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16th ETN CONFERENCE 2011
REWIND INTO THE FUTURE: CELEBRATION 20 YEARS OF ETN IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE 8th KAUNAS BIENNIAL TEXTILE 11
22nd to 24th September 2011 in Kaunas, Lithuania
(Please check our website for the latest programme details http://www.etn-net.org/etn/211e.htm) Organizers: ETN together with the Kaunas Artists Support Fund (www.biennial.lt) Conference locations: 1. National Museum of M.K. Čiurlionis, Conference Hall, V. Putvinskio g. 55, LT-44248 Kaunas 2. Best Western Santakos Hotel, J. Gruodžio g. 21, LT-44293 Kaunas 3. M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Nepriklausomybės a. 12, LT-44311 Kaunas 4. Galerija Balta, M. Valančiaus g. 21, LT-44275 5. Restaurant Bernelių Užeiga, K. Donelaičio g. 11, LT-44248 Kaunas 6. Kaunas Picture Gallery (K. Donelaičio g. 16, LT-44213 Kaunas) 7. Gallery „Balta“ (M. Valančiaus g. 21, LT-44275 Kaunas) 8. A.Žmuidzinavičius Museum, V. Putvinskio g.64, LT- 44211 Kaunas 9. Gallery „Meno parkas“, Rotušės a.27, LT- 44279 Kaunas Conference language: English
PRE CONFERENCE (optional): Wednesday, 21 September Day trip to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Participants arriving in Vilnius can return with this group by bus. (see Visits & Excursions)
Thursday, 22nd September 9 - 10 h Registration (location 2) 10 h Optional: Guided tour no. 1 to Kaunas city centre, visiting craft shops, e.g.natural linen (start location 2) 10 - 12.30 h ETN General Assembly (programme details to follow) (location 2) 13 h Optional: Guide tour no.2 to Kaunas city centre, visiting craft shops (start location 2) 13 - 15.30 h TEXERE meeting (location 2) 14 - 16 h Registration (location 2) 16 - 17 h Dance show by the AURA Dance Theatre OPENING OF THE KAUNAS BIENNIAL 18.30 h Official Introduction (location 3) Minister of Culture Dr. Arūnas Gelūnas, patron of the Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE 11 Dr. Virginija Vitkienė, Chief Executive of the Biennial Birutė Letukaitė, Director of the AURA Dance Theatre Beatrijs Sterk, Secretary General of the European Textile Network (ETN ) Prof. Laima Oržekauskienė, Head of the Biennial Board Dr. Rasa Andriusyte-Zukiene, curator of the „Rewind History“ exhibition Sarah Braddock Clarke, co-curator of the „Rewind into the Future“ exhibition - Presentation of the Biennial programme - Announcement of the competition prize winners - Visit to the exhibitions by invited guests: Lia Cook/ USA, Cynthia Schira/ USA, Louise Lemieux Bérubé/ CDN, Chunghie Lee/ ROK, Costa Rican Textile Artists Followed by an informal get together with refreshments and wine.
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME: Friday, 23 September: 9 - 9.30 h Registration (location 1) 9.30 h Welcome address Dr. Virginija Vitkienė and by Lala de Dios, President of ETN 10 h Start of the Session „Rewind into the Future“ How to empower textile culture for the future, why is it important and what is left to be done for the upcoming generation (see Short Notes on the Speakers)
9.30 h Introduction: Beatrijs Sterk and Laima Oržekauskienė, Lithuania 10.20 h Chunghie Lee, South Korea 10.40 h Cynthia Schira, USA 11.10 h Lia Cook, USA 11.30 - 12 h Coffee break 12 h Louise Lemieux Bérubé, Canada 12.20 - 12.40 Sarah Braddock Clarke/Marie O‘Mahony, UK 12.40 - 14 h Lunch 14 h Diana Springall, UK 14.20 h Paulina Ortiz, Costa Rica & Màximo Laura, Peru 14.50 h Candace Edgerley & Carolyn Kallenborn, USA 15.20 h Anne Wanner, Switzerland 15.40 h Vibeke Vestby, Norway 16 - 16.20 h Coffee break 16.20 h Ludmila Egorova /Andrew Schneider, Ukraine 16.40 h - 17 h Marina Blumin, Russia 18 h Exhibition visit (location 6): Tour through the exhibition REWIND Personal Story
Saturday, 24 September: 9 h Networking session (location 1) Moderators Lala de Dios and Beatrijs Sterk 25 lectures by ETN members and guests (format 10 minutes/10 images each) are accepted in the order of registration (application conditions at the ETN Secretariat) 11 - 11.30 h Coffee break 11.30 - 13 h Networking continued 13 - 14 h Lunch 14 - 17.30 h Networking continued 18 h Exhibition opening (location 8 ): Andean Textile Art, Màximo Laura, Peru 20 h Conference Dinner (location 5)
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POST-CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (optional) Sunday, 25 September (National Heritage Day) 10 h Visit to the Archives of the National Museum (location 1) 12 h Trip by bus to the Open Air Museum in Rumšiškės (25 km from Kaunas) 12.30 - 16 h Special programme at the Open Air Museum (see Visits and Excursions) 19 h Exhibition visits: Laima Oržekauskienė (loc. 7); Estonian Art (loc.9)
Monday, 26 - Tuesday, 27 September Amber Route: Two days trip to the Neringa Peninsula, said to be the most beautiful place of Lithuania with an overnight stay at the new Hotel of the Vilnius Art Academy in Nida (see Visits and Excursions)
Wednesday, 28 - Friday 30th September/ resp. 2nd October Courses by Chunghie Lee, Lia Cook and Vibeke Vestby (see Courses/Workshops) More offers of courses/ workshops to follow later by the Kaunas organizers Note: The Kaunas hosts will offer a rich programme of exhibitions, dance events and courses from 20 to 30 September 2011 (see Biennial programme) CONFERENCE FEES AND REGISTRATION Basic fee for ETN members: Euro 135.,Basic fee for East European (non-EU) ETN members and students: Euro 80.Basic fee for non-members: Euro 235.Registration address: ETN Secretariat, P.O.Box 5944, D-30059 Hannover, Germany; tel: +49-511/817006; fax: /813108; e-mail: email@example.com All fees have to be paid to the ETN Secretariat in Euro by credit card, Paypal (you can pay directly from your Paypal account via the button ‚send money‘ to our account - recipient‘s email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or by bank transfer using IBAN and BIC numbers (only possible for those living in the Euro zone). Due to high bank fees, cheques cannot be accepted. Registration deadline 31 August 2011 (Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded unless the participant is replaced by another person!) ACCOMMODATION How to come to Lithuania/Kaunas (Travel Inform. on the internet ) The Conference organisers have made an arrangement with the Best Western Santakos Hotel, which we hired in total for the time of the Conference. The price for this 4-star hotel for ETN participants including breakfast has been generously reduced: Euro 40.- single, Euro 45.- double and Euro 60.- triple room. The hotel is organizing the transfer from the Airports in Vilnius and Kaunas (270 Litas = ~ 78 Euro resp. 80 Litas = ~ 23 Euro) with up to 4 persons sharing this sum. Participants are asked to register for the hotel themselves. Address: Best Western Santakos Hotel, J. Gruodžio g. 21, LT-44293 Kaunas. Lithuania; tel. +370.37/302721; mobile: +370.61/495300; e-mail: email@example.com; (http://www.santakahotel.eu); name of the manager: Ms. Toma Lindvinaviciene Note: Due to the good prices, this hotel will be full soon! VISITS AND EXCURSIONS Vilnius visit on 21 September 2011 This trip will start by bus from Kaunas, but participants arriving at Vilnius can join. Textile artist Eglė Bogdanienė, Head of the Textile Department at Vilnius Art Academy, is preparing our programme for this day. The following major textile exhibitions in the galleries of Vilnius city center are prepared especially for the Kaunas Biennial and the ETN Conference: "Fresh" - achievements of the Vilnius Art Academy, Textile Department at the "Titanic" exhibition centre (street: Maironio g. 3); "Vanish/Survive" - 7th Intl. Mini Textiles at Gallery "Arka" (street: Ausros Vartu g.7); Textile Collection of the Anastazija & Antanas Tamosaitis Židinys Museum Gallery (street: Dominikonų g. 15/1); Inga Likšaitė, personal exhibition at "Artifex" textile gallery (street: Gaono g.1). Visit to the historic Vilnius city
REGISTRATION FORM (deadline 31 August 2010) (Last minute registration on the spot is possible)
Information for the organisers (Please tick the appropriate box) I will take part in the TEXERE meeting .......................................... I will take part in the ETN General Assembly.................................. I will take part in Tour no. 1 through the Kaunas City Centre................ I will take part in Tour no. 2 through the Kaunas City Centre................ I will take part in one of the conference workshops ............ ........ ...........
European Textile Network ETN-Secretariat P.O. Box 5944 D-30059 Hannover Germany centre with lunch facilities. - Departure time from Kaunas: 8.30 h (from location 2); Start of the excursion in Vilnius: 10.00 h; costs for museum entries and transportation Euro 30. (lunch not included, costs are about Euro 5.- to 10.-) National Heritage Day: Rumšiškės Open Air Museum, on 25 September 2011 This day starts with a visit to the Archives of the National Museum in Kaunas from 10 to 12 h on Sunday morning with a focus on ethnic textiles (techniques and patterns of aprons and sashes). By bus to Rumšiškės, 25 km from Kaunas, from 12 to 12.30 h. At the Open Air Museum of Rumšiškės there will be a special programme with national food tasting, weaving workshop, seeing weavings and ethnic costumes from the museum; Lithuanian wood architecture and traditions and the possibility for 20 persons to take a bath in a bathhouse. This visit ends with a traditional dinner in the museum area. - Start of the excursion 9.30 h (at location no. 2). Costs for museum entries and special programme Euro 30.- (Dinner and bath not included, costs are between Euro 7.- and 15.-) Amber Route: Trip to the Neringa Peninsula, 26 - 27 Sept. 2011 Two-days trip by bus to the seaside and spit Neringa. On the first morning (9 - 12 h) we will drive to the town of Klaipeda, where contemporary Lithuanian textile art will be exhibited in the main exhibition hall of the city. After visiting the exhibition we will have lunch until ~ 15 h. Then we will take a ferry to the spit Neringa (http://www.travel.lt/index.php/neringa/21046). The Curonian Spit is the peninsula dividing the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. The Northern part belongs to the Republic of Lithuania, the remaining part to the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation. This unique place is considered to be the most beautiful spot on earth by the Lithuanians!
Through the Curonian Spit we will drive 31 km to Nida, where we will stay overnight at the new residency place of the Vilnius Art Academy. Discussions, artists’ presentations and special programmes can be held here. The dinner is planned at a ship restaurant.
The next morning we will go by bus to several towns of Neringa (in 10 - 15 km distance) and we will walk through the sandhills at the seaside. After lunch we will return to Kaunas. If we depart at 14 h, via Siauliai we can visit the Hill of the Crosses, a very special place for Lithuanians who place a cross on this hill at every important date of their lives (the communist regime removed all the crosses several times, but could not stop this phenomenon!). Sunset is at about 18 h on this day so we should arrive by 17 h. This visit is only possible, if the majority wants to see it. If not we will spend more time walking in the countryside. - Arrival in Kaunas at about 20 h
Costs of this trip, including hotel and breakfast (but not lunches and dinner) are Euro 70,-.
Departure at 8 h from location 2
CONFERENCE FEES (Please tick the appropriate box) Euro Basic fee (obligatory for Kaunas Conference participants) for ETN members ......................................................... 135.for East European (non-EU!) ETN members and students 80.for non-members .... ......................................................... 235.
Optional Vilnius visit + bus from/to Kaunas .......................................... 30.Farewell-dinner on Saturday evening ................................ 15.One-day tour to the Open Air Museum in Rumšiškės ....... 30,Two-day tour on the Amber Route .................................... 70.Three-day course by Chunghie Lee ................................... 260.Three-day course by Lia Cook .......................................... 260.Five-day course by Vibeke Vestby...................................... 360.
Costs to be paid by 31 August 2011 ............................. ∑ Euro ........