Robert Wilson: no one can do what I did, and I don't want anyone to try to do it

In September 2022, the premiere of Dorian, based on the work and life of Oscar Wilde and the biography of Francis Bacon, is scheduled in National Kaunas Drama Theatre as part of the Kaunas 2022 program. Directed by Robert Wilson, the play was intended for one actor, but while talking to the American artist right after the casting in Kaunas, the statement became yet another question.

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'Modernism for the Future'. Architecture as inspiration for cinema, dance, music and beyond

While becoming the European Capital of Culture is the most anticipated event in Kaunas, it's not the only one. The UNESCO World Heritage Commission now has to decide whether the modernist architecture network of Kaunas will be included in the prestigious global list of protected heritage. The acknowledgement would continue the list of international appreciations that already includes the European Heritage Label.

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Anthropologist Galdikas to visit Lithuania

Birute Galdikas, a world-renowned anthropologist of Lithuanian descent, will pay a visit to Lithuania on Wednesday.

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First crypto art exhibition presented in Lithuania

On 18 October the Lewben Art Foundation will present the first NFT exhibition in Lithuania titled ‘How Soon is Tomorrow. Collecting NFTs’ curated by a team of curators – Edgar Aronov, Ugnė Bužinskaitė, Justė Jonutytė, Giedrė Marčiulaitė, and Olga Temnikova. The exhibition will feature NFT works from three private collections: the Lewben Art Foundation, Edgar Aronov (Estonia) and that of an Estonian collector with the nickname sklhv.

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Russian expatriate opens exhibition in Ukmerge

Exhibition of Akrolesta Retrospective. Selected opened in Ukmerge. It presents Akrolesta's works from various collections, created over the past five years. It is the sixth Akrolesta's personal exhibition this year.

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Plans to move Zappa's monument in Vilnius cause stir

Plans to move a monument to singer Frank Zappa in central Vilnius from a square named after him to free up the space for the construction of the nearby policlinic's new extension has angered the monuments' initiators.

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Vilnius Book Fair planned for next February

The next Vilnius Book Fair is scheduled to take place at the Lithuanian capital's Litexpo exhibition center on February 24-27, 2022, the organizers said on Tuesday.

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Kaunas 2022 memory program will build bridges between different cultures, religions and languages

In 2022, the Kaunas 2022 program “Memory Office” will invite the audience to a year-long cultural research of Kaunas DNA. An extremely rich and multi-layered artistic program will lead to a brave confrontation with the city’s complex past like a mirror that helps you get to know yourself and your humanity better.

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Nine items to be added to UNESCO Memory of the World Lithuanian National Register

Nine items of Lithuania’s documentary heritage will be added to the Lithuanian National Register of UNESCO’s Memory of the World.

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Culture ministry rules out censoring choice of performers invited to perform in Lithuania

The Ministry of Culture will not seek to control the choice of performers being invited by national concert establishments to perform in Lithuania but will consult them if necessary, Culture Minister Simonas Kairys has said.

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National theater calls off premiere due to charges against director in Belgium

The Lithuanian National Drama Theater (LNDT) on Monday called off the upcoming premiere of the Night Writer due to sexual harassment charges made in Belgium against Jan Fabre, the director of the one-man performance.

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European capital of culture forum in Kaunas: reflecting on five years of creative adventures

Next year’s European Capital of Culture (ECoC), Kaunas, has already caught the continent’s attention. On September 22–24, the team revealed a comprehensive programme for 2022 – the press conference was followed by a two-day forum full of captivating presentations, in-depth debates and artistic interventions. All of that helped to reveal the core ideas and values of the project and suggested 2022 will be one of the most successful years in the city’s history. An introduction to a new creative era, too. Once a temporary capital of a new state, today, Kaunas is ready to become a contemporary European capital.

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All eyes on Kaunas: City revealed the European Capital of Culture 2022 programme

After twelve years of anticipation, the official title of European Capital of Culture is back in Lithuania. The country’s second-largest city Kaunas and the surrounding Kaunas district are ready to become one big European stage next year – the grand opening is scheduled for January 22, 2022.

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Share of Lithuanian Metrica digitized: four centuries of our history

Lithuanian Metrica is a huge archive of documents of the Chancellery of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. There is a total of 700 known Lithuanian Metrica books. Lithuania has published more than 60 volumes of this impressive source.

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Lithuania marks 80 years since start of Holocaust

Lithuania is marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the genocide of Jews in the country on Thursday, the national Holocaust remembrance day.

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ArtVilnius’21 presents its program

The biggest visual arts event in the Eastern region, the contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’21, this year again invites everyone in the fall, on October 15-17. The organizers of the international event to be held at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center LITEXPO present its detailed program one month before the fair.

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Manuscript of May 3rd Constitution to be displayed in Vilnius

The manuscripts of the Constitution of 3 May 1791 and the Mutual Pledge will be exhibited at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius in October, Lithuania's Culture Ministry announced on Monday.

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Restored Ziezmariai synagogue opens its doors

The restored wooden synagogue in Ziezmariai in Lithuania's Kaisiadorys District is opening its doors on Friday.

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Remains of three WWII victims found to be handed over to US

The remains of three WWII American pilots found in Lithuania will be handed over to the United States on Thursday.

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Art photographer Rakauskas passes away

Well-known Lithuanian art photographer Romualdas Rakauskas has died at the age of 80.

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