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

Mändfulness

Renowned EKA Artists in “Pinefulness” at City Gallery

The group exhibition “Pinefulness” will be opened in the City Gallery on September 30, with the participation of Eike Eplik (MA, EKA Sculpture and Installation), the legendary Olimar Kallas, Reet Kasesalu, Jan Lütjohann, EKA graphics alumna Mall Nukke and EKA photography alumni Hanna Samoson and Johannes Säre. The curator is Siim Preiman, an alumnus of the Institute of Art History ...
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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 ...
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PORTFOLIO CAFÉ 2021

Portfolio Café is structured around one-on-one meetings that take place between local and international fine arts and design professionals and graduate students. Each meeting takes place about 50 minutes. During Portfolio Café sessions students introduce themselves and their work, and experts share their observations, provide recommendations ask, questions etc. After the first scheduled ...
Kratts

“Kratts” exhibition at Infinite Life Gallery

Jonathan Stavleu, Ged Proost and Jonas Morgenthaler, masters and a student of Installation and Sculpture Department at the Estonian Academy of Arts, will open the exhibition “Kratts” at ARS Infinite Life Gallery on November 6th at 6 PM. "Kratt is not a fairy, it is a human handiwork. Things are used for this variety, mostly old and the ones that the maker can most easily obtain. Attempts are ...
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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 ...
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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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 ...