“The Contract”: the Game of the Mythical Beast of Kaunas

The Mythical Beast of Kaunas has woken up. He has a challenge for you:

“Complete the route through Sunny Kaunas and sign the Contract with yourself and the city”.

At the end of the route, you will be greeted by the Princess, the roar of the Mythical Beast of Kaunas echoing from Underground Kaunas, and many friends. Together we will create something special – a gift for ourselves, for others, and for the city. It will all end with a solemn and jubilant ceremony.

In the finale, you will be awarded a precious gift – the Contract, which will adorn your home and remind you that Kaunas is an eternal city, and that citizens care about each other.

But… not all will be so simple. To be granted access to the place of the signing of the Contract, you will need the signature stamps of members of the Kaunas Mythical Beast Society. They are hiding out at their favourite events. Find them and collect the stamps. The Contract will only be a success if everyone signs it.

So what should you do?

1. Study the map and the events list.

2. Come to the events on time and look for the member of Kaunas Mythical Beast Society in hiding.

3. Open the signature page – they will stamp it.

4. Once you have collected 3 stamps, go to the designated signing place of the Contract.

You can find the members of Kaunas Mythical Beast Society on Saturday and Sunday. Both days they will be hiding in 10 events.

There are more of you than the members of Kaunas Mythical Beast Society. You may have to wait in line for that stamp. Don’t get mad at the members of the Beast Society – they’re doing their best!

You can collect more than just 3 stamps. The more stamps you have, the stronger and more valuable your Contract. However, no extra gifts will be awarded in return.

Prizes waiting for you: participation in the ceremony, the opportunity to leave a lasting mark in Kaunas and the Contract – a document that decorates and protects you home. All players who collect at least 3 stamps will receive these gifts.

It will be possible to pick up the Contract within 1 week at the Kaunas 2022 office, located at Laisvės al. 36, Kaunas. However things turn out, your great gift is the ceremony, and it will only take place on the “Contract” weekend. Don’t miss the chance!

The contract signing ceremony can be found in the K. Mindaugas underground passage under the M.K. Čiurlionis bridge. Access to it is from the Nemunas side, where the street art wall is located.

The ceremony will take from 5 to 50 minutes. Everything will depend on you and your creativity.

We recommend coming to the ceremony on foot along the Nemunas embankment.

Novemer 26–27

William Kentridge’s exhibition “That Which We Do Not Remember”

Sat, Sun 10:00–18:00
National M. K. Čiurlionis Museum of Art, V. Putvinskio str. 55

Exhibition of the Ukrainian triennial Cross-Section 2022. “Ukraine! Unmuted”

Sat, Sun 10:00–18:00
Kaunas Central Post Office, Laisvės ave. 102

Installation “The Journey to Yourself Through the City”

Sat 10:00–00:00, Sun 10:00–19:00
Griundvaldo str. 20

Filip Markiewicz’s exhibition „Ultrasocial Pop“

Sat 11:00–18:30, Sun 11:00–16:00
Gallery “Meno parkas”, Rotušės square. 27

Light installation “The Process”

Sat 17:00–00:00, Sun 17:00–19:00
M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Nepriklausomybės square 12

Ceremony of signing the Contract

Sat 14:00–00:00, Sun 15:00–21:00
Street art wall. Nemunas embankment next to M. K. Čiurlionis bridge. Arrival from the side of Nemunas Island
Come after collecting 3 or more stamps of the game.

November 26

Community space “Žalias parakas”

Sat 12:00–17:00
P.A.R.A.K.A.S, Prancūzų str. 2

Audio and video installation “TYKUMOS: Seven Waters”

Sat 12:00–20:00
Aukštaičių str. 43, Kaunas

Sound object “Tabalai”

Sat 16:00–00:00
Vienybės square, K. Donelaičio str. 64

Video projection of the festival “Audra”

Sat 17:00–23:00
Facade of M. Žilinskas Art Gallery,
Nepriklausomybės square 12

The grand closing event of “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022”, the CONTRACT

Sat 19:00–20:15
Kaunas „Žalgiris“ arena, Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50

November 27

Yoko Ono’s exhibition “The Learning Garden of Freedom” and exhibition „Working Class Heroes“

Sun 10:00–18:00
Kaunas Picture Gallery, K. Donelaičio str. 16

Installation-exhibition “To Hear the View”

Sun 10:00–19:00
V. Kuzmos str.

Exhibition „The Family of Man“

Sun 11:00–17:00
Kaunas Photography Gallery, Vilnius str. 2

Cinematic experience “Green Cinema”

Sun 16:00–19:00
„Kinas Panemunė“, Vaidoto str. 26

Meeting with the artist Žilvinas Landzbergas and presentation of the idea of the “Summer Pavilion”

Sun 17:00–19:00
Pelėdų kalnas, A. Mackevičiaus str. 29a

The game is presented to the city by “Kaunas 2022” and “Kultūros Dokas”.