Nida Art Colony is fully booked until 18th of Sept, 2012

We are looking forward to your bookings from 18th of September onwards to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exhibition "Baltic Bodies and Textiles"

Exhibition “Baltic Bodies and Textiles“ is opening on 3rd of July. International textile syphozium “Baltic“ and interactive international workshop “Performance for The Camera“ participants worked 10 days and prepared works using various media and their bodies. You are welcome to come and see!


Open studios and presentation of works by the participants of "Contemporary Past 2012"project

10.00-13.00, 14.00-18.00


PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, INSTALLATIONS AND PERFORMANCES: presentation and discussion of works by the participants of "Contemporary Past 2012“ project – students from Finland, Sweden, Romania and Lithunia.

17.00-19.30 Profiles of June artists-in-residence


AKVILĖ ANGLICKAITĖ (LT)

FRANZISKA NAST (DE)

JENNIFER SCHMIDT (USA)

JOSHUA ROBERTS (USA, Honkong)

KATARZYNA MIRON & EWA GOZNA (PL, FI)


18.00 Guided tour through the studios
19.30 Beer and snacks

Contemporary Past: tracking a postcard

Image by IP 2011 participant Stefan Asafti

 

10-24 June 2012

The third intensive summer course Contemporary Past will concentrate on the issue of message transfer in visual arts: How does a piece of art communicate with the viewer? What codes, strategies or methods are used in this communication? Does it matter what the artist wants to say and what the viewer gets? What happens to a coded message while it travels from the artist’s head to that of the viewer? Is it possible to materialize the process of thought through visual signs? Should one avoid or make use of the volatility of meaning and subjective truth? How close can means of visual communication get to those of a language? How to challenge the viewer’s habits of reading visual messages?

The main subject of the course refers to the location of the IP: Nida Art Colony is on the Curonian Spit, which served as a shortcut of the 19th century mail road connecting Koenigsberg and Riga (or Paris, Warsaw and St. Petersburg on the bigger scale). The course links communication by post to communication by visual representation and suggests the participants to reflect on travelling, be it a message travelling from a sender to a receiver, an idea, an object or a person.

Contemporary Past seeks to offer different approaches to the chosen subject: participants will have an opportunity to deepen their knowledge in visual semiotics, to discuss selected art works with their creators, to get to know the history of the old mail route, to watch relevant documentaries and fiction.

Five advanced students and a tutor from each partner school can attend the course. It is conducted by 4 tutors from partner schools and four guest speakers (artists and art researchers, who present their personal strategies and insight into communication by means of visual representation).

Contemporary Past consists of theoretical lectures, discussions, workshops, guided field trips and independent research. The first week is devoted to lectures discussions and field trips; the second – to individual research and workshops. Public review and discussion of created works will take place on the final weekend. All student participants are awarded 5 ECTS credits.

The project is fully funded by the LLP/Erasmus Programme.

More information: www.contemporarypast.com

Nida Art Colony: Call for Winter-Spring Residency Applications and Trainee


Nida Art Colony: Call for Winter-Spring Residency Applications and Trainee

Nida Art Colony invites artists, designers, architects, curators, and art researchers to experience the Winter and Spring on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park (Lithuania).

CALL FOR RESIDENCY APPLICATIONS: BALTIC-NORDIC RESIDENCIES OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2012 AND INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES JANUARY-MAY 2013

Nida Art Colony or NAC welcomes proposals for its upcoming winter residencies. Two types of residencies are available. Residencies with grants will be offered to Baltic and Nordic artists for the term of October to December, 2012. The January to May, 2013, term is open to all applicants.

The NAC is located in a remote and beautiful landscape. The residency is appropriate for those artists seeking time, solitude and big studio or open-air space as well as for those who love coincidences and want to meet artists from all over the world in order to collaborate with them now or in the future. The Colony building also hosts student workshops and international artistic projects for shorter periods of time. The NAC is located in the small resort town of Nida.

The Colony provides the necessary living and social conditions to ensure a comfortable environment for the five artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors with 65 sq. m of floor space and features all the necessary facilities. The colony is situated about 600 meters away from the sand dunes, and a short walk from the beach. For a list of available equipment, see www.nidacolony.lt

To get a sense of Colony life and to see A.I.R. portfolios from 2011 please check the Nida Art Colony Log at www.nidacolony.lt/images/log01.pdf and www.nidacolony.lt/images/log02.pdf

More information on facilities, activities and services at www.nidacolony.lt and on Facebook.

Applications for Baltic-Nordic Grants for Residencies
in October - December 2012: Follow application guidelines at http://www.nidacolony.lt/en/residence/application. Please, indicate "Baltic-Nordic Grant Application" in the subject line. Only the residents of Baltic-Nordic countries (except Lithuania) are eligible. There are 3 grants for artists and 1 for curator/researcher who is willing to spend 20-30% of his/her residency time co-curating/reseraching residency and colony programme.

Duration: 2 months.

Supported by The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.



Applications for Residencies in January - May 2013
: Follow application guidelines at http://www.nidacolony.lt/en/residence/application. Please indicate "Winter Residency Application" in the subject line.

Duration: 1 to 4 months. The recommended duration of a residency is 2 months.

Costs: Studio and living space rent is 312 Eur/month , including all taxes, use of equipment, communal spaces, and bicycles.

We currently have no grants for January - May applicants, but we will issue a letter of invitation to be used for external grant applications.

Deadline for all applications: June 15, 2012

CALL FOR A TRAINEE

We are looking for an intern to work as an assistant curator, which includes coordination of artist-in-residency and other culture & education programmes. You will also have to assist in daily tasks. We offer a unique experience and reference letters for your future career, as well as free accommodation at the Colony from September 2012 to May 2013. However, you will have to cover your living expenses. You should stay from 4 to 8 months. Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. till 15th of June, 2012. For more information please visit http://nidacolony.lt/en/colony/internships

The Colony is also waiting for your proposals to make an event (63-beds guesthouse and 3 conference/workshop spaces).

Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts, Taikos str. 43, Neringa (Nida), Lithuania

Tel.: +370 662 45216, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Inter-format Symposium on Remoteness and Contemporary Art on 17-20th of May 2012

The 2nd Inter-format Symposium is approaching with over 30 participnants: curators, art & residency centres directors and project managers, and artists. The programme is here http://remotenet.nidacolony.lt

Nida Colony Residents May 2012

The Nida Art Colony recently welcomed 4 new residents. Pawel Mendrek(PL), Helen Acosta Iglesias(SP/DE), Carolina Aponte(CAN), and Judit Hettema(NL) will be joining our resident from February, Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen (FIN).

 

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Contemporary Past: tracking a postcard

Photo by IP 2011 participant Stefan Asafti

Contemporary Past: tracking a postcard

www.contemporarypast.com

10-24 June 2012

Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts

www.nidacolony.lt

Vilnius Academy of Arts is organizing the third intensive summer course Contemporary Past. This year it will concentrate on the issue of message transfer in visual arts: How does a piece of art communicate with the viewer? What codes, strategies or methods are used in this communication? Does it matter what the artist wants to say and what the viewer gets? What happens to a coded message while it travels from the artist’s head to that of the viewer? Is it possible to materialize the process of thought through visual signs? Should one avoid or make use of the volatility of meaning and subjective truth? How close can means of visual communication get to those of a language? How to challenge the viewer’s habits of reading visual messages?

The main subject of the course refers to the location of the IP: Nida Art Colony is on the Curonian Spit, which served as a shortcut of the 19th century mail road connecting Koenigsberg and Riga (or Paris, Warsaw and St. Petersburg on the bigger scale). The course links communication by post to communication by visual representation and suggests the participants to reflect on travelling, be it a message travelling from a sender to a receiver, an idea, an object or a person.

Contemporary Past seeks to offer different approaches to the chosen subject: participants will have an opportunity to deepen their knowledge in visual semiotics, to discuss selected art works with their creators, to get to know the history of the old mail route, to watch relevant documentaries and fiction.

The project is fully funded by the LLP/Erasmus Programme. Partner schools of the project are:
- Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design), www.konstfack.se
- Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca, www.uad.ro 
- Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, www.kuva.fi 
- Vilnius Academy of Arts, www.vda.lt 

Five advanced students and a tutor from each partner school can attend the course. It is conducted by tutors from partner schools and guest speakers (artists and art researchers, who present their personal strategies and insight into communication by means of visual representation).

Tutors from partner schools:
-    Paivikki Kallio and Caspar Stracke from Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
-    Eugen Moritz from Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca
-    Sigute Chlebinskaitė from Vilnius Academy of Arts 
-    Ronald Jones from Konstfack

Guest speakers:
-    Susanne Husse, curator, art researcher, DE
-    Falke Pisano, artist, NL (http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/falke_pisano)
-    Gintaute Zemaityte, Vilnius university, art researcher, LT (semiotics, culture studies, philosophy, analysis of visual discourses)
-    Marta Vosyliute, artist, LT (http://www.marta.lt)
-    Nijole Strakauskaite, senior researcher at the Baltic Sea Region History and Archaeology Institute of Klaipeda University, LT

More info on tutors and guest speakers will be available at www.contemporarypast.com soon.

Contemporary Past consists of theoretical lectures, discussions, workshops, guided field trips and independent research. The first week is devoted to lectures discussions and field trips; the second – to individual research and workshops. Public review and discussion of created works will take place on the final weekend. All student participants are awarded 5 ECTS credits.


Curator and coordinator: Rasa Antanaviciute, PhD Candidate at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, main interest – social history of urban planning and public art in the first half of the 20th century, executive director of Nida Art Colony, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Co-curator: Ulrike Gerhardt, PhD Candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg, main interest – historical imaginary in contemporary video art, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Administrator: Egle Indriunaite, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.