Magic Carpets, Visual Arts

Magic Kaunas

1stPartners’ Meeting
20.11. – 26.11. 2017
Report by Danijela Oberhofer Tonković
First Magic Carpets Partner Meeting was happening between 20th and 26th of November 2017. We spent six beautiful days in Kaunas, at the very end of the spectacular Kauno Bienale, which has offered us an enormous basis of inspirational content on the theme that our joint project MC deals with as well.  Typical November weather, filled with fog and cold, could not harm us because of the shield of warm hospitality, emotion that we have received in abundance!  

Thirteen partners gathered and started to get to know each other. Soon, it was clear to everyone that we were so pleased and surprised by such great atmosphere and vibration among all the partners who accepted each other in their differences. First loves are born. But do not think we’re just hanging around! A thick schedule of meetings, discussions, presentations, and workshops followed, wisely interwoven with cultural – artistic content and space for introducing local culinary specialties.

Kaunas Biennial (Kaunas, Lithuania), Centre of Contemporary Art (Tbilisi, Georgia), EVA International (Limerick, Ireland), Folkestone Fringe (Folkestone, Great Britain), Fundaţia Culturală META (Bucharest, Romania), Ideias Emergentes (Porto, Portugal), KUNSTrePUBLIK (Berlin, Germany), Latitudo S.r.l. (Rome, Italy), Novo Kulturno Naselje (Novi Sad, Serbia), Prague Biennale (Prague, Czech Republic) and Latvijas Jaunā teātra institūts (Riga, Latvia) we are very happy to work on this huge and important project with you! 
Thank you Virginija, Neringa, Monica, Kotryna and the rest of the crew! 
We definitely learned what the possibilities of a monument are!