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.
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.
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.
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.
Scanned article from the catalogue of the first edition of the art fair Supermarket, listing Swedish artists-initiatives 1899–2007
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.
In Search for the Artist-Run-Baltic. Artist run spaces in three Baltic Countries – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia.
A landscape of artist-run spaces active in Europe today, testimonies from the interstice between institutions and market.
“This paper focuses on the contemporary phenomenon of artists who, because of institutional changes in the social organization of the visual arts, become their own gatekeepers by running their own galleries, managing their own exposure and re-establishing direct contact with their audiences and communities (…).”