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1st International Biennale of Political Activism Art “Dictatorship of Political Correctness”
1st International Biennale of Political

This virtual exhibition will present art works of artists from all over the world.


We invite you to join this exhibition and share your work with the whole world.

The aim of the 1st International Biennale of Political Activism is to reveal opinions, the search for unique truth, doubts about political decisions and limitations through artistic expression. The idea behind the title of the biennale “Dictatorship of Political Correctness” is relevant in today’s world because decisions made by politicians are universal, often restricting citizens’ rights, choices and decisions. As a result, people organize and take part in protests and demonstrations. At all stages of history, the manifestation of political resistance included artistic expressions such as performances, posters dismantling, and other forms of artistic resistance.

How to participate in this exhibition?

- Submit up to 3 art works (any medium is acceptable, including both 2D and 3D)
- The submitted work must correspond to the exhibition theme
- The submitted work must be labeled in the format “NAME_TITLE_YEAR COMPLETED_COUNTRY”

- When submitting a video:
* the resolution of video art works is not lower than Full HD (1920x1080)
* the video is up to 5 minutes
- When submitting a photo:
* the submitted photo must be in JPG/JPEG format
* the submitted photo must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi

* the submitted photo must be approximately 2100 pixels on the longest side

 

All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate.
Submit photos and the artist’s statement by email to iavpoa.art@gmail.com (email subject: 1st International Biennale of Political Activism Art ).
Submission deadline: May 16, 2021.

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1ST INTERNATIONAL LAND ART + OTHER ART BIENNALE “Natural Rationality”

1ST INTERNATIONAL LAND ART + OTHER ART BIENNALE “Natural Rationality”

 

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE WORK!

The 1ST INTERNATIONAL LAND ART BIENNALE “Natural Rationality” invites you to vote for your favourite exhibition piece.

Voting opens on Tuesday, May  04.2021 and closes on Tuseday, May 18, 2021. 

You can vote for 3 artworks. Write the author’s name and the title of the work you like the most in the comments section below the video.

3 artists who receive the most votes will win prizes and get certificates.

                         The world’s 1st post sarcasm art installation
“Sleeping Bear Dreaming  That It Is Buddha” by Tomas Lagūnavičius.

The world’s 1st post sarcasm art installation “Sleeping Bear Dreaming That It Is Buddha” by Tomas Lagūnavičius.

 

Post sarcasm art is an art style that sarcastically recreates already existing cultural clichés. This is not postmodern destruction or construction; it is an attempt to move the past memes into the current situation and look at it from the side of sarcasm. However, it does not mean that the situation is not taken seriously which is done in postmodernism. Sarcasm is not bullying; it is a philosophical question whether the plush bear can be a thinking subject wondering about its existence. Deleuze and Guattari discussed that not only animals but also objects can have their own consciousness. So, can a plush toy have consciousness and an understanding of what is happening with it?

Winners 1ST INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF TEXT ART+ OTHER ART

                                          “OBJECT TEXT DECISION”

Thank you all who entered the 1 ST INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF TEXT ART + OTHER ART “OBJECT. TEXT. DECISION”
We were thrilled with the number of entries and are delighted to finally announce the winners

The 1st place winner is Ravi Beekharry with her work “TEA”

The 2nd place winner is Amiya Nimai Dhara with his work “House”

The 3rd place winner is Ravi Beekharry with his works “LEAF and “NOODLES”


Artists Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani, Tanusree Mitter, and Gokhan Danacioglu have received the most votes among the rest of the participants

Thank you all for taking part in our contest, for your great creativity and your enthusiasm!                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                 
Curator Tomas Lagūnavičius

POST TRASH ART EXHIBITION

The artist T. Lagūnavičius presents the post trash art exhibition “Trash Aesthetics”.

Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and appreciation of art, beauty and good taste. But do people realize that sometimes they create aesthetics in their daily and routine work? Can taking the trash out be a creative and aesthetic process? By throwing away unnecessary and non-functional objects, we create dynamic, static, asymmetrical compositions without even realizing it. This happens because of our innate sense of aesthetics. Therefore, can we say that an installation created from trash but according to the principles of aesthetics is an artistic object? In this exhibition, the author wants to show how aesthetic trash installations attract our attention; we want to capture them and show others how installations can be created naturally without paying attention to the process itself.

The main goal of the exhibition “Trash Aesthetics” by Tomas Lagūnavičius is to create a completely new image of design and trash art by combining redesigned objects. The center of the composition is the TV set “Šilelis”, which once was a perfectly pedantic and modern TV but now it is trash. However, the author’s goal is to give meaning to this object and resurrect it in a new installation. The author says, “In this way, aesthetics, by realizing itself in everyday objects, even after losing its functional usefulness, can remain as an aesthetic object.”

Post trash aesthetics are inseparable from deconstruction. In the exhibition “Trash Aesthetics” there are 4 stages of deconstruction:

1. The creative process of an object using wood, metal, plastic and other materials.

2. An object that has lost its functionality becomes trash.

3. Before utilization, objects are aesthetically composed in space.

4. The object is moved to the exhibition space. Visitors are reminded and revealed the peculiarities of the design of the object.

Come and visit the new personal exhibition “Trash Aesthetics” by T. Lagūnavičius at Sandėlių St. 7, Kaunas, Lithuania !

1st International Street Art + other ART Biennale                                                    “Quarantine City”

This virtual exhibition will present works of artists from all over the world.                                                                     Street art is unofficial and independent visual art created in public locations for public visibility. 
There is a pandemic in the world. What do the streets look like now?    
Does this pandemic situation is visible in urban public spaces?                                                                                      Did it inspire you to create something that would spread joy and positive to society?

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE COLLAGE WORK!

The  1st International Street Art Bienniale “Quarantine City”   invites you to vote for your favourite exhibition piece.

Voting opens on Tuseday, April 20, 2021 and closes on Tuseday, May 4, 2021.

You can vote for 3 artworks. Write the author’s name and the title of the work you like the most in the comments section below the video.

3 artists who receive the most votes will win prizes and get certificates.

 

1ST INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF TEXT ART + OTHER ART
                                     “OBJECT. TEXT. DECISION”

1ST INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF TEXT ART + OTHER ART “OBJECT. TEXT. DECISION”
This virtual exhibition present works of artists from all over the world.
The aim of the 1st International Biennale of Text Art is to discover a balance between image and word, and to give the latter a heavy load alongside material visuality. The biennale raises the question of the weight of the word-image relationship: what do we do when we find a word in a work of art? Where are we looking at? Slogans, texts on walls, labels, advertisements ... The eyes move from words to images and we start comparing the links sent by words with the visual ones. What subjective experiences can we share? All textual elements are inseparable from the perception of art; text reading becomes a part of an artwork observation.

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The world’s 1st post text art exhibition “Symbol, Text, Monument” by Tomas Lagūnavičius

Post text art must consist of at least 3 parts; 2 parts of text art and 1 part of natural or industrial materials which can be both new and old. When creating post text artworks, the artist must think of the global process, thus, the artwork must include one component that is in English or in any other international language. By composing various text art objects with industrial and natural materials, it is possible to create interesting installations in which differences and similarities between the sensory and linguistic human being can be reflected.
In this exhibition, the author Tomas Lagūnavičius wants to reveal the connection between textual symbols, such as “at”, a letter, a hashtag or an educational text and a monumental industrial object. Text can be anything, for example, a symbol or a visual object, but do we know how to read it? And what information do we get when several texts are combined? Are such texts easy to understand? Or maybe they become incomprehensible? The author in this exhibition wants to reveal these communicative aspects. Come and visit the exhibition “Symbol, Text, Monument” by Tomas Lagūnavičius at Sandėlių St. 7, Kaunas.

The world’s 1st art exhibition of symbolic, religious relativism
             “Reflections of Emptiness” by Tomas Lagūnavičius.

The style SYMBOLIC, RELIGIOUS RELATIVISM ART requires an artist to change the relationship between symbolic, religious signs and other surrounding objects of reality. In this style of art, there must be a symbolic or religious object in the new context of natural and industrial materials. Materials can be either new, recycled or degradable. There may also be other objects from a variety of industrial materials. Religious symbols gain new context in modern society and change even more in an unfamiliar environment. 

The author of this exhibition reveals the loss of the world’s symbolic and religious signs content. A symbol is meaningful only when it has motivating and inspiring power to change the world around it. When a sign loses its inspiring power, it becomes a memory, an empty reflection that is easily recognizable but not inspiring. This state is cold and non-emotional interest. And how do you understand the signs of past epochs that have become only an image but not a program of life?  Come and visit the exhibition “Reflections of Emptiness” at Sandėlių St. 7, Kaunas.  

World 1st NEW KAWAII ART The exhibition “Hello Kitty Eternity Look”

In this type of art, lovely, loveable, cute, or adorable objects are used with new, natural and industrial materials which have not been processed in any way. By combining kawaii objects with new, natural or industrial raw materials, an artist creates a contradiction between the pop design culture and production. This confrontation creates a cult of pure contrast, in which the opposing sides are minimalism and pomposity. The artist has to use kawaii design objects that are well known in popular culture and can quickly be associated with tenderness, sweetness and similar emotions. New kawaii art is not post kawaii art. The main task of post kawaii art is to create the contrast between sweetness and deconstructed degrading objects. New kawaii art creates a sense of cleanliness, order, but they contradict each other. As I mentioned earlier, this is a popular culture and production.

The exhibition “Hello Kitty Eternity Look” is a result of the fact that we often wonder how fast the popular culture is changing. There were hippies, disco, etc., and now there is kawaii. If you think of eternity, what of those cultures remain? What objects can survive in the history of design art? And what will survive in 50-60 years. I can’t answer these questions right now, but I can visualize them in this exhibition. What are your answers?

                             The world’s 1st new fake shining art exhibition

                      “Fake Gold Shine and Poverty”   by Tomas Lagūnavičius.

World's 1st post-kawaii exhibition "Animals in disasters"

Kawaii is a branch of Japanese culture that is characterized by extremely charming, vulnerable, shy and even childish objects, people, animals, and so on. Examples include cute handwriting, certain manga genres, and characters like Hello Kitty or Pikachu.

The aesthetics of "love culture" or kawaii have become an important aspect of popular Japanese culture, entertainment, food, clothing, toys, personal appearance and manners.

Tomas Lagūnavičius presents the world's first author's post-kawaii exhibition "Animals in disasters". Aspects of this exhibition:

1. Sincerity combined with trash art objects.

2. Objects are not idealized. The exhibition does not try to reveal only the beautiful sides, it does not avoid showing shortcomings.

3. The objects are as close as possible to the stylistics of design art, but the difference from the latter is that not only the most perfect and functional sides are shown. Post kawaii art exhibition "Disaster of animals" is characterized by antifunctionality.

The aim of the authors is to reveal the connection between Japanese culture and pop art. Also, it is very important to mention that the dark sides do not disappear anywhere, although they are masked by sweetness, charm and other "glitter".

1st International Philosophy as Art Biennale “Subjective Cognition”

 

This virtual exhibition will feature works by artists from around the world. Philosophy is the study of common and fundamental questions such as the mind, existence, knowledge, values, mind, and language. Art is an aesthetic-sensory expression of human creative activity and a part of the spiritual culture of humanity. The aim of the 1st International Philosophy as an Art Biennial is to reveal opinions through art, to search for truth and to express conceptual problems. The idea of the subject "Subjective Cognition" is relevant in the modern world, because people tend to manipulate others, share fake news or create an image of a "successful and happy" person due to social influence.                

                

 

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                                                                                                                                                           Curator

Winners of the 1st International Watercolor Biennale “Principles”

1st International Watercolor Biennale “Principles”

This virtual exhibition will present watercolor works of artists from all over the world.

We invite you to join this virtual exhibition and share your work with the whole world.

 

Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solutio

 

 

All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate.

Submit photos and the artist’s statement by email to iavpoa.art@gmail.com (email subject: 1ST INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR BIENNALE).

Submission deadline: March 8, 2021.

 

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Winners of the 1st International Collage Bienniale “Recognition Errors”

                          
Thank you all who entered the 1st International Collage Biennale “Recognition Errors”
  We were thrilled with the number of entries and are delighted to finally announce the winners

                         The 1st place winner is Tanusree Mitter with her work “„L’OISEAU SENT LES FLEURS“
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The 2nd place winner is Alka Chadha Harpalani with his work “You&Me ”

                         The 3rd place winner is Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani with his works “Treasured memories ”

             Artists Alka Chadha Harpalani, Meenakshi Vijay, Neda Kaziliūnaitė  
             have received the most votes among the rest of the participants.


              Thank you all for taking part in our contest, for your great creativity and your enthusiasm!                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                Curator Tomas Lagūnavičius

1st International Collage Bienniale “Recognition Errors”

1st International Collage Bienniale “Recognition Errors”

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE COLLAGE!

The 1st International Collage Bienniale “Recognition Errors” invites you to vote for your favourite exhibition piece.

Voting opens on Monday, February 22, 28, 2021 and closes on Monday, March 8, 2021. 

You can vote for 3 artworks. Write the author’s name and the title of the work you like the most in the comments section below the video.

3 artists who receive the most votes will win prizes and get certificates.

 

 

 

Let's be healthy, responsible and CREATIVE!

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(+18) 1st International Biennial of Installation and Sculpture “Modified Routine” Winners

Thank you all who entered the 1st International Biennale of Installation and Sculpture “Modified Routine”. We were thrilled with the number of entries and are delighted to finally announce the winners.

The 1st place winner is Tanusree Mitter with her work “La Création”.

The 2nd place winner is Amiya Nimai Dhara with his work “House”.

The 3rd place winner is Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani with his works “Untitled Installation”, “Internet”, and “Laughter is good”.

Artists Jovita Jankienė, Katerina Repa, and Rossen Stanoev have received the most votes among the rest of the participants.

Thank you all for taking part in our contest, for your great creativity and your enthusiasm!

                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                             Curator Tomas Lagūnavičius

This virtual video art exhibition will present works of video artists from around the world.

We invite you to join this virtual exhibition and share your work with the whole world.

1st International Video Art Festival “My Style”

1st International Photography Biennale “Reality and Abstraction”

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 1st International Photography Biennale “Reality and Abstraction”

We say thank you to all contestants for sparing your precious time for the  1st International Photography Biennale “Reality and Abstraction”.

We are very happy for your enthusiastic participation and proud to exhibit your works in our virtual exhibition

Virtual Exhibtion Connection     https://youtu.be/bDv3-YObRDY

The 1st International Painting Biennale "New Transformations"

                                                        The 1st International Painting Biennale "New Transformations"

 

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 1st International Painting Biennale “New Transformations”. We have received more than 497 votes and the

1st place winner is Myckael Kouessi Agbenomba with the artwork “My Eye of Tomorrow”.

The 2nd place winners are Christian R Gaibor with the artwork “Covid Seduction” and Myckael Kouessi Agbenomba with the artwork “The Hope of Tomorrow”.

The 3rd place winner is Neerja Chandna Peters with the work “The Divine Connection“.

The artists Fatima Del Rosario Bush Amador, Marvin Arenaza, and Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani have received the most votes after the first-place winners.

We say thank you to all contestants for sparing your precious time for the 1st International Painting Biennale “New Transformations”. We are very happy for your enthusiastic participation and proud to exhibit your works in our virtual exhibition.

                                                                                                                                                                               Curator Tomas Lagūnavičius

 

1st International Festival of Contemporary Art “Master and Youth”

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1st International Festival of Contemporary Art “Master and Youth”

 

The 1st International Festival of Contemporary Art “Master and Youth” will take place on December 14.  The event is presented by the “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” program “Emerging Kaunas”.

During the festival, professionals in their field together with the growing youth of the Open Space will create and then present their works. Our goal is not only to work with the community and the Open Space for Youth, but also to invite professionals and young people from various fields and countries around the world to join the festival.

The mission of this festival is to expand our worldview, promote tolerance and a sense of community.

This festival will include a great variety of creative workshops. “Masters” (professionals) will create various objects of contemporary art together with youth of the Open Space.

There are 2 groups of participants in this festival:

  1. Young people aged 14-29 (young artists, active and creative young people, youth of the Open Space);

  2. “Masters”, professionals in their field, who want to share their experience, skills, and knowledge with young people as well as educate them and encourage their creativity.

We invite you not only to watch the festival but also to participate in it! If you have decided to become a part of the festival, we kindly invite you to fill in a short registration form and send it by email iavpoa.art@gmail.com providing the following information:

- name and surname;

- email;

- telephone number;

- type of participation: “master” (initiator of the creative workshop) or “youngster” (participant of the creative workshop);

- if you are participating as a “master”, please provide the title of the workshop and a brief description of it;

- video file or a link to the video of the remote workshop.

Your works will not only be a part of the live event, but we will share it on a new platform and the goal of this platform is to unite as many international creators as possible and share their works with everyone!

Masters and young people will be able to live stream their creative process or upload the prepared video. 

Contemporary art objects can include paintings, photographs, films, installations, dance, etc.

Organizers of the event:

- Open Space for Youth (AEJ)

- Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022

- Contemporary Art and Science Center under KSJMC

- International Association of Visual, Performing and Other Arts (IAVPOA)

 

Event participants: Tomas Lagūnavičius, Andrius Kisbye Hofmann-Lagūnavičius, Ligita Marcinkevičiūtė, Saulius Jonas Martinaitis, Aušra Martinkevičienė, Tatjana Puzinova, Gintaras Petraška, Tautvydas Vabalas, Rima Bereišienė, Oksana Sabatauskienė, Angelė Jačėnienė, Nida Pakėnienė, Algimantas Žukauskas, etc.