IN FOCUS 2010 PROGRAM

August 1, 2010  |  Exhibitions, In Focus 2010

© Kristina Sereikaitė. I am. I Will Be.

IN FOCUS – 2nd International Art Photography Festival in Vilnius

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The IN FOCUS festival of photography will take place for the second time in Vilnius between August 19th and October 5th 2010. During the festival, over 80 artists from 10 countries will present their works in the galleries of the city.

The first exhibition will represent a panorama of the international photography competition called Photosophy after the term coined by the Lithuanian philosopher Arvydas Šliogeris. Over 250 professionals and amateurs from Hungary, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, Great Britain, the US, Belarus, Switzerland, and, of course, Lithuania, took part in the competition. Works which gained the acclaim of photographers, art critics, and curators, will be exhibited.

A few days later, for the first time in a joint space, works by artists exploring the “aesthetics of boredom” will be displayed at the National Art Gallery. The term, created by Dr. Agnė Narušytė, describes the photography of the last decade of the 20th century through boredom, and has affirmed itself both in artistic and academic discourse. In the exhibition, boredom is extended from Jonas Mekas to nowadays photography.

On August 26th the festival will visit the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, whose dilapidated spaces will host the impressive photographs from Madagascar by Fabrice Dellanoy, France. September 2nd will see a premiere debut for the festival – young photographer and cinema operator Kristina Sereikaitė will present her project “I am. I will be” for the first time.

Five days later project “Rites of Passage” by Premyslaw Pokrycki will be presented at the Vilnius Graphic Arts Center. Another premiere on September 13th – the latest cycle by Algis Griškevičius, „Circus“, as well as the latest object and documentary video from the “photography sites”.

On September 16th, Oleg Jarovenko project „Stairwell No 3“ will wait for you at the gallery „Actus Magnus“. Finally, perhaps the most intriguing exhibition of the festival – “Photo Identity” project by the laser specialist Julius Pileckas, comprising holograms of famous photographers’ cameras, erases the divide between the observer and the observed. The paradox between creating a digital hologram and printing it, the opposition of digital and analogue technology, are additional intriguing aspects to the project.

Sponsors:
Culture Support Fund of Lithuania, KONICA MINOLTA Ltd, Fotoprojektai Ltd., Rėmelių dizainas, Ltd. .

Communication Partners:
Bernardinai internet daily, www.bernardinai.lt, www.efoto.lt, Foto magazine, Vilniaus diena, internet daily diena.lt, LiT News, magazine „IQ“, miestoiq.lt., znyata.com.

Our printers:
DRUKA publishing house.

Partners:
French cultural center, Polish Cultural Institute in Vilnius, Lithuanian Art Museum, National Art Gallery, Lithuanian Photographic Association.

Friends:
gallery “Akademija”, “Kairė dešinė” gallery at Vilnius Graphic Arts Center, Vilnius Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, gallery Actus Magnus, Coffee Inn, Philips Lithuania, publishing Huse „Versus aureus“, book shop “Pegasas”.

Organiser Culture Menu
Director of the Festival Eglė Deltuvaitė
+37067243045

PROGRAM

PHOTOSOPHY

Exhibition of works by winners of international photography competition
August 19th-September 4th 2010
Opening: August 19th, 6 pm.
“Prospekto” gallery

43 Gedimino ave., Vilnius
II – V 12 – 6 pm.

BOREDOM

Vytautas Balčytis, Monika Bielskytė, Alfonsas Budvytis, Joana Deltuvaitė, Doooooris, Vidmantas Ilčiukas, Arūnas Kulikauskas, Algimantas Kunčius, Giedrius Liagas, Alvydas Lukys, Jonas Mekas, Aleksandras Ostašenkovas, Vytautas Stanionis, Andrius Surgailis, Algirdas Šeškus, Remigijus Treigys, Gintautas Trimakas, Remigijus Pačėsa, Rokas Pralgauskas, Saulius Paukštys, Raimundas Urbonas, Arturas Valiauga, Gintaras Zinkevičius.
Curators: Agnė Narušytė, Eglė Deltuvaitė
August 25th-September 25th, 2010
Opening: August 25th, 6 pm.
National Art Gallery

22 Konstitucijos ave.
II, III, V – VI 12 – 7 pm
IV 1 – 8 pm
VII 12 – 5 pm

Fabrice Delannoy
„“In the Flow of Glances”“

Curator Eglė Deltuvaitė
August 26th-September 23rd, 2010
Opening: August 26th, 5 pm
Vilnius Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity

II – V 12 to 7 pm,
VI – 12 to 4 pm.
7B Aušros Vartų st., Vilnius
Partner: French Cultural Center

Kristina Sereikaitė
„I am. I Will Be. “


Curator Eglė Deltuvaitė
September 2nd-13th, 2010
Opening: September 2nd, 6 pm
Vilnius Gallery of Photography

19 Didžioji st. / 4 Stiklių st., Vilnius
I – V 10 am – 7 pm

Przemyslavas Pokryckis
“Rites of Passage”


September 7th-25th, 2010
Opening: September 7th, 6 pm
Vilnius Graphic Arts Center, “Kairė – dešinė” gallery

3 Latako st., Vilnius
II – V 12 to 7 pm
VI 12 to 4 pm
Partner: Polish Institute in Vilnius

Algis Griškevičius
„Circus“


Video film by: Morta Griškevičiūtė ir Gintarė Rakickaitė
Curator Eglė Deltuvaitė
September 13th-25th, 2010
Opening: September 13th, 5 pm
“Akademija” gallery

44 Pilies st., Vilnius
I – VI 12 – 6 pm

Julius Pileckas
„Photo Identity“


Curator Arturas Valiauga
September 16th-October 4th, 2010
Opening: September 16th, 5 pm
Vilnius Gallery of Photography

19 Didžioji st. / 4 Stiklių st., Vilnius
I – V 10 am – 7 pm

Olegas Jarovenko
„Stairwell No. 3“


Curator Julya Dobrovolskaya
September 16th- October 5th, 2010
Opening: September 16th, 6 pm
Gallery „Actus Magnus“

36 – 44 Pilies str., Vilnius
II-V 13-19 pm.
VI 12-17 pm.

We are waiting for you!
Eglė Deltuvaitė


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