Exhibitions

22.09.2021 — 23.10.2021

EKA Artists at the Annual Exhibition of the Estonian Sculptors’ Union

Flows into Being. Eighth Estonian Small-Scale Sculpture Exhibition and the Annual Exhibition of the Estonian Sculptors’ Union in Gallery Pallas.

22.09.2021 – 23.10.2021

On Wednesday, 22 September at 5 p.m. the Eighth Estonian Small-Scale Sculpture Exhibition will be opened in the Gallery Pallas alongside the Annual Exhibition of the Estonian Sculptors’ Union. 

Among participating artists there are many of EKA’s alumni, current tutors and artists. 

Participating artists: Luisa Harjak, Reelika Harlatšov, Elize Hiiop, Kadri Jäätma, Kristiina Jakimenko, Juhan Jõers, Elle Kannike, Kersti Karu, Kati Kerstna, Tiiu Kirsipuu, Ellen Kolk, Georg Kotter, Heiti Kulmar, Leena Kuutma, Ingrid Allik, Olger Lehtsaar, Elo Liiv, Karmen Machachor, Maarit Mälgi, Paul Mänd, Mari Männa, Eneken Maripuu, Piret Meos (Uibotalu), Mare Mikoff, Meiu Münt, Iris Müntel, Ann Nurga, Jüri Ojaver, Terje Ojaver, Tamar Paal, Tõnis Paberit, Hille Palm, Per William Petersen, Rait Prääts, Kaie Pungas, Silver Rannak, Hristina Rinasci, Elise Rohtaas, Ingmar Roomets, Anne Rudanovski, Kärt Seppel, Ahti Seppet, Uku Sepsivart, Gea Sibola Hansen, Kerttu Siplane, Tõnu Smidt, Hannes Starkopf, Mari-Liis Tammi, Nele Tiidelepp, Silja Truus, Andras Tukmann, Ines Villido, Ivan Zubaka.

The tradition of these open call group exhibitions was founded by the long-time sculpture collection registrar at the Tartu Art Museum Ahti Seppet in 1986. Therefore, the present edition also marks the 35th anniversary of the series.

Small-scale works from 53 authors with the longest side being no longer than 60 centimetres were selected through the application process. In addition to numerous works in classical materials like ceramics and bronze, the exhibition also includes various installations. Participants include both art students and professional authors at the height of their careers.

The theme of the exhibition invited the artists to seek for the “flow” in their creative process. This allowed the authors to explore ideas and motifs that they found individually most intriguing, joining them to theme through their creative process.

The “flow” as a phenomenon was defined by the Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It is a playful and enjoyable process that is free of criticism and can be accompanied by a loss of sense of time and a complete captivation by the joy of creation. Since most people encounter this to different extents in their everyday lives, this state is not limited to artists and musicians, but it is something shared by all humans. Therefore, instead of having a single motif as a theme, the aim of the exhibition is to consciously achieve “flow” during creation and to explore which tendencies and phenomena arise. The focus is on the process and the best result is determined by individual characteristics of the creator. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication about the history of the exhibition series containing an article by Ahti Seppet. The audience programme consists of a curatorial tour, a workshop and a discussion about the creative process.

Audience programme:
29.09.2021, 4pm–6pm Workshop “Creative assemblage from mass produced toys” (register at heiti.kulmar@gmail.com, 58581678)

6.10.2021, 5pm Curatorial tour

13.10.2021, 5pm–5.30pm Discussion group “Flow in creation”

We thank the Sculpture Department of the Pallas University of Applied Sciences and its head, Anne Rudanovski, sculptor Ahti Seppet, Estonian Sculptors’ Union, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Pallas University of Applied Sciences
Curator: Heiti Kulmar

Graphic design: Tnxalatte Design Collective

Exhibition team: Richard Adang, Anne Rudanovski, Ahti Seppet, Peeter Talvistu, Anti Saar, Reet-Pulk Piatkowska, Sculpture Department of the Pallas University of Applied Sciences.

For more info:
Heiti Kulmar
+372  58581678
heiti.kulmar@gmail.com

Galerii Pallas
Tue-Sat 11am–6pm
Riia 11, Tartu

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EKA Artists at the Annual Exhibition of the Estonian Sculptors’ Union

Wednesday 22 September, 2021 — Saturday 23 October, 2021

Flows into Being. Eighth Estonian Small-Scale Sculpture Exhibition and the Annual Exhibition of the Estonian Sculptors’ Union in Gallery Pallas.

22.09.2021 – 23.10.2021

On Wednesday, 22 September at 5 p.m. the Eighth Estonian Small-Scale Sculpture Exhibition will be opened in the Gallery Pallas alongside the Annual Exhibition of the Estonian Sculptors’ Union. 

Among participating artists there are many of EKA’s alumni, current tutors and artists. 

Participating artists: Luisa Harjak, Reelika Harlatšov, Elize Hiiop, Kadri Jäätma, Kristiina Jakimenko, Juhan Jõers, Elle Kannike, Kersti Karu, Kati Kerstna, Tiiu Kirsipuu, Ellen Kolk, Georg Kotter, Heiti Kulmar, Leena Kuutma, Ingrid Allik, Olger Lehtsaar, Elo Liiv, Karmen Machachor, Maarit Mälgi, Paul Mänd, Mari Männa, Eneken Maripuu, Piret Meos (Uibotalu), Mare Mikoff, Meiu Münt, Iris Müntel, Ann Nurga, Jüri Ojaver, Terje Ojaver, Tamar Paal, Tõnis Paberit, Hille Palm, Per William Petersen, Rait Prääts, Kaie Pungas, Silver Rannak, Hristina Rinasci, Elise Rohtaas, Ingmar Roomets, Anne Rudanovski, Kärt Seppel, Ahti Seppet, Uku Sepsivart, Gea Sibola Hansen, Kerttu Siplane, Tõnu Smidt, Hannes Starkopf, Mari-Liis Tammi, Nele Tiidelepp, Silja Truus, Andras Tukmann, Ines Villido, Ivan Zubaka.

The tradition of these open call group exhibitions was founded by the long-time sculpture collection registrar at the Tartu Art Museum Ahti Seppet in 1986. Therefore, the present edition also marks the 35th anniversary of the series.

Small-scale works from 53 authors with the longest side being no longer than 60 centimetres were selected through the application process. In addition to numerous works in classical materials like ceramics and bronze, the exhibition also includes various installations. Participants include both art students and professional authors at the height of their careers.

The theme of the exhibition invited the artists to seek for the “flow” in their creative process. This allowed the authors to explore ideas and motifs that they found individually most intriguing, joining them to theme through their creative process.

The “flow” as a phenomenon was defined by the Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It is a playful and enjoyable process that is free of criticism and can be accompanied by a loss of sense of time and a complete captivation by the joy of creation. Since most people encounter this to different extents in their everyday lives, this state is not limited to artists and musicians, but it is something shared by all humans. Therefore, instead of having a single motif as a theme, the aim of the exhibition is to consciously achieve “flow” during creation and to explore which tendencies and phenomena arise. The focus is on the process and the best result is determined by individual characteristics of the creator. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication about the history of the exhibition series containing an article by Ahti Seppet. The audience programme consists of a curatorial tour, a workshop and a discussion about the creative process.

Audience programme:
29.09.2021, 4pm–6pm Workshop “Creative assemblage from mass produced toys” (register at heiti.kulmar@gmail.com, 58581678)

6.10.2021, 5pm Curatorial tour

13.10.2021, 5pm–5.30pm Discussion group “Flow in creation”

We thank the Sculpture Department of the Pallas University of Applied Sciences and its head, Anne Rudanovski, sculptor Ahti Seppet, Estonian Sculptors’ Union, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Pallas University of Applied Sciences
Curator: Heiti Kulmar

Graphic design: Tnxalatte Design Collective

Exhibition team: Richard Adang, Anne Rudanovski, Ahti Seppet, Peeter Talvistu, Anti Saar, Reet-Pulk Piatkowska, Sculpture Department of the Pallas University of Applied Sciences.

For more info:
Heiti Kulmar
+372  58581678
heiti.kulmar@gmail.com

Galerii Pallas
Tue-Sat 11am–6pm
Riia 11, Tartu

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25.09.2021

CITYA Tallinn: City Tour

CITYA Tallinn tour on Saturday 25.09 starting at 1 pm in the centre of Tallinn! Meeting point: Kauka street 6 (at the cross of Kauka and Lembitu street).
The tour will be led by CITYA co-curator Kati Ots, who will introduce the works of artists Ulvi Haagensen, Liina Siib & Hans-Gunter Lock, Madli Kaljuste, Johannes Luik & Laura de Jaeger, who are participating in the International Urban Triennial, on a walk from Tallinn city centre through the Rävala 8 office building to the back of the historical Tallinn City Hall at the seaside.
Tour programme:
1 pm Kauka str. – Ulvi Haagensen, “Moth’s Butterfly Exhibition” – gathering at the intersection of Kauka and Kaupmehe str.
1.45 pm Rävala 8 – Liina Siib & Hans-Gunter Lock, “The meaning of Plus”.
2.30 pm Baltic Station and its surroundings – Madli Kaljuste, “Titled”
3.15 pm Tallinn Linnahall – Johannes Luik & Laura de Jaeger, “Or when we delayed the delineation.”
4.30 pm – approximate end of the tour
For the map of the tour and more information about the artworks, please visit the website HERE
Meeting point for the tour at Kauka str. 6
The Tallinn city tour is part of CITYA International Urban Art Triennial taking place between 17.09.–16.11.2021.
The full programme of CITYA can be found HERE
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CITYA Tallinn: City Tour

Saturday 25 September, 2021

CITYA Tallinn tour on Saturday 25.09 starting at 1 pm in the centre of Tallinn! Meeting point: Kauka street 6 (at the cross of Kauka and Lembitu street).
The tour will be led by CITYA co-curator Kati Ots, who will introduce the works of artists Ulvi Haagensen, Liina Siib & Hans-Gunter Lock, Madli Kaljuste, Johannes Luik & Laura de Jaeger, who are participating in the International Urban Triennial, on a walk from Tallinn city centre through the Rävala 8 office building to the back of the historical Tallinn City Hall at the seaside.
Tour programme:
1 pm Kauka str. – Ulvi Haagensen, “Moth’s Butterfly Exhibition” – gathering at the intersection of Kauka and Kaupmehe str.
1.45 pm Rävala 8 – Liina Siib & Hans-Gunter Lock, “The meaning of Plus”.
2.30 pm Baltic Station and its surroundings – Madli Kaljuste, “Titled”
3.15 pm Tallinn Linnahall – Johannes Luik & Laura de Jaeger, “Or when we delayed the delineation.”
4.30 pm – approximate end of the tour
For the map of the tour and more information about the artworks, please visit the website HERE
Meeting point for the tour at Kauka str. 6
The Tallinn city tour is part of CITYA International Urban Art Triennial taking place between 17.09.–16.11.2021.
The full programme of CITYA can be found HERE
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28.09.2021 — 10.10.2021

Sten Eltermaa in EKA Gallery

From September 28 to October 10, Sten Eltermaa’s solo exhibition “Glass Struggle” (EKA Young Artist Award, MA 2020)  will be opened at EKA Gallery as part of the Tallinn Photomonth. The exhibition will be accompanied by the virtual satellite exhibition “O.H.T .: A Satellite Deviate From the Orbit“ (www.struggle.glass) in cooperation with Maria Lee.

In his artistic works, Sten Eltermaa has been researching glass and its relation to architecture and urban environment since 2014. He has exhibited related works in Tartmus (“Brussels Prelude”, 2017) and in Draakon gallery (“Transparency Register”, 2020). Eltermaa continues to map out issues of freedom and security, based on glass as a domestic, urban and technological material. In the early spring of 2021, when art institutions and galleries were closed and tensions about hate speech prevalent, Eltermaa performed an artistic intervention – distributing photographic posters of makeshift Molotov cocktails on the streets of Tallinn, entitled “On the Draft Legislation of Hate Speech” – which exemplifies the social commentary inherent to his current body of work.

“During the preparation of the exhibition ‘Glass Struggle’, I have approached the subject from two main angles,” explains the artist, “First of all, glass as material – despite its apparent fragility, glass is nowadays an extremely strong structural element in different areas of our lives. The second aspect concerns the semantic meaning of glass: transparency and reflections, the gathering of information and access to it. Economies based on sensitive data can be seen as a new form of human trafficking:, no longer merely with human bodies, but now also with the contents of our cognitive apparatus.“

The message in Eltermaa’s work could be summarised as follows: it is necessary to study, know and monitor the mechanisms of power structures while avoiding excessively simple emotional approaches to complex problems. 

The entrance is via Kotzebue 1. Bring your covid certificate.

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Sten Eltermaa in EKA Gallery

Tuesday 28 September, 2021 — Sunday 10 October, 2021

From September 28 to October 10, Sten Eltermaa’s solo exhibition “Glass Struggle” (EKA Young Artist Award, MA 2020)  will be opened at EKA Gallery as part of the Tallinn Photomonth. The exhibition will be accompanied by the virtual satellite exhibition “O.H.T .: A Satellite Deviate From the Orbit“ (www.struggle.glass) in cooperation with Maria Lee.

In his artistic works, Sten Eltermaa has been researching glass and its relation to architecture and urban environment since 2014. He has exhibited related works in Tartmus (“Brussels Prelude”, 2017) and in Draakon gallery (“Transparency Register”, 2020). Eltermaa continues to map out issues of freedom and security, based on glass as a domestic, urban and technological material. In the early spring of 2021, when art institutions and galleries were closed and tensions about hate speech prevalent, Eltermaa performed an artistic intervention – distributing photographic posters of makeshift Molotov cocktails on the streets of Tallinn, entitled “On the Draft Legislation of Hate Speech” – which exemplifies the social commentary inherent to his current body of work.

“During the preparation of the exhibition ‘Glass Struggle’, I have approached the subject from two main angles,” explains the artist, “First of all, glass as material – despite its apparent fragility, glass is nowadays an extremely strong structural element in different areas of our lives. The second aspect concerns the semantic meaning of glass: transparency and reflections, the gathering of information and access to it. Economies based on sensitive data can be seen as a new form of human trafficking:, no longer merely with human bodies, but now also with the contents of our cognitive apparatus.“

The message in Eltermaa’s work could be summarised as follows: it is necessary to study, know and monitor the mechanisms of power structures while avoiding excessively simple emotional approaches to complex problems. 

The entrance is via Kotzebue 1. Bring your covid certificate.

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21.09.2021 — 01.11.2021

Exhibition: How to Shoplift Books

Exhibition in the showcase of EKA Library. 

The artists’ book “How to shoplift books” by David Horvitz is a guide on how to steal books. It details 80 ways one can steal a book, from the very practical to the witty, imaginative, and romantic.

This project by David Horvitz with Edition Taube is an ongoing translation and publishing work that started in 2013. For each language, they collaborate with a publisher from the corresponding language region. The latest book in the series, the Estonian translation, was published with Lugemik Publishing, translated by Keiu Krikmann and edited by Indrek Sirkel.

All the translations published so far are on display in the showcase of the Library of the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Greek, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Lithuanian, Danish, Korean, Georgian, Hebrew, Romanian, Swiss-German, Russian, Japanese, Turkish, Serbian Cyrillic, Serbian Latin, Hungarian, Icelandic, Swedish, and Estonian.

David Horvitz (b 1982) is an American artist based in Los Angeles who uses art books, photography, performance art, and mail art as mediums for his work.

The exhibition is organised by Indrek Sirkel, the Professor of Graphic Design of the Estonian Academy of Arts and the head of Lugemik Publishing. With thanks to David Horvitz, Jan Steinbach, and Mait Väljas for their kind support.

Happy reading, happy shoplifting!

More information about the book. 

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Exhibition: How to Shoplift Books

Tuesday 21 September, 2021 — Monday 01 November, 2021

Exhibition in the showcase of EKA Library. 

The artists’ book “How to shoplift books” by David Horvitz is a guide on how to steal books. It details 80 ways one can steal a book, from the very practical to the witty, imaginative, and romantic.

This project by David Horvitz with Edition Taube is an ongoing translation and publishing work that started in 2013. For each language, they collaborate with a publisher from the corresponding language region. The latest book in the series, the Estonian translation, was published with Lugemik Publishing, translated by Keiu Krikmann and edited by Indrek Sirkel.

All the translations published so far are on display in the showcase of the Library of the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Greek, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Lithuanian, Danish, Korean, Georgian, Hebrew, Romanian, Swiss-German, Russian, Japanese, Turkish, Serbian Cyrillic, Serbian Latin, Hungarian, Icelandic, Swedish, and Estonian.

David Horvitz (b 1982) is an American artist based in Los Angeles who uses art books, photography, performance art, and mail art as mediums for his work.

The exhibition is organised by Indrek Sirkel, the Professor of Graphic Design of the Estonian Academy of Arts and the head of Lugemik Publishing. With thanks to David Horvitz, Jan Steinbach, and Mait Väljas for their kind support.

Happy reading, happy shoplifting!

More information about the book. 

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21.09.2021

EKA at Tallinn Desing Festival 2021

The exhibition SECOND CHANGE at Tallinn Design Festival on the subject of reuse, which also includes the cooperation project “Food and Advice” of the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Fotografiska restaurant. The premiere of the exhibition, which was warmly received, was at the Venice Design Biennale this summer.

In cooperation with Fotografiska Tallinn restaurant and its chef Peeter Pihel, students of EKA ceramics, glass, jewelery and blacksmithing designed food utensils and accessories that would be in line with the restaurant’s values: recycling, zero waste, sustainability, local material and new design.

The project explored the experience of zero-cost restaurants around the world, found new ways to recycle broken dishes, and discovered unexpected ways to recycle scrap material. The design students used scrap metal, used tableware and cups as raw materials and created new, unique dishes that harmonize with the restaurant’s environment.

CERAMICS, GLASS, JEWELERY AND BLACKSMITHING
Artists: Indrek Linnamägi, Sofja Melikova, Kristin Sepp, Mart Talvar, Endel Maas, Taavi Teevet, Nga Man Chan, Kairit Mäeots, Rita Rebane Lonks, Cathy Saarm, Johanna Tamm, Mart Vaarpuu, Aleksandra Kazanina, Kerttu Rannik, Greete Rüütmann, Tiia Põldmets, Kristiina Väljamäe, Salome Ship, Mart Kekišev

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EKA at Tallinn Desing Festival 2021

Tuesday 21 September, 2021

The exhibition SECOND CHANGE at Tallinn Design Festival on the subject of reuse, which also includes the cooperation project “Food and Advice” of the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Fotografiska restaurant. The premiere of the exhibition, which was warmly received, was at the Venice Design Biennale this summer.

In cooperation with Fotografiska Tallinn restaurant and its chef Peeter Pihel, students of EKA ceramics, glass, jewelery and blacksmithing designed food utensils and accessories that would be in line with the restaurant’s values: recycling, zero waste, sustainability, local material and new design.

The project explored the experience of zero-cost restaurants around the world, found new ways to recycle broken dishes, and discovered unexpected ways to recycle scrap material. The design students used scrap metal, used tableware and cups as raw materials and created new, unique dishes that harmonize with the restaurant’s environment.

CERAMICS, GLASS, JEWELERY AND BLACKSMITHING
Artists: Indrek Linnamägi, Sofja Melikova, Kristin Sepp, Mart Talvar, Endel Maas, Taavi Teevet, Nga Man Chan, Kairit Mäeots, Rita Rebane Lonks, Cathy Saarm, Johanna Tamm, Mart Vaarpuu, Aleksandra Kazanina, Kerttu Rannik, Greete Rüütmann, Tiia Põldmets, Kristiina Väljamäe, Salome Ship, Mart Kekišev

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17.09.2021 — 16.11.2021

International Urban Triennial CITYA

You are most welcome to visit the CITYA International Urban Art Triennial in Tallinn and through the web between 17.09. – 16.11.2021.

CITYA is a first-time art event that will take place every three years as a platform for city-to-city art sharing and as a new form of collaboration. The first CITYA will be themed “City as Medium”.

The event is organised in partnership with Hong Kong Baptist University (initiator), the Estonian Academy of Arts, the Beijing Academy of Fine Arts, the University of California Berkeley, the Belle Arti di Roma Academy and the University of Macau. CITYA is curated by Jenny Balisle (San Francisco), Janet Fong (Hong Kong), Kang Li (Beijing), Laura Scaringella (Rome), co-curators Reds Cheung, Kati Ots, Madis Luik and Liina Siib (Tallinn). Contributing to the CITYA Tallinn platform are Madli Kaljuste, Ulvi Haagensen, Liina Siib, Hans-Gunter Lock, Johannes Luik and Laura De Jaeger.

The CITYA programme will include digital events as well as physical events in all participating cities. To participate in the whole programme and for an overview of the event, visit citya.space (Program opens on Friday 17.09.)

Kati Ots, co-curator of the Tallinn programme of the art event, comments on this year’s first CITYA:

“This year’s Tallinn programme can be seen as an exhibition or a hideaway, a set of interventions or gestures of urban space art. In one way or another, both the preparatory process and the finished works have acted as an act of care or nurturing. The point of departure was the creation of refreshing points of contact and meeting places for both artists and city dwellers, in the context of the situation created by the coronavirus. The artists’ dialogue partners were the local residents of Tallinn, in the form of Lasnamäe residents and the architects of the Designers’ House, but also the plant networks between anonymous paving stones on traffic islands and the seemingly passive garden railings that act as rhythm-breakers or interruptions. In the initial phase, the artists’ ideas spread throughout the city, spilling out from the city centre as a hub to Lasnamäe, Maardu and Saunen. We treated the branching out as a process that could, among other things, visualise decentralisation and emphasise the change of focus that the pandemic conditions brought. In the process of mapping, the levels of ideas born at a distance and the tangible city have met and collided, testing the limits of our flexibility. Just as the artists and organisers who had been abroad at the beginning of the project returned to Estonia during the course of the work, the outputs of the ideas were strangely concentrated back in the central Tallinn area, despite our efforts. The tissues and sprouts that grew and grew as a result of the overall result are now lurking in the urban space of Tallinn.”

CITYA is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

The CITYA Tallinn team includes and the event is co-curated by: Madis Luik, Liina Siib, Kati Ots, Reds Cheung.

Web address: citya.space

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International Urban Triennial CITYA

Friday 17 September, 2021 — Tuesday 16 November, 2021

You are most welcome to visit the CITYA International Urban Art Triennial in Tallinn and through the web between 17.09. – 16.11.2021.

CITYA is a first-time art event that will take place every three years as a platform for city-to-city art sharing and as a new form of collaboration. The first CITYA will be themed “City as Medium”.

The event is organised in partnership with Hong Kong Baptist University (initiator), the Estonian Academy of Arts, the Beijing Academy of Fine Arts, the University of California Berkeley, the Belle Arti di Roma Academy and the University of Macau. CITYA is curated by Jenny Balisle (San Francisco), Janet Fong (Hong Kong), Kang Li (Beijing), Laura Scaringella (Rome), co-curators Reds Cheung, Kati Ots, Madis Luik and Liina Siib (Tallinn). Contributing to the CITYA Tallinn platform are Madli Kaljuste, Ulvi Haagensen, Liina Siib, Hans-Gunter Lock, Johannes Luik and Laura De Jaeger.

The CITYA programme will include digital events as well as physical events in all participating cities. To participate in the whole programme and for an overview of the event, visit citya.space (Program opens on Friday 17.09.)

Kati Ots, co-curator of the Tallinn programme of the art event, comments on this year’s first CITYA:

“This year’s Tallinn programme can be seen as an exhibition or a hideaway, a set of interventions or gestures of urban space art. In one way or another, both the preparatory process and the finished works have acted as an act of care or nurturing. The point of departure was the creation of refreshing points of contact and meeting places for both artists and city dwellers, in the context of the situation created by the coronavirus. The artists’ dialogue partners were the local residents of Tallinn, in the form of Lasnamäe residents and the architects of the Designers’ House, but also the plant networks between anonymous paving stones on traffic islands and the seemingly passive garden railings that act as rhythm-breakers or interruptions. In the initial phase, the artists’ ideas spread throughout the city, spilling out from the city centre as a hub to Lasnamäe, Maardu and Saunen. We treated the branching out as a process that could, among other things, visualise decentralisation and emphasise the change of focus that the pandemic conditions brought. In the process of mapping, the levels of ideas born at a distance and the tangible city have met and collided, testing the limits of our flexibility. Just as the artists and organisers who had been abroad at the beginning of the project returned to Estonia during the course of the work, the outputs of the ideas were strangely concentrated back in the central Tallinn area, despite our efforts. The tissues and sprouts that grew and grew as a result of the overall result are now lurking in the urban space of Tallinn.”

CITYA is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

The CITYA Tallinn team includes and the event is co-curated by: Madis Luik, Liina Siib, Kati Ots, Reds Cheung.

Web address: citya.space

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15.09.2021 — 08.10.2021

õhuLoss’ group show at SOUR FRIO Biennial, Lisbon

õhuLoss’ group show at the 1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial SOUR FRIO / COLD SWEAT, Galeria Brotéria, Portugal

õhuLoss (Castle in the Air) is a group of six Estonian jewellery artists – Piret Hirv, Kristiina Laurits, Eve Margus-Villems, Kadri Mälk, Villu Plink and Tanel Veenre. Formed in 1999, õhuLoss is one of the internationally most recognized groups of Estonian jewellery. Artists have been exhibiting together for more than 20 years their works in Estonia, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Hungary, France, Latvia and China.

Art critics have described the art of õhuLoss group as a slightly confusing phenomenon, hovering and playing in spacetime. The materials used are often unconventional. They make use of many organic materials in the creating of objects which are on the border between applied and visual arts. The value of the works consists in their persuasiveness, which wakes in the spectator’s alertness. The new jewellery of the õhuLoss group probes itself, the world and life.

õhuLoss in Brotéria Art Centre is part of the Contemporary Jewellery Biennial in Lisbon ‘Cold Sweat’.

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õhuLoss’ group show at SOUR FRIO Biennial, Lisbon

Wednesday 15 September, 2021 — Friday 08 October, 2021

õhuLoss’ group show at the 1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial SOUR FRIO / COLD SWEAT, Galeria Brotéria, Portugal

õhuLoss (Castle in the Air) is a group of six Estonian jewellery artists – Piret Hirv, Kristiina Laurits, Eve Margus-Villems, Kadri Mälk, Villu Plink and Tanel Veenre. Formed in 1999, õhuLoss is one of the internationally most recognized groups of Estonian jewellery. Artists have been exhibiting together for more than 20 years their works in Estonia, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Hungary, France, Latvia and China.

Art critics have described the art of õhuLoss group as a slightly confusing phenomenon, hovering and playing in spacetime. The materials used are often unconventional. They make use of many organic materials in the creating of objects which are on the border between applied and visual arts. The value of the works consists in their persuasiveness, which wakes in the spectator’s alertness. The new jewellery of the õhuLoss group probes itself, the world and life.

õhuLoss in Brotéria Art Centre is part of the Contemporary Jewellery Biennial in Lisbon ‘Cold Sweat’.

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17.09.2021 — 20.09.2021

Jewellery and Blacksmithing Students at SUOR FRIO Biennial, Lisbon

Exhibition of jewellery and blacksmithing students at the Biennial of Contemporary Jewellery in Lisbon includes EKA students Erle Nemvalts, Taavi Teevet, Terje Meisterson, Isimini Pachi, Tauris Reose, Mirjam Aun and Kristiina Tang on 17.–20. September 2021 at Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, at the first Lisbon Contemporary Jewelery Biennale SUOR FRIO / COLD SWEAT

The challenge was presented to 8 European schools with different approaches to contemporary jewellery, with the aim of creating dialogues between young participants. The exhibition, as well as the biennial more generally, invites to reflect on three contemporary keywords – body, fear and protection, the latter of which refers to the characteristic historical aspect of jewellery as a means of protection for the wearer.

Participating schools are: Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Burg Giebichenstein– Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle (DE), Central of Saint Martins – University of the Arts (UK), École Nationale Supérieur d’Árts de Limoge (F), Eesti Kunstiakadeemia (EE), Lucerne School of Art and Design (CH), PXL-MAD School of Arts Media Arts Design (B) and Saint Lucas School of Arts Antwerpen (B).

September 16–November 20, 2021 – exhibitions, colloquium, master classes

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Jewellery and Blacksmithing Students at SUOR FRIO Biennial, Lisbon

Friday 17 September, 2021 — Monday 20 September, 2021

Exhibition of jewellery and blacksmithing students at the Biennial of Contemporary Jewellery in Lisbon includes EKA students Erle Nemvalts, Taavi Teevet, Terje Meisterson, Isimini Pachi, Tauris Reose, Mirjam Aun and Kristiina Tang on 17.–20. September 2021 at Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, at the first Lisbon Contemporary Jewelery Biennale SUOR FRIO / COLD SWEAT

The challenge was presented to 8 European schools with different approaches to contemporary jewellery, with the aim of creating dialogues between young participants. The exhibition, as well as the biennial more generally, invites to reflect on three contemporary keywords – body, fear and protection, the latter of which refers to the characteristic historical aspect of jewellery as a means of protection for the wearer.

Participating schools are: Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Burg Giebichenstein– Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle (DE), Central of Saint Martins – University of the Arts (UK), École Nationale Supérieur d’Árts de Limoge (F), Eesti Kunstiakadeemia (EE), Lucerne School of Art and Design (CH), PXL-MAD School of Arts Media Arts Design (B) and Saint Lucas School of Arts Antwerpen (B).

September 16–November 20, 2021 – exhibitions, colloquium, master classes

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15.09.2021 — 24.10.2021

Joosep Kivimäe in the Showcase Gallery

Joosep Kivimäe’s solo exhibition “I Love You” will be open in the Showcase Gallery of EKA’s department of photography from September 15, 2021. The exhibition is  a part of the satellite programme of Tallinn Photomonth 2021.

The Showcase Gallery is located on the facade wall of the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Rumbi Str 3 / Põhja pst. 35, Tallinn).

In his artistic practice, Joosep Kivimäe contemplates mainly the structures and hot spots of contemporary consumer society. He is also intrigued by the vague borders between public and private infosphere in the context of the present era of information.

The artist comments on his present exhibition as follows:
“The ephemeral beauty of cut flowers is preceded by a long and exhaustive period of growth and fertilizing after which the flowers are transported to various locations within thousands of kilometers. COVID has provided a good chance to look at the underlying structures of our society. Instead of trying to return to “normal” life, one should redefine the concept of normality. The present day should be used as a fertile ground for replanting ideas and visions for the future as well as for rooting out obsolete negative habits and beliefs.”

Joosep Kivimäe (b. 1994) is a photographer who lives and works in Tallinn. Kivimäe is currently obtaining his BA degree in the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2020, Joosep Kivimäe participated in the Noorderlicht International Photo Festival in the Netherlands with his artwork “Umbrella of Illusion”. The same year he
participated in the extensive art project “Isolation Dialogues” (visual dialogue with photographer Rait Tuulas) held by the Estonian Museum of Photography. Kivimäe’s artwork
has been exhibited in several exhibitions, including “Lõuna” (“South”) on the display window of the former Võru Shopping Mall (2020); jubilee exhibition of the Estonian cultural weekly
newspaper SIRP “Hulgad”; held in the tunnel of Tallinn Baltic Railway Station (2020), and exhibition “Still Life”; held in the EKA Billboard Gallery (2021).

The Showcase Gallery can be viewed 24/7 and has wheelchair access.

More information:
Maris Karjatse
Co-ordinator of the Showcase Gallery
Department of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts
maris.karjatse@artun.ee

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Joosep Kivimäe in the Showcase Gallery

Wednesday 15 September, 2021 — Sunday 24 October, 2021

Joosep Kivimäe’s solo exhibition “I Love You” will be open in the Showcase Gallery of EKA’s department of photography from September 15, 2021. The exhibition is  a part of the satellite programme of Tallinn Photomonth 2021.

The Showcase Gallery is located on the facade wall of the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Rumbi Str 3 / Põhja pst. 35, Tallinn).

In his artistic practice, Joosep Kivimäe contemplates mainly the structures and hot spots of contemporary consumer society. He is also intrigued by the vague borders between public and private infosphere in the context of the present era of information.

The artist comments on his present exhibition as follows:
“The ephemeral beauty of cut flowers is preceded by a long and exhaustive period of growth and fertilizing after which the flowers are transported to various locations within thousands of kilometers. COVID has provided a good chance to look at the underlying structures of our society. Instead of trying to return to “normal” life, one should redefine the concept of normality. The present day should be used as a fertile ground for replanting ideas and visions for the future as well as for rooting out obsolete negative habits and beliefs.”

Joosep Kivimäe (b. 1994) is a photographer who lives and works in Tallinn. Kivimäe is currently obtaining his BA degree in the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2020, Joosep Kivimäe participated in the Noorderlicht International Photo Festival in the Netherlands with his artwork “Umbrella of Illusion”. The same year he
participated in the extensive art project “Isolation Dialogues” (visual dialogue with photographer Rait Tuulas) held by the Estonian Museum of Photography. Kivimäe’s artwork
has been exhibited in several exhibitions, including “Lõuna” (“South”) on the display window of the former Võru Shopping Mall (2020); jubilee exhibition of the Estonian cultural weekly
newspaper SIRP “Hulgad”; held in the tunnel of Tallinn Baltic Railway Station (2020), and exhibition “Still Life”; held in the EKA Billboard Gallery (2021).

The Showcase Gallery can be viewed 24/7 and has wheelchair access.

More information:
Maris Karjatse
Co-ordinator of the Showcase Gallery
Department of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts
maris.karjatse@artun.ee

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12.06.2021 — 03.10.2021

Krista Leesi’s solo exhibition “Verbarium”

The Tartu Art Museum is pleased to present the solo exhibition “Verbarium” by Krista Leesi. Visitors will be greeted by a world of patterns inspired mainly by Tartu but also by Paris and Tallinn. As the title suggests, the author uses nuanced wordplay to offer new interpretations to the Leaning Building of Barclay de Tolly, where the museum is located, the two-storey sheds, or “kallerei”, that are so characteristic of the city, the graffiti covered traffic signs of Tartu and Paris and other elements from urban environments.

Krista Leesi (b 1966) is an Estonian textile artist and designer and associate professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts’ Textile department, whose oeuvre is characterised by a clever conceptual union of language and visuals. Leesi’s interventions offer new and pointed meanings to familiar objects, images and environments. She finds an original way to join together the historical methods and practices of textile art, different materials and contemporary ideas. Her works lead the viewer to discover hidden meanings, to create connections between various narratives and to indulge in playful contemplations.

The technically adept execution and striking design language of Leesi’s oeuvre offer aesthetic experiences and practical aspects in parallel with gripping content. This is a magnificent example of the way the boundaries between design and contemporary art have become vague.  Leesi’s works are made unique by the fact that both art and design are equally important: they are highlighted successfully and with intensity.

Krista Leesi’s exhibition joins together two directions that are important to the Tartu Art Museum: exhibiting significant contemporary authors and presenting notable examples of design and applied arts to the public in southern Estonia. It is made even more noteworthy by Leesi’s skill and interest in approaching the exhibition with location-specific ideas, by joining Tartu to the wider context of her oeuvre and thereby adding it to her “world map”.

Curator: Joanna Hoffmann
Graphic design: Heino Prunsvelt
Coordinator: Kristlyn Liier
Educational and audience programmes: Kristel Sibul

Exhibition team: Richard Adang, Tanel Asmer, Indrek Grigor, Joanna Hoffmann, Margus Joonsalu, Jaanika Kuznetsova, Katrin Lõoke, Taavi Piibemann, Anti Saar, Peeter Talvistu, Kristo Tamm and Urmo Teekivi

Supported by: the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

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Krista Leesi’s solo exhibition “Verbarium”

Saturday 12 June, 2021 — Sunday 03 October, 2021

The Tartu Art Museum is pleased to present the solo exhibition “Verbarium” by Krista Leesi. Visitors will be greeted by a world of patterns inspired mainly by Tartu but also by Paris and Tallinn. As the title suggests, the author uses nuanced wordplay to offer new interpretations to the Leaning Building of Barclay de Tolly, where the museum is located, the two-storey sheds, or “kallerei”, that are so characteristic of the city, the graffiti covered traffic signs of Tartu and Paris and other elements from urban environments.

Krista Leesi (b 1966) is an Estonian textile artist and designer and associate professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts’ Textile department, whose oeuvre is characterised by a clever conceptual union of language and visuals. Leesi’s interventions offer new and pointed meanings to familiar objects, images and environments. She finds an original way to join together the historical methods and practices of textile art, different materials and contemporary ideas. Her works lead the viewer to discover hidden meanings, to create connections between various narratives and to indulge in playful contemplations.

The technically adept execution and striking design language of Leesi’s oeuvre offer aesthetic experiences and practical aspects in parallel with gripping content. This is a magnificent example of the way the boundaries between design and contemporary art have become vague.  Leesi’s works are made unique by the fact that both art and design are equally important: they are highlighted successfully and with intensity.

Krista Leesi’s exhibition joins together two directions that are important to the Tartu Art Museum: exhibiting significant contemporary authors and presenting notable examples of design and applied arts to the public in southern Estonia. It is made even more noteworthy by Leesi’s skill and interest in approaching the exhibition with location-specific ideas, by joining Tartu to the wider context of her oeuvre and thereby adding it to her “world map”.

Curator: Joanna Hoffmann
Graphic design: Heino Prunsvelt
Coordinator: Kristlyn Liier
Educational and audience programmes: Kristel Sibul

Exhibition team: Richard Adang, Tanel Asmer, Indrek Grigor, Joanna Hoffmann, Margus Joonsalu, Jaanika Kuznetsova, Katrin Lõoke, Taavi Piibemann, Anti Saar, Peeter Talvistu, Kristo Tamm and Urmo Teekivi

Supported by: the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

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