Thomas Mann festival in Nida Art Colony


June passed by as fast as the sea wind, Nida has bid farewell Pipa / Comida de Papel, the brazilian artist and cook which travelled almost all round Lithuania to gather loads of recipes of Lithuanian home cuisine. A couple of days ago Lina Žigelytė and Danius Kesminas also finalized their residencies in NAC.

On the 13th of July  XVII international Thomas Mann festival is starting in Nida. It will have events in various places, it will also be welcomed by Nida Art Colony.


Nidos meno kolonijos vasaros naujienos

Vilniaus dailės akademijos Nidos meno kolonijoje - vasaros karštis ir darbų įkarštis. Į antrą pusę krypsta "Contemporary Past: Counterstrategies for Greenwashing" kūrybinės dirbtuvės, visai šalia - Joninės, netruks priartėti ir Tomo Mano festivalis.

Visu vasaros metu ir dalį rudens čia vyks Vilniaus dailės akademijos ir kitų universitetų studentų praktikos, kurį laiką bus organizuojami dailės užsiėmimai visiems norintiems ir t.t. Interesantams primename, kad - nepaisant to, kad mielai norėtume visus priimti - visi Nidos meno kolonijos kambariai užimti ir artimiausias laikas, kuriam vėl galėtume priimti poilsiautojus yra spalio mėnuo.


June-July 2013 residents in NAC


Since the end of May / beginning of June Nida Art Colony is hosting a new group of residents. One of them has arrived already during the Symposium - it's Pipa "Comida de Papel", working on a recipe project which she started developing while on residency in Poland. She has already gathered quite many of those from Lithuanian home-cuisine and is now working on their transcription and translation. All of them will be posted in a trilingual blog, for now you can find them in her Facebook profile.


Workshop "Counterstrategies for Greenwashing": public events

"Contemporary Past" is once again at Nida Art Colony, and is working on "Counterstrategies for Greenwashing". Below there's a list of the events all are welcome to attend. However, the language of the events is English (except the Bat Workshop) and events are subject to change, thus please visit the program to double check it before leaving the house.


Inter-Format 2013 Aftermath

Symposium "Inter-format" has invited to Nida Art Colony a plenty of art professionals - artists, curators, theoretics, as well as young art students that started the symposium a couple of days before everyone else did with a workshop curated by Barnaby Drabble. A great plenty of questions was raised, new pages were turned over, but - just as it started - everything ended in a blink of an eye.


Exhibition in Neringa History museum from workshop See the Sea

Welcome to see the Exhibition in Neringa History museum from the workshop See the Sea until 10th of June. Exhibition is made by students and professors from 4 art schools during
May 24-31 in KUNO intensive course/painting workshop "See the Sea" (Vilnius Academy of Arts, Art Academy of Latvia, Umea Academy of Fine Arts, University of Gothenborg, Valand Academy).

INTER-FORMAT SYMPOSIUM: On Critical Tourism, Site-specificity and Post-romantic Condition 2013

Together with the spring the main annual NAC event INTER-FORMAT SYMPOSIUM: On Critical Tourism, Site-specificity and Post-romantic Condition is approaching (May 16–19, Nida Art Colony, LT). It is hosting together more than 40 art professionals (artists, curators, researchers). It is a part of the project On Hosting and Displacing co-organised by Nida Art Colony (LT) and Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais (Sierre, CH) and partly supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council.


Contemporary Past: counter strategies for greenwashing

Vytautas Tautkevičius installing his work "Oil Spots" in the Baltic Sea, 2011 / Photo by Jūratė Jarulytė

Vytautas Tautkevičius installing his work "Oil Spots" in the Baltic sea, 2011 / Photo by J.Jarulytė

During the fourth and the last Contemporary Past students and tutors will investigate artistic projects and cultural initiatives dealing with ecology and environment related topics from the critical vantage point of tracking the concept/idea of sustainability, its socio-economic and political contexts.