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Please save the date for Šilainiai Project artist residency group exhibition opening at Kabinetas project space 6-8pm 31 October 2016.

There will be a group discussion (speakers to be confirmed) 6:30-8pm 7 November 2016.

The exhibition will be on view 31 October – 14 November, Monday to Friday 1-7 p.m. (A. Mapu st. 20, Kaunas, Lithuania).

For special appointments and other information please contact +37061183444, info@arthesis.lt

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Conference ‘ARTS AND SOCIAL INNOVATION: EMPOWERMENT, IMPACT AND POLICY’

I will be presenting Šilainiai Project at this conference 30 September, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania. My session starts 10 am and will be held at Theatre ‘MI’, Pranciškonų Palace, Trakų st. 8, Room 122 a. The event is free to attend. Everyone welcome. Programme attached.

International Scientific – Practical Conference

ARTS AND SOCIAL INNOVATION: EMPOWERMENT, IMPACT AND POLICY

29-30 September 2016

 

Organizers: Arts Agency “Artscape” and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

International scientific-practical conference Arts and Social Innovation: Empowerment, Impact and Policy aims to bring together scholars and practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds to give a platform for theoretical and practical discussions on social innovations development through arts and inspire innovative politically and socially engaged art projects. The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Policy Framework and Political Activism for Social Innovation through Arts
  • Access to Culture and Social Innovation
  • Social Integration and Inclusion through Arts

The first day of the conference – the research session will focus on various theoretical insights and examples of good practices in Europe on social innovation through arts. The second day will give the conference participants a chance to visit projects that involve art for social change, to hear more about these projects, challenges and opportunities and share their own expertise.

More information on the conference webpage.

Exhibition from the sculpture series ‘Objects’

Evelina Šimkutė / Exhibition from the sculpture series ‘Objects’

Opening / 22nd August / 7 p.m.
Discussion with the author / 30th August / 6 pm. Participating: Evelina Šimkutė, Jurijus Dobriakovas, dr. Aušra Trakšelytė, Vaida Stepanovaitė.

‘Objects’ fits in various discourses – cultural, urbanistic, architectural, historical and others. The author researches her native Šilainiai micro-district that has dramatically changed. This research is imbued with personal and more extensive experience of a historical epoch as well. Abandoned children’s’ playgrounds, almost seized by nature, are brought back to their original physical form through sculpture. By stopping the decay and also highlighting it, a new relationship with the familiar surroundings is being created. Copies of public objects handmade from stainless steel and concrete can be seen at this enclosed project space. Both these and originals often do not serve their direct function but mark a change of reality, memories and place.

The creative work of Evelina Šimkutė (b. 1985) acts in the field of visual art and curatorial practice and is based on the research of space and time. In 2012 an author graduated from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. ‘Objects’ in Kabinetas project space is the first personal exhibition in Lithuania of the artist,currently working between London and Kaunas. The author is also leading two socio-cultural projects based on the practice of de-centralization: ’Šilainiai Photo’ (silainiaiphoto.com) and ‘Šilainiai Project’ (silainiaiproject.com) in the micro-district of Šilainiai, Kaunas. The final exhibition of the latter project will take place at Kabinetas on 31st October – 14th November, 2016.

More about the author: Evelina Simkute, evelinasimkute.com

‘Objects’ will be on view 22nd – 31st of August, Monday to Friday 1-7 p.m. (A. Mapu st. 20, Kaunas). For special appointments and other information please contact +37061183444, info@arthesis.lt

Evelina Šimkutė / Objects
Photography / Rūta Stepanovaitė

Šilainiai Project

Silainiai Project logo

Šilainiai Project artist residency talk series ‘Tea with the Artist’

23 July – Arata Mori (Japan) 14:00

27 July – Brooke Carlson (Australia) 18:00

5 August – Francis Olvez-Wilshaw (England) 18:00

18 August – Milda Gailiūtė (Šilainiai) 18:00

24 August – The Lake Twins (England) 18:00

ADDRESS: Šilainiai Library – Baltų pr. 81, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Project Exhibition October 31 – November 14 2016 in project space ‘Kabinetas’, Mapu g. 20 Kaunas, Lithuania.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Šilainiai Artist In Residence, Šilainiai microdistrict, Kaunas, Lithuania

Artist mini-residency program set up by the local artist Evelina Simkute.

International artists stay with a host family in Šilainiai up to two weeks and make works in public spaces. There are opportunities to work with local schools/ community groups and exhibit works in local venues. At the moment the residency is by invitation only.

www.silainiaiproject.com