Unlearning Eastern Europe

In 2019 a continuing residency program called Unlearning Eastern Europe was launched. It is planned for 2019-2022 and seeks to rethink the problems specific to the (Eastern European) region – from traumas of historical past, opportunities for decolonization to strategies of memory politics or activism. In 2020, it is planned to expand the program’s geography by opening it to contemporary art curators and researchers not only from the Baltic but also from other Eastern European countries.

The format of Unlearning Eastern Europe residency program responds to the need for curatorial residencies (there is no specifically curatorial residency program in Lithuania), encourages exploration of curatorial potential and builds international partnerships. The curators participating in the program are invited to examine the various sociopolitical contexts of the Eastern European region and the possible activation of new scenarios, to associate their curatorial and artistic practices with activism, and to seek social change. The KMN (Kaunas Artists’ House) residency program Unlearning Eastern Europe aims to create a supportive space for critical discourse, curatorial research, discussing it in the context of Kaunas involving and engaging local artists, students, activists, academics, and other residents of the city.

Residents:

Tanel Rander (EE)

In 2019 April KAH hosted curator, artist Tanel Rander (EE). His residency included two public lectures: “A Mole, Larger in Size Than Ever Seen Before” and “Unlearning Eastern Europe”. More…

Eglė Mikalajūnė (LT)

In 2019, during July and August, KAH hosted the second curator to participate in the year’s programme – Eglė Mikalajūnė (LT) who conducted a lecture “Illegal realities in contemporary society and fake news as an artistic strategy”. More…

Anete Skuja (LV)

In 2019 December KAH hosted the third curator to participate in the year’s programme –Anete Skuja (LV) who conducted a lecture “Archival Impulse: tour through archive based photography art” at Kaunas PhotographyGallery (Vilnius st. 2). More…

Contacts

The program is curated by Edvinas Grinkevičius
edvinas@kmn.lt+370 37 223259

Partners

Activities

Mocuments | November

Mocuments | November

2022-11-16 19:00 - 21:00 M. ir K. Petrauskų muziejus Kauno menininkų namai mocuments

In November, we continue the cycle of video art and documentaries screenings—"Mocuments". One of the screenings will be complemented by guided tours in the museum, and the other by discussing historical monuments or objects of memory politics in our public spaces.

Mocuments | November

Mocuments | November

2022-11-02 19:00 - 21:00 Kauno menininkų namai Kauno menininkų namai mocuments

In November, we continue the cycle of video art and documentaries screenings—"Mocuments". One of the screenings will be complemented by guided tours in the museum, and the other by discussing historical monuments or objects of memory politics in our public spaces.

Mocuments | October

Mocuments | October

2022-10-19 19:00 - 21:00 Kauno menininkų namai Kauno menininkų namai mocuments

Mocuments is yearly series of video art and film screenings and discussions organised by Kaunas Artists' House, exploring the relationship between history and fiction, asking the question, what do we call a politically engaged work? Where can we draw the line between pr...