ŠILAINIAI URBAN GARDENS

I have happiness and pleasure here. I love earth. Having been born in the countryside. During warm months I spend four hours per day here. Fresh air. I gain health here. In these gardens I prolong life. Ona – Zita, senior from Šilainiai. Events at Šilainiai Urban Gardens, summer 2019 (middle part in English). For all up to…

Katrina Brown

Katrina Brown has been a resident in Šilainiai 3-10 November 2017. Meeting with the artist at Šilainiai library (Baltų pr. 81, Kaunas) – 9 November 2017. Residency outcome –   artist  book  STILLED: tilt/linger/concrete/ –  Katrina_Brown_2017 (A3 PDF) S T I  L L E D : t i l t / l i n g e r  /…

Šilainiai [Paris] Project

14 July 2017, Kaunas, Lithuania ŠILAINIAI [Paris] PROJECT DĖL BASTILIJOS DIENOS Mes, Šilainių Projekto laisvieji menininkai ir mąstytojai, Atviro komunikacijos lauko inžinieriai, Vedami išsivadavimo iš erdvės į atvirus komunalinius kiemus, Skelbiame, jog Bastilijos šturmas yra būtinas ir neišvengiamas. Paryžius bus išvaduotas nuo sovietinio blokinio absoliuto, ir sukils į artistinę kovą prieš miegančius milžinus. Maištaujanti kūryba…

Šilainiai [Fortas] Project

ŠILAINIAI [FORTAS] PROJECT 2019 This year we collaborated with Kaunas Fortress festival “Battery” and Vestfold county, Norway to bring Norwegian performance to Šilainiai, Fort no. 8. It was a two day event 3-4 August, 2019. Almost 1000 people visited the event in two days, which broke all records of community participation at cultural events in the…

Tadas Šimkus

This year we asked artist Tadas Šimkus, who grew up in Šilainiai, to come back to his native neighbourhood and create a public artwork here.   There are a lot of Tadas’ works in central Kaunas and in other cities across the country, one of the most visible ones – ‘The Wise Man’, co-created with Žygimantas…

Poetry in Šilainiai

During her work in Šilainiai artist Evelina Šimkute have noticed an abundance of poets living in the area, however most of them have never met. There was no open platform for poetry readings in Silainiai, so Evelina has decided to organise poetry readings in public spaces. They took form of a walk that takes you…