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04.06.2018

EKA Department of Photography’s new Showcase Gallery to launch with “Display Case: Enjoy the Mirror”, an exhibition by Vít Havránek

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Vít Havránek’s “Display Case: Enjoy the Mirror” is the opening exhibition of the Showcase Gallery of the EKA Department of Photography. The gallery is connected to the Lembitu 10 building and the exhibition will open with a performance on 4 June at 14:00.

The exhibition “Display Case: Enjoy the Mirror” reflects on the usage of latin verb reflexio (reflection) that from early middle ages as description of a body that is repulsed by a mechanical obstacle. In this sense Descartes develops the reflections as a process of thinking when the thought is returned as a subject of thought about itself and its conditions. In this connection mirror image in absence of thinking is a bare image.

Vít Havránek is an art theoretician and curator living in Prague. He has been working since 2002 as director of the contemporary art initiative Tranzit.org. He has previously worked as a curator at Prague City Gallery and National Gallery in Prague. Havránek is a lecturer of contemporary art at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and he co-curated Manifesta 8 and the 15th Jakarta Biennale. In 1999, Vít Havránek was one of the founders of the PAS collective. The group was created as a unit for organizing and producing events that promote new models of mediation between the public and art. In 2000, as one of the first projects, PAS set up showcase galleries in various Czech cities.  The showcase galleries were based on the example of the Communist showcase galleries that were used in the 1980s by the Communist regime and local authorities for disseminating political propaganda.

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EKA Department of Photography’s new Showcase Gallery to launch with “Display Case: Enjoy the Mirror”, an exhibition by Vít Havránek

Monday 04 June, 2018

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Vít Havránek’s “Display Case: Enjoy the Mirror” is the opening exhibition of the Showcase Gallery of the EKA Department of Photography. The gallery is connected to the Lembitu 10 building and the exhibition will open with a performance on 4 June at 14:00.

The exhibition “Display Case: Enjoy the Mirror” reflects on the usage of latin verb reflexio (reflection) that from early middle ages as description of a body that is repulsed by a mechanical obstacle. In this sense Descartes develops the reflections as a process of thinking when the thought is returned as a subject of thought about itself and its conditions. In this connection mirror image in absence of thinking is a bare image.

Vít Havránek is an art theoretician and curator living in Prague. He has been working since 2002 as director of the contemporary art initiative Tranzit.org. He has previously worked as a curator at Prague City Gallery and National Gallery in Prague. Havránek is a lecturer of contemporary art at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and he co-curated Manifesta 8 and the 15th Jakarta Biennale. In 1999, Vít Havránek was one of the founders of the PAS collective. The group was created as a unit for organizing and producing events that promote new models of mediation between the public and art. In 2000, as one of the first projects, PAS set up showcase galleries in various Czech cities.  The showcase galleries were based on the example of the Communist showcase galleries that were used in the 1980s by the Communist regime and local authorities for disseminating political propaganda.

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30.05.2018 — 13.06.2018

TASE ’18

TASE is the annual spring graduation show of the Estonian Academy of Arts, with this year’s main exhibition taking place at the Faculty of Fine Arts building at Lembitu 10. The exhibition will open on 30 May at 17:00 and the final projects will remain on view until 13 June.

The exhibition can be considered a farewell ceremony to the temporary spaces EKA has been working on since its main academic building at Tartu mnt. 1 was demolished eight years ago. The Lembitu 10 building has hosted EKA’s academic and creative activities over the past four years and, with the TASE ’18 exhibition, students will have a chance, as a symbolic gesture, to show their final projects in a space that EKA will leave behind when it moves to the new building this summer.

The exhibition will feature the final projects of fine arts, architecture, design and art and culture master’s students with the additional final works of fine arts bachelor’s students.

 

Main organiser: Keiu Krikmann

Co-organisers: Fidelia Regina Randmäe, Solveig Jahnke, Mart Vainre, Maarja Pabut, Laura Kuusk, Kelli Turman and Ingela Heinaste

Exhibition design: Ulla Alla, Madli Kaljuste and Margus Tammik

Graphic design: Martina Gofman, Johanna Ruukholm, Nathan Tulve; supervisor: Indrek Sirkel

 

More info www.artun.ee/tase

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TASE ’18

Wednesday 30 May, 2018 — Wednesday 13 June, 2018

TASE is the annual spring graduation show of the Estonian Academy of Arts, with this year’s main exhibition taking place at the Faculty of Fine Arts building at Lembitu 10. The exhibition will open on 30 May at 17:00 and the final projects will remain on view until 13 June.

The exhibition can be considered a farewell ceremony to the temporary spaces EKA has been working on since its main academic building at Tartu mnt. 1 was demolished eight years ago. The Lembitu 10 building has hosted EKA’s academic and creative activities over the past four years and, with the TASE ’18 exhibition, students will have a chance, as a symbolic gesture, to show their final projects in a space that EKA will leave behind when it moves to the new building this summer.

The exhibition will feature the final projects of fine arts, architecture, design and art and culture master’s students with the additional final works of fine arts bachelor’s students.

 

Main organiser: Keiu Krikmann

Co-organisers: Fidelia Regina Randmäe, Solveig Jahnke, Mart Vainre, Maarja Pabut, Laura Kuusk, Kelli Turman and Ingela Heinaste

Exhibition design: Ulla Alla, Madli Kaljuste and Margus Tammik

Graphic design: Martina Gofman, Johanna Ruukholm, Nathan Tulve; supervisor: Indrek Sirkel

 

More info www.artun.ee/tase

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Interaction Design Tomorrow

Dates:  6-10 August 2018

Volume: 40 hours, 3 ECTS

Location:  Tallinn, Estonia

Number of participants: max 20

Cost: FREE (Please note that this course is meant for higher education students only)

Registration deadline:  6th of May

Aimed at design students; no programming skills necessary.

In addition to the general required materials, candidates are expected to submit a letter of motivation explaining why they are applying  and outlining their experience with Interaction Design so far (max A4). Students are expected to bring their own sketchbooks, markers and laptops.

Over the course of a week you will learn about the foundations, history and possible futures of interaction design within a studio environment. This 5-day hands-on workshop provides a solid foundational knowledge of user experience (UX) design  for new practitioners, as well as an in-depth exploration of interaction design for experienced designers. The course gives participants space and guidance to delve deeply into theoretical and practical aspects of interaction design by investigating contemporary issues and proposing design solutions.

Through a series of lectures, films, historic case studies and studio practice, participants will explore the nature and aesthetics of interaction design in the digital and physical space, in individual and group studio practice from ideation and the iterative design process to presentations and critique.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn about design foundations, theory, history and practice
  • Understand how to look at problems from social, technological, economic and cultural perspectives
  • Practice design research and synthesis
  • Learn how to be creative in the digital realm
  • Improve your ability to present your design concepts
  • Practice working individually and in small teams

More information and link to registration: https://www.artun.ee/summeracademy/interaction-design-tomorrow/

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Interaction Design Tomorrow

Dates:  6-10 August 2018

Volume: 40 hours, 3 ECTS

Location:  Tallinn, Estonia

Number of participants: max 20

Cost: FREE (Please note that this course is meant for higher education students only)

Registration deadline:  6th of May

Aimed at design students; no programming skills necessary.

In addition to the general required materials, candidates are expected to submit a letter of motivation explaining why they are applying  and outlining their experience with Interaction Design so far (max A4). Students are expected to bring their own sketchbooks, markers and laptops.

Over the course of a week you will learn about the foundations, history and possible futures of interaction design within a studio environment. This 5-day hands-on workshop provides a solid foundational knowledge of user experience (UX) design  for new practitioners, as well as an in-depth exploration of interaction design for experienced designers. The course gives participants space and guidance to delve deeply into theoretical and practical aspects of interaction design by investigating contemporary issues and proposing design solutions.

Through a series of lectures, films, historic case studies and studio practice, participants will explore the nature and aesthetics of interaction design in the digital and physical space, in individual and group studio practice from ideation and the iterative design process to presentations and critique.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn about design foundations, theory, history and practice
  • Understand how to look at problems from social, technological, economic and cultural perspectives
  • Practice design research and synthesis
  • Learn how to be creative in the digital realm
  • Improve your ability to present your design concepts
  • Practice working individually and in small teams

More information and link to registration: https://www.artun.ee/summeracademy/interaction-design-tomorrow/

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06.05.2018 — 06.04.2018

Call for applications: 2018 Tallinn Summer Academy

Call for applications: International Summer Academy
Application deadline: May 6, 2018 / Register here!

The Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) is very excited to launch the second Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture!

 

The courses will take place in August 2018 and focus on innovative, solution-seeking, salient topics: cooperation between the natural environment and humans in nature, mapping roads and traffic to improve the efficacy of investments into public space, Estonian artistic life in the regional and international context, bringing a fading specific skill to Estonia for restoring clothing exhibited at local museums, applying back-to-nature, sustainable and environmentally conscious ethos in high-level design and electronics and linking art and technology in Clay 3D printing. The teaching staff of the Summer Academy includes leading educators, researchers and artists from the EAA and partner universities.

The 2018 Summer Academy courses include:

Clay 3D Printing
Numbers and Cognition in Urban Environment
The Contemporary Art Field in Estonia
Flooded Summer School
Short Photography and Image-making course
How to Develop User Experience (UX) as a Key Component of Branding
The Anatomy of Couture
Wood and Design
Interaction Design Tomorrow

The Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Presence and Possibilities is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Most of the courses are free and the teaching language is English.

For more information about the courses and to register, visit artun.ee/summeracademy or contact summeracademy@artun.ee.

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Call for applications: 2018 Tallinn Summer Academy

Sunday 06 May, 2018 — Friday 06 April, 2018

Call for applications: International Summer Academy
Application deadline: May 6, 2018 / Register here!

The Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) is very excited to launch the second Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture!

 

The courses will take place in August 2018 and focus on innovative, solution-seeking, salient topics: cooperation between the natural environment and humans in nature, mapping roads and traffic to improve the efficacy of investments into public space, Estonian artistic life in the regional and international context, bringing a fading specific skill to Estonia for restoring clothing exhibited at local museums, applying back-to-nature, sustainable and environmentally conscious ethos in high-level design and electronics and linking art and technology in Clay 3D printing. The teaching staff of the Summer Academy includes leading educators, researchers and artists from the EAA and partner universities.

The 2018 Summer Academy courses include:

Clay 3D Printing
Numbers and Cognition in Urban Environment
The Contemporary Art Field in Estonia
Flooded Summer School
Short Photography and Image-making course
How to Develop User Experience (UX) as a Key Component of Branding
The Anatomy of Couture
Wood and Design
Interaction Design Tomorrow

The Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Presence and Possibilities is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Most of the courses are free and the teaching language is English.

For more information about the courses and to register, visit artun.ee/summeracademy or contact summeracademy@artun.ee.

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02.04.2018

Screen Tests for Köler Prize 2018

Premiere at cinema Sõprus
Monday, 2nd of April, 6.30 pm
Free entrance!

The film “Screen Tests for Köler Prize 2018” accompanies the 7th Köler Prize exhibition of the nominees at EKKM, open during 31.03.–20.05.2018.
The nominees for Köler Prize 2018 are: ANNA ŠKODENKO, HOLGER LOODUS, TAAVI TALVE, TANJA MURAVSKAJA and TARVO VARRES.

Idea: EKKM & Nora Särak
Cinematographer: Nora Särak
Editing: Raul Tõnurist, Epp Kubu, Nora Särak
Sound recording: Antti Mäss, Dmitry Natalevich, Siim Skepast, Tanel Kadalipp
Sound design: Jevgeni Berezovski
Colour correction: Epp Kubu
Graphic design: Ott Kagovere

Thank you:
Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture, AS Smarten Logistics, family Kruuse, Baltic Film and Media School, Estonian Artists’ Association, Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Tõnu Talpsep

Köler Prize is an art award established in 2011 by the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM). Its main objective throughout the years has been to give recognition to important artists and art collectives that are active in Estonia and to popularise contemporary art in general. Five artists or art collectives of Estonian origin or who reside permanently in Estonia are nominated for the Köler Prize on the basis of their creative work over the past three years.

More information:
info@ekkm.ee
www.ekkm.ee/en
+372 53305449

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Screen Tests for Köler Prize 2018

Monday 02 April, 2018

Premiere at cinema Sõprus
Monday, 2nd of April, 6.30 pm
Free entrance!

The film “Screen Tests for Köler Prize 2018” accompanies the 7th Köler Prize exhibition of the nominees at EKKM, open during 31.03.–20.05.2018.
The nominees for Köler Prize 2018 are: ANNA ŠKODENKO, HOLGER LOODUS, TAAVI TALVE, TANJA MURAVSKAJA and TARVO VARRES.

Idea: EKKM & Nora Särak
Cinematographer: Nora Särak
Editing: Raul Tõnurist, Epp Kubu, Nora Särak
Sound recording: Antti Mäss, Dmitry Natalevich, Siim Skepast, Tanel Kadalipp
Sound design: Jevgeni Berezovski
Colour correction: Epp Kubu
Graphic design: Ott Kagovere

Thank you:
Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture, AS Smarten Logistics, family Kruuse, Baltic Film and Media School, Estonian Artists’ Association, Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Tõnu Talpsep

Köler Prize is an art award established in 2011 by the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM). Its main objective throughout the years has been to give recognition to important artists and art collectives that are active in Estonia and to popularise contemporary art in general. Five artists or art collectives of Estonian origin or who reside permanently in Estonia are nominated for the Köler Prize on the basis of their creative work over the past three years.

More information:
info@ekkm.ee
www.ekkm.ee/en
+372 53305449

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01.03.2018

EKA Open Doors

EKA Open Doors takes place on 1st of March 2018

10:00-18:00

Information desk and student cafe at Estonia pst 7, Tallinn – but all our buildings are open and welcome visitors!

More information and programme: www.artun.ee/avatuduksed

 

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EKA Open Doors

Thursday 01 March, 2018

EKA Open Doors takes place on 1st of March 2018

10:00-18:00

Information desk and student cafe at Estonia pst 7, Tallinn – but all our buildings are open and welcome visitors!

More information and programme: www.artun.ee/avatuduksed

 

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14.12.2017

Breanne Trammell’i artist talk at EKA graphics department on 14th Decembre

Breanne Trammell. The Magic of Believing (in organic bug spray). 2017. CNC whiteline woodcut, unique 1/1. 14” x 14”

14 December at 4 pm,
graphic art department,
Lembitu 10B, room 144

On Thursday, 14 December at 4 pm there will be an artist talk by American artist Breanne Trammell.

Breanne Trammell is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in printmaking. Breanne will discuss her project-based creative practice, research interests, and her relationship to printmaking. Her studio practice explores objects and icons from popular culture, the confluence
of high brow and low brow, and mines from her personal history. In 2016 she initiated a publishing imprint called Teachers Lounge, which operates as a forum to explore subversive topics and reveal hidden histories related to education, activism, politics, sports, and visual culture.

 


Breanne Trammell (b. 1980 Vallejo, CA) lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been an artist-in-residence at Ox-Bow (MI), the Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), the Wassaic Project (NY), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (NE), Kala Institute (CA), and Endless Editions (NY). Trammell is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati and previously taught at the University of Iowa, Kent State University, and Anderson Ranch Art Center. She will teach workshops at Ox-Bow School of Art, Anderson Ranch Art Center, and the Women’s Studio Workshop in Summer 2018, respectively.

More info at:
www.breannetrammell.com

 


Please join Breanne Trammell and Kristina Paabus for their upcoming two-person exhibition, the grass is the same color over there, at Tallinn’s Gallery Metropol December 16–26, 2017. Opening December 16, 2017, Galerii Metropol, Vana-Kalamaja 46, Tallinn, Estonia. www.kristinapaabus.com / www.breannetrammell.com
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Breanne Trammell’i artist talk at EKA graphics department on 14th Decembre

Thursday 14 December, 2017

Breanne Trammell. The Magic of Believing (in organic bug spray). 2017. CNC whiteline woodcut, unique 1/1. 14” x 14”

14 December at 4 pm,
graphic art department,
Lembitu 10B, room 144

On Thursday, 14 December at 4 pm there will be an artist talk by American artist Breanne Trammell.

Breanne Trammell is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in printmaking. Breanne will discuss her project-based creative practice, research interests, and her relationship to printmaking. Her studio practice explores objects and icons from popular culture, the confluence
of high brow and low brow, and mines from her personal history. In 2016 she initiated a publishing imprint called Teachers Lounge, which operates as a forum to explore subversive topics and reveal hidden histories related to education, activism, politics, sports, and visual culture.

 


Breanne Trammell (b. 1980 Vallejo, CA) lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been an artist-in-residence at Ox-Bow (MI), the Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), the Wassaic Project (NY), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (NE), Kala Institute (CA), and Endless Editions (NY). Trammell is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati and previously taught at the University of Iowa, Kent State University, and Anderson Ranch Art Center. She will teach workshops at Ox-Bow School of Art, Anderson Ranch Art Center, and the Women’s Studio Workshop in Summer 2018, respectively.

More info at:
www.breannetrammell.com

 


Please join Breanne Trammell and Kristina Paabus for their upcoming two-person exhibition, the grass is the same color over there, at Tallinn’s Gallery Metropol December 16–26, 2017. Opening December 16, 2017, Galerii Metropol, Vana-Kalamaja 46, Tallinn, Estonia. www.kristinapaabus.com / www.breannetrammell.com
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14.12.2017

Open Lecture: ARTEM KITAEV on 14th December

The last lecturer of the Open Lecture Series this autumn semester will be Basel-based architect Artem Kitaev, who will be stepping on the stage of Kanuti Gildi Saal (Pikk 20, Tallinn) on 14th December at 6 pm. Kitaev’s lecture is titled Kosmos / Chaos, it’s in English and free for everyone.

Originating from Moscow, Kitaev is working with a team based now in Moscow, Basel, New York and Bangkok. His architecture office KOSMOS works across typologies and on different scales – from door handles to the city, from earnest architecture to temporary installations. KOSMOS, in their own words, combines art with technology, global experience with respect towards local context and European professionalism with Russian drive.

Kitaev graduated in Moscow, started in Moscow office Meganom, then moved to Switzerland where he worked for 4 years for Herzog de Meuron, then focused on KOSMOS only. In parallel with architectural design, KOSMOS is involved in teaching, working on researches, industrial design and publications. First project built by KOSMOS team is Temporary museum for Center of Contemporary Culture Garage in Moscow.

More about Kitaev and KOSMOS: https://k-s-m-s.com/office

The Open Lecture Series brings to Tallinn a number of exciting architects, urban planners, academics from across the world. All Open Lectures are free of charge, in English, take place every fortnight, and are open to everyone – for both students and professionals of the field, general audience and students considering architecture for their further studies.

The architecture and urban planning department of the Estonian Academy of Arts has been curating the Open Lectures on Architecture series since 2012 – each year, a dozen architects, urbanists, both practicing as well as academics, introduce their work and field of research to the audience in Tallinn. All lectures are in English, free and open to all interested, drawing an audience of students as well as professionals and academics from the fields of architecture, design, engineering but also fine arts. The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.

Curators: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam
www.avatudloengud.ee
https://www.facebook.com/EKAarhitektuur/

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Open Lecture: ARTEM KITAEV on 14th December

Thursday 14 December, 2017

The last lecturer of the Open Lecture Series this autumn semester will be Basel-based architect Artem Kitaev, who will be stepping on the stage of Kanuti Gildi Saal (Pikk 20, Tallinn) on 14th December at 6 pm. Kitaev’s lecture is titled Kosmos / Chaos, it’s in English and free for everyone.

Originating from Moscow, Kitaev is working with a team based now in Moscow, Basel, New York and Bangkok. His architecture office KOSMOS works across typologies and on different scales – from door handles to the city, from earnest architecture to temporary installations. KOSMOS, in their own words, combines art with technology, global experience with respect towards local context and European professionalism with Russian drive.

Kitaev graduated in Moscow, started in Moscow office Meganom, then moved to Switzerland where he worked for 4 years for Herzog de Meuron, then focused on KOSMOS only. In parallel with architectural design, KOSMOS is involved in teaching, working on researches, industrial design and publications. First project built by KOSMOS team is Temporary museum for Center of Contemporary Culture Garage in Moscow.

More about Kitaev and KOSMOS: https://k-s-m-s.com/office

The Open Lecture Series brings to Tallinn a number of exciting architects, urban planners, academics from across the world. All Open Lectures are free of charge, in English, take place every fortnight, and are open to everyone – for both students and professionals of the field, general audience and students considering architecture for their further studies.

The architecture and urban planning department of the Estonian Academy of Arts has been curating the Open Lectures on Architecture series since 2012 – each year, a dozen architects, urbanists, both practicing as well as academics, introduce their work and field of research to the audience in Tallinn. All lectures are in English, free and open to all interested, drawing an audience of students as well as professionals and academics from the fields of architecture, design, engineering but also fine arts. The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.

Curators: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam
www.avatudloengud.ee
https://www.facebook.com/EKAarhitektuur/

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04.12.2017

Open lecture from seminar series Non-Aura: Kristina Paabus “Something to Believe In”

Kristina Paabus. Something to Believe In. 2015. 
Screen monoprint and digital plotter on paper. 48.25 x 35.5 cm

 

4 December at 4 pm,
graphic art department, Lembitu 10B, room 144

On Monday, 4 December at 4 pm there will be an artist talk by American Estonian artist Kristina Paabus who will discuss her creative practice and research, as well as the role of print within her work and contemporary discourse. 

Kristina Paabus is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a focus in printmaking. Kristina’s work investigates systems and strategies that we use to perceive, control, and negotiate our surroundings. She examines tools such as language, architecture, internet, government, and beliefs to expose our constant yet sometimes futile attempts at structure. By exploring the pursuit, successes, fractures, and failures within our individual and shared rules, she questions the factual and fictional constructions that we employ to interact with the world around us.


Kristina Paabus (US/EE) earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also studied Fine Arts and Religious Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Printmaking at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Kristina has exhibited her work throughout the US and Europe, with recent exhibitions including NEO Geo at the Akron Art Museum (OH) and Belt and Road at the National Gallery (Bulgaria). Paabus is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for Installation Art in Estonia, the Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking at the University of Iowa, and the Southern Graphics Council International Guanlan Residency Award. Kristina has attended numerous artist residences such as Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), ACRE (WI), Ox-Bow (MI), Kimmel Harding Nelson (NE), Lillstreet (IL), Emmanuel College (MA), Culture Factory Polymer (Estonia), SÍM (Iceland), Inside Zone (Romania), Muhu A.I. (Estonia), Guanlan Original Printmaking Base (China), NCCA Kronstadt
(Russia), and in spring 2018 will be at Anderson Ranch Art Center (CO). Paabus is Associate Professor of Reproducible Media at Oberlin College, and previously taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow School of Art, and The University of Iowa.More info at:
www.kristinapaabus.com

NB! Please join Kristina Paabus and Breanne Trammell for their upcoming two-person exhibition, the grass is the same color over there, at the Gallery Metropol, December 16–26, 2017. Opening December 16, 2017, Galerii Metropol, Vana-Kalamaja 46, Tallinn.  

www.kristinapaabus.comwww.breannetrammell.com


Seminar series Non Aura in the autumn semester 2017/2018 consists of 11 lectures and talks from different fields, which take place on Mondays from 4 pm. Seminar series is a free elective that gives
3 ECTS.You are warmly welcome!
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Open lecture from seminar series Non-Aura: Kristina Paabus “Something to Believe In”

Monday 04 December, 2017

Kristina Paabus. Something to Believe In. 2015. 
Screen monoprint and digital plotter on paper. 48.25 x 35.5 cm

 

4 December at 4 pm,
graphic art department, Lembitu 10B, room 144

On Monday, 4 December at 4 pm there will be an artist talk by American Estonian artist Kristina Paabus who will discuss her creative practice and research, as well as the role of print within her work and contemporary discourse. 

Kristina Paabus is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a focus in printmaking. Kristina’s work investigates systems and strategies that we use to perceive, control, and negotiate our surroundings. She examines tools such as language, architecture, internet, government, and beliefs to expose our constant yet sometimes futile attempts at structure. By exploring the pursuit, successes, fractures, and failures within our individual and shared rules, she questions the factual and fictional constructions that we employ to interact with the world around us.


Kristina Paabus (US/EE) earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also studied Fine Arts and Religious Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Printmaking at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Kristina has exhibited her work throughout the US and Europe, with recent exhibitions including NEO Geo at the Akron Art Museum (OH) and Belt and Road at the National Gallery (Bulgaria). Paabus is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for Installation Art in Estonia, the Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking at the University of Iowa, and the Southern Graphics Council International Guanlan Residency Award. Kristina has attended numerous artist residences such as Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), ACRE (WI), Ox-Bow (MI), Kimmel Harding Nelson (NE), Lillstreet (IL), Emmanuel College (MA), Culture Factory Polymer (Estonia), SÍM (Iceland), Inside Zone (Romania), Muhu A.I. (Estonia), Guanlan Original Printmaking Base (China), NCCA Kronstadt
(Russia), and in spring 2018 will be at Anderson Ranch Art Center (CO). Paabus is Associate Professor of Reproducible Media at Oberlin College, and previously taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow School of Art, and The University of Iowa.More info at:
www.kristinapaabus.com

NB! Please join Kristina Paabus and Breanne Trammell for their upcoming two-person exhibition, the grass is the same color over there, at the Gallery Metropol, December 16–26, 2017. Opening December 16, 2017, Galerii Metropol, Vana-Kalamaja 46, Tallinn.  

www.kristinapaabus.comwww.breannetrammell.com


Seminar series Non Aura in the autumn semester 2017/2018 consists of 11 lectures and talks from different fields, which take place on Mondays from 4 pm. Seminar series is a free elective that gives
3 ECTS.You are warmly welcome!
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30.11.2017

Open Lecture: MANJA VAN DE WORP on 30th November

Pulp Pavilion, built for the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the California desert, using reclaimed paper.

Manja Van de Worp: “New Engineering typologies: not a hybrid – just new”

The penultimate lecturer of the Open Lecture Series this semester will be architect and engineer MANJA VAN DE WORP, director of YIP Structural Engineering London (formerly, NOUS Engineering), who will be stepping on the stage of Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Pikk 20, Tallinn) on the 30th of November at 6 pm. The lecture, as usual, is in English and free for everyone. Van de Worp’s work is focussed on the future of architectural engineering and she’ll be focussing on the new typologies of engineering in her Tallinn lecture.

Van de Worp holds Master degrees in Architecture, Structural Engineering and in Emergent Technologies and Design. She is a structural engineer with 10 years professional experience in the Construction Industry focusing on Structure, Geometry and Fabrication, while teaching at the RCA, Architectural Association & IAAC. Van de Worp has previously worked for Arup in London in the Advanced Geometry Unit and at the Advanced Technology and Research group, designing structures with a complex geometry and moveable structures.

She also launched NOUS engineering London (now YIP) in 2013 as an engineering consultancy bearing extensive knowledge of advanced structural analysis tools, complex structural systems, materials and fabrication technologies. Their current projects involve a FRP shell and a modular steel roof structure. YIP also focuses on structural product design and research based projects, looking at innovative ways to use timber, 3D printing of concrete, searching how materials not conventionally used in structural design could find their way into building engineering.

Among the largest projects that she has lately been working on is the Leadenhall Building in London, completed in 2014 (project engineer, AT&R Arup; architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) The 225 m/48-floor Leadenhall Building, also known as the cheese grater, has a steel mega frame, that provides stability to the entire structure and is the worlds tallest of its kind. The ultra lightweight prefabricated floor system allows for a shallow floor and a lighter foundation. Due to footfall, all frames had to be individually designed and the connections developed and tested in collaboration with the contractor.

Currently, van de Worp is focused on the NUS kinetic facade project in Singapore. Designed by architect Joseph Lim, the social housing project has retractable origami façade that forms an external shading device, based on the Momotani folding pattern.

More about Manja van de Worp: http://www.nousengineering.com/

The architecture and urban planning department of the Estonian Academy of Arts has been curating the Open Lectures on Architecture series since 2012 – each year, a dozen architects, urbanists, both practicing as well as academics, introduce their work and field of research to the audience in Tallinn. All Open Lectures are free of charge, in English, take place every fortnight, and are open to everyone – for both students and professionals of the field, general audience and students considering architecture for their further studies. The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment and curated by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam.

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Open Lecture: MANJA VAN DE WORP on 30th November

Thursday 30 November, 2017

Pulp Pavilion, built for the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the California desert, using reclaimed paper.

Manja Van de Worp: “New Engineering typologies: not a hybrid – just new”

The penultimate lecturer of the Open Lecture Series this semester will be architect and engineer MANJA VAN DE WORP, director of YIP Structural Engineering London (formerly, NOUS Engineering), who will be stepping on the stage of Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Pikk 20, Tallinn) on the 30th of November at 6 pm. The lecture, as usual, is in English and free for everyone. Van de Worp’s work is focussed on the future of architectural engineering and she’ll be focussing on the new typologies of engineering in her Tallinn lecture.

Van de Worp holds Master degrees in Architecture, Structural Engineering and in Emergent Technologies and Design. She is a structural engineer with 10 years professional experience in the Construction Industry focusing on Structure, Geometry and Fabrication, while teaching at the RCA, Architectural Association & IAAC. Van de Worp has previously worked for Arup in London in the Advanced Geometry Unit and at the Advanced Technology and Research group, designing structures with a complex geometry and moveable structures.

She also launched NOUS engineering London (now YIP) in 2013 as an engineering consultancy bearing extensive knowledge of advanced structural analysis tools, complex structural systems, materials and fabrication technologies. Their current projects involve a FRP shell and a modular steel roof structure. YIP also focuses on structural product design and research based projects, looking at innovative ways to use timber, 3D printing of concrete, searching how materials not conventionally used in structural design could find their way into building engineering.

Among the largest projects that she has lately been working on is the Leadenhall Building in London, completed in 2014 (project engineer, AT&R Arup; architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) The 225 m/48-floor Leadenhall Building, also known as the cheese grater, has a steel mega frame, that provides stability to the entire structure and is the worlds tallest of its kind. The ultra lightweight prefabricated floor system allows for a shallow floor and a lighter foundation. Due to footfall, all frames had to be individually designed and the connections developed and tested in collaboration with the contractor.

Currently, van de Worp is focused on the NUS kinetic facade project in Singapore. Designed by architect Joseph Lim, the social housing project has retractable origami façade that forms an external shading device, based on the Momotani folding pattern.

More about Manja van de Worp: http://www.nousengineering.com/

The architecture and urban planning department of the Estonian Academy of Arts has been curating the Open Lectures on Architecture series since 2012 – each year, a dozen architects, urbanists, both practicing as well as academics, introduce their work and field of research to the audience in Tallinn. All Open Lectures are free of charge, in English, take place every fortnight, and are open to everyone – for both students and professionals of the field, general audience and students considering architecture for their further studies. The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment and curated by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam.

www.avatudloengud.ee
https://www.facebook.com/EKAarhitektuur/

Posted by Pille Epner — Permalink