Nida, Lithuania, 1-15 September 2013
* In Italian contrabbando – contra ‘against’ + bando ‘government order’ – illegal smuggling of goods through state borders.
Smuggling is the theme of the Migrating Art Academies international creative workshops that will take place this September in Nida Art Colony, organised by Vilnius Art Academy. We consider smuggling to be a risky, dynamic, conflicting and creative situation, in which confronting sides justify their own actions for the reward of both material and non-material benefits. Nida is on the border with Kaliningrad Oblast, an area with a long history of smuggling, and where smugglers are still active. Issues of local specifics will be pertinent to discussions and will reflect in work produced.