2021
December2021
Through Dec 5
"Twenty-Four Notes per Second: Jonas Mekas and his Environment" film program at Skalvija Film Centre
Screening
Lithuania, Vilnius
Screening
Lithuania, Vilnius
Venue:

Skalvija Film Centre,
A. Goštauto st. 2, 01104 Vilnius, Lithuania

Organizers:

Skalvija Film Centre
Lukas Brašiškis, Inesa Brašiškė

Partners:

“Twenty-Four Notes per Second: Jonas Mekas and his Environment” is a film programme, curated by film critic Lukas Brašiškis and art historian Inesa Brašiškė, presenting already well-known and slightly lesser-known works of avant-garde film classics by Jonas Mekas. The program also includes works by other filmmakers documenting the New York avant-garde scene and Mekas’ role in it.

Film program at Skalvija Film Centre complements an exhibition “Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde” at the National Art Gallery, Vilnius.

Through Feb 20
Kaunas Biennial
Exhibition
Lithuania, Kaunas
Exhibition
Lithuania, Kaunas
Venue:

House of Basketball,
Santakos str. 11,
Kaunas, Lithuania

Organizers:
Partners:

The 13th Kaunas Biennial titled “Once Upon Another Time… gyveno jie jau kitaip” takes place from 12 November 2021 to 20 February 2022. The exhibition offers reflections on the current global situations, including the pandemic, with a curatorial project that explores human resilience and adaptation. Curated by Josée Drouin-Brisebois, the biennial investigates different forms of storytelling and narrative in contemporary art.

Among other international artists and groups, the exhibtion of Kaunas Biennial is showcasing an installation by Jonas Mekas “In An Instant It All Came Back To Me” (2015) consisting of 768 images taken from his films realized between the 1960s and the 1990s, as well as Douglas Gordon’s work “I Had Nowhere To Go” (2016) – a 97-minute portrait, in which Jonas Mekas reads passages from his 1991 autobiography of the same title. The selected films by Jonas Mekas are presented in special film programme.

More information on Kaunas Biennial can be found here.

 

An installation “In An Instant It All Came Back To Me” (2015). Photo by Rūta Statulevičiūtė-Kaučikienė
An installation “In An Instant It All Came Back To Me” (2015). Photo by Rūta Statulevičiūtė-Kaučikienė
Through Feb 20
Exhibition “Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde” at the National Gallery of Art
Exhibition
Lithuania, Vilnius
Exhibition
Lithuania, Vilnius
Venue:

National Gallery of Art,
Konstitucijos av. 22
LT-08105 Vilnius
Lithuania

Organizers:
Partners:

An exhibition “Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde” presents Jonas Mekas’ (1922-2019) work in the expanded sense. It covers his filmic practice as well as his intellectual, organizational, and often bluntly administrative approach to the labour of building and running multiple institutions and fostering new habits of looking at film as an art form. The exhibition focuses on the first three decades of Mekas’ activities, starting with his coming to New York as a displaced person in 1949, through to him becoming a central figure in advocating, producing, distributing, promoting, and preserving the filmic avant-garde.

Exhibition is curated by Inesa Brašiškė and Lukas Brašiškis.

More information available here.

Exhibition “Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde” at National Gallery of Art, Vilnius. Photo by Ugnius Gelguda
Exhibition “Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde” at National Gallery of Art, Vilnius. Photo by Ugnius Gelguda
2022
January2022
02-30
Jonas Mekas 100! Film Programme at Close-Up Film Centre
Screening
United Kingdom, London
Screening
United Kingdom, London

On the occasion of Jonas Mekas’s Centennial Close-Up Film Centre will host a film programme comprising of 10 films, including 3 of his acclaimed feature diaries “Lost Lost Lost”, “Walden” and “As I Was Moving Ahead I saw Glimpses of Beauty”, celebrating Mekas’ life and work as American independent cinema’s godfather.

More information on this film programme can be found here.

Still from the film "Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania" (1972) by Jonas Mekas
Still from the film "Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania" (1972) by Jonas Mekas
15
Publication of Jonas Mekas' long poem "Pavieniai zodziai" in Oh! literary magazine
Publication
Israel
Publication
Israel

The Hebrew translation of Jonas Mekas’ long poem “Pavieniai žodžiai” will be published in Oh!, the best literary magazine in Israel. The poem and the opening essay by Ausra Kaziliunaite were translated from the Lithuanian by the poet and translator Sivan Beskin.

For more information on this publication please visit the link here.

 

Oh! literary magazine, issue 22. Cover design by Michal Koll
Oh! literary magazine, issue 22. Cover design by Michal Koll
20
10:00 pm
Screening of the film "The Brig" by Jonas Mekas at the Cinematheque de Grenoble
Screening
France, Grenoble
Screening
France, Grenoble
Venue:

Cinémathèque de Grenoble,
4 Rue Hector Berlioz, 38000 Grenoble, France

Organizers:

As a part of the Maudit Festival, the Cinematheque de Grenoble will be screening “The Brig” (1964) by Jonas Mekas. The introduction of the film will be presented by Maxime Lachaud.

More information available here.

"The Brig" (1964) by Jonas Mekas
"The Brig" (1964) by Jonas Mekas
Through Feb 20
Kaunas Biennial
Exhibition
Lithuania, Kaunas
Exhibition
Lithuania, Kaunas
Venue:

House of Basketball,
Santakos str. 11,
Kaunas, Lithuania

Organizers:
Partners:

The 13th Kaunas Biennial titled “Once Upon Another Time… gyveno jie jau kitaip” takes place from 12 November 2021 to 20 February 2022. The exhibition offers reflections on the current global situations, including the pandemic, with a curatorial project that explores human resilience and adaptation. Curated by Josée Drouin-Brisebois, the biennial investigates different forms of storytelling and narrative in contemporary art.

Among other international artists and groups, the exhibtion of Kaunas Biennial is showcasing an installation by Jonas Mekas “In An Instant It All Came Back To Me” (2015) consisting of 768 images taken from his films realized between the 1960s and the 1990s, as well as Douglas Gordon’s work “I Had Nowhere To Go” (2016) – a 97-minute portrait, in which Jonas Mekas reads passages from his 1991 autobiography of the same title. The selected films by Jonas Mekas are presented in special film programme.

More information on Kaunas Biennial can be found here.

 

An installation “In An Instant It All Came Back To Me” (2015). Photo by Rūta Statulevičiūtė-Kaučikienė
An installation “In An Instant It All Came Back To Me” (2015). Photo by Rūta Statulevičiūtė-Kaučikienė
Through Feb 20
Exhibition “Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde” at the National Gallery of Art
Exhibition
Lithuania, Vilnius
Exhibition
Lithuania, Vilnius
Venue:

National Gallery of Art,
Konstitucijos av. 22
LT-08105 Vilnius
Lithuania

Organizers:
Partners:

An exhibition “Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde” presents Jonas Mekas’ (1922-2019) work in the expanded sense. It covers his filmic practice as well as his intellectual, organizational, and often bluntly administrative approach to the labour of building and running multiple institutions and fostering new habits of looking at film as an art form. The exhibition focuses on the first three decades of Mekas’ activities, starting with his coming to New York as a displaced person in 1949, through to him becoming a central figure in advocating, producing, distributing, promoting, and preserving the filmic avant-garde.

Exhibition is curated by Inesa Brašiškė and Lukas Brašiškis.

More information available here.

Exhibition “Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde” at National Gallery of Art, Vilnius. Photo by Ugnius Gelguda
Exhibition “Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde” at National Gallery of Art, Vilnius. Photo by Ugnius Gelguda
29
Through Feb 24
Jonas Mekas' film programme at the "Baltic Sea Festival" in Flagey
Screening
Belgium, Brussels
Screening
Belgium, Brussels
Venue:

Flagey,
Place Sainte-Croix,
1050 Brussels,
Belgium

Organizers:
Partners:

Flagey will celebrate the rich Baltic heritage with a “Baltic Sea Festival” programme of concerts, films, talks and workshops. The classics of the two well established film directors – Jonas Mekas and Šarūnas Bartas – are presented in the Lithuanian cinema program in collaboration with CINEMATEK.

For more information on screenings of Jonas Mekas films please visit this link.

Still from film "Walden (Diaries, Notes and Sketches)" (1968) by Jonas Mekas
Still from film "Walden (Diaries, Notes and Sketches)" (1968) by Jonas Mekas