JiscMail Logo
Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities

Help for NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Archives


NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Archives

NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Archives


NEW-MEDIA-CURATING@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Home

NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Home

NEW-MEDIA-CURATING  2004

NEW-MEDIA-CURATING 2004

Options

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password

Subject:

Alytus Art School Update

From:

anya lewin <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

anya lewin <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 13 Aug 2004 08:20:06 +0100

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (63 lines)

Hello I forward a letter from Redas Dirzys on the state of things in Alytus,
Lithuania.

Thanks to everyone,
Anya

___________________________________________________________

Letter of Thanks

To All the People Who Had Supported Alytus Art Schoolıs Fight against
Bureaucratic Treatment

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the whole community of the Art School I would like to say huge
thanks to everybody who thought about the problem, shared with your
thoughts, wrote the letters of support, protest or those with the arguments
why artistic education we need at all or clearly describing what already
happen in different places of the world after the similar intervention of
skillfully economically trained bureaucrats into the field of artistic
education and what were the results and so on. As Iıve had initially
informed all of you all the texts written by you were translated and
published in the local newspaper Alytaus Naujienos (Alytus News). Because of
the difficulties with translation the texts were published with some one-two
weeks delay during the whole June. The situation was quite unprecedented ­
there are not so many articles published in a local newspaper whish are
about some cultural, art life at all and there never happens any discussion
on that. Usually some episodes from political and economical life appear
criminal chronicle and thatıs it. So, the publishing of the texts created
unreal situation for the whole town, which sometimes slightly even linked to
be a sort kind media circusŠ

But did anything really happen? The fact is that the plans to make the
reorganization are postponed to the future without any clarified dates. The
authorities just at the very beginning were trying to accuse art Schoolıs
side as having no any economical arguments to withstand to their plans
(sic!) Another much more cynic attitude was formulated to follow the first
one: the viewpoint of the State ministries or that from national art world
and art educational system are not interested local authorities anymore,
because the school is municipal and they can do whatever they wantŠbut all
the campaign with the letters seemed to be quite unexpected and very
irritating. They decided not to play the game (politically it was not the
right time: there were president elections in June and all the parties are
already working fro the upcoming elections to the parliament in October,
2004) and clamed up for some time. It could be considered as a victory, not
the final one, but very important one. I think that there is a very
important the way how local small problem could be paralyzed by quick global
attention towards it. And also I am very glad to see that world artistic
community is much more united then bureaucratic one.

So, I want to thank you once more for your contribution, which encouraged
local people to be brave, to resist and defend your own creed.

 

Good luck!

Sincerely
Redas Dirzys <[log in to unmask]>

Director of Alytus Art School

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

JiscMail Tools


RSS Feeds and Sharing


Advanced Options


Archives

June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001


JiscMail is a Jisc service.

View our service policies at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/policyandsecurity/ and Jisc's privacy policy at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager