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The project Hurts So Good in Vilnius will present the show of 13 young artists, having recently graduated the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.

The artists will present their video works and the video documentation of their live performances. Jan van Eyck Academy is one of the most famous art schools. It is distinct for the intensive interdisciplinary research, carried out in and between the fields of fine arts, design and theory. Being a "post-academic" educational institution, it rather focuses on the research and possibilities of the collaborative processes that on the "learning" as perceived in the casual sense of this word. Therefore, CAC was eager to introduce the specific approach and distinctness of the academic method of Jan van Eyck Academy to the broader public. Since the presentation of Vilnius Academy of Arts will simultaneously take place at the centre, the project of Jan van Eyck Academy students could provide the it with a comparative perspective and broader context. Since the exhibition Hurts So Good has no overall theme, another important part of the project is a catalogue, contextualizing the works shown and introducing the artists to the public. The publication will provide images of the works and short texts: descriptions of the work, texts by the artists and short editorial texts by the curator of the project Steve Rushton.

Support: Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, the Netherlands, The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Vilnius, The Lithuanian Ministry of Culture

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Hurts so good
Kurator: Steve Rushton
Initiator: Deimantas Narkevicius

mit Fabienne Audeoud & John Russell, Aline Bouvy & John Gillis, Yane Calovski, Hubert Czerepok, Rod Dickinson, Hatice Güleryüz, Daniel Herskowitz, Doris Lasch & Ursula Ponn, Mindaugas Simkus, Susan Turcot