Umělec 4/2002 List of all editions.
This is one of those events about which it is not easy to say: I like it. The “Peace Wall” area, close to Falls Street in Belfast: a system of fences and gates. Fences dividing “problematic neighborhoods” Fences showing that the estimated amount of hatred came up shorter than expected. The original height of the fences was not sufficient and it became necessary to raise the upper edge, to build…

To everyone I haven’t told : I spent the last three months of last year in the USA. Most of this time I spent in Headlands, a former military zone now a “Center of Arts,” as announced by the sign on the roads leading in. Headlands lies among the hills about a 15-minute drive from San Francisco and about a 15- minute walk from the waters of the Pacific. I flew to California because I won the…

This issue’s featured gallery is a unique one. Though there is no reason why it should be. At a time when endeavors such as this one should be competing with and operating alongside the more seasoned noncommercial galleries that grew out of the 90s experience, new HOME gallery finds itself in prime position. The fledgling space stands nearly alone on the moneyless, muddy flood-ravaged slopes of…

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Aš menininkas — Aš save myliu Vincent van Gogh in one letter to his brother described a café as a place where one could easily go insane. The café in the Center for Contemporary Art (CAC) in Vilnius is such a place. Insider connoisseurs of the local scene consider it “very bohemian” and, indeed, in contrast to traditionally lackluster and overpriced eateries in museums, the atmosphere in the CAC…

To a native born Middle European, nursed in the “heart of Europe,” it will surely seem strange how far the “Center,” to which he automatically indorses himself, can be moved. It seems that a hidden war of “middles” is happening in Europe - cultural, purely optical and also geographical, measured by engineers. Whoever searches finds. So it is no surprise that in Lithuania they make cogent…

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