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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Open Lecture: multimedia artist Tyler Tekatch

On this Wednesday, 16th October at 4 PM in room A501 takes place the 7th Open Seminar of the Faculty of Fine Arts. This time we are visited by Canadian multimedia artist Tyler Tekatch. The seminar will be held in English. Hamilton-based artist Tyler Tekatch creates work in film, video and installation that explores perception and the religious imagination. Influenced by Canadian ...
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Border as a Place Takes Place

The KUNO intensive course “Border as a Place” brings together young artists from Iceland, Norway and Estonia in the Narva Art Residency of EKA from 5th to 12th of August. The historically diverse industrial city of Narva marks the border between Estonia and Russia and is also the significant eastern border of the European Union. The different ...
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Sewn Land

We invite you to the public viewing of the installation SEWN LAND by Laura De Jaeger on the 4th of December from 2-6pm. For SEWN LAND (2018) De Jaeger divides the gallery space in 2 by placing a replica of the Belgian language border diagonally through it. The installation is an investigation of a line, an object connecting two points, creating two spaces, breaking them or overlapping. When ...
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The Hall of Fame of the SIIL Prize opening at Showcase gallery

The Hall of Fame of the SIIL Prize 2019 will be opened in Showcase gallery (at EKKM) at 5pm on April 4th, 2019. Artist group SIIL launches the contemporary art award – SIIL Prize. First nominees for the prize are Johannes Luik and Nele Tiidelepp. Both artist are working in the field of installation and their artwork was exhibited in the new project space called Vent Space. The winner ...
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SIIL Prize nominee exhibition at Vent Space

SIIL Prize nominee exhibition will be opened at Vent Space project space on Saturday, 23 March 2019 at 6 pm. SIIL Group will award the inaugural new contemporary art award, the SIIL Prize! The first nominees are Johannes Luik and Nele Tiidelepp. The artists, who work in the medium of installation, will present their work at the new Vent Space project space. The winner will be determined based ...
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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 ...