(In)dependent Contemporary Art Histories. Artist-run Initiatives in Lithuania 1987-2014. 2nd volume.

This is the second attempt to compile stories about the genesis and evolution of contemporary art in Lithuania from the period of Revival (1987) and the restoration of Lithuania’s independence to this day. History unfolds in the critical texts by art critics and artists themselves, as well as in first-hand accounts – conversations with the initiators of art events.

(In)dependent Contemporary Art Histories: Artist-run Initiatives in Lithuania 1987-2011

This is one of the first attempts to compile stories about the genesis and evolution of contemporary art in Lithuania from the period of Revival (1987) and the restoration of Lithuania’s independence to this day (2011). History unfolds in the critical texts by art critics and artists themselves, as well as in first-hand accounts – conversations with the initiators of art events.

Candyland Portraits: José Figueroa

Video interview from the Candyland Portraits series. On June 1, 2012 José Figueroa started biking from Kiruna (north of Sweden) and had as goal to reach Trelleborg (south of Sweden) a total of approximately 2000 km. On the bicycle rack José mounted a camera that was programmed to take a picture every ten seconds, both while he cycled and during short breaks.
José Figueroa is an Argentinian photograper born 1973 in Cordoba.

MAA – Museum for the Administration of Aesthetics, Canada

MAA – Museum for the Administration of Aesthetics is a nomadic entity, a research-based nomadic project concerned with issues surrounding the city and the social interactions involving architecture and the urban environment. As its current Director, Paul de Guzman founded MAA in Vancouver in 2010 and collaborates with individuals and organizations on sitespecific projects and curatorial presentations.

Sometimes From a Different Angle Things Look Quite the Same

KOLEKTIF is a platform for contemporary art and design founded in 2009 by Teodora Kotseva (art manager), Rossi Sotirova (artist) and Nikoleta Tashkova (designer). KOLEKTIF dedicates its program to showcasing artists internationally. Main goal is to broaden the exhibition opportunities for talented artists and contribute to the promotion and presentation of their work.

The Sustainability Plan: Useful Curating

Linking Tania Bruguera’s Arte Útil (Useful Art), the function of art institutions and cognitive-science, Stéphanie Bertrand proposes a new model of curating in this essay. Exploring curatorial practice in relation to usership and the mediation of art; Bertrand considers epistemic action that pushes the practice beyond traditional forms of passive participation in art.

The Sustainability Plan: I remember dreaming with friends

In this essay, Haizea Barcenilla reflects on time, artist residencies, and the precarity and sustainability of artistic labour. In an art world that demands more of the artist, Barcenilla uses the Ormston House Artist-in-Residence scheme as a case study that explores a feminist approach to working with and ultimately supporting artists.

Interview with 3331 Arts Chiyoda

3331 Arts Chiyoda is managed as an independent and sustainable organization, holding all varieties of exhibitions, events, and projects. As an artist initiative carrying the motto “a place made for ourselves by ourselves,” most of our staff are artists themselves, conducting their own creative activities.