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10.06.2021 — 31.07.2021

Group exhibition “Wet Hearts of Everyday Thoughts”

Starting from June 10, the group exhibition “Wet Hearts of Everyday Thoughts” will be open in Gallery Mihhail. The nomadic apartment gallery Mihhail will be located at Pae Street 57–39, Tallinn, and the exhibition is open by appointment.

The starting point of the exhibition “Wet Hearts of Everyday Thoughts” is, on the one hand, environmentally conscious gratitude for bodies of water as diverse habitats. On the other hand, the initial impulse of the exhibition is the posthumanist understanding of humans as aqueous beings whose life is dependent on water from birth to death. The exhibition brings together five artists whose works are linked by a common image—all of the works use a certain body of water or other liquid, in order to refer to personal thoughts and feelings related to various aspects of self-care, such as coping with emotional difficulties, pleasures, everyday rituals, and the embodied experience. The works on display talk about the relationship with oneself, one’s collective and the environment, and point out ways to make sense of one’s relationship with other living beings and bodies of water.

Participating artists: Anna Mari Liivrand, Heli Haav, Junny Yeung, Maryliis Teinfeldt-Grins and Sophie Durand
Curator: Brigit Arop
Graphic design: Sigrid Liira

The nomadic apartment gallery Mihhail, launched in Tallinn in the spring of 2016, is based on the motives of solidarity and communality. “Wet Hearts of Everyday Thoughts” is Mihhail’s sixth exhibition, which will bring the gallery space to the Lasnamäe district for the first time.

The exhibition is open by appointment until July 31.

Additional information: brigit.arop@artun.ee or call +372 5621 6259

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Group exhibition “Wet Hearts of Everyday Thoughts”

Thursday 10 June, 2021 — Saturday 31 July, 2021

Faculty of Fine Arts

Starting from June 10, the group exhibition “Wet Hearts of Everyday Thoughts” will be open in Gallery Mihhail. The nomadic apartment gallery Mihhail will be located at Pae Street 57–39, Tallinn, and the exhibition is open by appointment.

The starting point of the exhibition “Wet Hearts of Everyday Thoughts” is, on the one hand, environmentally conscious gratitude for bodies of water as diverse habitats. On the other hand, the initial impulse of the exhibition is the posthumanist understanding of humans as aqueous beings whose life is dependent on water from birth to death. The exhibition brings together five artists whose works are linked by a common image—all of the works use a certain body of water or other liquid, in order to refer to personal thoughts and feelings related to various aspects of self-care, such as coping with emotional difficulties, pleasures, everyday rituals, and the embodied experience. The works on display talk about the relationship with oneself, one’s collective and the environment, and point out ways to make sense of one’s relationship with other living beings and bodies of water.

Participating artists: Anna Mari Liivrand, Heli Haav, Junny Yeung, Maryliis Teinfeldt-Grins and Sophie Durand
Curator: Brigit Arop
Graphic design: Sigrid Liira

The nomadic apartment gallery Mihhail, launched in Tallinn in the spring of 2016, is based on the motives of solidarity and communality. “Wet Hearts of Everyday Thoughts” is Mihhail’s sixth exhibition, which will bring the gallery space to the Lasnamäe district for the first time.

The exhibition is open by appointment until July 31.

Additional information: brigit.arop@artun.ee or call +372 5621 6259

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08.07.2021 — 31.07.2021

Uslar, Nakada, Saare at Haapsalu City Gallery

We are living in a time of insecurity, diversity and pluralism. Different type of artworks can collaborate and create new conversations. For the three glass artists Mare Saare, Kazushi Nakada and Kristiina Uslar the common nominator has always been the material – glass. Albeit all three have worked in glass daily for years, sometimes different materials and approaches are used. For Nakada, here it is ceramics and video.

For all three, art is to express social, philosophical or political questions to societies. Art cannot help people physically or change the world systematically. But art has the power to make people think, realize and react. The exhibition “665448” – a code combined of the authors’ ages at present – brings together works of artists whose different dates and places of birth and environmental backgrounds create an interesting starting point for raising and/or solving problems in multiple ways.

A Stranger in the World

At a certain point in my life, I came to the conclusion that instead of words, glass is my means of expression. The comprehension seemed nothing to be ashamed of any more. Having passed through the world for sixty-six years, I decided to summarize the results in a series of glass pictures where the main characteristics of glass – transparency – is practically missing. Several significant places and fancies are documented as an afterimage, unique moments interpreted.

Mare Saare

My Archeology / Replica

Even though I have worked on My Archeology project for several years, I sometimes ask myself whether this may be called “art”. However, this project enables me to express social, philosophical, political questions. What I am urged to explore, is not artistic matters but the whole entity of human being and on-going events around the globe. Global economy has created our consumer society. And it seems to bring us some kind of “happiness”, even though there are so many problems increasing around the world such as climate changes, poverty or pollution. Ironically, our living style became convenient in many ways but today, it seems that the economy has become the most vital criteria for evaluating our values, way of living, and life itself.
The art project “Replica” may be interpreted in various ways. It has questions but not answers. Certainly, it does not demand “agreement”. By presenting the images that visually conflict each other, it allows us to focus on some critical issues around the globe and enables us to look at them from different perspectives beyond superiority and importance of the economy. Following the progress of an art project, my thoughts are also increased. Researching, experimenting and endless indulging in thought are the most funny part of art process. The art process is still very bizarre in a way. If there is something I attempt to make a statement of, it would be easier to verbalize or write a text. Obviously, no need of colours, shapes or objects at all… But I am aware of my nature that using a language of visual sensations enables me to express “something” intervening between the reality I observe and the imagination I have in my mind.

Kazushi Nakada

Conditions 2021
There are conditions that shrink down into seconds, stretch out for years or lock us up for an eternity. In some conditions, a second could last for hours and a week could pass like a day. Knots inside and around us affect our conditions and bend space and time. There could be several different conditions behind one particular knot and vice versa, one condition could consist of many knots from the past, present and future. There are some knots that will be untangled with time, and some knots that cannot be untied without cutting the knot. However, all knots are interconnected with each other by sharing the information and in this way, determining our current condition right now.

Kristiina Uslar

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Uslar, Nakada, Saare at Haapsalu City Gallery

Thursday 08 July, 2021 — Saturday 31 July, 2021

We are living in a time of insecurity, diversity and pluralism. Different type of artworks can collaborate and create new conversations. For the three glass artists Mare Saare, Kazushi Nakada and Kristiina Uslar the common nominator has always been the material – glass. Albeit all three have worked in glass daily for years, sometimes different materials and approaches are used. For Nakada, here it is ceramics and video.

For all three, art is to express social, philosophical or political questions to societies. Art cannot help people physically or change the world systematically. But art has the power to make people think, realize and react. The exhibition “665448” – a code combined of the authors’ ages at present – brings together works of artists whose different dates and places of birth and environmental backgrounds create an interesting starting point for raising and/or solving problems in multiple ways.

A Stranger in the World

At a certain point in my life, I came to the conclusion that instead of words, glass is my means of expression. The comprehension seemed nothing to be ashamed of any more. Having passed through the world for sixty-six years, I decided to summarize the results in a series of glass pictures where the main characteristics of glass – transparency – is practically missing. Several significant places and fancies are documented as an afterimage, unique moments interpreted.

Mare Saare

My Archeology / Replica

Even though I have worked on My Archeology project for several years, I sometimes ask myself whether this may be called “art”. However, this project enables me to express social, philosophical, political questions. What I am urged to explore, is not artistic matters but the whole entity of human being and on-going events around the globe. Global economy has created our consumer society. And it seems to bring us some kind of “happiness”, even though there are so many problems increasing around the world such as climate changes, poverty or pollution. Ironically, our living style became convenient in many ways but today, it seems that the economy has become the most vital criteria for evaluating our values, way of living, and life itself.
The art project “Replica” may be interpreted in various ways. It has questions but not answers. Certainly, it does not demand “agreement”. By presenting the images that visually conflict each other, it allows us to focus on some critical issues around the globe and enables us to look at them from different perspectives beyond superiority and importance of the economy. Following the progress of an art project, my thoughts are also increased. Researching, experimenting and endless indulging in thought are the most funny part of art process. The art process is still very bizarre in a way. If there is something I attempt to make a statement of, it would be easier to verbalize or write a text. Obviously, no need of colours, shapes or objects at all… But I am aware of my nature that using a language of visual sensations enables me to express “something” intervening between the reality I observe and the imagination I have in my mind.

Kazushi Nakada

Conditions 2021
There are conditions that shrink down into seconds, stretch out for years or lock us up for an eternity. In some conditions, a second could last for hours and a week could pass like a day. Knots inside and around us affect our conditions and bend space and time. There could be several different conditions behind one particular knot and vice versa, one condition could consist of many knots from the past, present and future. There are some knots that will be untangled with time, and some knots that cannot be untied without cutting the knot. However, all knots are interconnected with each other by sharing the information and in this way, determining our current condition right now.

Kristiina Uslar

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22.06.2021 — 01.08.2021

Jana Mašková in the Showcase Gallery

From June 22nd, the exhibition “In your skin you carry me” by Jana Mašková can be viewed in the Showcase Gallery of the Department of Photography of the Estonian Academy of Arts. 

The exhibition will be open until August 1st and can be viewed 24/7.

Showcase gallery, Põhja pst. 35 / Rumbi 3, Tallinn, 10415
June 22 – August 1, 2021

We carry a lot of weight on our shoulders.
In our heads, our hands, our feet, our muscle memory, our skin.
It remembers people that do not have to be in our lives.
It remembers the touch, the feel, the taste, the warmth or the cold.
It remembers things we do not own anymore.
It remembers things we do not remember.
It is not just our mind. It is us as a whole.
One day, I do not have to be here, but you may remember how I felt.

Jana Mašková (b. 1999, CZ) is a Prague-based artist working mainly in video and photography mediums. Mašková is obtaining a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Installation in Public Spaces in the Faculty of Arts and Architecture of the Technical University of Liberec. Currently, she is doing her Erasmus exchange studies in the Department of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Mašková has been studying multimedia and art since 2014, and previously her main methods were exploring digital technologies and postproduction. Her subject matter varies through many topics; primarily, she works with different intimate and public themes. Recently she has concentrated on portrait photography to capture different people’s presence and stories.

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Jana Mašková in the Showcase Gallery

Tuesday 22 June, 2021 — Sunday 01 August, 2021

Photography

From June 22nd, the exhibition “In your skin you carry me” by Jana Mašková can be viewed in the Showcase Gallery of the Department of Photography of the Estonian Academy of Arts. 

The exhibition will be open until August 1st and can be viewed 24/7.

Showcase gallery, Põhja pst. 35 / Rumbi 3, Tallinn, 10415
June 22 – August 1, 2021

We carry a lot of weight on our shoulders.
In our heads, our hands, our feet, our muscle memory, our skin.
It remembers people that do not have to be in our lives.
It remembers the touch, the feel, the taste, the warmth or the cold.
It remembers things we do not own anymore.
It remembers things we do not remember.
It is not just our mind. It is us as a whole.
One day, I do not have to be here, but you may remember how I felt.

Jana Mašková (b. 1999, CZ) is a Prague-based artist working mainly in video and photography mediums. Mašková is obtaining a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Installation in Public Spaces in the Faculty of Arts and Architecture of the Technical University of Liberec. Currently, she is doing her Erasmus exchange studies in the Department of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Mašková has been studying multimedia and art since 2014, and previously her main methods were exploring digital technologies and postproduction. Her subject matter varies through many topics; primarily, she works with different intimate and public themes. Recently she has concentrated on portrait photography to capture different people’s presence and stories.

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29.05.2021 — 15.08.2021

The 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial announces “translucency”

The 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial opening at the end of May has selected events for its satellite programme. Among more than 20 exhibitions, the selection includes jewellery and glass art, site specific installations and events involving various fields of art. In the spirit of the times, the programme also features many window exhibitions and a flexible approach to programming.

The theme of the 2021 triennial is “translucency” and many satellite exhibitions have been inspired by that. For example, the installation “In-Tangible” by Federica Cogliandro and Tauris Reose will be set up in the Noblessner area at the end of May, and Master’s students from jewellery, blacksmithing, glass and ceramics departments of the Estonian Academy of Art will present their work at the group exhibition “Phantasmagoria” at Sitsi Factory in Tallinn.

Solo shows include projects by jewellery artists Darja Popolitova (Hobusepea gallery), Kristiina Laurits (Hop gallery), Jaan Pärn (Meistrite Hoov gallery), and Marta Boan (at the Estonian Applied Art and Design Museum’s gallery space). An exciting and dignified combination of installations, objects and jewellery by Kadri Mälk, Julia Maria Künnap and Kai Koppel will be presented at the Laboratooriumi street chapel. Jewellery artists Triin Kukk and Merlin Meremaa showcase their work in a garage on Luha Street. A-gallery shows fresh work from 18 local and international artists in their windows as well as in the Vault.

Rait Prääts and Gleb Divov bring together glass art and augmented reality at Okapi gallery. Kai Kaljo shows her fused glass objects and jewellery at the applied art and design gallery Kunstiaken. In parallel with the triennial Estonian Applied Art and Design Museum welcomes visitors to two glass art shows by Tiina Sarapu and Ivo Lill.

The satellite programme also includes Riste Laasberg’s tapestry exhibition at St. Jacob’s Church in Viimsi, window exhibitions of Katariina Guild’s studios, and an exhibition by ceramics and glass art students of the Estonian Academy of Arts at Salme Cultural Centre.

“I am thrilled that despite uncertain circumstances, we are able to present a substantial satellite programme and artists have found clever ways to showcase their works,” said Merle Kasonen, the chairwoman of the Triennial Society. “Interpreting the world through your art is part of being an artist and it is equally important to share your creations with an audience. I believe and hope that art audiences, too, are hungry for culture.”

The main exhibition of the 8th Tallinna Applied Art Triennial “Translucency” opens on 29 May at Kai Art Center and remains open to visitors until 15 August. The main exhibition of the Triennial is curated by Danish glass artist and art historian Stine Bidstrup, who selected works from 22 international artists to interpret the theme. While the main exhibition includes international artists, the satellite programme highlights local art and gives an overview of Estonian contemporary craft.

The events of the satellite programme take place in May and during summer months, a more detailed schedule will be announced as soon as the governmental Covid restrictions allow for that. 

More info

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The 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial announces “translucency”

Saturday 29 May, 2021 — Sunday 15 August, 2021

Ceramics

The 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial opening at the end of May has selected events for its satellite programme. Among more than 20 exhibitions, the selection includes jewellery and glass art, site specific installations and events involving various fields of art. In the spirit of the times, the programme also features many window exhibitions and a flexible approach to programming.

The theme of the 2021 triennial is “translucency” and many satellite exhibitions have been inspired by that. For example, the installation “In-Tangible” by Federica Cogliandro and Tauris Reose will be set up in the Noblessner area at the end of May, and Master’s students from jewellery, blacksmithing, glass and ceramics departments of the Estonian Academy of Art will present their work at the group exhibition “Phantasmagoria” at Sitsi Factory in Tallinn.

Solo shows include projects by jewellery artists Darja Popolitova (Hobusepea gallery), Kristiina Laurits (Hop gallery), Jaan Pärn (Meistrite Hoov gallery), and Marta Boan (at the Estonian Applied Art and Design Museum’s gallery space). An exciting and dignified combination of installations, objects and jewellery by Kadri Mälk, Julia Maria Künnap and Kai Koppel will be presented at the Laboratooriumi street chapel. Jewellery artists Triin Kukk and Merlin Meremaa showcase their work in a garage on Luha Street. A-gallery shows fresh work from 18 local and international artists in their windows as well as in the Vault.

Rait Prääts and Gleb Divov bring together glass art and augmented reality at Okapi gallery. Kai Kaljo shows her fused glass objects and jewellery at the applied art and design gallery Kunstiaken. In parallel with the triennial Estonian Applied Art and Design Museum welcomes visitors to two glass art shows by Tiina Sarapu and Ivo Lill.

The satellite programme also includes Riste Laasberg’s tapestry exhibition at St. Jacob’s Church in Viimsi, window exhibitions of Katariina Guild’s studios, and an exhibition by ceramics and glass art students of the Estonian Academy of Arts at Salme Cultural Centre.

“I am thrilled that despite uncertain circumstances, we are able to present a substantial satellite programme and artists have found clever ways to showcase their works,” said Merle Kasonen, the chairwoman of the Triennial Society. “Interpreting the world through your art is part of being an artist and it is equally important to share your creations with an audience. I believe and hope that art audiences, too, are hungry for culture.”

The main exhibition of the 8th Tallinna Applied Art Triennial “Translucency” opens on 29 May at Kai Art Center and remains open to visitors until 15 August. The main exhibition of the Triennial is curated by Danish glass artist and art historian Stine Bidstrup, who selected works from 22 international artists to interpret the theme. While the main exhibition includes international artists, the satellite programme highlights local art and gives an overview of Estonian contemporary craft.

The events of the satellite programme take place in May and during summer months, a more detailed schedule will be announced as soon as the governmental Covid restrictions allow for that. 

More info

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22.05.2021 — 31.08.2021

Exhibition LibrarySPACE

What should the modern library space offer its user, the 3rd year students of the EAA bachelor’s study of interior architecture ask, and offer a number of spatial concepts at the exhibition opened at the National Library until 31 August. The student projects presented at the exhibition have been created within studio “Public Space”, which was supervised by Jan Skolimowski and Hanna Karits. Public space – in the sense of buildings serving public purposes – is dealt with in the Department of Interior Architecture of EAA every autumn semester, focusing on one or another specific building.

 

This time the focus was on the Estonian National Library. The building, designed by architect Raine Karp and completed in 1993, will soon be undergoing renovation. During the course, the students researched the spatial typology of library buildings more broadly and took a closer look at the foyer and the 5th floor of the National Library, in particular. Multi-layered ideas and fresh creative spatial solutions were developed that would meet the expectations of the 21st century in the context of people’s needs, the organization itself and the surrounding Tallinn city. The focus was on the values ​​of the existing interior, the basics of lighting and room acoustics both in theory and practice. Ideas of ​​a library as a creative residency, a small village, an active movement space, an urban jungle, a memory place, etc were born.

 

On an interior architect’s desk, a public space project takes on the meaning of a social space with a physical dimension and a social content. In today’s urban and cultural landscape adapted for consumption, it is critical to relate to spaces on a daily basis that do not require opening one’s wallet. How has the public space changed in the last year, when the doors of almost all public spaces were closed for quite a while? The subject of public space provides an opportunity to think big and dream openly when studying the interior architecture of EAA. The content of the professional studio is to delve into different spatial typologies (incl. the peculiarities of the interior architecture of a large hall) and to critically interpret their functioning in contemporary and future space-time. During the semester, students interact with one specific public building, looking for connections with the architecture of the building, the urban context and new modern users. Until the end of August, all visitors to the National Library have been invited to reflect on the results of one such semester.

 

We thank:

EKA interior architecture 3rd year students 

Germo Ausin, Silvia Ingver, Sanna-Betty Jaanimaa, Marie Jõgi, Regina Kaasik, Ann-Katriin Kelder, Kertu Kuusemets, Kristiina Püü, Celine-Cathy Raaga, Grete-Loviis Saar, Loviise Talvaru, Linda-Maria Urke

Tutors: Jan Skolimowski, Hanna Karits

Exhibition team: Interior Architecture department, Ann-Katriin Kelder, Grete Tiigiste, Triin Männik

Design: Stella Skulatšjova

Support: Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu, Eesti Kunstiakadeemia

 

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Exhibition LibrarySPACE

Saturday 22 May, 2021 — Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Making Space

What should the modern library space offer its user, the 3rd year students of the EAA bachelor’s study of interior architecture ask, and offer a number of spatial concepts at the exhibition opened at the National Library until 31 August. The student projects presented at the exhibition have been created within studio “Public Space”, which was supervised by Jan Skolimowski and Hanna Karits. Public space – in the sense of buildings serving public purposes – is dealt with in the Department of Interior Architecture of EAA every autumn semester, focusing on one or another specific building.

 

This time the focus was on the Estonian National Library. The building, designed by architect Raine Karp and completed in 1993, will soon be undergoing renovation. During the course, the students researched the spatial typology of library buildings more broadly and took a closer look at the foyer and the 5th floor of the National Library, in particular. Multi-layered ideas and fresh creative spatial solutions were developed that would meet the expectations of the 21st century in the context of people’s needs, the organization itself and the surrounding Tallinn city. The focus was on the values ​​of the existing interior, the basics of lighting and room acoustics both in theory and practice. Ideas of ​​a library as a creative residency, a small village, an active movement space, an urban jungle, a memory place, etc were born.

 

On an interior architect’s desk, a public space project takes on the meaning of a social space with a physical dimension and a social content. In today’s urban and cultural landscape adapted for consumption, it is critical to relate to spaces on a daily basis that do not require opening one’s wallet. How has the public space changed in the last year, when the doors of almost all public spaces were closed for quite a while? The subject of public space provides an opportunity to think big and dream openly when studying the interior architecture of EAA. The content of the professional studio is to delve into different spatial typologies (incl. the peculiarities of the interior architecture of a large hall) and to critically interpret their functioning in contemporary and future space-time. During the semester, students interact with one specific public building, looking for connections with the architecture of the building, the urban context and new modern users. Until the end of August, all visitors to the National Library have been invited to reflect on the results of one such semester.

 

We thank:

EKA interior architecture 3rd year students 

Germo Ausin, Silvia Ingver, Sanna-Betty Jaanimaa, Marie Jõgi, Regina Kaasik, Ann-Katriin Kelder, Kertu Kuusemets, Kristiina Püü, Celine-Cathy Raaga, Grete-Loviis Saar, Loviise Talvaru, Linda-Maria Urke

Tutors: Jan Skolimowski, Hanna Karits

Exhibition team: Interior Architecture department, Ann-Katriin Kelder, Grete Tiigiste, Triin Männik

Design: Stella Skulatšjova

Support: Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu, Eesti Kunstiakadeemia

 

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17.06.2021 — 13.10.2021

Exhibition ‘Life in Decline’

On June 17, the art exhibition ‘Life in Decline’ opens at the Estonian Mining Museum. 

For the show, the former administrative building of the Kohtla mine has been intervened to bring forth what goes on in a condition described as in decline.

Ten contemporary artists, who act here as accidental ethnographers, have been invited to reflect on a broken world. The artworks, commissioned especially for this exhibition, engage with the fragility of the things we construct – with special attention to the side-effects of modern extractive industries in Ida-Virumaa. This region stands as a living laboratory where Estonia’s future is at stake, answering to key issues such as the sustainable use of natural resources, social integration, and the maintenance of infrastructures. This exhibition, however, shifts the focus from the region’s current state of social and environmental deterioration to enhancing sustainability through the re-use of disqualified resources.

Curator: Francisco Martínez

Artistic coordinator: Marika Agu

Graphic designer: Viktor Gurov

Technical support: Johannes Säre

Opening performance: Raul Saaremets

Guided tours: 17.06. at 6 PM (in English); 18.06 at 2 PM (Estonian and Russian); 09.07. at 5 PM (Estonian and English); 03.10 at 2 PM (Estonian and English)

Exhibition is open Tue–Sat, 11 AM–5 PM , entrance with ticket (except ICOM card holders, members of Estonian Artists Association, students of higher art schools)

Supported by: MOBERC30 Reparare research project, Estonian Cultural Endowment

Partners: Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art, Purtse Brewery

Special thanks to Etti Kagarov, Andra Aaloe, Keiti Kljavin, Kaia Beilmann

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Contacts:

Francisco Martínez (Curator)
E-mail: fran@tlu.ee
Telefon: +372 58038079

Etti Kagarov (Director of Estonian Mining Museum)
E-mail: etti.kagarov@kaevandusmuuseum.ee
Telefon: +372 5303 6799

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Exhibition ‘Life in Decline’

Thursday 17 June, 2021 — Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Faculty of Fine Arts

On June 17, the art exhibition ‘Life in Decline’ opens at the Estonian Mining Museum. 

For the show, the former administrative building of the Kohtla mine has been intervened to bring forth what goes on in a condition described as in decline.

Ten contemporary artists, who act here as accidental ethnographers, have been invited to reflect on a broken world. The artworks, commissioned especially for this exhibition, engage with the fragility of the things we construct – with special attention to the side-effects of modern extractive industries in Ida-Virumaa. This region stands as a living laboratory where Estonia’s future is at stake, answering to key issues such as the sustainable use of natural resources, social integration, and the maintenance of infrastructures. This exhibition, however, shifts the focus from the region’s current state of social and environmental deterioration to enhancing sustainability through the re-use of disqualified resources.

Curator: Francisco Martínez

Artistic coordinator: Marika Agu

Graphic designer: Viktor Gurov

Technical support: Johannes Säre

Opening performance: Raul Saaremets

Guided tours: 17.06. at 6 PM (in English); 18.06 at 2 PM (Estonian and Russian); 09.07. at 5 PM (Estonian and English); 03.10 at 2 PM (Estonian and English)

Exhibition is open Tue–Sat, 11 AM–5 PM , entrance with ticket (except ICOM card holders, members of Estonian Artists Association, students of higher art schools)

Supported by: MOBERC30 Reparare research project, Estonian Cultural Endowment

Partners: Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art, Purtse Brewery

Special thanks to Etti Kagarov, Andra Aaloe, Keiti Kljavin, Kaia Beilmann

Facebook page

Contacts:

Francisco Martínez (Curator)
E-mail: fran@tlu.ee
Telefon: +372 58038079

Etti Kagarov (Director of Estonian Mining Museum)
E-mail: etti.kagarov@kaevandusmuuseum.ee
Telefon: +372 5303 6799

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19.06.2020 — 19.06.2080

First Time Ever! EKA Opens its Graduation Show TASE as an Online Exhibition

On 19 June at 6 pm, Estonian Academy of Arts will open the graduation show TASE for the first time as an online exhibition.  The opening will be broadcast on ERR Cultural News portal, on EKA TV at live.artun.ee as well as Facebook Live channel.  Instead of a regular gallery space, the works of the fresh graduating architects, artists, designers, and researchers will be exhibited online at tase.artun.ee

Live TV show will begin here June 19 at 6PM

“The decision to hold the exhibition online stemmed from the special situation of the coronavirus.  The graduates had to adjust to the changes quickly and in many cases rethink their physical works or ideas,” explains the head organiser, gallery manager Pire Sova and adds:

“In a normal situation, most of the fine arts and many graduation works from other specialties are created considering the meeting of the audience and the work in a physical space.  In this case, they have tried to solve the task of how to relay their ideas with immediacy and optimally in the internet space.  Exhibiting works online brings many new questions: what type of documentation media to use, how to combine and support them with text etc?”

TASE’20 online exhibition will show more than two hundred graduation works from the graduates of the architecture, design, fine arts, and art culture faculties.  The exhibition gives a complete overview of master’s theses from all EKA specialties as well as most of the bachelor graduation works and portfolios.

According to the Dean of Fine Arts, Kirke Kangro, the isolation period was an especially big challenge for the graduating young artists:
“There was no access to studios and workshops, the works had to be completed in hallways and kitchens.  I am certain that this year’s graduates carry the footprint of the global moment more than ever before – either knowingly or through the creative process itself.  The audience, who otherwise was able to attend the defences in a physically limited space, are able to hear the young artists via their theses defences through an internet link.

The topics of the 46 diploma works are broad and as custom to artists, both empathetic and critical.  Introspection and the yearning for forest, the connection between local and expat Estonians with Australia – or even Siberia, the reflections of the world of justice, questions of the body and status,” says Kangro.

The largest faculty of EKA, the Design Faculty will bring 87 student works to the TASE web exhibition.

“We are proud of our graduates who despite the difficult situation were able to complete their Bachelor and Master’s works.  The projects in all our specialties are dense, the topics immensely wide: from clay musical instruments to the innovation of structural building, from board games to theoretical research that questions the core principles of design,” rejoices the Dean of Design, Kristjan Mändmaa.

The Faculty of Architecture is represented by 43 architecture Master’s and interior architecture Bachelor students.  The young architects engaged in the most serious and painful aspects of society: the space around the deathbed, prison, rehabilitation for juvenile delinquents, a more effective educational space for high school and so on.

In previous TASE exhibitions, the Art Culture master theses have remained a bit hidden among the creative objects, but the Dean Lilian Hansar hopes that the web exhibition will give a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the written theoretical works from art history, heritage and conservation, as well as art education.  44 graduates present their works at the show.

In August, 45 more graduation works will be added to the exhibition and on 17 August the regular TASE show will open in the EKA gallery and other spaces, but the online TASE will remain open as long as the internet lasts.

This year’s graduates have the advantage, compared to all previous years, to show and share their creations regardless of physical distances – to their relatives in the countryside or outside of the capital city, to the families of international graduates and potential colleagues at the other side of the world.

Come see TASE’20 on tase.artun.ee and join the opening ceremony on 19 June at 6 pm at live.artun.ee !

TASE Team
Head Organiser: Pire Sova
Communications: Solveig Jahnke, Mart Vainre
Graphic Design: Robin Siimann, Elisabeth Juusu, Kersti Heile; adviser Associate Professor Indrek Sirkel
TASE.artun.ee Web: WWW Stuudio

TASE is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

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First Time Ever! EKA Opens its Graduation Show TASE as an Online Exhibition

Friday 19 June, 2020 — Wednesday 19 June, 2080

Departments

On 19 June at 6 pm, Estonian Academy of Arts will open the graduation show TASE for the first time as an online exhibition.  The opening will be broadcast on ERR Cultural News portal, on EKA TV at live.artun.ee as well as Facebook Live channel.  Instead of a regular gallery space, the works of the fresh graduating architects, artists, designers, and researchers will be exhibited online at tase.artun.ee

Live TV show will begin here June 19 at 6PM

“The decision to hold the exhibition online stemmed from the special situation of the coronavirus.  The graduates had to adjust to the changes quickly and in many cases rethink their physical works or ideas,” explains the head organiser, gallery manager Pire Sova and adds:

“In a normal situation, most of the fine arts and many graduation works from other specialties are created considering the meeting of the audience and the work in a physical space.  In this case, they have tried to solve the task of how to relay their ideas with immediacy and optimally in the internet space.  Exhibiting works online brings many new questions: what type of documentation media to use, how to combine and support them with text etc?”

TASE’20 online exhibition will show more than two hundred graduation works from the graduates of the architecture, design, fine arts, and art culture faculties.  The exhibition gives a complete overview of master’s theses from all EKA specialties as well as most of the bachelor graduation works and portfolios.

According to the Dean of Fine Arts, Kirke Kangro, the isolation period was an especially big challenge for the graduating young artists:
“There was no access to studios and workshops, the works had to be completed in hallways and kitchens.  I am certain that this year’s graduates carry the footprint of the global moment more than ever before – either knowingly or through the creative process itself.  The audience, who otherwise was able to attend the defences in a physically limited space, are able to hear the young artists via their theses defences through an internet link.

The topics of the 46 diploma works are broad and as custom to artists, both empathetic and critical.  Introspection and the yearning for forest, the connection between local and expat Estonians with Australia – or even Siberia, the reflections of the world of justice, questions of the body and status,” says Kangro.

The largest faculty of EKA, the Design Faculty will bring 87 student works to the TASE web exhibition.

“We are proud of our graduates who despite the difficult situation were able to complete their Bachelor and Master’s works.  The projects in all our specialties are dense, the topics immensely wide: from clay musical instruments to the innovation of structural building, from board games to theoretical research that questions the core principles of design,” rejoices the Dean of Design, Kristjan Mändmaa.

The Faculty of Architecture is represented by 43 architecture Master’s and interior architecture Bachelor students.  The young architects engaged in the most serious and painful aspects of society: the space around the deathbed, prison, rehabilitation for juvenile delinquents, a more effective educational space for high school and so on.

In previous TASE exhibitions, the Art Culture master theses have remained a bit hidden among the creative objects, but the Dean Lilian Hansar hopes that the web exhibition will give a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the written theoretical works from art history, heritage and conservation, as well as art education.  44 graduates present their works at the show.

In August, 45 more graduation works will be added to the exhibition and on 17 August the regular TASE show will open in the EKA gallery and other spaces, but the online TASE will remain open as long as the internet lasts.

This year’s graduates have the advantage, compared to all previous years, to show and share their creations regardless of physical distances – to their relatives in the countryside or outside of the capital city, to the families of international graduates and potential colleagues at the other side of the world.

Come see TASE’20 on tase.artun.ee and join the opening ceremony on 19 June at 6 pm at live.artun.ee !

TASE Team
Head Organiser: Pire Sova
Communications: Solveig Jahnke, Mart Vainre
Graphic Design: Robin Siimann, Elisabeth Juusu, Kersti Heile; adviser Associate Professor Indrek Sirkel
TASE.artun.ee Web: WWW Stuudio

TASE is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

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Future

15.08.2021 — 22.08.2021

??? Summer School open for applications

??? Summer School is a week-long experimental workshop with a focus on type design and typography, taking place on August 15-22 in the beautiful countryside of Oandu village, Lahemaa National Park, Estonia.

Typography is often closely related to the urban environment but ??? Summer School aims at finding new methods and inspiration in the practice of typography by experimenting with it in rural Estonia.

??? Summer School is being held for the 2nd time and the theme of 2021 is: GRAVITY.

We welcome graphic designers, artists, architects, theorists, critics, curators and everyone else interested to participate.

Our tutors are Laura Linsi & Roland Reemaa (UK/EST) and César Rogers (FRA/NL) + guest lecturers.

Apply to ??? Summer School HERE

More info on our official website

Most current info on our Instagram account

All questions You can send here: info@qoqoqo.ee

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??? Summer School open for applications

Sunday 15 August, 2021 — Sunday 22 August, 2021

Graphic Design

??? Summer School is a week-long experimental workshop with a focus on type design and typography, taking place on August 15-22 in the beautiful countryside of Oandu village, Lahemaa National Park, Estonia.

Typography is often closely related to the urban environment but ??? Summer School aims at finding new methods and inspiration in the practice of typography by experimenting with it in rural Estonia.

??? Summer School is being held for the 2nd time and the theme of 2021 is: GRAVITY.

We welcome graphic designers, artists, architects, theorists, critics, curators and everyone else interested to participate.

Our tutors are Laura Linsi & Roland Reemaa (UK/EST) and César Rogers (FRA/NL) + guest lecturers.

Apply to ??? Summer School HERE

More info on our official website

Most current info on our Instagram account

All questions You can send here: info@qoqoqo.ee

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