Overview

The installation and sculpture department is a challenge for young artists who wish to participate in contemporary art practices to the fullest extent – the command of spaces and objects is the an extremely important tool in the art field.
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 contemporary art, sculpture is a good provocation already as a concept – this is a category that has radically expanded during the last few decades and which comprises so many contemporary art practices that the concept seems to be unloosing everything that holds it together.
Ideally, the students that apply to study in the department realise that they have their own debate to conduct with this concept. The installation and sculpture department is welcomes experimenting and daring art students who think on a broad scale. Prior experience related to sculpture is not required or necessary.

  • The installation and sculpture department provides future artists with a strong platform in three-dimensional space practices. Conceptual space- and site-specific objects are dealt with, and importance is placed on material as a message carrier. The courses focus on contemporary art, with the following keywords: conceptualism, material practices, video installation, sound installation, light installation, land art, minimalism, post-production, art and monuments in the public space, social art practices, exploratory art discourse, the relationship between space-object-material in photography and painting, as well as the fundamental skills in modelling and the command of various techniques. 
  • The department supports its students and expects the young artists to be dedicated and collaborative. Great attention to paid to the development of an individual artist’s style and perception of one’s author’s position, as well as on a receptive approach with the uninhibited treatment of ideas and clear interpretation of concepts. It is important to be familiar with contemporary art theory, aware of the technical possibilities and to exercise a strong individual single-mindedness in the practice of one’s creativity.   
  • Installation and sculpture are the mediums that command the greatest field of influence in contemporary art, and which create a path of young artists leading them to galleries, museums, but also urban spaces, monument competitions, and social interiors.

News and events

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Artist talk by Johann Arens

On 27th of November at 5pm artist Johann Arens will give a public talk about his art practice at EKA Sculpture department’s monumental studio. Johann Arens (b.1981) is an artist based in London. He received his MFA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since then he was awarded the Fellowship in Contemporary Art by the British School at Rome and has been resident at Fondazione ...
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Exhibition Fibrous is opening on November 6 at Old EKA Gallery

Fibrous, the 1st exhibition held in the international Skulpakuu event. From November 6th until the 14th, seven international sculpture and installation artists will take over the Old EKA Gallery. The exhibition will explore the topics of power and authority. There will also be a curator tour on 08.11 and a panel-discussion about the current notion of sculpture in contemporary thought on ...
Expert committee: the Estonian Academy of Arts and its activities have visibility both in Estonia and internationally

Expert committee: the Estonian Academy of Arts and its activities have visibility both in Estonia and internationally

The Quality Assessment Council of the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA) has given institutional accreditation to the Estonian Academy of Arts for the maximum period of seven years. The international committee that carried out the assessment highlighted EAA’s thorough and participatory development activities and cooperation both within Estonia and ...
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INTERIOR ARCHITECTS OF EUROPEAN STATES GATHER IN PÄRNU, ESTONIA TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF OUR LIVING ENVIRONMENT, SPATIAL DESIGN AND THE EDUCATION CHARTER

On 8th and 9th september, interior architects and designers from European countries will convene in Pärnu, Estonia to discuss the current issues surrounding our living space and to set new directions to enhance the profession as well as unify its standards across the European Union. Pärnu Rannahotell (Beach Hotel), designed by Anton Soans and Olev Siinmaa in 1935-37, is now one of the ...
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SOME THINGS ARE BIGGER THAN OTHERS

21/09/16 - 21/10/16 Raja Gallerii, Tallinn An exhibition of sculptures and things by James Prevett. This is the first presentation of James’ work in Estonia. James will introduce give a short artist talk at 18.00 before the opening. Welcome. 'I accidentally went to a fortune teller about 15 years ago in Thailand. She was known to be the best in the North of Thailand. Being a sceptic, I was ...