Events

22.08.2016 — 13.09.2016

Call for Applications: Gallerist Master Course 2016 Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC)

September 21 – October 2, 2016
Application Deadline: September 12, 2016

Tallinn, Estonia
www.ecadc.ee

This fall the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is presenting the third edition of its Gallerist Master Course in Tallinn, Estonia, offering training for both practicing and emerging gallerists.

The course is designed to introduce students to the dynamics of the art world infrastructure. Classes will discuss the various segments of today’s global art market (Alessia Zorloni, IULM); artist representation and the day-to-day operations of a commercial gallery (Sol Pochat, HILO Gallery); art journalism and writing for social media (Andrew M. Goldstein, Artspace, Phaidon); as well as more recent developments in exhibition-making and curating (Fatos Üstek, independent curator, fig2).

This eight-day intensive course will accept MA students with a demonstrated interest and/or experience in contemporary art as well as practicing gallerists, arts and culture managers, and artists. The entire course will be conducted in English.

September 21 – 22
Sol Pochat
Case Study of HILO Gallery

Established in 2015, HILO Galeria is an emerging gallery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a special focus on site- and context-specific artistic and curatorial practices. The seminar will take the form of a case study on how to develop a sustainable gallery model representing emerging artists.

September 23 – 24
Alessia Zorloni
Introduction to the International Art Market

The art market, like most major business sectors in the 21st century, operates in a global environment and is complex, dynamic, and often seemingly irrational. This seminar will give students an understanding of the various segments of today’s ever-evolving international art market.

September 29 – 30
Fatos Üstek
Introduction to Contemporary Curatorial Practices

The seminar will address curatorial positions and the significant role they play in today’s arts ecology. Visiting a plethora of voices that are shaping the practice of contemporary curating, it will concentrate on different modalities and sensitivities that a curator employs in order to engage with art, and, more significantly, to make art public.

October 1 – 2
Andrew Goldstein
How to Write About Art (and Actually Get People to Read It)

Beginning with the polemicists and publications of the postwar era and going through the rise of the October magazine style to today’s proliferation of TMZ-like art sites, the seminar will take the form of a discussion on how art writing has dramatically changed over the past 70-odd years.

For the full course schedule and to download the application form, please visit our website: http://www.ecadc.ee/call-for-applications-gallerist-master-course-2016/

Location: Estonian Academy of Arts, Institute of Art History

Tuition: Full program €500 / Single module €125
Participants will be responsible for their round-trip transport to and from Tallinn, accommodations, and living expenses during their stay.

Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center

The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is a nonprofit foundation focused both on fostering international exposure for artists from Estonia and on developing the contemporary art scene in Estonia. Functioning as an umbrella organization for Estonian partner institutions, the center is creating strategic international partnerships in the field of contemporary art. ECADC is supported by Enterprise Estonia from the European Regional Development Fund and its team members are based in New York and Tallinn, Estonia.

Acknowledgements

The Gallerist Master Course has been made possible with generous help from Enterprise Estonia through grants endowed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and the Ministry of Culture, Estonia.

For further information on the Gallerist Master Course 2016 please contact info@ecadc.ee

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Call for Applications: Gallerist Master Course 2016 Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC)

Monday 22 August, 2016 — Tuesday 13 September, 2016

September 21 – October 2, 2016
Application Deadline: September 12, 2016

Tallinn, Estonia
www.ecadc.ee

This fall the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is presenting the third edition of its Gallerist Master Course in Tallinn, Estonia, offering training for both practicing and emerging gallerists.

The course is designed to introduce students to the dynamics of the art world infrastructure. Classes will discuss the various segments of today’s global art market (Alessia Zorloni, IULM); artist representation and the day-to-day operations of a commercial gallery (Sol Pochat, HILO Gallery); art journalism and writing for social media (Andrew M. Goldstein, Artspace, Phaidon); as well as more recent developments in exhibition-making and curating (Fatos Üstek, independent curator, fig2).

This eight-day intensive course will accept MA students with a demonstrated interest and/or experience in contemporary art as well as practicing gallerists, arts and culture managers, and artists. The entire course will be conducted in English.

September 21 – 22
Sol Pochat
Case Study of HILO Gallery

Established in 2015, HILO Galeria is an emerging gallery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a special focus on site- and context-specific artistic and curatorial practices. The seminar will take the form of a case study on how to develop a sustainable gallery model representing emerging artists.

September 23 – 24
Alessia Zorloni
Introduction to the International Art Market

The art market, like most major business sectors in the 21st century, operates in a global environment and is complex, dynamic, and often seemingly irrational. This seminar will give students an understanding of the various segments of today’s ever-evolving international art market.

September 29 – 30
Fatos Üstek
Introduction to Contemporary Curatorial Practices

The seminar will address curatorial positions and the significant role they play in today’s arts ecology. Visiting a plethora of voices that are shaping the practice of contemporary curating, it will concentrate on different modalities and sensitivities that a curator employs in order to engage with art, and, more significantly, to make art public.

October 1 – 2
Andrew Goldstein
How to Write About Art (and Actually Get People to Read It)

Beginning with the polemicists and publications of the postwar era and going through the rise of the October magazine style to today’s proliferation of TMZ-like art sites, the seminar will take the form of a discussion on how art writing has dramatically changed over the past 70-odd years.

For the full course schedule and to download the application form, please visit our website: http://www.ecadc.ee/call-for-applications-gallerist-master-course-2016/

Location: Estonian Academy of Arts, Institute of Art History

Tuition: Full program €500 / Single module €125
Participants will be responsible for their round-trip transport to and from Tallinn, accommodations, and living expenses during their stay.

Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center

The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is a nonprofit foundation focused both on fostering international exposure for artists from Estonia and on developing the contemporary art scene in Estonia. Functioning as an umbrella organization for Estonian partner institutions, the center is creating strategic international partnerships in the field of contemporary art. ECADC is supported by Enterprise Estonia from the European Regional Development Fund and its team members are based in New York and Tallinn, Estonia.

Acknowledgements

The Gallerist Master Course has been made possible with generous help from Enterprise Estonia through grants endowed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and the Ministry of Culture, Estonia.

For further information on the Gallerist Master Course 2016 please contact info@ecadc.ee

Posted by Solveig Jahnke — Permalink

02.09.2016

The new academic year will commence in Sõprus Cinema

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The Opening Ceremony of the new academic year of 2016/17 will take place on 2nd September at 2 pm at the Sõprus Cinema hall, Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn.
All students and staff are invited to greet the new members of the Estonian Academy of Arts!
Have a wonderful and interesting academic year!

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The new academic year will commence in Sõprus Cinema

Friday 02 September, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 11.56.40

The Opening Ceremony of the new academic year of 2016/17 will take place on 2nd September at 2 pm at the Sõprus Cinema hall, Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn.
All students and staff are invited to greet the new members of the Estonian Academy of Arts!
Have a wonderful and interesting academic year!

Posted by Solveig Jahnke — Permalink

26.08.2016 — 28.08.2016

Digix Loomehäkk 26-28.08 – hackaton where physical and digital design meet (free for students)

What happens when you mix creative industries with IT!?

Come show off your skills at our 48 Hour creative hack. Meet people from all creative industries as well as IT sector and collect valuable tips from local and international mentors.

Win prizes from our partners but most of all start something up!

The event is free for students of all universities in Estonia. 

Friday 26 August
14:00 Start of registration
15:00 Event kick-off
16:00 Team forming & START
19:00 Dinner

Saturday 27 August
9:00 Breakfast & Coffee
9:00 Seminar 30 min
12:00 Mentor meetings
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Mentor meetings
19:00 Dinner

Sunday 28 August
9:00 Breakfast & Coffee
11:00 Mentor meetings
13:00 Lunch
15:00 48h milestone & PRESENTATIONS
17:00 Announcing winners

Use EAA code for free registrateion – 0816EKA

Register here: https://en.xing-events.com/loomehakk.html

Posted by Kelli Turmann — Permalink

Digix Loomehäkk 26-28.08 – hackaton where physical and digital design meet (free for students)

Friday 26 August, 2016 — Sunday 28 August, 2016

What happens when you mix creative industries with IT!?

Come show off your skills at our 48 Hour creative hack. Meet people from all creative industries as well as IT sector and collect valuable tips from local and international mentors.

Win prizes from our partners but most of all start something up!

The event is free for students of all universities in Estonia. 

Friday 26 August
14:00 Start of registration
15:00 Event kick-off
16:00 Team forming & START
19:00 Dinner

Saturday 27 August
9:00 Breakfast & Coffee
9:00 Seminar 30 min
12:00 Mentor meetings
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Mentor meetings
19:00 Dinner

Sunday 28 August
9:00 Breakfast & Coffee
11:00 Mentor meetings
13:00 Lunch
15:00 48h milestone & PRESENTATIONS
17:00 Announcing winners

Use EAA code for free registrateion – 0816EKA

Register here: https://en.xing-events.com/loomehakk.html

Posted by Kelli Turmann — Permalink

10.06.2016 — 20.06.2016

THINGS OF WATER

Between June 10 to 20, 2016 in Nida Art Colony stdents of glass and ceramics specialties from Estonian, Latvian and Vilnius (Lithuanian) Academies of Art are working with several media to research, visualize and find solutions to problems connected with WATER. In most approaches the issue of clean water, its endangered situation and several ecological and social problems have come up. The event will be concluded with an exhibition starting on June 17 in the Nida Art Colony.

Posted by Mare Saare — Permalink

THINGS OF WATER

Friday 10 June, 2016 — Monday 20 June, 2016

Between June 10 to 20, 2016 in Nida Art Colony stdents of glass and ceramics specialties from Estonian, Latvian and Vilnius (Lithuanian) Academies of Art are working with several media to research, visualize and find solutions to problems connected with WATER. In most approaches the issue of clean water, its endangered situation and several ecological and social problems have come up. The event will be concluded with an exhibition starting on June 17 in the Nida Art Colony.

Posted by Mare Saare — Permalink

06.05.2016 — 08.05.2016

Raja Spring Show and Party – Young Sculptor Award 2016

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Raja Spring Show
May 6 – 8, 2016

Opening: May 6th, 6PM

Department of Installation and Sculpture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Raja 11A (bus 23, Trummi stop).

The periphery of EAA, the department of Installation and Sculpture, is opening its doors and studios to show, in addition to everything else that’s exciting, the freshest artworks. To add more to the excitement, another Young Sculptor’s Prize is given out.

Participating artists:

Art Nõukas
Billy Sassi
David Wittinghofer
Harry Maberly
Jakob Tyroller
Jenny Grönholm
Kadi-Maarja Võsu
Karl Johanson
Katrin Enni
Kristin Reiman
Laurien Bachmann
Madlen Hirtentreu
Marti Kikojan
Rosa-Violetta Grötsch
Triinu-Liis Rahe

The opening is followed up by a party at 10PM!
https://www.facebook.com/events/634991099990054/

How to get here on friday!
Take Bus 23: http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/#bus/23/b-a/12402-1/map/en
or Bus 3: http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/#trol/3/b-a/21206-3/map or
or Bus 36: http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/#bus/36/b-a/map…

RAJA SPRING PARTY
6TH OF MAY 22.00

We would like to invite you all to join us on FRIDAY for the installation- and sculpture department’s SPRING PARTY, wich is a followup to the previously opened Spring Exhibition.
We have a PING-PONG table!! And OPEN GRILL/fireplaces, where you can weather cook your food on or cook yourself beside it (vegetarian, and meat separately). We advise you to load your store-carts full as soon as possible, ’cause the evening promises to be long and fun! All your thirst needs, and dreams will be satisfied by our POP-UP BAR, where you can find everything you need for toasting, comforting, or celebrating!
Music is taken care of by:
Eleonora Šljanda
Mihkel Maripuu
Antti Mäss
Katja Adrikova
Ellen Vene
Nikolajev

The party starts at 10PM, but everyone who will be coming for the Spring Exhibition opening, will be entertained, don’t you worry! No need to run, we won’t bite!

The weather will be nice! We installed the Sun, just come!
Department of Installation and Sculpture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Raja 11A (bus 23, Trummi stop, 24A Raja stop, also trolley nr 3 Keemia stop). We added the map with links to the bus schedules in the discussion of the event. Go check it out if you’re confused!

More information about the Raja Spring Show here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1809848455903008/

Posted by Solveig Jahnke — Permalink

Raja Spring Show and Party – Young Sculptor Award 2016

Friday 06 May, 2016 — Sunday 08 May, 2016

rajaspringshow

Raja Spring Show
May 6 – 8, 2016

Opening: May 6th, 6PM

Department of Installation and Sculpture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Raja 11A (bus 23, Trummi stop).

The periphery of EAA, the department of Installation and Sculpture, is opening its doors and studios to show, in addition to everything else that’s exciting, the freshest artworks. To add more to the excitement, another Young Sculptor’s Prize is given out.

Participating artists:

Art Nõukas
Billy Sassi
David Wittinghofer
Harry Maberly
Jakob Tyroller
Jenny Grönholm
Kadi-Maarja Võsu
Karl Johanson
Katrin Enni
Kristin Reiman
Laurien Bachmann
Madlen Hirtentreu
Marti Kikojan
Rosa-Violetta Grötsch
Triinu-Liis Rahe

The opening is followed up by a party at 10PM!
https://www.facebook.com/events/634991099990054/

How to get here on friday!
Take Bus 23: http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/#bus/23/b-a/12402-1/map/en
or Bus 3: http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/#trol/3/b-a/21206-3/map or
or Bus 36: http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/#bus/36/b-a/map…

RAJA SPRING PARTY
6TH OF MAY 22.00

We would like to invite you all to join us on FRIDAY for the installation- and sculpture department’s SPRING PARTY, wich is a followup to the previously opened Spring Exhibition.
We have a PING-PONG table!! And OPEN GRILL/fireplaces, where you can weather cook your food on or cook yourself beside it (vegetarian, and meat separately). We advise you to load your store-carts full as soon as possible, ’cause the evening promises to be long and fun! All your thirst needs, and dreams will be satisfied by our POP-UP BAR, where you can find everything you need for toasting, comforting, or celebrating!
Music is taken care of by:
Eleonora Šljanda
Mihkel Maripuu
Antti Mäss
Katja Adrikova
Ellen Vene
Nikolajev

The party starts at 10PM, but everyone who will be coming for the Spring Exhibition opening, will be entertained, don’t you worry! No need to run, we won’t bite!

The weather will be nice! We installed the Sun, just come!
Department of Installation and Sculpture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Raja 11A (bus 23, Trummi stop, 24A Raja stop, also trolley nr 3 Keemia stop). We added the map with links to the bus schedules in the discussion of the event. Go check it out if you’re confused!

More information about the Raja Spring Show here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1809848455903008/

Posted by Solveig Jahnke — Permalink

10.05.2016

Urban Studies research studio presents: The Zone

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You are cordially invited to the final presentation of the Urban Studies research studio The Zone.
The presentation will take place on May 10 (Tuesday), 17.00-19.00.
The venue is Faculty of Architecture (EKA), Pikk 20, Tallinn, 3rd floor, r. 304.
The Special Economic Zone, writes Keller Easterling, has not always been a global urban addiction and a world-city template. Yet, she contends, “the wild mutation of the form over the last thirty years only make it seem penetrable to further mutations.”
How might the Zone mutate in the coming thirty years? How would the special become the generic? How would it reshape the conditions of production and labour, globally and locally? How could the Zone be resisted and how could it fail? Will the Special Economic Zone converge to the Zone of Tarkovsky’s Stalker?
The semester project speculates about these question on the case of a production and logistics zone in Jüri, situated 15 km southeast from Tallinn.
Supervisors: Maroš Krivý, Kaie Kuldkepp
Students: Seth Amofah, Kasparas Lucinskas, Charlotte Niedenhoff, Nina Riewe, Juhan Teppart
The presentation and discussion is public. Everyone is welcome.
Maroš Krivý
Professor of Urban Studies
Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts
Kaie Kuldkepp
guest lecturer
Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts
urban designer, landscape architect @ NÜÜD architects

Posted by Solveig Jahnke — Permalink

Urban Studies research studio presents: The Zone

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

zone

You are cordially invited to the final presentation of the Urban Studies research studio The Zone.
The presentation will take place on May 10 (Tuesday), 17.00-19.00.
The venue is Faculty of Architecture (EKA), Pikk 20, Tallinn, 3rd floor, r. 304.
The Special Economic Zone, writes Keller Easterling, has not always been a global urban addiction and a world-city template. Yet, she contends, “the wild mutation of the form over the last thirty years only make it seem penetrable to further mutations.”
How might the Zone mutate in the coming thirty years? How would the special become the generic? How would it reshape the conditions of production and labour, globally and locally? How could the Zone be resisted and how could it fail? Will the Special Economic Zone converge to the Zone of Tarkovsky’s Stalker?
The semester project speculates about these question on the case of a production and logistics zone in Jüri, situated 15 km southeast from Tallinn.
Supervisors: Maroš Krivý, Kaie Kuldkepp
Students: Seth Amofah, Kasparas Lucinskas, Charlotte Niedenhoff, Nina Riewe, Juhan Teppart
The presentation and discussion is public. Everyone is welcome.
Maroš Krivý
Professor of Urban Studies
Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts
Kaie Kuldkepp
guest lecturer
Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts
urban designer, landscape architect @ NÜÜD architects

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24.04.2016 — 01.07.2016

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

artizein

For the coming issue of Artizein: Arts & Teaching Journal we seek contributions of authors who reflect on the triad of art, education, and the natural environment. In what ways can artistic practice be a way to connect to and learn about nature in its own right? What practices are currently ongoing worldwide and what experiences have been gained so far? Are there pedagogical underpinnings that can be articulated, and perhaps even a developing epistemology? And what would be the relevance of facilitating and further promoting of arts-based environmental education in an age of climate fear? Which challenges come up when participants, through art, are encouraged to open their senses more fully to the world, at a time when psychic numbing and cognitive dissociation seem to be the default mode of many people, faced with the overwhelming news of the scale of the ecological crisis?
Artizein would like to put forth an encouragement for not only papers, but alternative research and dissemination formats such as curriculum, presentations, artworks, interviews, videos, essays, and poetry from artists/teachers/researchers/theorists who use art to share/expose/teach/inquire into the messages from the environment/climate/Nature/ecology via the arts.
Deadline for papers: July 1, 2016
Target publish date: November, 2016
Submit general inquiries to: Jodi at artizeinaatj@gmail.com
Submit editorial inquiries to: Jan van Boeckel at polarstarcentre@yahoo.com
In alignment with the mission of this issue, Artizein is happy to announce our 2016 guest editor to be Dr. Jan van Boeckel.
Dr. Boeckel is a Dutch anthropologist, Professor of Art Education at the Estonian Academy of Arts, visual artist, and filmmaker based in Estonia.

Posted by Solveig Jahnke — Permalink

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Sunday 24 April, 2016 — Friday 01 July, 2016

artizein

For the coming issue of Artizein: Arts & Teaching Journal we seek contributions of authors who reflect on the triad of art, education, and the natural environment. In what ways can artistic practice be a way to connect to and learn about nature in its own right? What practices are currently ongoing worldwide and what experiences have been gained so far? Are there pedagogical underpinnings that can be articulated, and perhaps even a developing epistemology? And what would be the relevance of facilitating and further promoting of arts-based environmental education in an age of climate fear? Which challenges come up when participants, through art, are encouraged to open their senses more fully to the world, at a time when psychic numbing and cognitive dissociation seem to be the default mode of many people, faced with the overwhelming news of the scale of the ecological crisis?
Artizein would like to put forth an encouragement for not only papers, but alternative research and dissemination formats such as curriculum, presentations, artworks, interviews, videos, essays, and poetry from artists/teachers/researchers/theorists who use art to share/expose/teach/inquire into the messages from the environment/climate/Nature/ecology via the arts.
Deadline for papers: July 1, 2016
Target publish date: November, 2016
Submit general inquiries to: Jodi at artizeinaatj@gmail.com
Submit editorial inquiries to: Jan van Boeckel at polarstarcentre@yahoo.com
In alignment with the mission of this issue, Artizein is happy to announce our 2016 guest editor to be Dr. Jan van Boeckel.
Dr. Boeckel is a Dutch anthropologist, Professor of Art Education at the Estonian Academy of Arts, visual artist, and filmmaker based in Estonia.

Posted by Solveig Jahnke — Permalink

21.04.2016 — 24.04.2016

Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) with Anu Vahtra at Art Brussels 2016

Anu Vahtra - 17,9 EKKMis

For Art Brussels 2016 the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), presents a reconstruction and a reinterpretation of Anu Vahtra’s site-specific installation 17,9°. The installation was originally realised for the III Artishok Biennale (curated by Liisa Kaljula, 2012) and rebuilt for the exhibition Feeling Queezy?! (curated by Rebeka Põldsam, 2014) in the EKKM.
It employs the most peculiar space of the museum, which is situated in the former transportation bridge that has a 17,9-degree angle with the ground, therefore holding a strong physical presence by default. However, the work manifests itself when the viewer is confronted with his/her own perception of the space – the significance lies not in learning what’s depicted on the image that hangs in the middle of the room, but in realising that the frame is hanging (seemingly) at an angle. By bringing a section of the above described space as a 1:1 scale model into the art fair context we allow ourselves and the audience to explore the potentialities for further interpretation and to introduce the museum through the representation of its spatial characteristics.
The installation is accompanied by an essay written by the EAA lecturer, architecture historian and critic Ingrid Ruudi in a publication designed by the EAA Graphic Design Associate Professor Indrek Sirkel, published on the occasion of Art Brussels 2016 in collaboration with Lugemik.
A wider event programme coordinated by the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) will take place in conjunction with Art Brussels and the international audiences have the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of many former Köler Prize nominees and laureates: Flo Kasearu and Visible Solutions LLC (Temnikova & Kasela Gallery at Art Brussels), Marge Monko (Ani Molnár Gallery at Art Brussels and Lugemik at Poppositions alternative art fair), Paul Kuimet (solo exhibition at the center for contemporary photography Contretype).
Anu Vahtra is an emerging young Estonian artist who is renowned for her artistic approach to site-specific space-oriented problematics and for the diligent methods of articulating them. Her installations, which often include the medium of photography, capture the surrounding space into itself, making the site become both the subject and the physical form of the artwork. Furthermore, she is one of the founders of Lugemik Publishing and Bookshop, and is also the winner of Köler Prize 2015 grand prix.
The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) is a self-established non-profit initiative, that situates itself somewhere between official state-run institutions and artist-run-do-it-yourself venues. It is an unconventional concept of a contemporary art museum that works towards producing, exhibiting, collecting and popularizing local and international contemporary art while altering the prevailing working methods of established art institutions. It is a tool of self-establishment for younger generation artists, curators and art students. EKKM was founded by Anders Härm, Elin Kard, Neeme Külm, and Marco Laimre in late 2006. Since 2016 it is run by Marten Esko and Johannes Säre who joined the team in 2011.
EKKM’s participation at Art Brussels is supported by: Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, European Regional Development Fund, Government Office of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Draka Keila Cabels AS, Lugemik
Thank you: Dénes Farkas, Kadri Villand, Mihkel Säre, Raivo Väliste, Raivo Plado
Art Brussels 2016
Tour & Taxis
Avenue du Port 86c, Brussels
www.artbrussels.com
EKKM in booth F5
Preview: 21 April, 11 am – 5 pm
Vernissage: 21 April, 5 pm – 10 pm
Open: 22 April to 24 April, 11 am – 7 pm
info@ekkm.ee
www.ekkm.ee
www.anuvahtra.com

Posted by Solveig Jahnke — Permalink

Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) with Anu Vahtra at Art Brussels 2016

Thursday 21 April, 2016 — Sunday 24 April, 2016

Anu Vahtra - 17,9 EKKMis

For Art Brussels 2016 the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), presents a reconstruction and a reinterpretation of Anu Vahtra’s site-specific installation 17,9°. The installation was originally realised for the III Artishok Biennale (curated by Liisa Kaljula, 2012) and rebuilt for the exhibition Feeling Queezy?! (curated by Rebeka Põldsam, 2014) in the EKKM.
It employs the most peculiar space of the museum, which is situated in the former transportation bridge that has a 17,9-degree angle with the ground, therefore holding a strong physical presence by default. However, the work manifests itself when the viewer is confronted with his/her own perception of the space – the significance lies not in learning what’s depicted on the image that hangs in the middle of the room, but in realising that the frame is hanging (seemingly) at an angle. By bringing a section of the above described space as a 1:1 scale model into the art fair context we allow ourselves and the audience to explore the potentialities for further interpretation and to introduce the museum through the representation of its spatial characteristics.
The installation is accompanied by an essay written by the EAA lecturer, architecture historian and critic Ingrid Ruudi in a publication designed by the EAA Graphic Design Associate Professor Indrek Sirkel, published on the occasion of Art Brussels 2016 in collaboration with Lugemik.
A wider event programme coordinated by the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) will take place in conjunction with Art Brussels and the international audiences have the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of many former Köler Prize nominees and laureates: Flo Kasearu and Visible Solutions LLC (Temnikova & Kasela Gallery at Art Brussels), Marge Monko (Ani Molnár Gallery at Art Brussels and Lugemik at Poppositions alternative art fair), Paul Kuimet (solo exhibition at the center for contemporary photography Contretype).
Anu Vahtra is an emerging young Estonian artist who is renowned for her artistic approach to site-specific space-oriented problematics and for the diligent methods of articulating them. Her installations, which often include the medium of photography, capture the surrounding space into itself, making the site become both the subject and the physical form of the artwork. Furthermore, she is one of the founders of Lugemik Publishing and Bookshop, and is also the winner of Köler Prize 2015 grand prix.
The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) is a self-established non-profit initiative, that situates itself somewhere between official state-run institutions and artist-run-do-it-yourself venues. It is an unconventional concept of a contemporary art museum that works towards producing, exhibiting, collecting and popularizing local and international contemporary art while altering the prevailing working methods of established art institutions. It is a tool of self-establishment for younger generation artists, curators and art students. EKKM was founded by Anders Härm, Elin Kard, Neeme Külm, and Marco Laimre in late 2006. Since 2016 it is run by Marten Esko and Johannes Säre who joined the team in 2011.
EKKM’s participation at Art Brussels is supported by: Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, European Regional Development Fund, Government Office of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Draka Keila Cabels AS, Lugemik
Thank you: Dénes Farkas, Kadri Villand, Mihkel Säre, Raivo Väliste, Raivo Plado
Art Brussels 2016
Tour & Taxis
Avenue du Port 86c, Brussels
www.artbrussels.com
EKKM in booth F5
Preview: 21 April, 11 am – 5 pm
Vernissage: 21 April, 5 pm – 10 pm
Open: 22 April to 24 April, 11 am – 7 pm
info@ekkm.ee
www.ekkm.ee
www.anuvahtra.com

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21.04.2016 — 24.04.2016

Lugemik participates at Poppositions art fair with the new work by Marge Monko

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Lugemik Publishing is participating at Poppositions, an alternative art fair taking place for the fifth time in Brussels during 21–24 April. Making its premiere at the fair is the performance “Don’t Wind It Up, Turn It On” by the Estonian artist Marge Monko, as well as the publication of the same name.
Monko’s performance “Don’t Wind It Up, Turn It On” is based on the construction of desire used in advertising photography – a genre in which stylistic means have changed over time, but its semantic meaning has always remained the same. Two actors – female and male – read sentences from different wrist watch advertisements from the 1970s and 1980s, and re-enact the compositions of hands used in these advertisements.
“Don’t Wind It Up, Turn It On” is Monko’s first performance piece which will be performed at Poppositions once a day by choreographers Kathryn Vickers and Sandy Williams, technical assistance is provided by Isjtar. The performance is accompanied by a photographic series and a publication which contains the complete script of the performance as well as the re-staged photographs of the used advertisements. The book is designed by Indrek Sirkel, and it is the third publication by Marge Monko published by Lugemik.
Lugemik’s first time participation at an art fair is curated by Laura Toots, whose project was selected by an international jury. A total of 25 exhibitors of different galleries and project spaces with more than 50 artists from 21 different countries are participating at the fair.
In addition, a selection of Lugemik’s publications will be on display during Poppositions in the Reading Room organized by La Houle project space. Books by the following artists are presented: Tuukka Kaila, Mari Laanemets, Paul Kuimet, Marge Monko, Tõnis Saadoja, Anu Vahtra, Johan Tali, Johanna Jõekalda, Siim Tuksam, Flo Kasearu, kadrinoormets, Anna-Stina Treumund and Merike Estna.
Poppositions is one of the most progressive alternative art fairs in Europe introducing non-profit initiatives next to commercial galleries and providing a platform for new artists’ positions. Poppositions will take place at the same time as Art Brussels, one of the largest art fairs in Europe, where Marge Monko’s work is also exhibited by Ani Molnar Gallery.
Marge Monko (born 1976) is an artist living and working in Tallinn, Estonia. Monko works with photography, video and installation. Most of her works have a link to historical images and are influenced by theories of psychoanalysis, feminism and visual culture. Monko has had solo exhibitions at galleries in Tallinn, Helsinki and Budapest, and in the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna (Mumok). She has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Estonia and abroad. In 2012, she was awarded the Henkel.Art.Award for Eastern and Central European artists. During 2013–2014, she took part in the studio programme at HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts), in Ghent, Belgium. In 2015 she was selected for a residency at ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program) in New York.
Lugemik is an independent publishing initiative based in Tallinn, Estonia, founded in 2010 by graphic designer Indrek Sirkel and artist Anu Vahtra. Lugemik publishes books and other printed matter, working closely together with artists, writers, designers, printers in every step of the publishing process. In 2013 Lugemik opened a bookshop on the premises of Contemporary Art Museum Estonia (EKKM) and is currently working on opening a new bookshop in collaboration with Tallinn Art Hall. In 2015 Lugemik was joined by the curator and artist Laura Toots for extended activities with artists beyond publishing projects.
Lugemik’s and Marge Monko’s participation at Poppositions is supported by: Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, European Regional Development Fund, Government Office of Estonia, Outset Estonia.
Lugemik and Marge Monko would like to thank: Oskar Unt, Maria Arusoo, Tom-Olaf Urb, Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo, Liisa Toots, Tiiu Parbus, Tõnis Saadoja, Alissa Nirgi, Fidelia Regina Randmäe, Peeter Kuimet, Paul Kuimet, Ingel Vaikla, A&G Kaubanduse AS, Kraam artist-run space.
Poppositions 2016
LaVallée, Rue Adolphe Lavallée 39, Brussels
Opening: 21 April 12:00–20:00
Opening times: 22–23 April 12:00–22:00; 24 April 12:00–18:00
Marge Monko’s performance: 21–23 April 18:30; 24 April 17:00
www.poppositions.com
www.margemonko.com
Press release by:
Lugemik Publishing
info@lugemik.ee
www.facebook.com/lugemik
www.lugemik.ee

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Lugemik participates at Poppositions art fair with the new work by Marge Monko

Thursday 21 April, 2016 — Sunday 24 April, 2016

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Lugemik Publishing is participating at Poppositions, an alternative art fair taking place for the fifth time in Brussels during 21–24 April. Making its premiere at the fair is the performance “Don’t Wind It Up, Turn It On” by the Estonian artist Marge Monko, as well as the publication of the same name.
Monko’s performance “Don’t Wind It Up, Turn It On” is based on the construction of desire used in advertising photography – a genre in which stylistic means have changed over time, but its semantic meaning has always remained the same. Two actors – female and male – read sentences from different wrist watch advertisements from the 1970s and 1980s, and re-enact the compositions of hands used in these advertisements.
“Don’t Wind It Up, Turn It On” is Monko’s first performance piece which will be performed at Poppositions once a day by choreographers Kathryn Vickers and Sandy Williams, technical assistance is provided by Isjtar. The performance is accompanied by a photographic series and a publication which contains the complete script of the performance as well as the re-staged photographs of the used advertisements. The book is designed by Indrek Sirkel, and it is the third publication by Marge Monko published by Lugemik.
Lugemik’s first time participation at an art fair is curated by Laura Toots, whose project was selected by an international jury. A total of 25 exhibitors of different galleries and project spaces with more than 50 artists from 21 different countries are participating at the fair.
In addition, a selection of Lugemik’s publications will be on display during Poppositions in the Reading Room organized by La Houle project space. Books by the following artists are presented: Tuukka Kaila, Mari Laanemets, Paul Kuimet, Marge Monko, Tõnis Saadoja, Anu Vahtra, Johan Tali, Johanna Jõekalda, Siim Tuksam, Flo Kasearu, kadrinoormets, Anna-Stina Treumund and Merike Estna.
Poppositions is one of the most progressive alternative art fairs in Europe introducing non-profit initiatives next to commercial galleries and providing a platform for new artists’ positions. Poppositions will take place at the same time as Art Brussels, one of the largest art fairs in Europe, where Marge Monko’s work is also exhibited by Ani Molnar Gallery.
Marge Monko (born 1976) is an artist living and working in Tallinn, Estonia. Monko works with photography, video and installation. Most of her works have a link to historical images and are influenced by theories of psychoanalysis, feminism and visual culture. Monko has had solo exhibitions at galleries in Tallinn, Helsinki and Budapest, and in the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna (Mumok). She has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Estonia and abroad. In 2012, she was awarded the Henkel.Art.Award for Eastern and Central European artists. During 2013–2014, she took part in the studio programme at HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts), in Ghent, Belgium. In 2015 she was selected for a residency at ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program) in New York.
Lugemik is an independent publishing initiative based in Tallinn, Estonia, founded in 2010 by graphic designer Indrek Sirkel and artist Anu Vahtra. Lugemik publishes books and other printed matter, working closely together with artists, writers, designers, printers in every step of the publishing process. In 2013 Lugemik opened a bookshop on the premises of Contemporary Art Museum Estonia (EKKM) and is currently working on opening a new bookshop in collaboration with Tallinn Art Hall. In 2015 Lugemik was joined by the curator and artist Laura Toots for extended activities with artists beyond publishing projects.
Lugemik’s and Marge Monko’s participation at Poppositions is supported by: Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, European Regional Development Fund, Government Office of Estonia, Outset Estonia.
Lugemik and Marge Monko would like to thank: Oskar Unt, Maria Arusoo, Tom-Olaf Urb, Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo, Liisa Toots, Tiiu Parbus, Tõnis Saadoja, Alissa Nirgi, Fidelia Regina Randmäe, Peeter Kuimet, Paul Kuimet, Ingel Vaikla, A&G Kaubanduse AS, Kraam artist-run space.
Poppositions 2016
LaVallée, Rue Adolphe Lavallée 39, Brussels
Opening: 21 April 12:00–20:00
Opening times: 22–23 April 12:00–22:00; 24 April 12:00–18:00
Marge Monko’s performance: 21–23 April 18:30; 24 April 17:00
www.poppositions.com
www.margemonko.com
Press release by:
Lugemik Publishing
info@lugemik.ee
www.facebook.com/lugemik
www.lugemik.ee

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21.04.2016 — 24.04.2016

Lugemik shows Soviet Estonian design in Denmark

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Lugemik Publishing is participating in an experimental art book festival “One Thousand Books 2016”, 21–24 April in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the four-day festival a seminar on artists’ books and exhibition making will take place, also the exhibition “Manifolds” will open in Kunsthal Charlottenborg, remaining open until 15 May.
13 international publishers are invited to participate in the exhibition and to curate their own show based on one of their publications.
In cooperation with the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (ETDM) Lugemik will present the book “Nobody Expected There Would Be Much Discussion About It”, compiled and designed by Ott Metusala. The book documents the design work of author’s grandmother Kirsti Metusala at the Tallinn Experimental Plant Estoplast, where she worked as a designer for 28 years (1964-1992). The book includes historical photo documentation of the Estoplast lamps which is accompanied by an interview with Kirsti Metusala, explaining her tasks and describing in detail the design process of the lamps, thus speaking about designer’s profession in Soviet Estonia. The book also contains an essay written by Kai Lobjakas, director of ETDM and curator of the design collection, discussing the Soviet Estonian design and the importance of the production of Estoplast factory in a broader context.
In the exhibition “Manifolds” the book is accompanied by an exposition consisting of Estoplast lamps, and the film “The Lights Come On”. For the exposition Lugemik and Ott Metusala will exchange eight Poul Henningsen lamps in the lobby, specially designed for Kunsthal Charlottenborg, for Estoplast lamps designed by Kirsti Metusala. In the exhibition space the book will be given context by the documentary “The Lights Come On” (1967, Estonian Television Company) by Jaak Mamers, which in a staged manner depicts the production process of the Estoplast factory.
The festival “One Thousand Books” is organised by the Danish publishers Lodret Vandret since 2013.
Ott Metusala (born 1988, Tallinn) is a graphic designer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He graduated from the graphic design departments of both Estonian Academy of Arts and Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Currently his work involves music publishing, editorial projects and book designs, both self-initiated and commission based, in close collaboration with friends, artists and institutions. He has also taught in the graphic design department of Estonian Academy of Arts.
Lugemik is an independent publishing initiative based in Tallinn, Estonia, founded in 2010 by graphic designer Indrek Sirkel and artist Anu Vahtra. Lugemik publishes books and other printed matter, working closely together with artists, writers, designers, printers in every step of the publishing process. In 2013 Lugemik opened a bookshop on the premises of Contemporary Art Museum Estonia (EKKM) and is currently working on opening a new bookshop in collaboration with Tallinn Art Hall. In 2015 Lugemik was joined by the curator and artist Laura Toots for extended activities with artists beyond publishing projects.
The book is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Lugemik’s activities are supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture.
Festival “One Thousand Books”
21–24 April 2016
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Exhibition “Manifolds”
23 April – 15 May 2016
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
www.onethousandbooks.org
www.metusala.ee
Press release by:
Lugemik Publishing
info@lugemik.ee
www.facebook.com/lugemik
www.lugemik.ee

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Lugemik shows Soviet Estonian design in Denmark

Thursday 21 April, 2016 — Sunday 24 April, 2016

OTB flyer 2_1_low

Lugemik Publishing is participating in an experimental art book festival “One Thousand Books 2016”, 21–24 April in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the four-day festival a seminar on artists’ books and exhibition making will take place, also the exhibition “Manifolds” will open in Kunsthal Charlottenborg, remaining open until 15 May.
13 international publishers are invited to participate in the exhibition and to curate their own show based on one of their publications.
In cooperation with the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (ETDM) Lugemik will present the book “Nobody Expected There Would Be Much Discussion About It”, compiled and designed by Ott Metusala. The book documents the design work of author’s grandmother Kirsti Metusala at the Tallinn Experimental Plant Estoplast, where she worked as a designer for 28 years (1964-1992). The book includes historical photo documentation of the Estoplast lamps which is accompanied by an interview with Kirsti Metusala, explaining her tasks and describing in detail the design process of the lamps, thus speaking about designer’s profession in Soviet Estonia. The book also contains an essay written by Kai Lobjakas, director of ETDM and curator of the design collection, discussing the Soviet Estonian design and the importance of the production of Estoplast factory in a broader context.
In the exhibition “Manifolds” the book is accompanied by an exposition consisting of Estoplast lamps, and the film “The Lights Come On”. For the exposition Lugemik and Ott Metusala will exchange eight Poul Henningsen lamps in the lobby, specially designed for Kunsthal Charlottenborg, for Estoplast lamps designed by Kirsti Metusala. In the exhibition space the book will be given context by the documentary “The Lights Come On” (1967, Estonian Television Company) by Jaak Mamers, which in a staged manner depicts the production process of the Estoplast factory.
The festival “One Thousand Books” is organised by the Danish publishers Lodret Vandret since 2013.
Ott Metusala (born 1988, Tallinn) is a graphic designer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He graduated from the graphic design departments of both Estonian Academy of Arts and Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Currently his work involves music publishing, editorial projects and book designs, both self-initiated and commission based, in close collaboration with friends, artists and institutions. He has also taught in the graphic design department of Estonian Academy of Arts.
Lugemik is an independent publishing initiative based in Tallinn, Estonia, founded in 2010 by graphic designer Indrek Sirkel and artist Anu Vahtra. Lugemik publishes books and other printed matter, working closely together with artists, writers, designers, printers in every step of the publishing process. In 2013 Lugemik opened a bookshop on the premises of Contemporary Art Museum Estonia (EKKM) and is currently working on opening a new bookshop in collaboration with Tallinn Art Hall. In 2015 Lugemik was joined by the curator and artist Laura Toots for extended activities with artists beyond publishing projects.
The book is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Lugemik’s activities are supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture.
Festival “One Thousand Books”
21–24 April 2016
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Exhibition “Manifolds”
23 April – 15 May 2016
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
www.onethousandbooks.org
www.metusala.ee
Press release by:
Lugemik Publishing
info@lugemik.ee
www.facebook.com/lugemik
www.lugemik.ee

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