- Published on Monday, 04 July 2016 09:08
|The yellow colour means that the 7th Log of VAA Nida Art Colony is now available online in a convenient digital format (PDF, 13.2 MB). In this summer heat of July, we invite you to take a look at the Colony’s work period of June 2014 – September 2015. The paper version of the log is available at Nida Art Colony and in the office of Nida Art Colony at Vilnius Academy of Arts (Maironio St. 6, 1st floor, office No. 226).|
|This issue of Nida Art Colony log, which covers NAC activities during a 16-month time period, embraces various geographies and notions of time. Over this period, we hosted 66 residents that reserved a month or longer of their life for this “time-wellness” in Nida. Within this time-period Nida Art Colony broadened its geographic scope, from Central Asia to the Venice Biennale. At the end of 2014, NAC hosted a regional meeting/conference of the Res Artis worldwide network of artist residencies. “Is the art residency a certain trauma?” was asked by the critic and curator Viktor Misiano (RU/IT), who was among the event’s keynote speakers.
A part of 2014 and nearly the whole of 2015 were devoted to thinking about time in the Lithuanian historical memory and the way it has been actualised in Museum, a project by Dainius Liškevičius, which NAC commissioned for the 56th Venice Biennale.
As the reconstruction of the second part of NAC was going on, we embraced other spaces to show four exhibitions, premiere a movie, and present a recently published book.
In August 2015, along with Andrew Gryf Paterson (FIN/SCO), we co-curated the 5th participatory event on time and inter-formativity, which had two goals. First, to reflect upon and rethink the symposium as an experiential and discursive space where knowledge sharing happens in very different formats, beyond our usual understanding of what is a lecture (seminar, presentation, discussion, etc.) or performance (stand-up, participatory event, jam session, etc.). Second, to consider the role of time as a medium for sharing experiences and knowledge, including its out/on-goingness and limitations.
In the 7th issue you can find the portfolios of the Colony’s former residents Albert Allgaier, Azusa Chareteau, Camila Cañeque, Rūta Junevičiūtė and Nicolas Matranga, Tanya Busse, Virginia de Diego, Elizabeth McTernan, Holly Mclean and Laurie Lax, Frauke Materlik, Ida Divinzenz, Tomas S. Butkus, Claudia Larcher, Christiane Hütter, Danius Kesminas, and Pakui Hardware.
You can also read about the exhibitions “Imaginary Shores”, “Giants. Souvenirs”, “Parasite & Mimicry”, “Collage Pleasures”, and John Grzinich’s “Curonia”.
Finally, travel back in time to the 5th Interformat Symposium “On Time (and Interformativity)” with texts by Tautvydas Bajerkevičius and Marianna Maruyama. Meanwhile, Vytautas Michelkevičius’ conversation with Viktor Misiano will remind you of the 56th Venice Biennale.
Editor-in-chief: Vytautas Michelkevičius