Since 1990 the Kaliningrad Art Gallery traditionally has hosted multitudinous international art competitions and shows at The Baltic States Biennial of Graphic Arts Kaliningrad – Koenigsberg.
Originally having been organized by a museum, the Biennial promotes the rapprochement of the peoples of the Baltic countries through cultural interaction, the awareness of cultural diversity of the Baltic Sea States and a cross-cultural communication.
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Pavel Makov Symferopol’ landscape. 1988
Apart from that, the Kaliningrad Biennial wants to create an international network of graphics in the Baltic cultural space as well as conditions for idea-sharing professional communication for artists, critics and experts from across the world. Furthermore, a dialogue in a pan-European context shall be established and maintained.
The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, various institutions of the participating states, The Nordic Cultural Fund (Denmark), and the Government of the Kaliningrad Region.
Since 2000, the "Baltic States Biennial of Graphic Arts Kaliningrad – Koenigsberg" has been showcasing works from nine Baltic states – Russia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. With their exhibitions, young artists compete alongside such renowed masters as R. Gieger, C. Reutersward, J. Karjalainen, R. Serra and V. Orlov.
The Kaliningrad-Königsberg Baltic States Biennale of Graphic Art is running until 15 October. Visit the Kaliningrad Regional Museum Art Gallery to experience a plethora of graphic artwork from the Baltic Sea Region nations.
Graphic artists have presented their works in Kaliningrad (Russia) – at the 10th edition of this ARS BALTICA granted Biennial.
"ARS BALTICA is not a bureaucratic construction for political posturing, but a concept that stands for unconventional and committed collaboration in real cooperative projects." (Rainer Haarmann, former ARS BALTICA Coordinator, 1997)