Anniversary of IKT, LAZNIA CCA & Leonardo

Anniversary of IKT, LAZNIA CCA & Leonardo

Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia

IKT opening at LAZNIA CCA.

May 13, 2018
Anniversary of IKT, LAZNIA CCA & Leonardo
May 10–15, 2018
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In 2018 the annual congress of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art), which marks the association’s 45th anniversary, is dedicated to widening the participants’ knowledge about the Polish and the Lithuanian art scene. Invited by the LAZNIA Center of Contemporary Art, 92 curators from 24 countries will meet and explore the artistic scene in Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia from May 10 to 13. The Gdansk City Galleries, the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, the future site of the Museum of Contemporary Art NOMUS, the European Solidarity Center, the Museum of the Second World War are part of this program as well as the Gdynia City Museum and a guided walk through the modernist architecture of this city, the State Gallery in Sopot, the Murals Gdansk Zaspa and the Baltic Sea Cultural Center.

The LAZNIA Center for Contemporary Art celebrates its 20th anniversary with co-organizing a two-part symposium entitled “The Common Grounds. Learning from Contexts and Communities.” The first part is designed as an internal exchange of experiences and knowledge between IKT members and will be hosted by the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. The second part of the symposium has been organized in collaboration with Leonardo ISAST, the International Society for the Arts, Science and Technology which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. “The Common Grounds. Learning from Contexts and Communities” which takes place at the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk on Sunday May 13th is open to the general audience. For further information please consult

The IKT congress will continue with a trip to Vilnius on May 14 and 15. Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius hosts and organizes a two day program which will connect the 60 curators participating in this “post-congress” to art institutions like the National Gallery, the Rupert Art and Education Center, the Modern Art Center and the gallery Vartai. On invitation by CAC Vilnius two networking sessions with artists and curators from Lithuanian art centers, biennials and more will offer the opportunity to know and meet people, the IKT group will not be able to visit in their places this time.

The International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT) is a members’ organisation that brings together curators from across the world to meet, share knowledge, exchange ideas and broaden their professional networks. IKT was founded in 1973 and its early members include groundbreaking curators such as Eberhard Roters, Eddy de Wilde and Harald Szeemann. The aim of the organization is to stimulate and extend debates concerning curatorial practice, and to promote curatorial excellence. Currently the board consists of Ombretta Agrò-Andruff (Miami), Henriette Bretton-Meyer (Copenhagen), Julia Draganovic (Osnabrück), Emmanuel Lambion (Brussels), Freek Lomme (Eindhoven), Deborah Smith (London), Katalin Timar (Budapest) and has its office with its President at Kunsthalle Osnabrück.

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