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01.01.2019 — 23.01.2019

Open call for residency – EIB Artists Development Programme 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is looking for emerging European artists and collectives to join the 2019 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP), a 6 weeks long residency programme in Luxembourg, under the mentorship of acclaimed Finnish photographer Jorma Puranen.

The call for application targets TWO visual artists (aged less than 35) from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania. The successful applicants will be provided with a living/working space in Luxembourg, together with a stipend for production and subsistence costs (100 EUR per day) and a success/production fee of 1500 (conditional to the production of an artwork during the residency).

The deadline for applying is Wednesday 23 January 2019 at midnight (GMT+1). For more information about the programme and on how to apply please visit our website here.

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Open call for residency – EIB Artists Development Programme 2019

Tuesday 01 January, 2019 — Wednesday 23 January, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is looking for emerging European artists and collectives to join the 2019 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP), a 6 weeks long residency programme in Luxembourg, under the mentorship of acclaimed Finnish photographer Jorma Puranen.

The call for application targets TWO visual artists (aged less than 35) from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania. The successful applicants will be provided with a living/working space in Luxembourg, together with a stipend for production and subsistence costs (100 EUR per day) and a success/production fee of 1500 (conditional to the production of an artwork during the residency).

The deadline for applying is Wednesday 23 January 2019 at midnight (GMT+1). For more information about the programme and on how to apply please visit our website here.

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15.01.2019 — 09.02.2019

‘Seen as unseen’ by Misa Asanuma & Liina Leo

The collaborate exhibition implies the question of what is being hidden/revealed from the observers. The focus is on the relationships between inner and outer layers, covering and core, mask and truth. Covering or wrapping functions as the filter transmitting or blocking out the qualities of contents. In a selective way, it’s shaping the communication between inside and out. Both artists are approaching the topic in slightly different ways.

Liina Leo (b.1993) received a bachelor’s degree in Textile Design from the Estonian Academy of Arts this June and was awarded the Mari Adamson Prize. She complemented her undergraduate program with a one year at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee specializing in surface design. Beginning this autumn, Liina is working as a weaving workshop tutor at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Misa Asanuma (b.1994) is an artist from Japan. She studied literature at Meiji University, Tokyo. She is currently in the middle of her MA studies in the department of Contemporary Art of the Estonian Academy of Arts and mainly working on photography.

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‘Seen as unseen’ by Misa Asanuma & Liina Leo

Tuesday 15 January, 2019 — Saturday 09 February, 2019

Gallery

The collaborate exhibition implies the question of what is being hidden/revealed from the observers. The focus is on the relationships between inner and outer layers, covering and core, mask and truth. Covering or wrapping functions as the filter transmitting or blocking out the qualities of contents. In a selective way, it’s shaping the communication between inside and out. Both artists are approaching the topic in slightly different ways.

Liina Leo (b.1993) received a bachelor’s degree in Textile Design from the Estonian Academy of Arts this June and was awarded the Mari Adamson Prize. She complemented her undergraduate program with a one year at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee specializing in surface design. Beginning this autumn, Liina is working as a weaving workshop tutor at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Misa Asanuma (b.1994) is an artist from Japan. She studied literature at Meiji University, Tokyo. She is currently in the middle of her MA studies in the department of Contemporary Art of the Estonian Academy of Arts and mainly working on photography.

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15.01.2019 — 09.02.2019

‘Human. Flaw’ by Siim Karro

During the process of arranging the environment, us, humans have become increasingly detached from the natural. The act of ordering ambiguous and wild is an attempt at controlling it. Enhancing the misconception of our positioning in the environment. Speed and the intensity are gradually overloading the senses, making it harder to perceive the layers of an environment in depth. Superficiality reigns. Images drained from the richness of the real set the parameters of perceptible. Downgrading the actual human ability and potential.

Sound design made in collaboration with Robert Nikolajev.

Siim Karro is a master’s student in the Interior Architecture department of EAA. He has complemented his studies at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In addition to spatial design, Siim is also active in the field of sound and music. In his previous shows, “OXIT” (2017) and “On Olemas” (2018) Siim dealt with human essence and being in the contemporary environment.

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‘Human. Flaw’ by Siim Karro

Tuesday 15 January, 2019 — Saturday 09 February, 2019

During the process of arranging the environment, us, humans have become increasingly detached from the natural. The act of ordering ambiguous and wild is an attempt at controlling it. Enhancing the misconception of our positioning in the environment. Speed and the intensity are gradually overloading the senses, making it harder to perceive the layers of an environment in depth. Superficiality reigns. Images drained from the richness of the real set the parameters of perceptible. Downgrading the actual human ability and potential.

Sound design made in collaboration with Robert Nikolajev.

Siim Karro is a master’s student in the Interior Architecture department of EAA. He has complemented his studies at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In addition to spatial design, Siim is also active in the field of sound and music. In his previous shows, “OXIT” (2017) and “On Olemas” (2018) Siim dealt with human essence and being in the contemporary environment.

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16.01.2019 — 20.01.2019

Janne Lias’ solo exhibition DOG SHOW at Vent Space

Janne Lias will open her first
solo exhibition titled “Dog Show”
on Wednesday, January 16 at 6–8pm
at Vent Space project space.

“To get over some fears, you need to actively deal with them. Some others you may simply grow out of and realise at some point that you just aren’t afraid anymore. That said, terrifying past events leave their mark and leave you with unpleasant memories.

One active method for overcoming phobias is to confront them i.e. through exposure, in which you get used to the frightening situation or object through careful yet consistent contact with them. Another method is to poke fun at the fear and convince yourself you aren’t afraid anymore. But does this work?”

The exhibition will be open from January 17 to 19 at 12–6pm and
on January 20 at 12–4pm.

Janne Lias (b. 1981, Tallinn) studies
at the painting department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Having previously acquired a master’s in computer science from Tallinn University of Technology,
Lias often uses IT knowledge in her work. Working in the field of art, she likes to experiment with different materials and techniques. Emotions and a sense of humour are important tools for her in creating her work.

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Janne Lias’ solo exhibition DOG SHOW at Vent Space

Wednesday 16 January, 2019 — Sunday 20 January, 2019

Contemporary Art

Janne Lias will open her first
solo exhibition titled “Dog Show”
on Wednesday, January 16 at 6–8pm
at Vent Space project space.

“To get over some fears, you need to actively deal with them. Some others you may simply grow out of and realise at some point that you just aren’t afraid anymore. That said, terrifying past events leave their mark and leave you with unpleasant memories.

One active method for overcoming phobias is to confront them i.e. through exposure, in which you get used to the frightening situation or object through careful yet consistent contact with them. Another method is to poke fun at the fear and convince yourself you aren’t afraid anymore. But does this work?”

The exhibition will be open from January 17 to 19 at 12–6pm and
on January 20 at 12–4pm.

Janne Lias (b. 1981, Tallinn) studies
at the painting department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Having previously acquired a master’s in computer science from Tallinn University of Technology,
Lias often uses IT knowledge in her work. Working in the field of art, she likes to experiment with different materials and techniques. Emotions and a sense of humour are important tools for her in creating her work.

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22.01.2019

EKA Research Cafe: How does culture affect the perception and design of textures?

January 22 at 18.00-20.00
EKA room 501

We are excited to welcome Kenza Drancourt (industrial designer) and Theo Mahut (PhD, in product design, innovation and development) from GOODMOOD Laboratory for a talk and discussion on the role culture plays in perception and design of textures. Julia Valle-Norohna, design researcher and Assistant Professor in Fashion (EKA), will lead the discussion.

The event is free and open to everyone!

Please register until January 20, so we can better plan the event.

Same texture can be differently perceived depending on cultural experiences. Similarly, a texture can be differently designed depending on cultural references. What is a ‘traditional’ texture, for you? What is a ‘contemporary’ one? Is this texture differently perceived and designed depending on your Spanish, French, or Estonian approach?

GOODMOOD Laboratory will present this research study through the analysis of several workshops conducted in different Design Schools around Europe, including EKA. Both the general process and preliminary results will be shared and discussed. Additionally, this will be an opportunity to discuss how can research be useful for design; what is the future of tactile interactions; or even how to design for affective and cognitive reactions.

Théo Mahut is a Doctor in product design, innovation and development. He is specialized in human/product Interactions. Before getting his PhD from Les Arts et Métiers of Paris, he studied Industrial Design at La Martinière Diderot (Lyon, France).

Kenza Drancourt is an Industrial Designer, specialized in Meanings, Perception and Prospective of Colors & Surfaces. She graduated from Ensci – Les Ateliers (Paris, France), before approaching a Research & design way of working.

Julia Valle-Norohna is the Associate Professor in Fashion at EKA and doctoral candidate in Design at Aalto University. She holds an MA in visual arts and a professional background in fashion design. As a designer–researcher, her work explores wearer–worn relationships and alternative approaches to commercial fashion via practice-based inquiries.

The event is funded by European Union Regional Fund.

 

Further information:

Maria Jäärats
Research and Development Department
+37258025300
maria.jaarats@artun.ee

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EKA Research Cafe: How does culture affect the perception and design of textures?

Tuesday 22 January, 2019

January 22 at 18.00-20.00
EKA room 501

We are excited to welcome Kenza Drancourt (industrial designer) and Theo Mahut (PhD, in product design, innovation and development) from GOODMOOD Laboratory for a talk and discussion on the role culture plays in perception and design of textures. Julia Valle-Norohna, design researcher and Assistant Professor in Fashion (EKA), will lead the discussion.

The event is free and open to everyone!

Please register until January 20, so we can better plan the event.

Same texture can be differently perceived depending on cultural experiences. Similarly, a texture can be differently designed depending on cultural references. What is a ‘traditional’ texture, for you? What is a ‘contemporary’ one? Is this texture differently perceived and designed depending on your Spanish, French, or Estonian approach?

GOODMOOD Laboratory will present this research study through the analysis of several workshops conducted in different Design Schools around Europe, including EKA. Both the general process and preliminary results will be shared and discussed. Additionally, this will be an opportunity to discuss how can research be useful for design; what is the future of tactile interactions; or even how to design for affective and cognitive reactions.

Théo Mahut is a Doctor in product design, innovation and development. He is specialized in human/product Interactions. Before getting his PhD from Les Arts et Métiers of Paris, he studied Industrial Design at La Martinière Diderot (Lyon, France).

Kenza Drancourt is an Industrial Designer, specialized in Meanings, Perception and Prospective of Colors & Surfaces. She graduated from Ensci – Les Ateliers (Paris, France), before approaching a Research & design way of working.

Julia Valle-Norohna is the Associate Professor in Fashion at EKA and doctoral candidate in Design at Aalto University. She holds an MA in visual arts and a professional background in fashion design. As a designer–researcher, her work explores wearer–worn relationships and alternative approaches to commercial fashion via practice-based inquiries.

The event is funded by European Union Regional Fund.

 

Further information:

Maria Jäärats
Research and Development Department
+37258025300
maria.jaarats@artun.ee

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25.01.2019

Open Call: NART – Narva Art Residency Programme 2019

NART is announcing its’ first open call to welcome both professionals and emerging artists, architects, designers, thinkers, philosophers and curators to apply for a residency in 2019. The deadline for applications is January 25th. Applicants will be selected by a committee invited together by NART. Successful applicants will be contacted in February 2019.

Narva Art Residency is a unique cultural platform that operates due to a collaboration between Estonian Academy of Arts, Narva Gate and Estonian Ministry of Culture. It initiates and facilitates residencies, art exhibitions, talks and educational workshops. It is located in Narva city on the Estonian-Russian border at the historical Krenholm area. The international artist-in-residency programme is open for artists operating across a wide range of disciplines, including Visual Arts, Music, Performance, Architecture, Design, Film, Literature and Curatorial Practices. It aims to generate creative exchange between practitioners and to strengthen links with the local community. The centre is located at the historic style villa, originally built for the technology director of Krenholm. In close proximity stands the vacant textile factory which was once the largest of its kind in Europe and Russia. In recent times, it has functioned as a major source of inspiration for artists and a space allowing opportunity for experimenting.

Application must include:

  • Filled application form

  • CV

  • Project description / Plan for the residency (max 1 page)

  • Webpage (referring to 3 works relevant to the application) or Portfolio

Please send your application to: residentuur@artun.ee
More information and the application form:
https://www.nart.ee/en/open-call/

Contact information:
Ann Mirjam Vaikla
ann.vaikla@artun.ee

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Open Call: NART – Narva Art Residency Programme 2019

Friday 25 January, 2019

NART is announcing its’ first open call to welcome both professionals and emerging artists, architects, designers, thinkers, philosophers and curators to apply for a residency in 2019. The deadline for applications is January 25th. Applicants will be selected by a committee invited together by NART. Successful applicants will be contacted in February 2019.

Narva Art Residency is a unique cultural platform that operates due to a collaboration between Estonian Academy of Arts, Narva Gate and Estonian Ministry of Culture. It initiates and facilitates residencies, art exhibitions, talks and educational workshops. It is located in Narva city on the Estonian-Russian border at the historical Krenholm area. The international artist-in-residency programme is open for artists operating across a wide range of disciplines, including Visual Arts, Music, Performance, Architecture, Design, Film, Literature and Curatorial Practices. It aims to generate creative exchange between practitioners and to strengthen links with the local community. The centre is located at the historic style villa, originally built for the technology director of Krenholm. In close proximity stands the vacant textile factory which was once the largest of its kind in Europe and Russia. In recent times, it has functioned as a major source of inspiration for artists and a space allowing opportunity for experimenting.

Application must include:

  • Filled application form

  • CV

  • Project description / Plan for the residency (max 1 page)

  • Webpage (referring to 3 works relevant to the application) or Portfolio

Please send your application to: residentuur@artun.ee
More information and the application form:
https://www.nart.ee/en/open-call/

Contact information:
Ann Mirjam Vaikla
ann.vaikla@artun.ee

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