Exhibitions

17.09.2019 — 22.09.2019

Accessorie series at Disainiöö

The display of design and architecture schools introduces graduation works and various school projects. In addition to the design schools in Estonia who offer higher education in Tallinn, Tartu and Haapsalu our guests from Kolding Design School, European University in Madrid and Falmouth University are presenting their most successful student projects.

“This course focuses on research of interactions between an individuality and tangible reality being sufficiently modern, to indicate on the immanent presence of the creative spirit, as a condition for all imaginable arts that may rely on their future.” – A. Jakovlev

Students showing their works: Anni Kivisto, Erle Nemvalts , Johanna Tamm, Kaisa Krusenberg, Oliver Kanniste, Anna-Liisa Hanni, Terje Meisterson, Ketlin Kuusing, Greete Rüütmann, Henri Kaarel Luht, Mart Vaarpuu, Aleksandra Kazanina, Andres Mäekallas, Rünno Kulver, Katrin Aasmaa, Kerttu Rannik, Anna Roomet, Siim Simmermann, Cathy Saarm, Maarika Karm, Kristiina Jeromans, Cärol Ott, Triin Tint, Vitali Valtanen, Anna Viik Archanjo

Tutors: Marta Moorats, Aleksander Jakovlev

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Accessorie series at Disainiöö

Tuesday 17 September, 2019 — Sunday 22 September, 2019

The display of design and architecture schools introduces graduation works and various school projects. In addition to the design schools in Estonia who offer higher education in Tallinn, Tartu and Haapsalu our guests from Kolding Design School, European University in Madrid and Falmouth University are presenting their most successful student projects.

“This course focuses on research of interactions between an individuality and tangible reality being sufficiently modern, to indicate on the immanent presence of the creative spirit, as a condition for all imaginable arts that may rely on their future.” – A. Jakovlev

Students showing their works: Anni Kivisto, Erle Nemvalts , Johanna Tamm, Kaisa Krusenberg, Oliver Kanniste, Anna-Liisa Hanni, Terje Meisterson, Ketlin Kuusing, Greete Rüütmann, Henri Kaarel Luht, Mart Vaarpuu, Aleksandra Kazanina, Andres Mäekallas, Rünno Kulver, Katrin Aasmaa, Kerttu Rannik, Anna Roomet, Siim Simmermann, Cathy Saarm, Maarika Karm, Kristiina Jeromans, Cärol Ott, Triin Tint, Vitali Valtanen, Anna Viik Archanjo

Tutors: Marta Moorats, Aleksander Jakovlev

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13.09.2019 — 18.11.2019

Triin Kukk and Erinn M. Cox at A-galerii: “Too Much”

TOO MUCH / LIIGA PALJU
Triin Kukk and Erinn M. Cox
We always want more. We are constantly overwhelmed and filled with confusion and excitement of
how to think, feel and react to what happens to us and around us. We conjure images and words that
blur the edges of reality, often falling into obsessions where we can’t seem to get enough, to express
enough. We crave reckless love, endless joy, unbounding truths, and fantastical experiences; all the
while unsuccessfully fighting the temptation to fully follow our wants and wishes. But when do we say
something is too much? Where is the line between what is sufficient and what is excessive when our
hearts and guts beg for an endless more?

Triin Kukk is an Estonian jewellery artist, currently obsessed with stones. She finished her MA
studies in the department of jewellery and blacksmithing at the Estonian Academy of Arts this spring. Recently, Triin was awarded with one of the Galerie Marzee Graduate Prizes.
For more about the artist, visit: www.triinkukk.com

Erinn M. Cox is a jewellery artist from the United States, currently residing in Tallinn, Estonia. She
holds a BFA in sculpture and photography from Florida State University, an MFA in sculpture and
installation from the Memphis College of Art, and a MA degree in Jewellery from the Estonian
Academy of Arts. Erinn has exhibited her work internationally, highlighted by her selection for
Schmuck 2018 and recently being awarded one of the Galerie Marzee Graduate Prizes in 2019.
For more about the artist, visit: www.erinnmcox.com

Over the course of two months, the artists will present a transforming exhibition of contemporary
jewellery and objects to contrast their perspectives of what may, indeed, be too much.

Join us for two special events:
Vernissage: Friday, September 13 at 6 pm
Finissage: Friday, November 15 at 6 pm
The exhibition is open until November 18, 2019

A-galerii
Hobusepea 2, Tallinn

The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

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Triin Kukk and Erinn M. Cox at A-galerii: “Too Much”

Friday 13 September, 2019 — Monday 18 November, 2019

TOO MUCH / LIIGA PALJU
Triin Kukk and Erinn M. Cox
We always want more. We are constantly overwhelmed and filled with confusion and excitement of
how to think, feel and react to what happens to us and around us. We conjure images and words that
blur the edges of reality, often falling into obsessions where we can’t seem to get enough, to express
enough. We crave reckless love, endless joy, unbounding truths, and fantastical experiences; all the
while unsuccessfully fighting the temptation to fully follow our wants and wishes. But when do we say
something is too much? Where is the line between what is sufficient and what is excessive when our
hearts and guts beg for an endless more?

Triin Kukk is an Estonian jewellery artist, currently obsessed with stones. She finished her MA
studies in the department of jewellery and blacksmithing at the Estonian Academy of Arts this spring. Recently, Triin was awarded with one of the Galerie Marzee Graduate Prizes.
For more about the artist, visit: www.triinkukk.com

Erinn M. Cox is a jewellery artist from the United States, currently residing in Tallinn, Estonia. She
holds a BFA in sculpture and photography from Florida State University, an MFA in sculpture and
installation from the Memphis College of Art, and a MA degree in Jewellery from the Estonian
Academy of Arts. Erinn has exhibited her work internationally, highlighted by her selection for
Schmuck 2018 and recently being awarded one of the Galerie Marzee Graduate Prizes in 2019.
For more about the artist, visit: www.erinnmcox.com

Over the course of two months, the artists will present a transforming exhibition of contemporary
jewellery and objects to contrast their perspectives of what may, indeed, be too much.

Join us for two special events:
Vernissage: Friday, September 13 at 6 pm
Finissage: Friday, November 15 at 6 pm
The exhibition is open until November 18, 2019

A-galerii
Hobusepea 2, Tallinn

The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

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11.09.2019 — 10.10.2019

International School’s exhibition “Terribly Beautiful” at EKA Gallery 11.09–09.10

Join us for the opening of ”Terribly Beautiful” on September 11 at 6 PM at EKA Gallery! The exhibition, curated by EKA architecture students Merilin Kaup, Margus Tammik and Ulla Alla, is part of Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2019 and is open until October 9.

Where lies the beauty of a school project? We propose that the most beautiful thing about school project is the venturing, vulnerability and complexity of the process, the notion of getting lost. In the facility for learning, failure is beautiful and ugly matters too! We are shifting focus from the outcome to the process in order to start an in-depth discussion about motives that drive us, values that we believe in, work methods that have served us and bizarre places our mind has taken us when possessed by the project. We want to bring this liminal period into the spotlight because beautiful representations and elaborated briefs can be found all over the internet!

The exhibition brings together master theses, first-year experiments and self-initiated side projects. All projects are essentially critical, either succeeded or failed explorations that are experimental in their approach or rather explore experimentation and play itself as a creative method and a way of learning.

Authors exhibited:
Aleksandr Delev
Alexander Angelov
Aleksandra Lilovska
Marin Markovski
Teodora Todorova
Ralitsa Timeva
Aspasia Strani
Campbell Taylor
Charles Curtin
Miguel Gilarte
Diana Carrillo Silva
Eleonore Devolder
Eugenio Superchi
Maja Piechwiak
Raya Dimitrova
Sara Garcia Santi
Viliam Fedorko

Curators: Merilin Kaup, Margus Tammik and Ulla Alla

The exhibition is part of Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2019 program, which is produced by Estonian Center of Architecture.

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International School’s exhibition “Terribly Beautiful” at EKA Gallery 11.09–09.10

Wednesday 11 September, 2019 — Thursday 10 October, 2019

Join us for the opening of ”Terribly Beautiful” on September 11 at 6 PM at EKA Gallery! The exhibition, curated by EKA architecture students Merilin Kaup, Margus Tammik and Ulla Alla, is part of Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2019 and is open until October 9.

Where lies the beauty of a school project? We propose that the most beautiful thing about school project is the venturing, vulnerability and complexity of the process, the notion of getting lost. In the facility for learning, failure is beautiful and ugly matters too! We are shifting focus from the outcome to the process in order to start an in-depth discussion about motives that drive us, values that we believe in, work methods that have served us and bizarre places our mind has taken us when possessed by the project. We want to bring this liminal period into the spotlight because beautiful representations and elaborated briefs can be found all over the internet!

The exhibition brings together master theses, first-year experiments and self-initiated side projects. All projects are essentially critical, either succeeded or failed explorations that are experimental in their approach or rather explore experimentation and play itself as a creative method and a way of learning.

Authors exhibited:
Aleksandr Delev
Alexander Angelov
Aleksandra Lilovska
Marin Markovski
Teodora Todorova
Ralitsa Timeva
Aspasia Strani
Campbell Taylor
Charles Curtin
Miguel Gilarte
Diana Carrillo Silva
Eleonore Devolder
Eugenio Superchi
Maja Piechwiak
Raya Dimitrova
Sara Garcia Santi
Viliam Fedorko

Curators: Merilin Kaup, Margus Tammik and Ulla Alla

The exhibition is part of Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2019 program, which is produced by Estonian Center of Architecture.

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04.09.2019 — 26.10.2019

Anna Tamm’s solo exhibition “Puppet Warp” in the Showcase Gallery

Vitriingalerii_ANNA_teaser

Anna Tamm’s solo exhibition “Puppet Warp” will be opened in the Showcase Gallery of the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts since September 4, 2019. 

“Puppet Warp” is an artwork inspired by the today’s situation in domestic policy, illustrating the simple method used for influencing the appearance and form of freely selected object/subject, thus transforming its purpose according to the artist’s needs. However, the radical use of the Puppet Warp tool may turn the original image into something new and unrecognizable.

The title of the exhibition is a direct reference to the digital image manipulation tool in Adobe Photoshop.

Exhibition can be viewed 24/7 and it will be open until October 26th.

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

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Anna Tamm’s solo exhibition “Puppet Warp” in the Showcase Gallery

Wednesday 04 September, 2019 — Saturday 26 October, 2019

Vitriingalerii_ANNA_teaser

Anna Tamm’s solo exhibition “Puppet Warp” will be opened in the Showcase Gallery of the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts since September 4, 2019. 

“Puppet Warp” is an artwork inspired by the today’s situation in domestic policy, illustrating the simple method used for influencing the appearance and form of freely selected object/subject, thus transforming its purpose according to the artist’s needs. However, the radical use of the Puppet Warp tool may turn the original image into something new and unrecognizable.

The title of the exhibition is a direct reference to the digital image manipulation tool in Adobe Photoshop.

Exhibition can be viewed 24/7 and it will be open until October 26th.

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

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22.08.2019 — 31.08.2019

Solveig Lill’s solo show IN THE NEAREST DISTANCES @Vent Space project space

Solveig Lill is opening her solo exhibition “In the Nearest Distances” at Vent Space project room on Thursday, August 22 at 6 p.m. The exhibition will be open until Saturday, August 31 from 12–5 p.m.

“The human body consists of around thirty-seven trillion cells. The complicated sequence of biological processes that takes place between them and within them determines every aspect of an organism’s state. We perceive the environment mediated by the cells through the energy they produce. Despite this, people tend to think of themselves as a single whole form, not as a collection of actively living particles.

To somehow position oneself with regard to the surrounding world, to designate one’s position in a system, it is necessary to acknowledge other scales in addition to one’s own comparative size. It is necessary to cast one’s eyes closer as well as further from oneself.

It is possible to view the cellular level as a model for larger communities. Communication, conflicts, influence and vibrations, collaboration and competition between particles have similar parallels on a human as well as a universal level.

The drawings presented at the exhibition depict hypothetical situations in the cellular world. The works do not draw on scientific sources, instead they speak of the microscape through the artist’s interpretation. The exhibition invites the viewer to make a conceptual leap with regard to scale, directs attention away from people and towards cells and asks whether there can be anything fundamentally similar between the two.”

Solveig Lill (b. 1994) is studying in the Contemporary Art programme at the Estonian Academy of Arts and will defend her master’s thesis next spring. During the previous academic year, she studied on exchange in Germany at the Berlin University of the Arts, in professor Mark Lammert’s class. Lill acquired her bachelor’s degree in 2016 from the painting department at the University of Tartu. Having previously participated in group exhibitions in Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius and Berlin, this exhibition is her first solo show. Lill’s creative practice includes a variety of media. She has worked with painting, installation and photography and is currently focusing on drawing.

The artist thanks: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Academy of Arts, Vent Space, Aksel Haagensen, Mark Lammert, Hanna-Liisa Lavonen, Iren Lill, Kaisa Maasik, Maria Muuk, Kati Ots, Mihkel Raev

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Solveig Lill’s solo show IN THE NEAREST DISTANCES @Vent Space project space

Thursday 22 August, 2019 — Saturday 31 August, 2019

Solveig Lill is opening her solo exhibition “In the Nearest Distances” at Vent Space project room on Thursday, August 22 at 6 p.m. The exhibition will be open until Saturday, August 31 from 12–5 p.m.

“The human body consists of around thirty-seven trillion cells. The complicated sequence of biological processes that takes place between them and within them determines every aspect of an organism’s state. We perceive the environment mediated by the cells through the energy they produce. Despite this, people tend to think of themselves as a single whole form, not as a collection of actively living particles.

To somehow position oneself with regard to the surrounding world, to designate one’s position in a system, it is necessary to acknowledge other scales in addition to one’s own comparative size. It is necessary to cast one’s eyes closer as well as further from oneself.

It is possible to view the cellular level as a model for larger communities. Communication, conflicts, influence and vibrations, collaboration and competition between particles have similar parallels on a human as well as a universal level.

The drawings presented at the exhibition depict hypothetical situations in the cellular world. The works do not draw on scientific sources, instead they speak of the microscape through the artist’s interpretation. The exhibition invites the viewer to make a conceptual leap with regard to scale, directs attention away from people and towards cells and asks whether there can be anything fundamentally similar between the two.”

Solveig Lill (b. 1994) is studying in the Contemporary Art programme at the Estonian Academy of Arts and will defend her master’s thesis next spring. During the previous academic year, she studied on exchange in Germany at the Berlin University of the Arts, in professor Mark Lammert’s class. Lill acquired her bachelor’s degree in 2016 from the painting department at the University of Tartu. Having previously participated in group exhibitions in Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius and Berlin, this exhibition is her first solo show. Lill’s creative practice includes a variety of media. She has worked with painting, installation and photography and is currently focusing on drawing.

The artist thanks: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Academy of Arts, Vent Space, Aksel Haagensen, Mark Lammert, Hanna-Liisa Lavonen, Iren Lill, Kaisa Maasik, Maria Muuk, Kati Ots, Mihkel Raev

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05.08.2019 — 11.08.2019

Group show AT THE END OF THE WORKDAY @Vent Space Project Space

The group exhibition “At the end of the workday” will open at Vent Space project space on Monday, 5 August 2019 at 6pm. The exhibition will remain open until August 11.

Participating artists: Katrin Enni, Aksel Haagensen, Ulvi Haagensen, Hanna-Liisa Lavonen, Kaisa Maasik, Olesja Semenkova, Silvia Sosaar

This exhibition allows visitors to get to know the people behind Vent Space project space (and one invited artist). Together they tackle everyday subjects using familiar everyday methods. This is an homage to works in progress, which receive much attention especially during the summer. This is a tying up of loose ends, an appraisal of the inbetweenness.

The exhibition is open 6 – 11 August, from 12 to 6pm.

Katrin Enni (1976) lives and works in Tallinn. When she’s not working, she does everyday things. She also likes to use various everyday objects in her sound installations.

Aksel Haagensen (1993) works in Tallinn. He is interested in the telling of everyday and not-so-everyday stories and in what accompanies the telling of these stories.

Ulvi Haagensen (1964) will soon be living in Tallinn again. If making brooms and doing other preparations takes long enough, then maybe we won’t ever have to start cleaning.

Hanna-Liisa Lavonen (1994) studies and works in Tallinn. She can be found sitting phone in hand scrolling through the yoga stream on Instagram or hanging around in town, gathering inspiration.

Kaisa Maasik (1994) works mainly in Tallinn and Helsinki. While doing her everyday shopping (sometimes just walking on the street), Kaisa often finds shopping lists, which are the basis for the carpets presented at this exhibition.

Kati Ots (1993) is currently preparing to move. She’s learning to say “no”, so as to prevent a burnout. But #fomo – here she is again…

Olesja Semenkova (1992) is a woman. “Every potential has a stereotype, every stereotype is potential.” In her everyday life, Olesja finds untouched potential and conveys them in her everyday art.

Silvia Sosaar (1979) asks, “People’s opinions? How are they formed? Where do they receive confirmation for their opinions and preferences? How does a creative person search for shelter from the world?”

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Group show AT THE END OF THE WORKDAY @Vent Space Project Space

Monday 05 August, 2019 — Sunday 11 August, 2019

The group exhibition “At the end of the workday” will open at Vent Space project space on Monday, 5 August 2019 at 6pm. The exhibition will remain open until August 11.

Participating artists: Katrin Enni, Aksel Haagensen, Ulvi Haagensen, Hanna-Liisa Lavonen, Kaisa Maasik, Olesja Semenkova, Silvia Sosaar

This exhibition allows visitors to get to know the people behind Vent Space project space (and one invited artist). Together they tackle everyday subjects using familiar everyday methods. This is an homage to works in progress, which receive much attention especially during the summer. This is a tying up of loose ends, an appraisal of the inbetweenness.

The exhibition is open 6 – 11 August, from 12 to 6pm.

Katrin Enni (1976) lives and works in Tallinn. When she’s not working, she does everyday things. She also likes to use various everyday objects in her sound installations.

Aksel Haagensen (1993) works in Tallinn. He is interested in the telling of everyday and not-so-everyday stories and in what accompanies the telling of these stories.

Ulvi Haagensen (1964) will soon be living in Tallinn again. If making brooms and doing other preparations takes long enough, then maybe we won’t ever have to start cleaning.

Hanna-Liisa Lavonen (1994) studies and works in Tallinn. She can be found sitting phone in hand scrolling through the yoga stream on Instagram or hanging around in town, gathering inspiration.

Kaisa Maasik (1994) works mainly in Tallinn and Helsinki. While doing her everyday shopping (sometimes just walking on the street), Kaisa often finds shopping lists, which are the basis for the carpets presented at this exhibition.

Kati Ots (1993) is currently preparing to move. She’s learning to say “no”, so as to prevent a burnout. But #fomo – here she is again…

Olesja Semenkova (1992) is a woman. “Every potential has a stereotype, every stereotype is potential.” In her everyday life, Olesja finds untouched potential and conveys them in her everyday art.

Silvia Sosaar (1979) asks, “People’s opinions? How are they formed? Where do they receive confirmation for their opinions and preferences? How does a creative person search for shelter from the world?”

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31.07.2019 — 02.08.2019

Rebeka Vaino ILINX EXTENDED @ Vent Space Project Space

The solo exhibition “ILINX extended” by Rebeka Vaino will be opened at Vent Space project space on Wednesday, July 31 at 6pm. The exhibition will be open until August 2 from 12-6pm.

According to Roger Caillois, Ilinx is a category of play defined by dizziness, vertigo; what you feel when you gallop on a half-wild horse across an empty beach or forget yourself and your surroundings while dancing in some techno club. The exhibition is inspired by the artist’s personal experiences – summers on the backs of horses as well as the endless dances in Berlin’s techno clubs. Throughout history horses have symbolised freedom, movement and desire. Due to this and the use of the horse tranquiliser ketamin in the clubs, the white horse has become the symbol of Berlin clubbers. This is why the artist chose the white horse as her starting point in the exhibition. The aim of the exhibition is to look at the relation between human and horse, people and (sexual/social) freedom and a person and their inner animal.

Ilinx is an audiovisual exhibition, which is a development of Rebeka Vaino’s graduation work, TASE ’19, Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA).

Rebeka Vaino (b. 1995) is an artist working in Tallinn and Berlin, who graduated from the painting department at EKA this spring and studied at the Berlin Academy of the Arts (UdK) 2017-2018. Vaino is an internationally active artist with group and solo shows in Berlin, Budapest and Tallinn. In her art, she focuses on the human body, a person’s primitive nature and relationship with nature in a self-portrait fashion.

FB: facebook.com/rebekavaino
Instagram: @rebekavaino / @rebekarubyvinot_12

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Rebeka Vaino ILINX EXTENDED @ Vent Space Project Space

Wednesday 31 July, 2019 — Friday 02 August, 2019

The solo exhibition “ILINX extended” by Rebeka Vaino will be opened at Vent Space project space on Wednesday, July 31 at 6pm. The exhibition will be open until August 2 from 12-6pm.

According to Roger Caillois, Ilinx is a category of play defined by dizziness, vertigo; what you feel when you gallop on a half-wild horse across an empty beach or forget yourself and your surroundings while dancing in some techno club. The exhibition is inspired by the artist’s personal experiences – summers on the backs of horses as well as the endless dances in Berlin’s techno clubs. Throughout history horses have symbolised freedom, movement and desire. Due to this and the use of the horse tranquiliser ketamin in the clubs, the white horse has become the symbol of Berlin clubbers. This is why the artist chose the white horse as her starting point in the exhibition. The aim of the exhibition is to look at the relation between human and horse, people and (sexual/social) freedom and a person and their inner animal.

Ilinx is an audiovisual exhibition, which is a development of Rebeka Vaino’s graduation work, TASE ’19, Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA).

Rebeka Vaino (b. 1995) is an artist working in Tallinn and Berlin, who graduated from the painting department at EKA this spring and studied at the Berlin Academy of the Arts (UdK) 2017-2018. Vaino is an internationally active artist with group and solo shows in Berlin, Budapest and Tallinn. In her art, she focuses on the human body, a person’s primitive nature and relationship with nature in a self-portrait fashion.

FB: facebook.com/rebekavaino
Instagram: @rebekavaino / @rebekarubyvinot_12

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19.06.2019

Giulia Lanza VESTIGES @Vent Space Project Space

Giulia Lanza will present her project “Vestiges” as the final outcome of her residency at Vent Space on Wednesday, June 19 from 6 to 9pm.

During her residency at Vent Space
Italian born artist Giulia Costanza Lanza (b. 1988) is exploring the relationships that form from measuring the body and the space by experimenting with materials.

„Skin, body and organic tissues are starting points to explore the interaction between the surface of the object, its thingness, and the meaning that we attach to it. I’m currently investigating the object’s dichotomy and playing with materiality in order to give a tactile feeling. The objects dialogue with the empty space around, creating a new environment characterized by the aesthetic of fragment, meant as a tool of dissection to investigate human nature, the complexity of its patterns and metamorphosis. I try to blend together the linguistic codes of applied arts with the one of sculpture and drawing, materializing ephemeral shapes. The relationship that interweaves the body and the object that originates from it is fundamental.“

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Giulia Lanza VESTIGES @Vent Space Project Space

Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Giulia Lanza will present her project “Vestiges” as the final outcome of her residency at Vent Space on Wednesday, June 19 from 6 to 9pm.

During her residency at Vent Space
Italian born artist Giulia Costanza Lanza (b. 1988) is exploring the relationships that form from measuring the body and the space by experimenting with materials.

„Skin, body and organic tissues are starting points to explore the interaction between the surface of the object, its thingness, and the meaning that we attach to it. I’m currently investigating the object’s dichotomy and playing with materiality in order to give a tactile feeling. The objects dialogue with the empty space around, creating a new environment characterized by the aesthetic of fragment, meant as a tool of dissection to investigate human nature, the complexity of its patterns and metamorphosis. I try to blend together the linguistic codes of applied arts with the one of sculpture and drawing, materializing ephemeral shapes. The relationship that interweaves the body and the object that originates from it is fundamental.“

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18.07.2019

Bianca Hisse A SAFE SPACE FOR CRITICISM @Vent Space Project Space

On Thursday, July 18, Bianca Hisse presents ‘A Safe Place for Criticism’, the result of her residency period at Vent Space. The doors will be open from 18:00 to 21:00.

Bianca Hisse (b.1994) is a Brazilian artist based in Norway. From a continuous double movement between visual arts and dance, Hisse’s practice delves into performative strategies to reflect on how today’s societies are choreographed.

Fast-paced monologues, actions in public space, ironic manifestos, industrial materiality and other elements common to urban contexts are central in her pieces, normally employed to question the complex movement dynamics of the world. Through diagrams, performances and textual installations, Hisse asks herself what are the politics of scale between humans and their social framework, and if artistic practices can unravel new directions to what words can do – and to how our structures are moving.

Bianca Hisse has a Master in Fine Arts from Kunstakademiet i Tromsø and a Bachelor in Performing Arts from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.

For more information on Bianca Hisse’s work, please visit www.biancahisse.com

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Bianca Hisse A SAFE SPACE FOR CRITICISM @Vent Space Project Space

Thursday 18 July, 2019

On Thursday, July 18, Bianca Hisse presents ‘A Safe Place for Criticism’, the result of her residency period at Vent Space. The doors will be open from 18:00 to 21:00.

Bianca Hisse (b.1994) is a Brazilian artist based in Norway. From a continuous double movement between visual arts and dance, Hisse’s practice delves into performative strategies to reflect on how today’s societies are choreographed.

Fast-paced monologues, actions in public space, ironic manifestos, industrial materiality and other elements common to urban contexts are central in her pieces, normally employed to question the complex movement dynamics of the world. Through diagrams, performances and textual installations, Hisse asks herself what are the politics of scale between humans and their social framework, and if artistic practices can unravel new directions to what words can do – and to how our structures are moving.

Bianca Hisse has a Master in Fine Arts from Kunstakademiet i Tromsø and a Bachelor in Performing Arts from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.

For more information on Bianca Hisse’s work, please visit www.biancahisse.com

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31.05.2019 — 28.08.2019

Silvia Sosaars “Unconscious Patient” at the Showcase Gallery

Silvia Sosaar would like to request the honour of your presence at the opening of her exhibition “Unconscious Patient” on 31 May 2019 at EKKM at 5pm (Põhja pst 35, Tallinn). The exhibition is on view until August 30th 2019.

How to prepare, mobilise and attune a person to experience contemporary art?
Smells are the trigger of contextual memory. Smells are a central element of sensory processes, which are necessary for the development of a functioning memory and based on which the contextual memory is able to conjure up the past. The contextual memory functions when we associate a space with an event (because something once took place in that space) or associate a song with a special person, enabling us to be able to access a past reality once again – the same applies to the sense of smell. Smells affect moods and emotions. The aroma installation at the Showcase Gallery is open to visitors throughout the summer and will form the “basecamp” for the aroma-tours/performances that will take place in June, July and August in Tallinn’s urban space and in large shopping centres, Smell-O-Rama film screenings and a lecture on aroma marketing. Dates to be finalised.

In addition to the events at the Showcase Gallery, with the aroma installation in collaboration with EKKM café, the artist would like to direct visitors’ attention to the fact that many Estonian companies use aroma machines in their work environments daily – dentists, mini golf courses, spas, hotels, clothing stores, etc. across the whole of Estonia and the world, as well as the Estonian National Museum all implement the “scent marketing” service. Normally, people are not aware of this or don’t even notice that something is different; that their state of mind, desires and the most primary levels of their moods are being manipulated. This is also used in the military industries of various countries, where those entering war-zones are acclimatised with synthetic analogies to the smell of burning human flesh, spent gunpowder, sewage with the aim of softening the effects of the trauma awaiting them.

Silvia Sosaar (born 1979) is an interdisciplinary artist living in Tallinn. She works with photography, video, performance and installation. The main focus of her interest is the person – tackling the encounters between artist and subjects. Sosaar graduated from the photography department (BA) at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2017. In the same year, she started her master’s studies in contemporary art, faculty of fine arts at EKA, where she is presently studying. Sosaar is a member of the Estonian Union of Photography Artists (FOKU).
In addition to Estonia, she has participated in group exhibitions in London, Milan and Madrid. Sosaar’s short film “Finding Elvis” participated at the “60 Second Intl. Film Festival” in Islamabad.
Her first solo exhibition “Shiny Shoe Salon” took place in 2017 at EKA Gallery in Tallinn.
She is one of the co-founders of ;paranoia publishing and has participated at numerous performances connected to presentations of publications.  She is a founding member of skaala publishing.

The artist would like to thank the department of photography at Estonian Academy of Arts, EKKM Café, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, aroomiturundus.ee, Marten Esko, Aksel Haagensen, Cloe Jancis, Marge Monko, Immanuel Poltimäe, Eve Roosna, Hanno Soans.

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Silvia Sosaars “Unconscious Patient” at the Showcase Gallery

Friday 31 May, 2019 — Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Silvia Sosaar would like to request the honour of your presence at the opening of her exhibition “Unconscious Patient” on 31 May 2019 at EKKM at 5pm (Põhja pst 35, Tallinn). The exhibition is on view until August 30th 2019.

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Smells are the trigger of contextual memory. Smells are a central element of sensory processes, which are necessary for the development of a functioning memory and based on which the contextual memory is able to conjure up the past. The contextual memory functions when we associate a space with an event (because something once took place in that space) or associate a song with a special person, enabling us to be able to access a past reality once again – the same applies to the sense of smell. Smells affect moods and emotions. The aroma installation at the Showcase Gallery is open to visitors throughout the summer and will form the “basecamp” for the aroma-tours/performances that will take place in June, July and August in Tallinn’s urban space and in large shopping centres, Smell-O-Rama film screenings and a lecture on aroma marketing. Dates to be finalised.

In addition to the events at the Showcase Gallery, with the aroma installation in collaboration with EKKM café, the artist would like to direct visitors’ attention to the fact that many Estonian companies use aroma machines in their work environments daily – dentists, mini golf courses, spas, hotels, clothing stores, etc. across the whole of Estonia and the world, as well as the Estonian National Museum all implement the “scent marketing” service. Normally, people are not aware of this or don’t even notice that something is different; that their state of mind, desires and the most primary levels of their moods are being manipulated. This is also used in the military industries of various countries, where those entering war-zones are acclimatised with synthetic analogies to the smell of burning human flesh, spent gunpowder, sewage with the aim of softening the effects of the trauma awaiting them.

Silvia Sosaar (born 1979) is an interdisciplinary artist living in Tallinn. She works with photography, video, performance and installation. The main focus of her interest is the person – tackling the encounters between artist and subjects. Sosaar graduated from the photography department (BA) at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2017. In the same year, she started her master’s studies in contemporary art, faculty of fine arts at EKA, where she is presently studying. Sosaar is a member of the Estonian Union of Photography Artists (FOKU).
In addition to Estonia, she has participated in group exhibitions in London, Milan and Madrid. Sosaar’s short film “Finding Elvis” participated at the “60 Second Intl. Film Festival” in Islamabad.
Her first solo exhibition “Shiny Shoe Salon” took place in 2017 at EKA Gallery in Tallinn.
She is one of the co-founders of ;paranoia publishing and has participated at numerous performances connected to presentations of publications.  She is a founding member of skaala publishing.

The artist would like to thank the department of photography at Estonian Academy of Arts, EKKM Café, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, aroomiturundus.ee, Marten Esko, Aksel Haagensen, Cloe Jancis, Marge Monko, Immanuel Poltimäe, Eve Roosna, Hanno Soans.

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