Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 (Lithuania) in cooperation with Liebling Haus – The White City Center (Tel Aviv) has announced an open call for artistic residencies in modernist cities.
They invite you to submit your application for a short residency dedicated to the form of contemporary artistic interposition for listed cultural heritage sites. The projects will be presented in Kaunas in the frame of ‘MoFU’, and in April, Tel Aviv, within the frame of the exhibition ‘Architecture of Optimism: The Kaunas Phenomenon, 1918–1940’.
Kaunas and Tel- Aviv share modernism as a building style used to establish the city in the early years of formation. Modernism is one of the most powerful avant-garde cultural stories related to migration, colonialism and the search of identity through art and architecture in the world. It continuously provides new, often not yet implemented opportunities for the formation of, local cultural identity and a sustainable approach of living in the city while creating an opportunity for a critical intercultural dialogue.
The residency aims to strengthen the narratives of the Lithuanian and Israeli modernist heritage as a medium of collective heritage, using site-specific artistic interpretations to reflect upon their current contemporary significance to the global community through.
The organisers are looking for multidisciplinary artists whose projects would be based on locally conducted artistic research, leading to a site-specific interpretation of the cultural heritage in Kaunas and Tel Aviv. The project should promote a holistic and sustainable approach and question the importance of modernist heritage to current and future generations. The artistic research will need to be conducted on-site for at least 7 days between 1 May – 30 July 2021, on-site for at least 7 days.
The organisers provide:
- An artistic fee of 1000 € (including VAT).
- Coverage of accommodation and travel expenses.
- Final exhibition in Kaunas during the opening of European Capital of Culture in 2022, and presentation later (May 2022) in Tel Aviv.