[NetBehaviour] URBAN STORIES X Baltic Triennial

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Thu Sep 24 22:54:34 CEST 2009

URBAN STORIES X Baltic Triennial
CAC, Vilnius

Vokieciu g. 2
LT-01130 Vilnius
Phone: +370 5 260 8960
Fax:  +370 5 262 3954
Contact: Renata Dubinskaite / Simon Rees
renata at cac.lt
simon at cac.lt


Opening Friday 25 September

Until Sunday 22 November, 2009

curators Ann Demeester and Kestutis Kuizinas
with Ula Tornau and Vera Lauf

The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius is excited to launch the X 
Baltic Triennial of International Art presented in the national 
programme of 'Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009'. Opening on 
Friday 25 September and on show until Sunday 22 November (2009) the X 
Baltic Triennial is the pinnacle contemporary art event of the Vilnius 
Culture Capital and the Contemporary Art Centre's exhibition calendar.

'Urban Stories', which is lead by Ann Demeester (Director, de Appel Arts 
Centre, Amsterdam) and Kestutis Kuizinas (Director of the CAC) is 
comprised of two principal exhibitions: 'Black Swans, True Tales and 
Private Truths' and 'Vilnius COOP: gaps, fictions, and practices' the 
latter curated by Vera Lauf and Ula Tornau. 'Black Swans' the X Baltic 
Triennial's major exhibition is principally located at the CAC. 
Meanwhile, 'Vilnius COOP' is sited in former public social insurance 
offices located on Vilnius' main avenue

Continuing a 15 year tradition that has established the Baltic Triennial 
as one of the most influential contemporary art events staged in 
post-communist Europe 'Urban Stories' will be a dynamic multi-platform 
event of exhibitions, performances, screenings, lectures, and 
publications; and includes a high proportion of newly commissioned and 
site-specific work.

Both projects have extensive public programmes that commence on opening 
day and run until the conclusion of the Triennial in November.

Opening Events:

Friday 25 September
5.00 pm Press conference
6.00 pm Opening at the CAC
7.00 pm Performance MY BARBARIAN (US) and The Sad Dragons (LT)
8.00 pm Opening at Vilnius COOP, Gedimino pr. 27, Vilnius

Saturday 26 September
1.00 pm guided tour with the artists to the off-site project by 
meet at the entrance to the Panorama Hotel, Sodu g. 14, Vilnius
3.00 pm premiere of 'Shanghai' the new film by Vita Zaman (LT)
5.00 pm guided tour with the artists to the off-site project by 
meet at the entrance to the Panorama Hotel, Sodu g. 14, Vilnius


Wednesdays until 18 November

3.00 pm: guided tour to the off-site project by COMFORTABLE (JP)
meet at the ticket-desk of the CAC
7.00pm Vilnius COOP series at Gedimino pr. 27, Vilnius

30 Sept. screening of Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' in association with 
Clemens von Wedemeyer and Maya Schweizer's piece
7 Oct. Andreas Muller presentation of An Architektur 'Common Room'
14 Oct. Joanna Warsza and Siarhei Liubimau presentation of their Warsaw 
activism projects
21 Oct. Jekaterina Lavrinec research presentation 'City as a playground: 
28 Oct screening of Aleksandr Shapiro's 'Putevoditel' [A Guide] intro 
Olga Blackledge
4 Nov. Oksana Zaporozhets research on Russian canteens
11 Nov. Joanna Sokolowska and Benjamin Cope performance 'Another city, 
another life'
18 Nov. Vilnius storytelling event

Thursdays until 19 November

12.00 pm lunch excursion to eat in a Vilnius canteen, as part of Indre 
Klimaite's 'Revival of Lithuanian Canteen Culture' meet at the entrance 
to Vilnius COOP, Gedimino pr. 27, Vilnius


20 Sept, 2 Oct, 4 Oct 'My Handwriting' Web 0: street blogging session 
with Jekaterina Lavrinec and Julius Narkunas, at Vilnius: COOP

3-4 October 'Wild Life Take Away Station' 24 hour performance by Ibrahim 
Quraishi at Zygimantu g. 12, Vilnius
15 October Joanna Warsza lecture/performance 'Vilnius as lost homeland' 
at Mykolaicio-Putino g. 4, Vilnius
30 October premiere of a new film by Gail Pickering (UK), at the CAC
20 November 'Black Swan' at the CAC

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