsored by KAZICKAS FAMILY FOUNDATION
Programme is designed for various local target groups in relation to exhibits and projects. Programme will be announced and registration will start at the end of September.
Guided tours though [post]industrial textile zones will be proposed for registered groups. For more information: www.bienale.lt/2015/en/educational-programme/. Contact person: Neringa Stoškutė (neringa@biannial.lt)

VENUES:

Kaunas Central Post Office (Laisvės a. 102, Kaunas LT 44001 (II – VI levels). Working hours: II – VII 11 am – 7 pm.
M. Žilinskas art gallery at National M.K.Čiurlionis art museum (Nepriklausomybės a. 12, Kaunas. LT 44311). Working hours: II, III, V, VI, VII 11 am – 5 pm, IV 11 am – 7 pm.
Kaunas Picture gallery at National M.K.Čiurlionis art museum (K. Donelaičio g. 16, Kaunas LT 44213). Working hours: II, III, V, VI, VII 11 am – 5 pm, IV 11 am – 7 pm.
[Post]factory Drobė (Drobės g. 62, Kaunas LT 45188). Working hours: II-V 1 pm – 5 pm, from September 20 to October 30, 2015.
Factory Dirbtinis pluoštas (Pramonės pr. 4, Kaunas  LT-51329). Registered events.
Monte Pacis hospitality complex at Pažaislis Monastery (T. Masiulio g. 31, Kaunas 52436).

 

SPONSORS: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Council for Culture, Kaunas City Municipality, Creative Europe programme of the European Union, Lewben Group, Kazickas Family Foundation, Monte Pacis hospitality complex.

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS: LAB852 (Croatia), Arte & Arte (Italy), Crafts Council (United Kingdom), Lewben Art Foundation, National Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis, Vytautas Magnus University’s art gallery 101, Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Art Academy, Lithuanian Post, Drobė, Dirbtinis pluoštas.

MEDIA PARTNERS: LRT Kultūra, Laima, 15 min

 

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