Lithuania blacklists Russian singers Korolyova and Sharipov

Lithuania has put two more Russian singers on its persona non grata list because of their concerts held in the occupied Crimea.

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Director of major Kaunas ECC events: COVID-19 has become creative task for us

The coronavirus pandemic and unpredictable Lithuanian weather are only a few challenges Chris Baldwin, the director of the major Kaunas – the European Capital of Culture events, has had to face.

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European university alliances: is Lithuania ready for educational transformation?

For quite some time specialists and scientists in various fields have been looking for solutions to the challenges of the modern world - climate change, demographic shift, and digitalization. Aiming to solve these issues, European educational institutions are joining forces in alliances and forming multidisciplinary research groups to tackle the complex and multifaceted challenges of today.

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Art auction collects EUR 8,000 for Belarusian political prisoners

More than 8,000 euros have been collected to support political prisoners and their families in Belarus during an art auction in Lithuania.

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Jewish community condemns China's attempts to manipulate Holocaust

The Jewish Community of Lithuania (JCL) on Friday strongly condemned China's attempts to manipulate the Holocaust topic.

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Construction on VU Faculty of Medicine research center begins in Vilnius

Construction on a state-of-the art research center of Vilnius University's Faculty of Medicine is officially getting underway on Friday with a groundbreaking ceremony in Vilnius Santara Valley, next to Santaros Klinikos, the university's hospital.

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Kaunas and Vilnius hosting Holocaust remembrance events

Kaunas and Vilnius are on Thursday hosting events to commemorate 5,000 Jews from Berlin, Munich, Vienna and Wroclaw killed in the Ninth Fort of Kaunas 80 years ago.

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The contemporary Myth of Kaunas Trilogy – a journey to a new city identity

In 2022, Kaunas will be reborn – the myth of the contemporary capital, which the Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 team has been creating for three years, will materialise itself in an impressive programme. The main highlights of the programme are the Myth of Kaunas Trilogy events, which will take place over the three weekends: The Confusion (January 19–23), The Confluence (May 20–22) and The Contract (November 25–27).

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Kaunas as international meeting point: star-studded program of the European Capital of Culture

The international ties between Kaunas and the world intensified right after announcing the city would become the European Capital of Culture in 2022. No wonder it will be the year of numerous dream-come-true moments for art producers, directors and cultural operators – as well as the year of discovering Kaunas, the contemporary capital, for quality-seeking culture lovers from all over the continent and beyond.

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Virtual ArtVilnius’21 tour – opportunity to visit the Art Fair from home

The organizers of the international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius21 invite you to return to the spaces of Litexpo, only this time, virtually. You will be able to take a walk in a virtual 3D tour of the biggest visual arts event in the Eastern region that took place on 15-17 October.

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Michneviciute to continue to serve as culture attaché in New York

Grazina Michneviciute, Lithuania's incumbent culture attaché in New York, has won the Culture Ministry's competition for this position.

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Vilnius named UNESCO City of Literature

Vilnius has been named a Creative City of Literature by UNESCO, the Lithuanian capital has said.

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Remains discovered during the renovation of Vilnius University

Exactly a year ago, in the autumn of 2020, during the renovation of the northern wall of the Church of St. Johns of Vilnius University (VU), the remains of over 140 people were discovered in the Konstantinas Sirvydas Courtyard. Dr. Justina Kozakaitė, a researcher at the VU Faculty of Medicine, and Rūta Brindzaitė, a doctoral student, conducted a comprehensive anthropological examination and determined the gender and age of 96 individuals, 15 of whom were still children.

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The 13th Kaunas Biennial: Once Upon Another Time… gyveno jie jau kitaip

The 13th Kaunas Biennial titled “Once Upon Another Time... gyveno jie jau kitaip” will take place from 12 November 2021 to 20 February 2022. The exhibition offers reflections on the current global situations, including the pandemic, with a curatorial project that explores human resilience and adaptation. Curated by Josée Drouin-Brisebois, the biennial investigates different forms of storytelling and narrative in contemporary art. At times, these stories are grounded in myths and fictions associated with the passage of time, transformation and evolution. In other moments, they explore experienced personal and communal tales of survival. The exhibition proposes a sharing of stories rooted in diverse worldviews and moments in time, from the past, present and even the future.

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The beast of Kaunas: myth for every day in 2022 and beyond

Kaunas Castle, 1st Fort of Kaunas Fortress, railway station and the bookshelves of little Kaunasians are just a few of many unexpected locations in which the Mythical Beast of Kaunas has already appeared since its official debut in 2019.

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Scanorama film festival kicks off

Scanorama, one of the biggest film forums in Lithuania, is kicking off in the country's major cities on Thursday.

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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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