Culture council: Russian culture cannot be funded during war

The Lithuanian Council for Culture says it is still receiving requests to allow Russian artists and performers to get involved in the implementation of funded projects, adding, however, that any content presenting Russian art will no longer be funded during the country's ongoing war in Ukraine.

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Kvedarvicius' Mariupol 2 to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Mariupol 2, a documentary by Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravicius who was killed in Ukraine's Mariupol, will premiere at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival, the Lithuanian Film Center said on Thursday.

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Lithuanian Orthodox leader takes priest to court over Moscow separation bid

The head of the Lithuanian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Innokentiy, has referred the case of Gintaras Sungaila, one of the priests seeking separation from the Moscow Patriarchate, to an ecclesiastical court to decide on whether to revoke the priest's rank, the Lithuanian Orthodox Church said.

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Authorities want to remove Soviet sculptures from Vilnius cemetery

Vilnius authorities want to remove the sculptures of Soviet soldiers at Antakalnis cemetery and have already asked to the Department of Cultural Heritage (KPD) for permission.

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Palanga OKs removal of obelisk with Soviet symbols

The local council in Lithuania's western resort city of Palanga has approved a proposal for the removal of an obelisk with a Soviet symbol, standing in the city center, Palanga Mayor Sarunas Vaitkus announced on social media on Thursday.

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Kharkiv opera and ballet theater to go on tour in Lithuania after fleeing war zone

The Kharkiv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater will perform in Lithuania's major cities and smaller towns after arriving in the country from a war zone.

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Heritage chief hopes removing Soviet monuments won't become 'fashion'

Vidmantas Bezaras, director of the Lithuanian Cultural Heritage Department, hopes that removing Soviet monuments from cemeteries will not turn into a mass campaign or become a matter of fashion.

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Conductor and composer Abarius passes away at 92

Lionginas Abarius, a former chief conductor of Lithuanian Song Festivals and composer, died at the age of 92 in Vilnius.

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Japanese culture and sakura blossom festival kicks off in Capital of Culture

A three-day festival of Japanese culture and sakura blooming kicks off in Alytus, the Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2022, on Friday.

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KTU architect proposed AI-based approach to assess heritage buildings

The architectural heritage from the Modern Movement era has been more endangered in recent decades than this from any other period in history. As many people do not perceive the interwar period architecture as heritage, this results in demolished buildings and other damage. Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) researcher, architect Huriye Armağan Doğan proposes a novel approach based on eye-tracking technology to determine which architectural characteristics or features influences the perception of certain objects as cultural heritage.

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Architect Fuksas: an architect must forget his works

Architecture is an art of forgetting. If you think a lot about what you have already created, you will always create the same thing,” said world-renowned architect Massimiliano Fuksas, who gave a lecture a month ago and took part in a discussion with the KTU Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

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Lithuanian museum raising funds to help save Ukraine's museum treasures

The Lithuanian National Museum of Art has launched an initiative to raise funds to buy packaging materials and other items needed to preserve Ukraine's museum treasures during the war.

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Vilnius police confirm fresh attack on Holocaust memorial

Vilnius police confirmed on Monday a fresh attack on the Holocaust memorial complex in the Lithuanian capital's Paneriai suburb.

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Holocaust memorial stones in Lithuania defaced with symbols of Russia's war in Ukraine

Holocaust memorial stones in Paneriai on the outskirts of Vilnius have been defaced with the Z and V symbols of Russia's invasion of Ukraine in what Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte described as a clear provocation.

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Marina Abramovic's exhibition to be opened in Kaunas

Memory of Being, an exhibition by world-renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic, will be opened in Kaunas, Lithuania's second-largest city of Kaunas, on Wednesday.

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School-leavers from Ukraine to be able to take graduation exams in Lithuania

School-leavers from Ukraine who have been granted asylum in Lithuania will be able to take their graduation exams and acquire secondary education in Lithuania, Lithuania's National Education Agency said on Friday.

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The 4 million worth KTU Campus Library is open

In March 2022, a new location emerged on the cultural map of Kaunas – KTU opened a new multifulctional Campus Library, which will be available to the public. A contemporary study place is located in the Kaunas University of Technology campus, next to the main building of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, the university announced in a press released.

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Lithuanian Orthodox Church condemns Russia's war against Ukraine

The Lithuanian Orthodox Church condemns Russia's war against Ukraine and is determined to seek greater independence from Moscow, Archbishop Innokentiy of Vilnius and Lithuania has said.

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ArtVilnius invites to support Ukraine via auction

The premises of the Ukrainian art gallery TSEKH in Kyiv could be destroyed at any time. Some of the works in the Ukrainian-founded Vilnius branch gallery are the only hope for the gallery and the artists to survive this terrible period of war. The organizers of ArtVilnius are inviting you to support Ukrainian artists by participating in an auction, which will take place at the TSEKH Gallery, Vytenio str. 6 in Vilnius on 17 March, 6 p.m.

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Art fair organized in Vilnius in support of Ukraine allegedly attacked by hackers

The Vilnius Academy of Arts reported on Friday that an art fair organized by the academy in support of Ukraine had allegedly been targeted by hackers.

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