This exhibition presents the results of the main activity of the Creative Europe “Magic Carpets” platform – emerging artists’ residencies. The main focus of the exhibition is to reflect on the ‘people-space’ relationship: on space’s influence on people and people’s influence on space. The residencies that were implemented in Kaunas and other European cities, including Wroclaw, Rome and Guimaraes in 2022 and 2023 will be represented. The exhibition examines various approaches to creative placemaking practices and involvement of the local communities. The artworks, created using collaborative and co-creative art practices, take the viewer on a journey through different spaces and experiences in hope that the threads of “Magic Carpets” will connect European cities and people, and invite you to discover what we have in common rather than what sets us apart.
Place: Arts Incubator at Raudondvaris Manor (Pilies tak. 1, Raudondvaris)
Participating artists: Arnis Aleinikovas, Joana BC, Adrian Carlo Bibiano, Barbara Gryka and Agata Konarska, Yulia Krivich, Marija Nemčenko, Indrė Spitrytė, Berta Tilmantaitė and Sunny Nwume, Dan Vezentan.
Co-curators: Neringa Kulik and Brigita Bareikytė
Architects: Saulius Valius, Vilma Bražiūnaitė
Designer: Roberta Grigaliūnaitė
Partners: Magic Carpets, Kaunas Biennial, Jam Factory Art Centre, META Cultural Foundation, Wrocławski Instytut Kultury, Latitudo, Ideias Emergentes, Raudondvaris Manor, Raudondvaris Centre of Culture, Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations, Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public Library, Kaunas District Municipality
Exhibition is co-funded by the Lithuanian council of culture and Creative Europe