22 June 2024 — 24 August 2024
Recital, 2023, Gregor Kulla. Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Tallinn, Estonia. Photographer: Alana Proosa

Queer Histories from the Baltic Region will present innovative research on queer cultures and artistic practices in the Baltic states, highlighting the rich history of gender and sexuality discourses in these countries. It will ask how LGBTQI+ artists across the region have informed contemporary understandings of queer identity, exploring the role of visual cultures in the early expansion and dissemination of queer politics in these contexts.

The programme will be presented on 22 June at Auto Italia, London and on 24 August at the Edinburgh Art Festival.

For further information on all of the events, please follow the links below.

The programme is initiated and led by Auto Italia (UK) and international partners Edinburgh Art Festival (UK), Editorial (Lithuania), Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art (Estonia), and Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Latvia), and is generously supported by the Baltic Culture Fund, the Lithuanian Culture Institute and Culture Attaché in the UK, and The Estonian Embassy in London.

In Conversation: Agnė Bagdžiūnaitė, Heinrich Sepp, Konstantin Zhukov
22 Jun 2024, 16:00 — 16:45

Join us for an in-conversation event, exploring LGBTQIA+ activism and structural conditions for socially engaged work in the Baltic states.

Performance: Recital by Gregor Kulla
22 Jun 2024, 17:30 — 18:00

Join us for Recital, a performance by Estonian artist and oboist Gregor Kulla, juxtaposing electronic music compositions, archival experimental classical music and Kulla’s live oboe music.

Off-site Performance: Lezbynai by Agnė Jokšė
24 Aug 2024, 15:00 — 16:00

Join us at the Edinburgh Art Festival for Lithuanian artist Agnė Jokšė’s performance Lezbynai, an erotic story about lesbian love against the background of Lazdynai, a district of Vilnius where the artist grew up.