Painting

Rott/Rat is the EKA Chair of Painting where painting has overflowed its boundaries. As Daniel Birnbaum wrote back in 2001: “Painting no longer exists as a strictly circumscribed mode of expression; rather, it is a zone of contagion, constantly branching out and widening its scope”. The rat is a survivor, able to adapt to all sorts of situations, fleeing a sinking ship. The rat lives on, even if painting has been dubbed dead many times over. The rat is like a zombie painter – even if its body is dead, it lives on. Like a DJ mixing tracks, past and present are turned into future. As Korakrit Arunanondchai says in his video Painting with History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names: “One day when humans no longer exist, rats might take over.”

 

Painting installation by Carl-Robert Kagge during the Artbaza event at Astangu, 2017

 

On the left: Kelli Gedvil’s painting installation “Homelike Saturation”, 2017. On the right: Mihkel Ilus’s “Robusto” exhibition view at Draakon gallery, photo by Johannes Säre, 2013

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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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Group exhibition LASNAMÄE? at Vent Space

The group exhibition “Lasnamäe?” will open at Vent Space project space on Friday, 12 April 2019 at 7pm. The exhibition will remain open until 17 April. Participating artists: Anna Kaarma, Lee Kelomees, Tõnis Laurson, Tiiu Lausmaa, Janne Lias, Riin Maide, Vassa Ponomarjova Considering Lasnamäe, the first things that spring to mind are the rows of prefabricated buildings and the wastelands ...

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Lembitu 12, Tallinn, Estonia