KIOSK AIR presented at Res Artist Regional Meeting in Vilnius and Nida, Lithuania, October 2-5, 2014


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KIOSK AIR presented at Res Artis Regional Meeting

Escape and Engagement Residencies as Hosts, Producers and Promoters
October 2-5, 2014
Vilnius and Nida, Lithuania

Residencies are among the few places left where artists can escape the pressures of the market, devote time to themselves, engage the other and sally forth for research and experiments that do not happen in their daily studio practice. Although the phenomenon of artistic residencies started more than one hundred and fifty years ago with an aim to escape the routine, the facet of escape is still one of the most important raison d`être for residencies. The location (remoteness and exoticism), travelling, and hospitality are therefore the focus of discussion on the present and the future of residencies. What does it mean nowadays to be physically and mentally remote? What are advantages and disadvantages of residencies located in naturally, politically or socially exotic places? How close are such residencies to cultural tourism hubs?

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