Kaunas Photography Gallery Art Residency has been established in 2012 to provide an opportunity for national and international audience to realize the connection between traditional photography and new conceptual projects, presenting innovative contemporary undertakings and identity researches, as well as traditional humanistic photography projects. With residency program we hope to interact closely with especially talented, emerging artists, curators and critics and encourage them to make their expectations extremely real.
Most artists visit Lithuania to participate in activities with the local audience that includes artists, curators and art historians. Very much a community based program, visiting artists in addition to working on their personal project, engage directly with local Lithuanian artists on many levels.
From the residents we expect an attentive and peculiar approach to the local identity and culture, the sensitivity to environment characteristics. Curators, art critics and art historians will be given access to Lithuanian photographers archives, library of the photographic publications and direct contact with the Lithuanian photography classics and most relevant artists, art institutions. As we accept very few resident at a time, this enables a unique experience where the introductions and assistance is specifically adapted to the resident?s interests and practice.
The Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers was established in 1969 and became the first of its kind in the USSR. After two years, its branch was opened in Kaunas and here it remains the Union&rsquos most active center up to this day. Now it concentrates on keeping the public informed about the most talented Lithuanian photographers by arranging exhibitions and publishing photo books.
The traditions of exhibiting works go back to 1979, when Kaunas Photography gallery was opened. It was completely renovated in 2010 and now the gallery is one of the largest and most important photographic and contemporary art galleries in the region. Regular exhibitions feature work of local and international photographers of all genres.
Kaunas Photography Gallery residency was established in 2012 to provide an opportunity for national and international audiences to realise the connection between photographic traditions and new conceptual projects, presenting innovative contemporary undertakings as well as traditional humanistic photography projects. With the residency programme we hope to interact closely with talented emerging artists, curators and critics and encourage them to develop and realise their ideas.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Part of a Gallery/Museum
- Visual Art
- Production costs