Research Projects

Image or Sign: A Phenomenological Study of Pictorial Representation

The aim of my project is to defend the originality of Edmund Husserl’s phenomenological account of pictorial representation and to ...

Publishing the 6-volume ‘History of Estonian Art’

Publishing the multi-volume History of Estonian Art was initiated in 1999. It ...

Historicizing Art: Knowledge Production in Art History in Estonia amidst Changing Ideologies and Disciplinary Developments

The main objective of the project is to examine the process of historicizing art by means of art historiography and knowledge production (writing of art histories, exhibition practice etc.) in Estonia from the 19th to the 21st century. ...

Readdressing Practices and Theories of Experimentation in the 20th- and 21st-Century Estonian Visual and Spatial Culture

The main aim of this project is to analyze experiment in Estonian visual and spatial culture, and to investigate its role in official economic and ...

Spatial Environment in Estonia as an Object of Art Historical Research

The aim of this research project is to analyse the spatial environment in the context of transformed methods of art history after the cultural turn, to focus on new interpretative possibilities of architecture and the built environment as well ...

Visualising the Nation: Institutional Critique of the Twentieth-Century Art and Architecture in Estonia

The general objective of the project is to study the dynamics of national identity in 20th century visual culture and built environment ...

Patterns of Development in Contemporary Estonian Culture

The aims of the program are: (1) to prepare and present a grant application to European Research ...