Exhibitions

31.03.2021 — 05.05.2021

Exhibition “110m apart”

Works at “110m apart” by the 1st-year students of the Department of Photography of Estonian Academy of Arts to be exhibited in two showcases of Tallinn Old Town! 

Live Streaming of the exhibition opening is on Wednesday, 31rd of March at 3pm on the Instagram account of the Department of Photography of Estonian Academy Arts @eka_fotograafia.

From the 31st of March, the exhibition “110m apart” of the 1st-year students of the Department of Photography of Estonian Academy of Arts can be viewed in two showcases of Tallinn Old Town (locations: Suur-Karja 7 and Vanaturu kael 7).

The works shown in the exhibition were developed during the 1st-yeat art project and were created following the showcase format. The main concepts of the projects were the artists’ position and visual communication. Following these notions, every student created an image that expresses some specific idea, concept and/or emotion. The exhibition title “110m apart” refers to the distance between the two showcases. 

The exhibition is open for five weeks. Every week, new works are to be exhibited in the showcases.

Artists:
Micaela Dunne, Grete Eerikson, Erik Hõim, Birna Sísí Jóhannsdóttir, Enriko Kroon, Jette Laane, Anna Ovtšinnikova, Tobias Tikenberg, Georg Tšupov, Stina Vürmer

The art project was supervised by Marge Monko and Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo.

Graphic designer: Ran-Re Reimann

Photography Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts would like to thank: Anneli Porri, Hotel Barons, KÜ Vanaturu kael 7

Exhibition schedule:
31.03 – 07.04 Georg Tšupov, Tobias Tikenberg
07.04 – 14.04 Enriko Kroon, Stina Vürmer
14.04 – 21.04 Birna Sísí Jóhannsdóttir, Grete Eerikson
21.04 – 28.04 Erik Hõim, Jette Laane
28.04 – 05.05 Micaela Dunne, Anna Ovtšinnikova

The exhibition will be open until the 5th of May 2021 and can be viewed on a 24-hour basis. 

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

Exhibition “110m apart”

Wednesday 31 March, 2021 — Wednesday 05 May, 2021

Works at “110m apart” by the 1st-year students of the Department of Photography of Estonian Academy of Arts to be exhibited in two showcases of Tallinn Old Town! 

Live Streaming of the exhibition opening is on Wednesday, 31rd of March at 3pm on the Instagram account of the Department of Photography of Estonian Academy Arts @eka_fotograafia.

From the 31st of March, the exhibition “110m apart” of the 1st-year students of the Department of Photography of Estonian Academy of Arts can be viewed in two showcases of Tallinn Old Town (locations: Suur-Karja 7 and Vanaturu kael 7).

The works shown in the exhibition were developed during the 1st-yeat art project and were created following the showcase format. The main concepts of the projects were the artists’ position and visual communication. Following these notions, every student created an image that expresses some specific idea, concept and/or emotion. The exhibition title “110m apart” refers to the distance between the two showcases. 

The exhibition is open for five weeks. Every week, new works are to be exhibited in the showcases.

Artists:
Micaela Dunne, Grete Eerikson, Erik Hõim, Birna Sísí Jóhannsdóttir, Enriko Kroon, Jette Laane, Anna Ovtšinnikova, Tobias Tikenberg, Georg Tšupov, Stina Vürmer

The art project was supervised by Marge Monko and Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo.

Graphic designer: Ran-Re Reimann

Photography Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts would like to thank: Anneli Porri, Hotel Barons, KÜ Vanaturu kael 7

Exhibition schedule:
31.03 – 07.04 Georg Tšupov, Tobias Tikenberg
07.04 – 14.04 Enriko Kroon, Stina Vürmer
14.04 – 21.04 Birna Sísí Jóhannsdóttir, Grete Eerikson
21.04 – 28.04 Erik Hõim, Jette Laane
28.04 – 05.05 Micaela Dunne, Anna Ovtšinnikova

The exhibition will be open until the 5th of May 2021 and can be viewed on a 24-hour basis. 

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06.01.2021 — 27.02.2021

A-Galerii’s Window Exhibitions: Haagensen/Toomik-Kivisild

“An Octopus’ Garden Of Silly Delights” and “Morfosis” window exhibitions by artists Ulvi Haagensen (and Aksel Haagensen) and Ihan Toomik & Andreas Kivisild at A-Galerii are open till February 27th. 

Ulvi Haagensen “An Octopus’ Garden Of Silly Delights” 

“In a world on the brink of ecological disaster; a world coming to terms with a deadly virus; a world where belligerent and inflammatory politics endeavours to entice and control us; a world where big tech sees and knows more than we’d like; a world where narcissism and lying seem to be accepted ways to behave; in these uncertain times at least one thing we can be certain of  — octopuses have beautiful gardens”, ponders the artist. 

Ulvi Haagensen, born and trained in Sydney, Australia, has been living in Tallinn for many years. She has a background in drawing and sculpture and is currently doing a PhD at the Estonian Academy of Arts researching the boundaries and connections between art and everyday life. 

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Ihan Toomik x Andreas Kivisild “Morfosis” 

“Morfosis” consists of several objects that can be worn in several ways. Morfosis as transfiguration stems from the metamorphoses of daily living. For example, when dressing for work a person embodies their occupation and starts behaving like part of the organisation. Later, at home, the same person may act and look utterly different. In a similar manner we change ourselves in other everyday situations.

We have been discussing the kind of attributes that apply to wearable jewellery. What would we want to wear on a daily basis? Which values, functions and practical implications would this jewellery carry? Our conversation took us to the shapeshifting belt buckle that embodies our daily metamorphoses. 

Ihan Toomik is a freelance artist and a designer who teaches 3D modelling. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2013.  

Andreas Kivisild is a freelance artist and a designer. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2012.

Exhibitions are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

Window exhibitions are open at A-Galerii at any time, with any kind of weather, until February 27th. 

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A-Galerii’s Window Exhibitions: Haagensen/Toomik-Kivisild

Wednesday 06 January, 2021 — Saturday 27 February, 2021

“An Octopus’ Garden Of Silly Delights” and “Morfosis” window exhibitions by artists Ulvi Haagensen (and Aksel Haagensen) and Ihan Toomik & Andreas Kivisild at A-Galerii are open till February 27th. 

Ulvi Haagensen “An Octopus’ Garden Of Silly Delights” 

“In a world on the brink of ecological disaster; a world coming to terms with a deadly virus; a world where belligerent and inflammatory politics endeavours to entice and control us; a world where big tech sees and knows more than we’d like; a world where narcissism and lying seem to be accepted ways to behave; in these uncertain times at least one thing we can be certain of  — octopuses have beautiful gardens”, ponders the artist. 

Ulvi Haagensen, born and trained in Sydney, Australia, has been living in Tallinn for many years. She has a background in drawing and sculpture and is currently doing a PhD at the Estonian Academy of Arts researching the boundaries and connections between art and everyday life. 

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Ihan Toomik x Andreas Kivisild “Morfosis” 

“Morfosis” consists of several objects that can be worn in several ways. Morfosis as transfiguration stems from the metamorphoses of daily living. For example, when dressing for work a person embodies their occupation and starts behaving like part of the organisation. Later, at home, the same person may act and look utterly different. In a similar manner we change ourselves in other everyday situations.

We have been discussing the kind of attributes that apply to wearable jewellery. What would we want to wear on a daily basis? Which values, functions and practical implications would this jewellery carry? Our conversation took us to the shapeshifting belt buckle that embodies our daily metamorphoses. 

Ihan Toomik is a freelance artist and a designer who teaches 3D modelling. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2013.  

Andreas Kivisild is a freelance artist and a designer. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2012.

Exhibitions are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

Window exhibitions are open at A-Galerii at any time, with any kind of weather, until February 27th. 

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21.12.2020 — 15.01.2021

“Fast Procedure”, exhibition by EKA Graphic Art Department

EKA outdoor gallery
“Fast Procedure”
EKA Graphic Art Department
Cartoons are created in linocut and risograph printing during the courses.
The comics in the exhibition are composed of works completed within the framework of courses Relief Print Comics (lecturer Mark Antonius Puhkan) and Visual Narrative (lecturer Ann Pajuväli). In the subject of relief printed comics, the historical roots of the cartoon medium were studied and at least one characteristics of comics was used in performing the work in relief technique. The result was unique linocut stories. The starting point of the picture narratives completed in the course Visual Narrative was the film chosen by the student himself. With this choice, various creative interpretations and retellings, carried out in the technique of risography, began to take shape.
Artists: Nora Pelšs, Katariina Kivi, Erik Vorna, Reigo Nahksepp, Ariel Genrihov, Inga Salurand, Pavel Dodatko, Merilyn Lempu, Ella-Mai Matsina, Iti Lona Oja, Sven-Aleksander Mantsik, Caroline Pajusaar, Eleri Porroson, Riina Reiners ja Elis Raud
Graphic design: Liis-Marleen Verilaskja
Teachers: Mark Antonius Puhkan, Ann Pajuväli, Martinus Daane Klemet
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“Fast Procedure”, exhibition by EKA Graphic Art Department

Monday 21 December, 2020 — Friday 15 January, 2021

EKA outdoor gallery
“Fast Procedure”
EKA Graphic Art Department
Cartoons are created in linocut and risograph printing during the courses.
The comics in the exhibition are composed of works completed within the framework of courses Relief Print Comics (lecturer Mark Antonius Puhkan) and Visual Narrative (lecturer Ann Pajuväli). In the subject of relief printed comics, the historical roots of the cartoon medium were studied and at least one characteristics of comics was used in performing the work in relief technique. The result was unique linocut stories. The starting point of the picture narratives completed in the course Visual Narrative was the film chosen by the student himself. With this choice, various creative interpretations and retellings, carried out in the technique of risography, began to take shape.
Artists: Nora Pelšs, Katariina Kivi, Erik Vorna, Reigo Nahksepp, Ariel Genrihov, Inga Salurand, Pavel Dodatko, Merilyn Lempu, Ella-Mai Matsina, Iti Lona Oja, Sven-Aleksander Mantsik, Caroline Pajusaar, Eleri Porroson, Riina Reiners ja Elis Raud
Graphic design: Liis-Marleen Verilaskja
Teachers: Mark Antonius Puhkan, Ann Pajuväli, Martinus Daane Klemet
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12.12.2020

INSULA NUDUS: Paljassaare beyond interesting

insula-nudus

“INSULA NUDUS: Paljassaare beyond interesting” is a public exhibition and a final grading of Estonian Academy of Arts Urban Studies Urbanisation studio, tutored by Andra Aaloe and Keiti Kljavin.

You are interesting, paljassaare is interesting, everything there is so interesting – it’s romantic, it’s so natural, it’s also hip and so unexplored and under cover; it takes you to the wild side, it takes you to a free and wild space; wow, it’s just so interesting! It’s full of opportunities and potential, so interesting!

“Interesting” seems to be a widely shared, dominating quality when it comes to the Paljassaare peninsula. Nature, wilderness, tranquility, decay, an escape – and all of this located in the capital city itself. But what actually constitutes this “interesting”? What lies beyond that?

On Saturday (12 Dec 2020) starting from 11am everyone is welcome to visit six different individual exhibits located all around the peninsula. You are welcome to explore them in your preferred order and with your individually chosen means of transport, but do mark that sites are open on different time slots (see the programme below).

All the sites are marked here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit….

Everyone is welcome to gather around the finissage-bonfire of the event at 4pm next to the 🏁 (at the meadow next to the tower with a bird mural on the facade: https://goo.gl/maps/cH6Ve3uZhxpU8uif9).

Be prepared for frosty temperatures, bring along some snacks, drinks and everything you need for a lengthy, wintery expedition in the bushes. Refreshments will also be served at some of the locations to keep you going, so don’t forget to bring a mug.

The mini-festival of Paljassaare is put together by Janosh Heydorn, Daria Khrystych, Dalma Pszota, Mira Samonig, Karlotta Sperling and Fernanda Torres.

And we thank you for the help along the way: Flo Kasearu, Abraham Kenny, Simona Medolago, Maros Krivy, Muhammad Ali Ul Hussnain, Lera Mikhailova, Andres Ojari, Panu Lehtovuori, Kille Alterman, Yuriy, Sergey, Natalia, Aleksey.

 

PROGRAMME

NB! Find the exact locations here:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit….

11.00–13.00 (Paagi 8) // Right to the social retreat / participatory intervention by Daria Khrystych
What is social about social services and social housing? Official social welfare network is supposed to grant people with financial or social problems a way to still remain in society through assistance and support. In the perception of “functional” members of society, it is a fringe, an edge of the society in large that the “clients” of these facilities are pushed to. But what happens if we’d turn it over and look at the social house as a social retreat, something that we all need from time to time? The participatory intervention “Right to the social retreat” is an attempt to bring the edge (Paljassaare and its “social village”) to be the new and needed centre of the city by broadening the general perceptions of the “social services”.

11.30–13.00 (recycling yard area at Paljassaare tee 17) // “We should do something here!” Vol. 1 / audio adventure by Karlotta Sperling
Change is ahead and the future of Paljassaare seems to be mapped out and already fixed in a seemingly endless number of high-polished detail plans and real estate fantasies. But how does culture influence the anticipated change and what do I have to do with it? And finally, can a plan predict the future?

13.30–15.00 (entrance to the Paljassaare tee 40 area) // “We should do something here!” Vol. 2 / audio adventure by Karlotta Sperling
The series of “We should do something here” continues! Same topic, different location! Adventure is on!

12.00–14.00 (on top of Kopli hill at Maleva 4) // ARCO-BAY/ECO-SANTI: 50 years of eco-cities / audio walk by Fernanda Ayala Torres

Cities are not designed in coherence with nature, as potential places for human cohabitation with other organisms, because originally the city was to free humans from the contingency and wilderness of nature. But now, in the urbanised world and in the face of the pending climate crisis, the way we’re relegated to live in millions of little cubes separated only by roads and parking lots and cars makes us rethink the way we live and consume. From here the ambiguous and ambitious idea of an “eco-city” appears, this 50 years old concept, which aims to integrate the urban into ecology or/and vice versa. The audio walk “ARCO-BAY/ECO-SANTI: 50 years of eco-cities” is questioning the future paper-development of Ecobay in Paljassaare by drawing comparisons to another very different realisation of an eco-city: Arcosanti, an urban laboratory located in Arizona, US.

12.30–14.30 (Westernmost battery of Rannakaitsepatarei nr 12) // Out of control: Playing in the cabinet of curiosities of Paljassaare / installation by Dalma Pszota

The surrounding objects and our built environment define us just as much as the ideology we construct when trying to systematize the world. But who has the power and the privilege to decide our future? With the fragments of the Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene and the (Collage) City, this installation urges us to find a new order to things and reconfigure our role in an ever-accelerating neoliberal reality in the context of Paljassaare.

13.00–15.00 (Paljassaare linnuvaatlustorn/bird tower) // Watching birds from above / installation/intervention by Janosh Heydorn

Conservation areas such as the Paljassaare hoiuala are humanity’s desperate attempts to slow down the extermination of bird species, powered by the exploitation of natural resources and so-called planetary urbanisation. Inspired by Donna Haraway’s thoughts about natureculture, the installation in the bird watchtower questions the precarious understanding of nature and culture as separate entities. By extending bodily senses through the perspective of a drone the work invites us to reflect on our position on Earth somewhere between being an animal and a machine.

13.30–15.30 (ruin next to the wooden walk path) // The urban wild is—everywhere to be felt—nowhere to be noticed / performance and spatial experience by Mira Samonig
A continuously flowing magnitude; from departed to intended, from not-anymore to not-yet, from memory to anticipation, from past to future. The conceptualized circle of time drags one back and forth, to an extent that the actual present existence seems to fade away in space. This performance invites to question the matter of concrete materiality. The terrain vague of Paljassaare acts as an exploratory space to research theory with one’s own matter, the body.

 

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INSULA NUDUS: Paljassaare beyond interesting

Saturday 12 December, 2020

insula-nudus

“INSULA NUDUS: Paljassaare beyond interesting” is a public exhibition and a final grading of Estonian Academy of Arts Urban Studies Urbanisation studio, tutored by Andra Aaloe and Keiti Kljavin.

You are interesting, paljassaare is interesting, everything there is so interesting – it’s romantic, it’s so natural, it’s also hip and so unexplored and under cover; it takes you to the wild side, it takes you to a free and wild space; wow, it’s just so interesting! It’s full of opportunities and potential, so interesting!

“Interesting” seems to be a widely shared, dominating quality when it comes to the Paljassaare peninsula. Nature, wilderness, tranquility, decay, an escape – and all of this located in the capital city itself. But what actually constitutes this “interesting”? What lies beyond that?

On Saturday (12 Dec 2020) starting from 11am everyone is welcome to visit six different individual exhibits located all around the peninsula. You are welcome to explore them in your preferred order and with your individually chosen means of transport, but do mark that sites are open on different time slots (see the programme below).

All the sites are marked here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit….

Everyone is welcome to gather around the finissage-bonfire of the event at 4pm next to the 🏁 (at the meadow next to the tower with a bird mural on the facade: https://goo.gl/maps/cH6Ve3uZhxpU8uif9).

Be prepared for frosty temperatures, bring along some snacks, drinks and everything you need for a lengthy, wintery expedition in the bushes. Refreshments will also be served at some of the locations to keep you going, so don’t forget to bring a mug.

The mini-festival of Paljassaare is put together by Janosh Heydorn, Daria Khrystych, Dalma Pszota, Mira Samonig, Karlotta Sperling and Fernanda Torres.

And we thank you for the help along the way: Flo Kasearu, Abraham Kenny, Simona Medolago, Maros Krivy, Muhammad Ali Ul Hussnain, Lera Mikhailova, Andres Ojari, Panu Lehtovuori, Kille Alterman, Yuriy, Sergey, Natalia, Aleksey.

 

PROGRAMME

NB! Find the exact locations here:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit….

11.00–13.00 (Paagi 8) // Right to the social retreat / participatory intervention by Daria Khrystych
What is social about social services and social housing? Official social welfare network is supposed to grant people with financial or social problems a way to still remain in society through assistance and support. In the perception of “functional” members of society, it is a fringe, an edge of the society in large that the “clients” of these facilities are pushed to. But what happens if we’d turn it over and look at the social house as a social retreat, something that we all need from time to time? The participatory intervention “Right to the social retreat” is an attempt to bring the edge (Paljassaare and its “social village”) to be the new and needed centre of the city by broadening the general perceptions of the “social services”.

11.30–13.00 (recycling yard area at Paljassaare tee 17) // “We should do something here!” Vol. 1 / audio adventure by Karlotta Sperling
Change is ahead and the future of Paljassaare seems to be mapped out and already fixed in a seemingly endless number of high-polished detail plans and real estate fantasies. But how does culture influence the anticipated change and what do I have to do with it? And finally, can a plan predict the future?

13.30–15.00 (entrance to the Paljassaare tee 40 area) // “We should do something here!” Vol. 2 / audio adventure by Karlotta Sperling
The series of “We should do something here” continues! Same topic, different location! Adventure is on!

12.00–14.00 (on top of Kopli hill at Maleva 4) // ARCO-BAY/ECO-SANTI: 50 years of eco-cities / audio walk by Fernanda Ayala Torres

Cities are not designed in coherence with nature, as potential places for human cohabitation with other organisms, because originally the city was to free humans from the contingency and wilderness of nature. But now, in the urbanised world and in the face of the pending climate crisis, the way we’re relegated to live in millions of little cubes separated only by roads and parking lots and cars makes us rethink the way we live and consume. From here the ambiguous and ambitious idea of an “eco-city” appears, this 50 years old concept, which aims to integrate the urban into ecology or/and vice versa. The audio walk “ARCO-BAY/ECO-SANTI: 50 years of eco-cities” is questioning the future paper-development of Ecobay in Paljassaare by drawing comparisons to another very different realisation of an eco-city: Arcosanti, an urban laboratory located in Arizona, US.

12.30–14.30 (Westernmost battery of Rannakaitsepatarei nr 12) // Out of control: Playing in the cabinet of curiosities of Paljassaare / installation by Dalma Pszota

The surrounding objects and our built environment define us just as much as the ideology we construct when trying to systematize the world. But who has the power and the privilege to decide our future? With the fragments of the Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene and the (Collage) City, this installation urges us to find a new order to things and reconfigure our role in an ever-accelerating neoliberal reality in the context of Paljassaare.

13.00–15.00 (Paljassaare linnuvaatlustorn/bird tower) // Watching birds from above / installation/intervention by Janosh Heydorn

Conservation areas such as the Paljassaare hoiuala are humanity’s desperate attempts to slow down the extermination of bird species, powered by the exploitation of natural resources and so-called planetary urbanisation. Inspired by Donna Haraway’s thoughts about natureculture, the installation in the bird watchtower questions the precarious understanding of nature and culture as separate entities. By extending bodily senses through the perspective of a drone the work invites us to reflect on our position on Earth somewhere between being an animal and a machine.

13.30–15.30 (ruin next to the wooden walk path) // The urban wild is—everywhere to be felt—nowhere to be noticed / performance and spatial experience by Mira Samonig
A continuously flowing magnitude; from departed to intended, from not-anymore to not-yet, from memory to anticipation, from past to future. The conceptualized circle of time drags one back and forth, to an extent that the actual present existence seems to fade away in space. This performance invites to question the matter of concrete materiality. The terrain vague of Paljassaare acts as an exploratory space to research theory with one’s own matter, the body.

 

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09.09.2020 — 05.10.2020

Jane Jacobs “Behind the Curtain”

Jane Jacobs
“Behind the Curtain”
Vitriingalerii, Tallinn, Põhja pst 35
Open September 9 through October 5, 2020

There is a pensioner quietly living “Behind the Curtain”. The data of Statistics Estonia shows that 25.1% of the population are pensioners. Sometimes we visit them behind the curtain; however, we do not live there, where you have to make both ends meet it with very limited resources. Estonian pensioners have the highest poverty risk in the EU. Pensioners are not marching the streets after Eurostat published surveys in February 2020 according to which Estonian pensioners are the poorest compared to other pensioners in developed countries. We do not shift the curtain in order to see how the older generation survives. Will we step quietly behind the curtain? What will happen with the pension funds? “Behind the Curtain” is an installation in Vitriingalerii by Jane Jacobs to emphasize this paradoxical normality.

REF: Eurostat, ERR news

Jane Jacobs is an independent collective with the aim of highlighting environmental and community issues. The collective was founded in New York in 2016 by Sandra Nuut. Jane Jacobs uses and chooses mediums that possibly best express and convey problems and questions that need to be addressed.
janejacobs.co

The installation is on view around the clock until October 5, 2020.

Location of Vitriingalerii: On the facade wall of the Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art (EKKM), Põhja pst 35.

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Jane Jacobs “Behind the Curtain”

Wednesday 09 September, 2020 — Monday 05 October, 2020

Jane Jacobs
“Behind the Curtain”
Vitriingalerii, Tallinn, Põhja pst 35
Open September 9 through October 5, 2020

There is a pensioner quietly living “Behind the Curtain”. The data of Statistics Estonia shows that 25.1% of the population are pensioners. Sometimes we visit them behind the curtain; however, we do not live there, where you have to make both ends meet it with very limited resources. Estonian pensioners have the highest poverty risk in the EU. Pensioners are not marching the streets after Eurostat published surveys in February 2020 according to which Estonian pensioners are the poorest compared to other pensioners in developed countries. We do not shift the curtain in order to see how the older generation survives. Will we step quietly behind the curtain? What will happen with the pension funds? “Behind the Curtain” is an installation in Vitriingalerii by Jane Jacobs to emphasize this paradoxical normality.

REF: Eurostat, ERR news

Jane Jacobs is an independent collective with the aim of highlighting environmental and community issues. The collective was founded in New York in 2016 by Sandra Nuut. Jane Jacobs uses and chooses mediums that possibly best express and convey problems and questions that need to be addressed.
janejacobs.co

The installation is on view around the clock until October 5, 2020.

Location of Vitriingalerii: On the facade wall of the Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art (EKKM), Põhja pst 35.

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14.08.2020 — 07.09.2020

Carl-Robert Kagge “Four- Grain Image” in Vitriingalerii

Carl-Robert Kagge
Four-Grain Image
Vitriingalerii, Tallinn, Põhja pst 35
14 August 2020 – 7 September 2020
Curator: Lilian Hiob

Carl-Robert Kagge’s exhibition “Four-Grain Image” is open from August 14 in Vitriingalerii, the showcase gallery of the Photography Department of Estonian Academy of Arts.

Carl-Robert Kagge’s solo exhibition “Four-Grain Image” is a site-specific work inspired by the location of Vitriingalerii, displaying a hauntological image of Instagram’s infinite database. Replacing the glass walls of the gallery with a canvas of bent plastic, Kagge continues developing his original artistic technique.

The title of the show refers to the manual technique the artist uses to apply the motifs onto plastic, silkscreen printing. On the other hand, this marks the process an image uploaded to the internet goes through before reaching the viewer: mutations on the screen used to view the image.

Carl-Robert Kagge is a painter, focusing on images found on social media and their materialisations in physical space. The artist’s original technique consists of silkscreen printing and applying the images on heat-shaped plastic. Gathering his visual material on various online platforms, Kagge creates a subjective archive of past and present that has not much to do with collectively perceived space of reality. Using already existing visual material, the artist composes a unique field of images that do not always comply with straightforward categorisation. Kagge skilfully navigates multiple fields: painting, printing, design, internet culture, technology, and graffiti. Looking at Kagge’s work on a computer screen, it may resemble Photoshop comps, however, exhibited in physical space we see painting-hybrids, blurred photos abstracted until they become unrecognisable. A similar effect occurs when phones fail to load Instagram photos in full resolution due to slow internet connection. All of this leads the viewer to be confronted with hyper-physicality: a mix of virtual and material shaped into something almost haunting. Kagge’s work skilfully reflects a state increasingly taking hold of people – time and space, where technology has become a permanent artificial limb and where it has become almost impossible to distinguish between the real and the simulated.

The exhibition is on view until 7 September and can be viewed on 24 hours basis.

For more info check the event on Facebook.

Contact: Lilian Hiob, lilian.hiob@artun.ee, +3725272556

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Carl-Robert Kagge “Four- Grain Image” in Vitriingalerii

Friday 14 August, 2020 — Monday 07 September, 2020

Carl-Robert Kagge
Four-Grain Image
Vitriingalerii, Tallinn, Põhja pst 35
14 August 2020 – 7 September 2020
Curator: Lilian Hiob

Carl-Robert Kagge’s exhibition “Four-Grain Image” is open from August 14 in Vitriingalerii, the showcase gallery of the Photography Department of Estonian Academy of Arts.

Carl-Robert Kagge’s solo exhibition “Four-Grain Image” is a site-specific work inspired by the location of Vitriingalerii, displaying a hauntological image of Instagram’s infinite database. Replacing the glass walls of the gallery with a canvas of bent plastic, Kagge continues developing his original artistic technique.

The title of the show refers to the manual technique the artist uses to apply the motifs onto plastic, silkscreen printing. On the other hand, this marks the process an image uploaded to the internet goes through before reaching the viewer: mutations on the screen used to view the image.

Carl-Robert Kagge is a painter, focusing on images found on social media and their materialisations in physical space. The artist’s original technique consists of silkscreen printing and applying the images on heat-shaped plastic. Gathering his visual material on various online platforms, Kagge creates a subjective archive of past and present that has not much to do with collectively perceived space of reality. Using already existing visual material, the artist composes a unique field of images that do not always comply with straightforward categorisation. Kagge skilfully navigates multiple fields: painting, printing, design, internet culture, technology, and graffiti. Looking at Kagge’s work on a computer screen, it may resemble Photoshop comps, however, exhibited in physical space we see painting-hybrids, blurred photos abstracted until they become unrecognisable. A similar effect occurs when phones fail to load Instagram photos in full resolution due to slow internet connection. All of this leads the viewer to be confronted with hyper-physicality: a mix of virtual and material shaped into something almost haunting. Kagge’s work skilfully reflects a state increasingly taking hold of people – time and space, where technology has become a permanent artificial limb and where it has become almost impossible to distinguish between the real and the simulated.

The exhibition is on view until 7 September and can be viewed on 24 hours basis.

For more info check the event on Facebook.

Contact: Lilian Hiob, lilian.hiob@artun.ee, +3725272556

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26.07.2020

Grammar of Imprint – Film screening

Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint

Film Program
Sunday, 26th of July at 3 pm

At Tartu Elektriteater
University of Tartu Church, Jakobi St 1, Tartu
Free entrance

Films:
– Ari Pelkonen. Remain. 2014. 6’09”
– Maria Valkeavuolle. S E O M / I W N M. 2019. 11’
– Claire Hannicq. L’Étoile dans la caverne. 2017. 16’27”
– Augustas Serapinas. Jõusaal (Gym). 2012. 6’29”
– Ann Pajuväli. Play Sets. 2019. 4’30”
– Riin Maide. There Are Always Some Things That No One Recalls. 2020. 5’45”
– Tatu Tuominen. Standing in the Ruins. 2015. 3’19”
– Inma Herrera. Flaying. 2018. 7’39”

The film program accompanies the exhibition Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint at the Tartu Art House that focuses on printmaking as a process that is cultivated through contacts between forms and counterforms (negative space), and by the tension produced by these interactions. Its interest does not lay so much in specific images, proofs, shapes or manners as in printed matter’s ability to introduce the new space that emerges between matrix and multiplicity. By focusing on forms, and their dissemination through various statements and manifestations of printmaking in the post-disciplinary era, the artists define material as a subject, while the predicate denotes what the material does. The exhibition along with the film program wish to return to the beginning of the functions of imprint and investigate its points of contacts with other disciplines. 

The exhibition and the film program are curated by Liina Siib and Maria Erikson from the Department of Graphic Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts, featuring artists from Europe and the Americas. 

Info: Liina Siib, liina.siib@artun.ee

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Grammar of Imprint – Film screening

Sunday 26 July, 2020

Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint

Film Program
Sunday, 26th of July at 3 pm

At Tartu Elektriteater
University of Tartu Church, Jakobi St 1, Tartu
Free entrance

Films:
– Ari Pelkonen. Remain. 2014. 6’09”
– Maria Valkeavuolle. S E O M / I W N M. 2019. 11’
– Claire Hannicq. L’Étoile dans la caverne. 2017. 16’27”
– Augustas Serapinas. Jõusaal (Gym). 2012. 6’29”
– Ann Pajuväli. Play Sets. 2019. 4’30”
– Riin Maide. There Are Always Some Things That No One Recalls. 2020. 5’45”
– Tatu Tuominen. Standing in the Ruins. 2015. 3’19”
– Inma Herrera. Flaying. 2018. 7’39”

The film program accompanies the exhibition Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint at the Tartu Art House that focuses on printmaking as a process that is cultivated through contacts between forms and counterforms (negative space), and by the tension produced by these interactions. Its interest does not lay so much in specific images, proofs, shapes or manners as in printed matter’s ability to introduce the new space that emerges between matrix and multiplicity. By focusing on forms, and their dissemination through various statements and manifestations of printmaking in the post-disciplinary era, the artists define material as a subject, while the predicate denotes what the material does. The exhibition along with the film program wish to return to the beginning of the functions of imprint and investigate its points of contacts with other disciplines. 

The exhibition and the film program are curated by Liina Siib and Maria Erikson from the Department of Graphic Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts, featuring artists from Europe and the Americas. 

Info: Liina Siib, liina.siib@artun.ee

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16.07.2020 — 10.08.2020

Eliis Laul’s ”NIVEA FOTODOSE”

Eliis Laul’s exhibition ”NIVEA FOTODOSE” is opened from the 16th of July, 2020, in Vitriingalerii, the showcase gallery of the Photography Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts.

The title of the exhibition refers to Nivea campaign of the same name currently held in Germany – the legendary Nivea cream can be purchased with the personified appearance and get one’s own photo printed on the top of the lid. This well-known and functional everyday item can thus acquire a certain sentimental value for the owner.

The artist aims at interpreting the borderlines between a piece of art and commodity item. While having the possibility to combine their own ways to shape the result, the piece’s intrinsic value might differ greatly depending on each person’s ideas and backgrounds.

Current artwork was originally exhibited in the exhibition “We all arrived with art” in Zollamt Gallery, Offenbach, February 2020. The artist is now exhibiting the piece in Estonia, accommodating the work for the format of Vitriingalerii.

The exhibition can be viewed 24/7 and it will be open until August 10, 2020.

Location: Facade wall of the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Põhja pst. 35.

Graphic design of the Showcase Gallery is done by Mai Bauvald and Ran-Re Reimann.

The event on Facebook.

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Eliis Laul’s ”NIVEA FOTODOSE”

Thursday 16 July, 2020 — Monday 10 August, 2020

Eliis Laul’s exhibition ”NIVEA FOTODOSE” is opened from the 16th of July, 2020, in Vitriingalerii, the showcase gallery of the Photography Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts.

The title of the exhibition refers to Nivea campaign of the same name currently held in Germany – the legendary Nivea cream can be purchased with the personified appearance and get one’s own photo printed on the top of the lid. This well-known and functional everyday item can thus acquire a certain sentimental value for the owner.

The artist aims at interpreting the borderlines between a piece of art and commodity item. While having the possibility to combine their own ways to shape the result, the piece’s intrinsic value might differ greatly depending on each person’s ideas and backgrounds.

Current artwork was originally exhibited in the exhibition “We all arrived with art” in Zollamt Gallery, Offenbach, February 2020. The artist is now exhibiting the piece in Estonia, accommodating the work for the format of Vitriingalerii.

The exhibition can be viewed 24/7 and it will be open until August 10, 2020.

Location: Facade wall of the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Põhja pst. 35.

Graphic design of the Showcase Gallery is done by Mai Bauvald and Ran-Re Reimann.

The event on Facebook.

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03.07.2020 — 26.07.2020

Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint

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Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint

International exhibition

Tartu Art House
03.07.–26.07.2020
kunstimaja.ee

EKA Gallery
28.08.–30.09.2020
www.artun.ee/eka-naitused/

The opening reception of the exhibition Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint will take place at the Tartu Art House on Friday, 3 July at 5 pm. 

The exhibition focuses on printmaking as a process that is cultivated through contacts between forms and counterforms (negative space), and by the tension produced by these interactions. We are not so much interested in specific images, proofs, shapes or manners as in printed matter’s ability to introduce the new space that emerges between matrix and multiplicity. We focus on forms, and their dissemination through various statements and manifestations of printmaking in the post-disciplinary era. We define material as a subject, while the predicate denotes what the material does. We wish to return to the beginning of the functions of imprint and investigate its points of contacts with other disciplines. The exhibition takes its name from Georges Didi-Huberman’s book La ressemblance par contact: archéologie, anachronisme et modernité de l’empreinte, 2008.

The exhibitions which are curated by Liina Siib and Maria Erikson from the Department of Graphic Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts, feature artists from Europe and the Americas, and are accompanied by film programs.

 

Artists: Ann Pajuväli (EE), Ari Pelkonen (FI), Augustas Serapinas (LT), Cecilia Mandrile (US/UK), Claire Hannicq (FR), Elena Loson (AR), Dénes Kalev Farkas (EE/HU), Inka Bell (FI), Inma Herrera (ES/FI), Liis-Marleen Verilaskja (EE), Lina Nordenström (SE), Maria Erikson (EE/FI), Maria Izabella Lehtsaar (EE), Maria Valkeavuolle (FI), Riin Maide (EE), Tatu Tuominen (FI), Viktor Gurov (EE). 

Curators: Liina Siib, Maria Erikson (Department of Graphic Art, EKA)
Exhibition design: Kaire Rannik
Graphic design: Viktor Gurov
Translators: Tiina Randviir, Richard Adang
Risograph printing: Pärtel Eelmere

We thank: Cultural Endowment of Estonia; Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Graphic Art and Department of Graphic Design; Tartu Art House, EKA Gallery, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tanel Asmer, Pire Sova, Kaido Kruusamets, Mart Saarepuu, Hans-Gunter Lock, Paul Rannik. 

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Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint

Friday 03 July, 2020 — Sunday 26 July, 2020

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Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint

International exhibition

Tartu Art House
03.07.–26.07.2020
kunstimaja.ee

EKA Gallery
28.08.–30.09.2020
www.artun.ee/eka-naitused/

The opening reception of the exhibition Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint will take place at the Tartu Art House on Friday, 3 July at 5 pm. 

The exhibition focuses on printmaking as a process that is cultivated through contacts between forms and counterforms (negative space), and by the tension produced by these interactions. We are not so much interested in specific images, proofs, shapes or manners as in printed matter’s ability to introduce the new space that emerges between matrix and multiplicity. We focus on forms, and their dissemination through various statements and manifestations of printmaking in the post-disciplinary era. We define material as a subject, while the predicate denotes what the material does. We wish to return to the beginning of the functions of imprint and investigate its points of contacts with other disciplines. The exhibition takes its name from Georges Didi-Huberman’s book La ressemblance par contact: archéologie, anachronisme et modernité de l’empreinte, 2008.

The exhibitions which are curated by Liina Siib and Maria Erikson from the Department of Graphic Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts, feature artists from Europe and the Americas, and are accompanied by film programs.

 

Artists: Ann Pajuväli (EE), Ari Pelkonen (FI), Augustas Serapinas (LT), Cecilia Mandrile (US/UK), Claire Hannicq (FR), Elena Loson (AR), Dénes Kalev Farkas (EE/HU), Inka Bell (FI), Inma Herrera (ES/FI), Liis-Marleen Verilaskja (EE), Lina Nordenström (SE), Maria Erikson (EE/FI), Maria Izabella Lehtsaar (EE), Maria Valkeavuolle (FI), Riin Maide (EE), Tatu Tuominen (FI), Viktor Gurov (EE). 

Curators: Liina Siib, Maria Erikson (Department of Graphic Art, EKA)
Exhibition design: Kaire Rannik
Graphic design: Viktor Gurov
Translators: Tiina Randviir, Richard Adang
Risograph printing: Pärtel Eelmere

We thank: Cultural Endowment of Estonia; Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Graphic Art and Department of Graphic Design; Tartu Art House, EKA Gallery, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tanel Asmer, Pire Sova, Kaido Kruusamets, Mart Saarepuu, Hans-Gunter Lock, Paul Rannik. 

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19.06.2020 — 19.06.2080

First Time Ever! EKA Opens its Graduation Show TASE as an Online Exhibition

On 19 June at 6 pm, Estonian Academy of Arts will open the graduation show TASE for the first time as an online exhibition.  The opening will be broadcast on ERR Cultural News portal, on EKA TV at live.artun.ee as well as Facebook Live channel.  Instead of a regular gallery space, the works of the fresh graduating architects, artists, designers, and researchers will be exhibited online at tase.artun.ee

Live TV show will begin here June 19 at 6PM

“The decision to hold the exhibition online stemmed from the special situation of the coronavirus.  The graduates had to adjust to the changes quickly and in many cases rethink their physical works or ideas,” explains the head organiser, gallery manager Pire Sova and adds:

“In a normal situation, most of the fine arts and many graduation works from other specialties are created considering the meeting of the audience and the work in a physical space.  In this case, they have tried to solve the task of how to relay their ideas with immediacy and optimally in the internet space.  Exhibiting works online brings many new questions: what type of documentation media to use, how to combine and support them with text etc?”

TASE’20 online exhibition will show more than two hundred graduation works from the graduates of the architecture, design, fine arts, and art culture faculties.  The exhibition gives a complete overview of master’s theses from all EKA specialties as well as most of the bachelor graduation works and portfolios.

According to the Dean of Fine Arts, Kirke Kangro, the isolation period was an especially big challenge for the graduating young artists:
“There was no access to studios and workshops, the works had to be completed in hallways and kitchens.  I am certain that this year’s graduates carry the footprint of the global moment more than ever before – either knowingly or through the creative process itself.  The audience, who otherwise was able to attend the defences in a physically limited space, are able to hear the young artists via their theses defences through an internet link.

The topics of the 46 diploma works are broad and as custom to artists, both empathetic and critical.  Introspection and the yearning for forest, the connection between local and expat Estonians with Australia – or even Siberia, the reflections of the world of justice, questions of the body and status,” says Kangro.

The largest faculty of EKA, the Design Faculty will bring 87 student works to the TASE web exhibition.

“We are proud of our graduates who despite the difficult situation were able to complete their Bachelor and Master’s works.  The projects in all our specialties are dense, the topics immensely wide: from clay musical instruments to the innovation of structural building, from board games to theoretical research that questions the core principles of design,” rejoices the Dean of Design, Kristjan Mändmaa.

The Faculty of Architecture is represented by 43 architecture Master’s and interior architecture Bachelor students.  The young architects engaged in the most serious and painful aspects of society: the space around the deathbed, prison, rehabilitation for juvenile delinquents, a more effective educational space for high school and so on.

In previous TASE exhibitions, the Art Culture master theses have remained a bit hidden among the creative objects, but the Dean Lilian Hansar hopes that the web exhibition will give a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the written theoretical works from art history, heritage and conservation, as well as art education.  44 graduates present their works at the show.

In August, 45 more graduation works will be added to the exhibition and on 17 August the regular TASE show will open in the EKA gallery and other spaces, but the online TASE will remain open as long as the internet lasts.

This year’s graduates have the advantage, compared to all previous years, to show and share their creations regardless of physical distances – to their relatives in the countryside or outside of the capital city, to the families of international graduates and potential colleagues at the other side of the world.

Come see TASE’20 on tase.artun.ee and join the opening ceremony on 19 June at 6 pm at live.artun.ee !

TASE Team
Head Organiser: Pire Sova
Communications: Solveig Jahnke, Mart Vainre
Graphic Design: Robin Siimann, Elisabeth Juusu, Kersti Heile; adviser Associate Professor Indrek Sirkel
TASE.artun.ee Web: WWW Stuudio

TASE is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

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First Time Ever! EKA Opens its Graduation Show TASE as an Online Exhibition

Friday 19 June, 2020 — Wednesday 19 June, 2080

On 19 June at 6 pm, Estonian Academy of Arts will open the graduation show TASE for the first time as an online exhibition.  The opening will be broadcast on ERR Cultural News portal, on EKA TV at live.artun.ee as well as Facebook Live channel.  Instead of a regular gallery space, the works of the fresh graduating architects, artists, designers, and researchers will be exhibited online at tase.artun.ee

Live TV show will begin here June 19 at 6PM

“The decision to hold the exhibition online stemmed from the special situation of the coronavirus.  The graduates had to adjust to the changes quickly and in many cases rethink their physical works or ideas,” explains the head organiser, gallery manager Pire Sova and adds:

“In a normal situation, most of the fine arts and many graduation works from other specialties are created considering the meeting of the audience and the work in a physical space.  In this case, they have tried to solve the task of how to relay their ideas with immediacy and optimally in the internet space.  Exhibiting works online brings many new questions: what type of documentation media to use, how to combine and support them with text etc?”

TASE’20 online exhibition will show more than two hundred graduation works from the graduates of the architecture, design, fine arts, and art culture faculties.  The exhibition gives a complete overview of master’s theses from all EKA specialties as well as most of the bachelor graduation works and portfolios.

According to the Dean of Fine Arts, Kirke Kangro, the isolation period was an especially big challenge for the graduating young artists:
“There was no access to studios and workshops, the works had to be completed in hallways and kitchens.  I am certain that this year’s graduates carry the footprint of the global moment more than ever before – either knowingly or through the creative process itself.  The audience, who otherwise was able to attend the defences in a physically limited space, are able to hear the young artists via their theses defences through an internet link.

The topics of the 46 diploma works are broad and as custom to artists, both empathetic and critical.  Introspection and the yearning for forest, the connection between local and expat Estonians with Australia – or even Siberia, the reflections of the world of justice, questions of the body and status,” says Kangro.

The largest faculty of EKA, the Design Faculty will bring 87 student works to the TASE web exhibition.

“We are proud of our graduates who despite the difficult situation were able to complete their Bachelor and Master’s works.  The projects in all our specialties are dense, the topics immensely wide: from clay musical instruments to the innovation of structural building, from board games to theoretical research that questions the core principles of design,” rejoices the Dean of Design, Kristjan Mändmaa.

The Faculty of Architecture is represented by 43 architecture Master’s and interior architecture Bachelor students.  The young architects engaged in the most serious and painful aspects of society: the space around the deathbed, prison, rehabilitation for juvenile delinquents, a more effective educational space for high school and so on.

In previous TASE exhibitions, the Art Culture master theses have remained a bit hidden among the creative objects, but the Dean Lilian Hansar hopes that the web exhibition will give a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the written theoretical works from art history, heritage and conservation, as well as art education.  44 graduates present their works at the show.

In August, 45 more graduation works will be added to the exhibition and on 17 August the regular TASE show will open in the EKA gallery and other spaces, but the online TASE will remain open as long as the internet lasts.

This year’s graduates have the advantage, compared to all previous years, to show and share their creations regardless of physical distances – to their relatives in the countryside or outside of the capital city, to the families of international graduates and potential colleagues at the other side of the world.

Come see TASE’20 on tase.artun.ee and join the opening ceremony on 19 June at 6 pm at live.artun.ee !

TASE Team
Head Organiser: Pire Sova
Communications: Solveig Jahnke, Mart Vainre
Graphic Design: Robin Siimann, Elisabeth Juusu, Kersti Heile; adviser Associate Professor Indrek Sirkel
TASE.artun.ee Web: WWW Stuudio

TASE is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

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