Posts tagged as art

Lithuanian, European academies sign manifesto against political interference in arts

Thursday, November 5, 2020

A group of 60 European academies have joined forces to fight for freedom in the arts, according to a manifesto published in Berlin last month. The manifesto, created by the European Alliance of Academies, was also signed by Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilniaus Dailės Akademija) in Lithuania. “In some European countries, we are currently experiencing cultural policies that frame arts and culture only in a national sense and increasingly regulate…

Architectural history: Riga School of Design and Art 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Riga School of Design and Art is where Riga’s visual future is born. Here, artists who will go on to create the aesthetics that surround us are developing their skills. But the building which creates the future has itself been shaped by a vivid past. The story of Riga School of Design and Art is told below by the woman behind its restoration project, architect Zaiga Gaile. A school for Russian boys…

Short stories of Lithuanian art. Vladas Urbanavičius and Ksenija Jaroševaitė – video

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

LRT and MO Museum bring you a series of videos presenting 20 key Lithuanian artists of the 20th century. In the Soviet Union, sculpture was the most ideologically-loaded art. Without public commissions artists had no technological means to realise large-scale projects. But several sculptors, however, came up with a solution. In 1962, in the remote Vilnius suburb of Jeruzalė, they built a workshop where they could work metal and carve…

Short stories of Lithuanian art. Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė – video

Friday, May 22, 2020

LRT and MO Museum bring you a series of videos presenting 20 key Lithuanian artists of the 20th century. Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė (1933–2007) Winning acclaim for women artists was difficult in the Soviet period. Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė is undoubtedly one of the boldest women artists, captivating for her work and her personal story alike. In 1972, Rožanskaitė finished an assemblage titled ‘1941’. In it, angular, broken human shapes are looking…

Lithuanian artists bring concerts and art to the coutyards

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Artists across Lithuania are bringing concerts and performances to the courtyards of apartment blocks in different towns. In Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city, the team behind Kaunas 2022 – the programme for the European capital of culture in 2022 – have launched a project together with artists at Fluxus Labas. “We have planned effective doses of experience for the residents – professionals of various arts including theatre, dance, contemporary circus…