Šilainiai [Environment] Project

In 2021 Šilainiai Project will be working on the theme of Art, Science and Environment. We are very happy to invite you to the first public event, which marks an important milestone in our cross-sectorial partnership with heritage professionals, scientists, NGO’s and communities collaborating for change. [ŽEMIAU – LIETUVIŠKAI] Online forum “Taking action on climate:…

Art and sport in Šilainiai

In autumn – winter 2020 Šilainiai Project was partner in the work of artist and athlete Marija Nemčenko, who made site-specific works in Šilainiai neighbourhood. These installations and professional instructions provided an inspiration to local youth to use the infrastructure that we have in a different way, be active and try out different sports! Art…

Šilainiai [Rubbish] Project

Iššūkis – kūrybiškas šiukšlių panaudojimas! VIII fortas kauniečiams tapo istoriniu parku, kuriame vasaros metu vyksta kultūriniai renginiai, bendruomenės daržuose pluša senjorai ir šilainiškiai džiaugiasi unikalia gamta. Tačiau ir šioje, pamažu tvarkomoje vietoje, susiduriama su gan dažna problema – kasmet forto šlaitais leidžiasi prakiurusios padangos, į paveldo teritoriją atgabenamos ir paliekamos stambiagabaritės atliekos ir lankytojai ne…

Claudia Janke

[Please scroll down for English] 2020 Spalio 14 – gruodžio 31 d. Šilainių kiemuose tarp Kuršių, Jotvingių ir Šarkuvos gatvių vyko menininkės Claudia Janke (JK / Vokietija) kartu su vietos gyventojais sukurta lauko paroda “Kiemų jungtys”. Ši paroda – tai kūrybinis atsakas į koronaviruso pandemiją, kuomet esame prašomi išlaikyti fizinį atstumą, jog apsaugotume vieni kitus;…

ŠILAINIŲ BITĖS

[Please scroll down for English] Projektas: Šilainių Bitės (Šilainiai Bees) 2019 m. liepos 20 – rugpjūčio 11 dienomis Pranešimas spaudai – Atsisiųsti PDF versiją: Silainiu Bites spaudai 2019 Projekto rezultatų bukletas – Atsisiųsti PDF versiją: Silainiu Bites booklet Medunešė bitė Šilainių soduose, 2019 m. liepa. Vytauto Paplausko nuotrauka.   „Šilainių bitės“ – tai dalyvaujamasis-tiriamasis projektas,…

ŠILAINIAI URBAN FURNITURE

In summer 2019 we organised urban furniture workshops in Šilainiai neighbourhood, because simply we severely lack benches. It is the first time we did this, so we invited Lasnaidee – active community association team from Tallin, Estonia, to share their experience and teach us how to do it. Here are some moments from the workshops: Lasnaidee team…

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…

Shota Kotake

Shota Kotake was born in Niigata, Japan 1988 and is currently based in Dublin, Ireland. Lithuanians were able to see his work in Vilnius at Now Japan festival 2016 and this will be his first visit to Kaunas. 2000th self-portrait in Manga style Ryuichi Hoshino, Hitoshi Hirano style   Artist Statement Version 2.0 (January 2017)…

Street art in Šilainiai

Following requests from Šilainiai community members, we started to look more closely at these small buildings. We believe they are a perfect canvas for creativity! Walk in Šilainiai with local street artists, 2017. 2017 talks and discussions about street art. Vytenis Jakas artist talk in Kaunas J. Grušas Art gymnasium: watch here. Artist Tadas Šimkus giving…

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…

Arata Mori

Arata Mori will be visiting Silainiai 23 – 24 July 2016. He will be showing one of his films and giving a talk in Silainiai library 23 July 2pm. Arata Mori is a Japanese Film Director, Editor, Video Artist, currently based in Berlin. His focus is mainly on creating moving image that crosses the border of…

The Lake Twins

The Lake Twins will be Artists In Residence in Šilainiai 15 – 24 August 2016. Artists profile: We are London based identical twin artists who have a degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Our practice is predominantly site specific and multi-disciplinary, consisting of drawing, painting, film, installation and text based…