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AN OPEN-AIR PUBLIC ART SPACE

ABOUT PROJECT

ARTERIJA – an open-air public art space by Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty – a part of the “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” programme. Location of the ARTERIJA art space – V. Kuzmos st., Kaunas, Lithuania. Opening of the ARTERIJA art space – January 2022. ARTERIJA will be held through all the period of “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022”.

WHAT CREATES THE ARTERIJA?
ARTERIJA‘s expositions are created by students and lecturers of Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts and other art schools, as well as professional artists who gather in creative groups.

HOW ARE IDEAS BORN?
In 2021, two creative workshops of ARTERIJA ideas took place: the creative workshop of the Department of Architecture of Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts (12 creative groups - about 90 students) and International creative workshop (5 creative groups - about 20 students).

The results of these creative workshops are a great library of ideas for the creators of ARTERY expositions. And all the students who took part in the creative workshops have the opportunity to join them this year.

WHAT UNITS IDEAS?
The silent and unifying theme of ARTERIJA is a human and creation. But a human is not just the body and blood. A human is thoughts, seeking the past and the future, connecting the vastness of space and the depths of the oceans. It is the dreams and unlimited creative powers. At the same time, the humans are the foundation and philosophical epicentre of European culture. They create worlds, and worlds are created by them. "Cogito ergo sum," says René Descartes. "I see, I hear, I feel and I have - which means I am," says ARTERIJA.

WHAT AND WHEN?

The first exposition of the project 'ARTerija' was opened on V. Kuzmos Street (Kaunas) on January 28. On a windy Friday evening, a large crowd of guests gathered in V. Kuzmos Street, which became the new and unique place to express Kaunas art. The art space and its first exposition named "Blink" was opened by Prof. Jonas Audėjaitis, Dean of Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts, and Assist. Prof. Rimantas Giedraitis - project curator and co-author of the first exhibition.
On opening night the philosopher Viktoras Bachmetjevas shared his insights and thoughts about the opened exhibition. The exposition was also presented by main author Saulius Paliukas and the co-author, famous Lithuanian photographer Romualdas Požerskis, who shared his memories of thee photograph captured in 1975 at V. Kuzmos str.. This photograph was the inspiration for the first exhibition in the open-air gallery.
We invite you not to pass and visit the first open-air exposition. The best time to visit 'ARTerija', hear the sounds, and see the light installations is from 6 p.m. every evening (although it is open 24 hours a day). The exhibition "BLINK" will run all year round.