Kabinetas (eng. office, study, room, cabinet) is a project space located in Kaunas, Lithuania. It has operated at A. Mapu st. 20 since December 2015 to March 2017. From April 2017 Kabinetas has become a migrating residency open for collaboration.
The space was founded by Rūta Stepanovaitė and Vaida Stepanovaitė, also working under the names NGO Art Management Platform and Arthesis, as well as carrying out individual culture projects. In Kabinetas, Rūta administrates the space, organizes educational programs, activities of inner community and carries out visual communication. Vaida is curator of exhibition and educational program, also coordinator of communication.
The project space was founded as a counterbalance to the institutional cultural field in Kaunas. Kabinetas work is based on research – through changing curatorial lines, also search for educational and audience engagement forms. As a curated space, Kabinetas operates in half year thematic research stages. In 2016, the themes were Processuality and Distance, in 2017 it is Intermediate Structures. These stages are developed through short-term exhibitions that have become identifying mark of the space, and educational events that follow them.
Kabinetas perceives education as an opportunity to connect the local community and to actively involve it in processes of contemporary art. Education involves – new for Kaunas personal and group exhibitions, open discussions with artists, guided tours, educational programs for schools in contemporary art exhibitions, inducing internships and volunteering (k/community), also unconventional for exhibition space operating forms.
Kabinetas remains a space that forms itself daily, is open for various artistic and curatorial approaches, collaboration and discussion.
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Contemporary art educational program Anatomy of an Exhibition for schoolchildren & students / Discussions / Artist talks / Workshops / Training for adults. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / 0037061183444