Magnifying glasses, champagne glasses, stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals, glass skyscrapers – these are all part of an opportunity-filled world that is revealed to the freshmen in the Academy’s Department of Glass Art. Glass as a material provides an excellent and respected means of expression for artists, designers and architects.
• The faculty members in our department are internationally recognised artists; while our students are enthusiastic, and love their speciality. The sustainability of the department is based on Estonia’s long and strong traditions of glassmaking, and on a team that is focused on innovation.
• Every person is special and exceptional. The boundlessly diverse forms of expression that are possible with glass provide everyone with the opportunity to find their own way – to find themselves.
• The Academy’s Department of Glass Art is the only place in Estonia where students can acquire a thorough education in glass art. And the fact that glass is necessary is apparent from the world around us.
OMAILM / UMWELT
09. 06 – 01. 10. 2017
Curators Ülle Kruus & Mare Saare
Design Mari Kurismaa
Graphic design Külli Kaats
1. 1967 Maie Mikof
2. 1970 Peeter Rudaš
3. 1975 Rait Prääts
4. 1979 Mare Saare
5. 1981 Eve Koha
6. 1985 Ivo Lill
7. 1995 BA Kai Kiudsoo-Värv 2005 MA
8. 1995 BA Tiina Sarapu 1996 MA
9. 1998 BA Eeva Käsper 2003 MA
10. 2002 BA Maret Sarapu 2005 MA
11. 2003 BA Kristiina Uslar 2007 MA
12. 2011 BA Andra Jõgis 2014 MA
13. 2013 BA Kristiina Oppi 2017 MA
Exhibition of glass at the Adamson-Eric Museum in Tallinn is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the beginning of teaching art glass at the today’s Estonian Academy of Arts in 1936/37. The 13 artists represented have graduated from the academy during the last 50 years, both their final works – on b/w photographs – and latest creations are exhibited. The curator aimed to find out differences and similarities between the earliest and latest works and show the changes in the trends and expressive principles of these years.