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27.05.2024 — 30.05.2024

“Mordere manus” Group Exhibition at Ülase 12

MORDERE MANUS

On Monday, May 27 at 12 am a group exhibition “Mordere manus”, will open at the Ülase 12 Social Center.

“Mordere manus” means to bite both the hand that feeds you and your own hand in order to silence oneself. Critical thinking primarily reflects the ability to identify and deconstruct power dynamics in the surrounding world. Asserting oneself in that world is akin to the question: “You’ve seen yourself as part of a system; what do you do with this knowledge?”

The artists involved in the project find themselves in positions where these same questions have become unavoidable, whether they are opposing societal power structures or the hierarchies present in their own bodies.

The exhibition takes place at the Ülase 12 Social Center . A space that has always served as a platform for all those who have dared to think differently.

 

On Thursday, May 30, at 5.30 pm, the exhibition will close with a grand finissage with performances by the participating artists.

 

Participating artists: Katariina Kesküla, KitKit Para, Merilin Põldsam, Mihhail Boitsov, Vitor Pascale
Curator: Kaur Järve
Special thanks: Ülase team, Anders Härm and Margit Säde

Exhibition will be open until May 30, Mon-Thr 12-5pm
Ülase 12 Social Center, Ülase 12, Tallinn

 

More info:

Kaur Järve

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“Mordere manus” Group Exhibition at Ülase 12

Monday 27 May, 2024 — Thursday 30 May, 2024

MORDERE MANUS

On Monday, May 27 at 12 am a group exhibition “Mordere manus”, will open at the Ülase 12 Social Center.

“Mordere manus” means to bite both the hand that feeds you and your own hand in order to silence oneself. Critical thinking primarily reflects the ability to identify and deconstruct power dynamics in the surrounding world. Asserting oneself in that world is akin to the question: “You’ve seen yourself as part of a system; what do you do with this knowledge?”

The artists involved in the project find themselves in positions where these same questions have become unavoidable, whether they are opposing societal power structures or the hierarchies present in their own bodies.

The exhibition takes place at the Ülase 12 Social Center . A space that has always served as a platform for all those who have dared to think differently.

 

On Thursday, May 30, at 5.30 pm, the exhibition will close with a grand finissage with performances by the participating artists.

 

Participating artists: Katariina Kesküla, KitKit Para, Merilin Põldsam, Mihhail Boitsov, Vitor Pascale
Curator: Kaur Järve
Special thanks: Ülase team, Anders Härm and Margit Säde

Exhibition will be open until May 30, Mon-Thr 12-5pm
Ülase 12 Social Center, Ülase 12, Tallinn

 

More info:

Kaur Järve

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22.03.2024 — 02.06.2024

Cloe Jancis & Ann Pajuväli “beginners” at EKA Billboard Gallery 22.03.–02.06.2024

Cloe Jancis & Ann Pajuväli
“beginners”
EKA Billboard Gallery 22.03.–02.06.2024
Open 24/7, free
Opening: 22.03.2024 at 6 pm

A beginner’s mindset means letting go of assumptions, expertise, or preconceived notions that might cloud our perception or limit our understanding. In this state, we cultivate curiosity, humility and willingness to learn, even with prior knowledge and experience on the subject. It means embracing a sense of astonishment and discovery by trying things for the first time, which can lead to new perspectives and foster creativity and personal growth.

The artists emphasise that the exhibition is about growing out of the ways of representation they have become accustomed to: “We are in a phase of transition – it is not clear-cut, but it is lively and honest. Going through it means letting go (of former habits) and trusting that work teaches the doer. At the exhibition, we share parallel quests that may have a result, but not necessarily. This is a stopover, one possible version; unfinished thoughts, half-baked ideas, new beginnings and loose ends. The most honest expression of the current situation.

Opening drinks from Punch Drinks.

More info:
eka.galerii@artun.ee

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Cloe Jancis & Ann Pajuväli “beginners” at EKA Billboard Gallery 22.03.–02.06.2024

Friday 22 March, 2024 — Sunday 02 June, 2024

Gallery

Cloe Jancis & Ann Pajuväli
“beginners”
EKA Billboard Gallery 22.03.–02.06.2024
Open 24/7, free
Opening: 22.03.2024 at 6 pm

A beginner’s mindset means letting go of assumptions, expertise, or preconceived notions that might cloud our perception or limit our understanding. In this state, we cultivate curiosity, humility and willingness to learn, even with prior knowledge and experience on the subject. It means embracing a sense of astonishment and discovery by trying things for the first time, which can lead to new perspectives and foster creativity and personal growth.

The artists emphasise that the exhibition is about growing out of the ways of representation they have become accustomed to: “We are in a phase of transition – it is not clear-cut, but it is lively and honest. Going through it means letting go (of former habits) and trusting that work teaches the doer. At the exhibition, we share parallel quests that may have a result, but not necessarily. This is a stopover, one possible version; unfinished thoughts, half-baked ideas, new beginnings and loose ends. The most honest expression of the current situation.

Opening drinks from Punch Drinks.

More info:
eka.galerii@artun.ee

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18.04.2024 — 02.06.2024

Denisa Štefanigová at Tütar Gallery

On April 18, at 7:00 p.m., Denisa Štefanigová will open her personal exhibition “Look at the Clouds” at the Tütar gallery. The exhibition is designed by the artist Johannes Luik.

In the opening exhibition, Štefanigová’s recent works are on display, bringing to the viewers hybrid creatures and fantastic animals executed in an expressive-dynamic handwriting. It is an imaginative, dreamlike or subconscious world where creatures that have taken shape within a deeply personal and dynamic creative process have become the artist’s imaginary companions.

According to art historian Katrin Kivimaa, the hybrid imagery of Štefanigová’s works and the painting technique that emphasizes fluidity symbolize a way of seeing and interpreting the world, in which autonomous self-existence and placing the human being higher than the non-human (other living beings, nature) gives way to the ethics of coexistence and interdependence. “The field of meaning of the works connects with the problems of our world today. Reuse of old painting canvases in the creation of new works; the elimination of the boundaries between craft and so-called high art; the merging of human beings and other living beings – all these elements speak of the author’s ecological awareness and social nerve,” writes Kivimaa in the accompanying text of the exhibition.

 

Denisa Štefanigová (1995) is a Czech artist specializing mainly in painting. The artist graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a major in contemporary art and from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Brno University of Technology (FaVU). In 2023, personal exhibitions of Štefanigová took place in Prague gallery SVĚTOVA 1 and EKA Gallery in Tallinn. The artist has participated in group exhibitions at the Kadriorg Art Museum, the Brno Art House, the MO Museum in Vilnius and Hobusepea Gallery in Tallinn.

Denisa Štefanigová’s exhibition at the Tütar gallery will be open until June 2 and is free to the public.
The gallery is located in Noblessner harbor campus at Vesilennuki 24 and is open from Thursday to Friday 13:00-19:00, Saturday to Sunday 14:00-18:00.

Accompanying text of the exhibition: Katrin Kivimaa
Designer: Johannes Luik
Graphic design: Kert Viiart

The exhibition is supported by the Estonian Cultural Foundation, DSV Estonia and the Czech Embassy in Tallinn.

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Denisa Štefanigová at Tütar Gallery

Thursday 18 April, 2024 — Sunday 02 June, 2024

Contemporary Art

On April 18, at 7:00 p.m., Denisa Štefanigová will open her personal exhibition “Look at the Clouds” at the Tütar gallery. The exhibition is designed by the artist Johannes Luik.

In the opening exhibition, Štefanigová’s recent works are on display, bringing to the viewers hybrid creatures and fantastic animals executed in an expressive-dynamic handwriting. It is an imaginative, dreamlike or subconscious world where creatures that have taken shape within a deeply personal and dynamic creative process have become the artist’s imaginary companions.

According to art historian Katrin Kivimaa, the hybrid imagery of Štefanigová’s works and the painting technique that emphasizes fluidity symbolize a way of seeing and interpreting the world, in which autonomous self-existence and placing the human being higher than the non-human (other living beings, nature) gives way to the ethics of coexistence and interdependence. “The field of meaning of the works connects with the problems of our world today. Reuse of old painting canvases in the creation of new works; the elimination of the boundaries between craft and so-called high art; the merging of human beings and other living beings – all these elements speak of the author’s ecological awareness and social nerve,” writes Kivimaa in the accompanying text of the exhibition.

 

Denisa Štefanigová (1995) is a Czech artist specializing mainly in painting. The artist graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a major in contemporary art and from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Brno University of Technology (FaVU). In 2023, personal exhibitions of Štefanigová took place in Prague gallery SVĚTOVA 1 and EKA Gallery in Tallinn. The artist has participated in group exhibitions at the Kadriorg Art Museum, the Brno Art House, the MO Museum in Vilnius and Hobusepea Gallery in Tallinn.

Denisa Štefanigová’s exhibition at the Tütar gallery will be open until June 2 and is free to the public.
The gallery is located in Noblessner harbor campus at Vesilennuki 24 and is open from Thursday to Friday 13:00-19:00, Saturday to Sunday 14:00-18:00.

Accompanying text of the exhibition: Katrin Kivimaa
Designer: Johannes Luik
Graphic design: Kert Viiart

The exhibition is supported by the Estonian Cultural Foundation, DSV Estonia and the Czech Embassy in Tallinn.

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02.05.2024 — 02.06.2024

Group exhibition “Forever in Bloom” in Vaal Gallery

On Thursday, 2nd of May at 6 pm the group exhibition titled “Forever in Bloom” will open at Vaal Gallery. The exhibition will remain open until 1st of June Tue–Fri 12–6 pm and Sat 12–4 pm.

Artists: Tõnis Jürgens, Loora Kaubi, Rebecca Norman, Viivi Saikkonen, Marleen Suvi, Roman-Sten Tõnissoo
Curator: Kaisa Maasik
Graphic design: Jaan Pavliuk

The group exhibition “Forever in Bloom” offers personal insights into stories of growing up. Meaning, how someone feels about themselves today and in their own body is directly determined by being in contact with others, coexisting, while staying true to themselves. The works in the exhibition express sincere feelings, perishability, sexuality and levels of comfort in one’s own body. It’s a tribute to growing up, a time during which you get to know different aspects about yourself, to let go of personal discomfort and other people’s expectations.

On May 15 at 6 pm, a tour of the exhibition led by the curator and artists, followed by the screening of Peeter Simm’s film “Multicolored Fairies” (1981) will take place at the exhibition. The event is free and is held in Estonian.

The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Ledzep Group.
Opening drinks from Põhjala Brewery.

More info:
Kaisa Maasik
kaisa.maasik@artun.ee

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Group exhibition “Forever in Bloom” in Vaal Gallery

Thursday 02 May, 2024 — Sunday 02 June, 2024

On Thursday, 2nd of May at 6 pm the group exhibition titled “Forever in Bloom” will open at Vaal Gallery. The exhibition will remain open until 1st of June Tue–Fri 12–6 pm and Sat 12–4 pm.

Artists: Tõnis Jürgens, Loora Kaubi, Rebecca Norman, Viivi Saikkonen, Marleen Suvi, Roman-Sten Tõnissoo
Curator: Kaisa Maasik
Graphic design: Jaan Pavliuk

The group exhibition “Forever in Bloom” offers personal insights into stories of growing up. Meaning, how someone feels about themselves today and in their own body is directly determined by being in contact with others, coexisting, while staying true to themselves. The works in the exhibition express sincere feelings, perishability, sexuality and levels of comfort in one’s own body. It’s a tribute to growing up, a time during which you get to know different aspects about yourself, to let go of personal discomfort and other people’s expectations.

On May 15 at 6 pm, a tour of the exhibition led by the curator and artists, followed by the screening of Peeter Simm’s film “Multicolored Fairies” (1981) will take place at the exhibition. The event is free and is held in Estonian.

The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Ledzep Group.
Opening drinks from Põhjala Brewery.

More info:
Kaisa Maasik
kaisa.maasik@artun.ee

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24.05.2024 — 14.06.2024

With Love and Fortitude

With Love and Fortitude
ARS Project Space & Showroom & Studio 53
Exhibition open: May 25 – June 14, Mon–Sun 12.00–18.00
Opening: Friday, May 24, 18.00

With Love and Fortitude is a joint exhibition by the 1st year MA Contemporary Art students of EKA, taking place in ARS Project Space, Showroom and Studio 53. The exhibition brings together a variety of practices and features works created during the spring semester’s Art Practice module, addressing the following keywords and topics: accumulation, brokenness, canons, contact points, expected randomness, fantasies, forgiving, growing, in-betweenness, indifference, meetings, ordeals, relations, romanticizing, traumas and withering.

With love and fortitude:
Yvette Bathgate
Mihhail Boitsov
Anna Broučková
Chloé Geinoz
Christina Gradtke
Katariina Kesküla
Yuko Kinouchi
Eleftheria Kofidou
Tea Lemberpuu
Sven Mantsik
Jane Muts
Jana Mätas
KitKit Para
Vitor Pascale
Merilin Põldsam
Jake Shepherd
Liza Tsindeliani
Elo Vahtrik
Kristi Vendelin

Technical support:
Dream Team (Johannes Säre)

Thank you:
Maris Karjatse, David Ross, Eve Kask, Kristi Kongi, Camille Laurelli, Marge Monko, Laura Põld, David Ross, Liina Siib, Taavi Talve, Jaan Toomik, Anu Vahtra, Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo, Estonian Academy of Arts, ARS Art Factory, Estonian Artists’ Association

More information:
Anu Vahtra & Maris Karjatse
Heads of MA Contemporary Art
anu.vahtra@artun.ee
maris.karjatse@artun.ee

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With Love and Fortitude

Friday 24 May, 2024 — Friday 14 June, 2024

Contemporary Art

With Love and Fortitude
ARS Project Space & Showroom & Studio 53
Exhibition open: May 25 – June 14, Mon–Sun 12.00–18.00
Opening: Friday, May 24, 18.00

With Love and Fortitude is a joint exhibition by the 1st year MA Contemporary Art students of EKA, taking place in ARS Project Space, Showroom and Studio 53. The exhibition brings together a variety of practices and features works created during the spring semester’s Art Practice module, addressing the following keywords and topics: accumulation, brokenness, canons, contact points, expected randomness, fantasies, forgiving, growing, in-betweenness, indifference, meetings, ordeals, relations, romanticizing, traumas and withering.

With love and fortitude:
Yvette Bathgate
Mihhail Boitsov
Anna Broučková
Chloé Geinoz
Christina Gradtke
Katariina Kesküla
Yuko Kinouchi
Eleftheria Kofidou
Tea Lemberpuu
Sven Mantsik
Jane Muts
Jana Mätas
KitKit Para
Vitor Pascale
Merilin Põldsam
Jake Shepherd
Liza Tsindeliani
Elo Vahtrik
Kristi Vendelin

Technical support:
Dream Team (Johannes Säre)

Thank you:
Maris Karjatse, David Ross, Eve Kask, Kristi Kongi, Camille Laurelli, Marge Monko, Laura Põld, David Ross, Liina Siib, Taavi Talve, Jaan Toomik, Anu Vahtra, Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo, Estonian Academy of Arts, ARS Art Factory, Estonian Artists’ Association

More information:
Anu Vahtra & Maris Karjatse
Heads of MA Contemporary Art
anu.vahtra@artun.ee
maris.karjatse@artun.ee

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28.05.2024 — 16.06.2024

EKA Interior Architecture 2024: MA theses defence

The defense of this year’s master’s theses of the Department of Interior Architecture will take place on Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00 – 15:30 at EKA, room A501. There will also be a live broadcast of the defenses, which can be watched on EKA TV.

Schedule:

10.00 – 10.45 Ann-Katriin Kelder “The Rent Included Three Hounds, or The Alternative Clubs of Tallinn”. Reviewer Brigitta Davidjants.
10.45 – 11.30 Viktoria Ugur “Excavation manifesto. Exploring underground spaces”. Reviewer Mirell Ülle.
11.30 – 12.15 Karen Isabel Talitee “Restoration of destroyed (interior) architecture. From copy to innovation. Using the example of Maakri 28”. Reviewer Liisa Hagelberg.

Lunch break 12.15 – 13.15

13.15 – 14.00 Piret-Liis Carson “Recess rooms that support students’ mental and physical health”. Reviewer Kadri Klementi.
14.00 – 14.45 Päär-Joonap Keedus “I-architecture. Master’s diary”. Reviewer Urmas Lüüs.
14.45 – 15.30 Anni Truu “Towards the urban interior: the potential of interior architecture in the activation of urban space following the example of Kitseküla”. Reviewer Alina Nurmist.

The master’s theses were supervised by Mariann Drell, Pavle Stamenović and Gregor Taul.

The master’s theses are evaluated by a committee consisting of Malle Jürgenson (chairman of the committee), Manten Devriendt, Ardo Hiiuväin, Liina Langemets, Martin Melioranski and Andrea Tamm. The secretary of the committee is Marie-Katharine Maksim.

You can see the works of interior architecture master’s students at the TASE exhibition on the second floor of the EKA building and at the TASE online exhibition. The exhibition is open from May 29 to June 16, every day from 12:00 to 18:00. Step through!

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EKA Interior Architecture 2024: MA theses defence

Tuesday 28 May, 2024 — Sunday 16 June, 2024

Making Space

The defense of this year’s master’s theses of the Department of Interior Architecture will take place on Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00 – 15:30 at EKA, room A501. There will also be a live broadcast of the defenses, which can be watched on EKA TV.

Schedule:

10.00 – 10.45 Ann-Katriin Kelder “The Rent Included Three Hounds, or The Alternative Clubs of Tallinn”. Reviewer Brigitta Davidjants.
10.45 – 11.30 Viktoria Ugur “Excavation manifesto. Exploring underground spaces”. Reviewer Mirell Ülle.
11.30 – 12.15 Karen Isabel Talitee “Restoration of destroyed (interior) architecture. From copy to innovation. Using the example of Maakri 28”. Reviewer Liisa Hagelberg.

Lunch break 12.15 – 13.15

13.15 – 14.00 Piret-Liis Carson “Recess rooms that support students’ mental and physical health”. Reviewer Kadri Klementi.
14.00 – 14.45 Päär-Joonap Keedus “I-architecture. Master’s diary”. Reviewer Urmas Lüüs.
14.45 – 15.30 Anni Truu “Towards the urban interior: the potential of interior architecture in the activation of urban space following the example of Kitseküla”. Reviewer Alina Nurmist.

The master’s theses were supervised by Mariann Drell, Pavle Stamenović and Gregor Taul.

The master’s theses are evaluated by a committee consisting of Malle Jürgenson (chairman of the committee), Manten Devriendt, Ardo Hiiuväin, Liina Langemets, Martin Melioranski and Andrea Tamm. The secretary of the committee is Marie-Katharine Maksim.

You can see the works of interior architecture master’s students at the TASE exhibition on the second floor of the EKA building and at the TASE online exhibition. The exhibition is open from May 29 to June 16, every day from 12:00 to 18:00. Step through!

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16.05.2024 — 17.06.2024

“Noise” – EKA Glass and Ceramics Departement Joint Exhibition

“NOISE” – A joint exhibition from students of The Estonian Academy of Arts in the  Ceramics and Glass department will take place at MUBA (Tallinn Music and Ballet School) on the 3rd floor, from May 15th to June 17th, 2024, 09:00-18:00.

The exhibition opening will be on Wednesday, May 15th, at 17:00.

While noise may initially repel us, we invite you to get a little closer instead. We encourage you to create a kind of bond with all kinds of noise, to at least try to get to know it – perhaps there’s a detail that surprises you or quite the opposite. We invite you directly into the heart of noise, into its spell…

Participating artists:

Kaja Knowers, Elisabeth Tõnne, Anna-Liisa Villmann, Johanna Hint, Keily Kerem, Karl Markus Gauk

Thanks to:

Tallinn Music and Ballet School, Estonian Academy of Arts, Punch Club, Printon Printing House, Reval Confectionery

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“Noise” – EKA Glass and Ceramics Departement Joint Exhibition

Thursday 16 May, 2024 — Monday 17 June, 2024

Ceramics

“NOISE” – A joint exhibition from students of The Estonian Academy of Arts in the  Ceramics and Glass department will take place at MUBA (Tallinn Music and Ballet School) on the 3rd floor, from May 15th to June 17th, 2024, 09:00-18:00.

The exhibition opening will be on Wednesday, May 15th, at 17:00.

While noise may initially repel us, we invite you to get a little closer instead. We encourage you to create a kind of bond with all kinds of noise, to at least try to get to know it – perhaps there’s a detail that surprises you or quite the opposite. We invite you directly into the heart of noise, into its spell…

Participating artists:

Kaja Knowers, Elisabeth Tõnne, Anna-Liisa Villmann, Johanna Hint, Keily Kerem, Karl Markus Gauk

Thanks to:

Tallinn Music and Ballet School, Estonian Academy of Arts, Punch Club, Printon Printing House, Reval Confectionery

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12.04.2024 — 20.06.2024

EKA Museum presents: Nature and Abstraction

Nature and Abstraction
Designs for Monumental Paintings from the 1970–1980s


Monumental painting emerged as a significant medium in Estonian art during the 1960s. However, formal instruction in this area gained momentum at the art academy over the subsequent two decades. During this period, the ideas of several painting students progressed from concept to completion in various materials. Examples include the stained glass works of Urve Dzidzaria and Heli Tuksam, which originated from their diploma projects. The preliminary work of these projects is also displayed at the current exhibition.

While Soviet official art typically featured propagandistic content in works intended for public spaces, neither our professional monumental painting nor the students’ works adhere to this approach. Guided by the enthusiastic mentorship of Dolores Hoffmann, students developed universally human and aesthetic solutions in monumental painting. One noticeable trend is the oscillation between nature-inspired, realistic design creation and the abstract style, where recognisable figures have been lost. This selection presents various personal approaches, ranging from a slightly stylised manner to completely abstract expression. In each case, the artists have carefully considered the future technique of execution, whether it be fresco, sgraffito, mosaic or stained glass.

Several artworks that were removed from the old EKA building on Tartu Road before its demolition have been subsequently reinstalled and showcased in the new academy building. Furthermore, contemporary pieces have been introduced, as instruction in monumental painting continues under the guidance of Heldur Lassi at the Estonian Academy of Arts, albeit on a more modest scale today. Present-day students are not constrained by traditional boundaries – they do employ classical techniques but boldly blend them together as dictated by the content. This exhibition provides viewers with the opportunity to establish conceptual links between different approaches from various periods, prompting them to seek out the completed monumental paintings, both old and new, within the public spaces of the EKA.

The artworks showcased in the exhibition were initially featured at the comprehensive exhibition Invisible Monumental Painting at the EKA Gallery in 2020, offering a vibrant display designed by Kristi Kongi.

Reeli Kõiv
curator of the exhibition

Passepartouts: Kristi Kongi
Graphic design: Pärtel Eelmere

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EKA Museum presents: Nature and Abstraction

Friday 12 April, 2024 — Thursday 20 June, 2024

Library

Nature and Abstraction
Designs for Monumental Paintings from the 1970–1980s


Monumental painting emerged as a significant medium in Estonian art during the 1960s. However, formal instruction in this area gained momentum at the art academy over the subsequent two decades. During this period, the ideas of several painting students progressed from concept to completion in various materials. Examples include the stained glass works of Urve Dzidzaria and Heli Tuksam, which originated from their diploma projects. The preliminary work of these projects is also displayed at the current exhibition.

While Soviet official art typically featured propagandistic content in works intended for public spaces, neither our professional monumental painting nor the students’ works adhere to this approach. Guided by the enthusiastic mentorship of Dolores Hoffmann, students developed universally human and aesthetic solutions in monumental painting. One noticeable trend is the oscillation between nature-inspired, realistic design creation and the abstract style, where recognisable figures have been lost. This selection presents various personal approaches, ranging from a slightly stylised manner to completely abstract expression. In each case, the artists have carefully considered the future technique of execution, whether it be fresco, sgraffito, mosaic or stained glass.

Several artworks that were removed from the old EKA building on Tartu Road before its demolition have been subsequently reinstalled and showcased in the new academy building. Furthermore, contemporary pieces have been introduced, as instruction in monumental painting continues under the guidance of Heldur Lassi at the Estonian Academy of Arts, albeit on a more modest scale today. Present-day students are not constrained by traditional boundaries – they do employ classical techniques but boldly blend them together as dictated by the content. This exhibition provides viewers with the opportunity to establish conceptual links between different approaches from various periods, prompting them to seek out the completed monumental paintings, both old and new, within the public spaces of the EKA.

The artworks showcased in the exhibition were initially featured at the comprehensive exhibition Invisible Monumental Painting at the EKA Gallery in 2020, offering a vibrant display designed by Kristi Kongi.

Reeli Kõiv
curator of the exhibition

Passepartouts: Kristi Kongi
Graphic design: Pärtel Eelmere

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12.04.2024 — 20.06.2024

EKA Museum presents:

Singular Inner Worlds

Marju Mutsu and Reti Saks (Laanemäe) 

This exhibition presents the graduation projects of two notably distinct female print artists: Marju Mutsu (1941–1980), who graduated in 1969, and Reti Saks, formerly Laanemäe (1960), who obtained her diploma in print art in 1987. From the outset, both artists displayed a unique and unmistakable style. They both engrave their visions with a sharp needle onto the acid resistant layer of a metal plate using intaglio printing, specifically etching. Their interpretations of the world are profound and characterised by a strong sense of generalisation – albeit expressed in entirely different ways.

Marju Mutsu’s vibrant series Youth comprises six prints, each titled thematically: Wind, Truth, Tenderness, Song, School and Earth. On one hand, we observe the spirit of the 1960s reflected here, capturing the fast-paced rhythms of contemporary life, alongside determined-looking men with strong jawlines. On the other hand, we encounter unprecedented forms in Estonian printmaking, witty suggestions, fragmentation of the pictorial space, as well as emotional experiences, mental states, and the beauty of nature’s fragments. The uniqueness of Mutsu’s print art lies not only in its dynamic expression and Astrid Lindgren-like humour, but also in its exploration of all the possibilities of intaglio printing and bold experimentation: at times, the plate is not completely wiped clean of printing ink, the outlines of recognisable figures blend into abstraction, and the surface of the printing plate itself becomes a character.

The joyful print artist departed from us prematurely, at the young age of just 39.

Reti Saks’ series of seven images Games exudes a more subdued and static tone. From the outset, the artist has been on a quest for answers to life’s profound mysteries, delving into the enigma of life and death. The depth of exploration, sometimes even penetrating the surface of the image itself, is evident in the sheet titled Deep Print. Other prints, like Stairs, Ribbon and Walker, signify human choices, whereas works such as Eye to Eye, Hand and Picture illustrate the enigmatic ways in which the world can be perceived. The artist reflects the world through herself, with her images literally bearing her own visage. In a metaphysical expanse of imagery, a semi-frozen figure of a child-woman emerges, often in repetitive iterations, reminiscent of the artist herself. This deeply introspective exploration of the world is both painful and melancholic, yet it is also rich and multi-layered.

Reeli Kõiv
curator of the exhibition

Graphic design: Pärtel Eelmere

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EKA Museum presents:

Friday 12 April, 2024 — Thursday 20 June, 2024

Graphic Art

Singular Inner Worlds

Marju Mutsu and Reti Saks (Laanemäe) 

This exhibition presents the graduation projects of two notably distinct female print artists: Marju Mutsu (1941–1980), who graduated in 1969, and Reti Saks, formerly Laanemäe (1960), who obtained her diploma in print art in 1987. From the outset, both artists displayed a unique and unmistakable style. They both engrave their visions with a sharp needle onto the acid resistant layer of a metal plate using intaglio printing, specifically etching. Their interpretations of the world are profound and characterised by a strong sense of generalisation – albeit expressed in entirely different ways.

Marju Mutsu’s vibrant series Youth comprises six prints, each titled thematically: Wind, Truth, Tenderness, Song, School and Earth. On one hand, we observe the spirit of the 1960s reflected here, capturing the fast-paced rhythms of contemporary life, alongside determined-looking men with strong jawlines. On the other hand, we encounter unprecedented forms in Estonian printmaking, witty suggestions, fragmentation of the pictorial space, as well as emotional experiences, mental states, and the beauty of nature’s fragments. The uniqueness of Mutsu’s print art lies not only in its dynamic expression and Astrid Lindgren-like humour, but also in its exploration of all the possibilities of intaglio printing and bold experimentation: at times, the plate is not completely wiped clean of printing ink, the outlines of recognisable figures blend into abstraction, and the surface of the printing plate itself becomes a character.

The joyful print artist departed from us prematurely, at the young age of just 39.

Reti Saks’ series of seven images Games exudes a more subdued and static tone. From the outset, the artist has been on a quest for answers to life’s profound mysteries, delving into the enigma of life and death. The depth of exploration, sometimes even penetrating the surface of the image itself, is evident in the sheet titled Deep Print. Other prints, like Stairs, Ribbon and Walker, signify human choices, whereas works such as Eye to Eye, Hand and Picture illustrate the enigmatic ways in which the world can be perceived. The artist reflects the world through herself, with her images literally bearing her own visage. In a metaphysical expanse of imagery, a semi-frozen figure of a child-woman emerges, often in repetitive iterations, reminiscent of the artist herself. This deeply introspective exploration of the world is both painful and melancholic, yet it is also rich and multi-layered.

Reeli Kõiv
curator of the exhibition

Graphic design: Pärtel Eelmere

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18.04.2024 — 01.01.2027

Opening of Pille-Riin Valk’s artwork “Scent of Moments”

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Pille-Riin Valk’s new work “Scent of Moments” will be installed on the facade of the Estonian Academy of Arts. You are invited to the opening of the work on Thursday, April 18 at 6 pm on Kotzebue Street.

The author has described her work as follows: “My goal is to create a feeling of warmth, sincerity, freshness and modernity at the same time, to offer the joy of recognition and to give an opportunity to feel nostalgic. The new work is inspired by details that I have noticed and drawn from the environment around me and interpreted into my own language. The work focuses on holding each other and the rhythm of being.”

Pille Riin Valk is a graphic designer and artist working in Tallinn. Since 2020, she is studying at the graphic design department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. In addition, she has studied integrated art, music and multimedia at the Baltic Film and Media School and furthered her education at the School of Media Art and Design (ESMAD) in Portugal. Pille-Riin Valk is interested in nature, self-generated details and patterns, which she commonly turns into something digital first, after which she turns it into a physical object. Since 2021, Pille-Riin Valk has created several designs for contemporary art exhibitions. She has participated in art exhibitions since 2022, and in 2023 she did an internship at WWW stuudio.

Opening drinks from Punch Club.

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Opening of Pille-Riin Valk’s artwork “Scent of Moments”

Thursday 18 April, 2024 — Friday 01 January, 2027

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Pille-Riin Valk’s new work “Scent of Moments” will be installed on the facade of the Estonian Academy of Arts. You are invited to the opening of the work on Thursday, April 18 at 6 pm on Kotzebue Street.

The author has described her work as follows: “My goal is to create a feeling of warmth, sincerity, freshness and modernity at the same time, to offer the joy of recognition and to give an opportunity to feel nostalgic. The new work is inspired by details that I have noticed and drawn from the environment around me and interpreted into my own language. The work focuses on holding each other and the rhythm of being.”

Pille Riin Valk is a graphic designer and artist working in Tallinn. Since 2020, she is studying at the graphic design department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. In addition, she has studied integrated art, music and multimedia at the Baltic Film and Media School and furthered her education at the School of Media Art and Design (ESMAD) in Portugal. Pille-Riin Valk is interested in nature, self-generated details and patterns, which she commonly turns into something digital first, after which she turns it into a physical object. Since 2021, Pille-Riin Valk has created several designs for contemporary art exhibitions. She has participated in art exhibitions since 2022, and in 2023 she did an internship at WWW stuudio.

Opening drinks from Punch Club.

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Future

30.05.2024

Urban studies Master Thesis Defence 2024

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The defence of the Master’s thesis in Urban Studies 2024 will take place on 30 May from 9:00-18:00 at the EKA, Põhja pst 7, room D403. The members of the defence committee are the chairman of the committee Keiti Kljavin, Maroš Krivy, Sofia Nannini, Helen Runting, Mira Samonig, Toomas Tammis. The 2024 graduates are Aleyna Canpolat, Alp Eren Özalp, Christian Hörner, Kush Budhwar, Luca Liese Ritter, Paul Simon and Paula Kristiāna Veidenbauma. Please join.

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Urban studies Master Thesis Defence 2024

Thursday 30 May, 2024

Urban Studies
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The defence of the Master’s thesis in Urban Studies 2024 will take place on 30 May from 9:00-18:00 at the EKA, Põhja pst 7, room D403. The members of the defence committee are the chairman of the committee Keiti Kljavin, Maroš Krivy, Sofia Nannini, Helen Runting, Mira Samonig, Toomas Tammis. The 2024 graduates are Aleyna Canpolat, Alp Eren Özalp, Christian Hörner, Kush Budhwar, Luca Liese Ritter, Paul Simon and Paula Kristiāna Veidenbauma. Please join.

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31.05.2024

Open architecture lecture: Sofia Nannini

On May 31, at 11 AM Sofia Nannini will present a lecture “The mechanization of life: Histories, architecture, and paradoxes of intensive animal farming” in room A-403.

The zootechnical buildings of animal farming are everywhere and, paradoxically, they seem to be nowhere. Also, they are often perceived as anonymous and timeless. Yet, we may ask: How did the architecture of intensive animal farming develop since the late nineteenth century? This talk will briefly explore its geographical and institutional origins, and it will critically analyse the spatial, social, and ethical paradoxes on which the animal-industrial complex is grounded.

The lecture is intended for all disciplines, not only for students and professionals in the field of architecture.

Sofia Nannini is an Assistant Professor in architectural history at the Politecnico di Torino. She is author of “Icelandic Farmhouses: Identity, Landscape and Construction (1790-1945)” (Firenze University Press, 2023) and of “The Icelandic Concrete Saga: Architecture and Construction (1847–1958)” (Jovis, 2024). She is currently working on a book project tentatively entitled “The Mechanization of Life: An Architectural History of Intensive Animal Farming”.

 

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Open architecture lecture: Sofia Nannini

Friday 31 May, 2024

Architecture and Urban Design

On May 31, at 11 AM Sofia Nannini will present a lecture “The mechanization of life: Histories, architecture, and paradoxes of intensive animal farming” in room A-403.

The zootechnical buildings of animal farming are everywhere and, paradoxically, they seem to be nowhere. Also, they are often perceived as anonymous and timeless. Yet, we may ask: How did the architecture of intensive animal farming develop since the late nineteenth century? This talk will briefly explore its geographical and institutional origins, and it will critically analyse the spatial, social, and ethical paradoxes on which the animal-industrial complex is grounded.

The lecture is intended for all disciplines, not only for students and professionals in the field of architecture.

Sofia Nannini is an Assistant Professor in architectural history at the Politecnico di Torino. She is author of “Icelandic Farmhouses: Identity, Landscape and Construction (1790-1945)” (Firenze University Press, 2023) and of “The Icelandic Concrete Saga: Architecture and Construction (1847–1958)” (Jovis, 2024). She is currently working on a book project tentatively entitled “The Mechanization of Life: An Architectural History of Intensive Animal Farming”.

 

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03.06.2024

Peer-review event of Maria Kapajeva’s exhibition

The peer-review of Maria Kapajevas exhibition “Listen To My Scream, Hear Their Dreams”  will take place on June 3 12.00-13.30 in EKA, room A502.  This exhibition is the second event of Kapajevas practice-based doctoral studies.

The thesis is supervised by Dr. Redi Koobak (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow) and Prof. Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff (University of Gothenburg). The peer-reviewers of the exhibition are Dr. Ingrid Ruudi (EKA) and Dr. Britta Benno (EKA).

The exhibition was open 17.04.—11.05.2024 at Draakoni Gallery in Tallinn.

Maria Kapajeva’s exhibition, “Listen To My Scream, Hear Their Dreams,” is profoundly influenced by Draakon Gallery’s location directly across from the Russian Embassy in Tallinn’s Old Town. Positioned in this manner, Kapajeva aims to foster a more nuanced dialogue regarding the ongoing war in Ukraine, which has led to a continual exposure to harrowing imagery. Consequently, a process of desensitization has transpired, rendering us less able to empathize with the enduring violence faced by real individuals still fighting for their lives in Ukraine. The intricate details, nuances, and personal narratives have been reduced to easily shareable content that briefly crosses our screens before fading into obscurity.

The artworks selected and created for this exhibition stem from the necessity to provide a platform for the personal accounts of those who have fled Ukraine, as well as the artist’s own imperative to express and scrutinize her suppressed anger regarding the ongoing conflict. In this exhibition, there are no images of war; instead, viewers are presented with works that demand time to engage with— to be read, listened to, and truly heard. These artworks compel us to scrutinize the language of the oppressor, where imperialist ambitions lurk behind ostensibly positive rhetoric. We encounter intimate tales of despair and devastation, yet also of hope and compassion. We are invited into a tumult of emotions, ultimately finding catharsis in releasing the anger buried deep within us.

 

 

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Peer-review event of Maria Kapajeva’s exhibition

Monday 03 June, 2024

Doctoral School

The peer-review of Maria Kapajevas exhibition “Listen To My Scream, Hear Their Dreams”  will take place on June 3 12.00-13.30 in EKA, room A502.  This exhibition is the second event of Kapajevas practice-based doctoral studies.

The thesis is supervised by Dr. Redi Koobak (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow) and Prof. Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff (University of Gothenburg). The peer-reviewers of the exhibition are Dr. Ingrid Ruudi (EKA) and Dr. Britta Benno (EKA).

The exhibition was open 17.04.—11.05.2024 at Draakoni Gallery in Tallinn.

Maria Kapajeva’s exhibition, “Listen To My Scream, Hear Their Dreams,” is profoundly influenced by Draakon Gallery’s location directly across from the Russian Embassy in Tallinn’s Old Town. Positioned in this manner, Kapajeva aims to foster a more nuanced dialogue regarding the ongoing war in Ukraine, which has led to a continual exposure to harrowing imagery. Consequently, a process of desensitization has transpired, rendering us less able to empathize with the enduring violence faced by real individuals still fighting for their lives in Ukraine. The intricate details, nuances, and personal narratives have been reduced to easily shareable content that briefly crosses our screens before fading into obscurity.

The artworks selected and created for this exhibition stem from the necessity to provide a platform for the personal accounts of those who have fled Ukraine, as well as the artist’s own imperative to express and scrutinize her suppressed anger regarding the ongoing conflict. In this exhibition, there are no images of war; instead, viewers are presented with works that demand time to engage with— to be read, listened to, and truly heard. These artworks compel us to scrutinize the language of the oppressor, where imperialist ambitions lurk behind ostensibly positive rhetoric. We encounter intimate tales of despair and devastation, yet also of hope and compassion. We are invited into a tumult of emotions, ultimately finding catharsis in releasing the anger buried deep within us.

 

 

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07.06.2024

Portfolio Café 2024

Portfolio Café is a portfolio feedback event held annually during spring semester as a satellite to EKA graduation show TASE. It is designed as a series of one-on-one meetings between invited art field professionals and EKA Fine Art’s BA and MA students. Each meeting lasts approximately 30 minutes. During these sessions, students present themselves and their work, while experts offer feedback, ask questions, and share insights.

Registration: Portfolio Café invites all fine arts students from the BA and MA levels to participate. Participants will be selected based on their submitted portfolios. Limited spots! To apply, please fill out this registration form lates on June 3.

Portfolio Café 2024 takes place on June 7 from 10:00-16:00 at EKA Library. All Portfolio Café sessions are held in English.

 

EXPERTS

Juliane Foronda (she/her) is a Filipina-Canadian artist, writer, and researcher. Predominantly through object, intervention and text, her practice is invested in radical care, feminist hospitality, and traditions of gathering. She’s influenced by (found and fabricated) structures, built environments, and hidden labour, and her work negotiates how these notions play with the tension between reality and possibility, truth and imagination, and knowing and not knowing. A significant aspect of her arts practice involves archival and collections research. Her investment in this work unfolds with her affinity of learning about what people choose to keep close and why, as well as how communities are built, maintained, and preserved. She earned her MA in Fine Arts from Listaháskóli Íslands/Iceland University of the Arts, and her BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph. She is a current resident at the Helsinki International Artist Programme (FI). 

www.julianeforonda.hotglue.me

Jussi Koitela is an independent curator and Head of Programme at Frame Contemporary Art Finland and will move to a new position as a Director of M-cult in June 2024. His curatorial work intertwines art, embodied research methods, urban spatial contexts, collaboration, hospitality, and materiality in various forms of exhibitions and knowledge production. 

He is currently curator of the Pavilion of Finland at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia together with Yvonne Billmore (20 April -24 November 2024). Between 2019 to 2023 they also curated ‘Rehearsing Hospitalities’, Frame’s public programme. He is also curating “Measures” Survival Kit 2024 exhibition organised by Latvian Center of Contemporary Art, opening September 2024 in Riga. 

His selected curatorial work includes: Conflicting Relations at Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York, Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities at The Showroom, London, Secured – Politics of Bodies and Space at Vantaa Art Museum Artsi. Performing the Fringe at Konsthall C, Stockholm and Pori Art Museum, Pori Entangling Matter and Meaning/Intra-Structures – Monster of the Seven Lakes at Treignac Projet, Mattering City at SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen, City Agents at Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art (EKKM), Tallinn, Skills of Economy Sessions at Finnish Theatre Academy, Baltic Circle Festival and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, and Untitled (two takes on crises) – You Must Make Your Death Public at de Appel Art Centre, Amsterdam.  

He has edited, among others, Rehearsing Hospitalities Companions 1-4 published by Archive Books, 2019 – 2022 with Yvonne Billimore, the Finnish Art Policy Handbook published by Checkpoint Helsinki/Publics and Baltic Circle Festival 2015, Falling In — Movement and Becoming in Curatorial Research with Dahila El Broul and Ksenia Kaverina, published by Mousse Publishing, 2024 and The pleasures we choose with Yvonne Billimore, published by k.verlag, 2024. 

Mailis Timmi is a curatorial MA student at Estonian Academy of Arts and the founder and director of Tütar Gallery. Prior to her immersion in the art world, Mailis spent 17 years in strategic communications and advertising, where she gained experience in supporting younger generation artists in their quest to be seen and recognised. 

www.tutar.ee

Florian & Michael Quistrebert are an artist duo whose recent work explores the paradoxes between the sacred and the material through immersive exhibitions that combine paintings and videos. Both artists graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Nantes and have collaborated since 2007. The duo focuses on the power and fascination of light, often creating immersive experiences that provoke extra-optical and synesthetic perceptions among viewers.

Florian & Michael Quistrebert’s works are included in numerous public and private collections. Their notable exhibitions include “Visions of Void” at Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2015, “The Light of the Light” at Palais de Tokyo in 2016, “ZigZag” at CCCOD in Tours in 2019, and “Silent Symphony” at Dirimart in Istanbul. The artists often design their exhibition spaces to resemble a luminous opera, featuring dynamic elements such as blazing torments, lightning rays, serene shimmers, and crescendos of illumination.

http://www.quistrebert.com/

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Portfolio Café 2024

Friday 07 June, 2024

Faculty of Fine Arts

Portfolio Café is a portfolio feedback event held annually during spring semester as a satellite to EKA graduation show TASE. It is designed as a series of one-on-one meetings between invited art field professionals and EKA Fine Art’s BA and MA students. Each meeting lasts approximately 30 minutes. During these sessions, students present themselves and their work, while experts offer feedback, ask questions, and share insights.

Registration: Portfolio Café invites all fine arts students from the BA and MA levels to participate. Participants will be selected based on their submitted portfolios. Limited spots! To apply, please fill out this registration form lates on June 3.

Portfolio Café 2024 takes place on June 7 from 10:00-16:00 at EKA Library. All Portfolio Café sessions are held in English.

 

EXPERTS

Juliane Foronda (she/her) is a Filipina-Canadian artist, writer, and researcher. Predominantly through object, intervention and text, her practice is invested in radical care, feminist hospitality, and traditions of gathering. She’s influenced by (found and fabricated) structures, built environments, and hidden labour, and her work negotiates how these notions play with the tension between reality and possibility, truth and imagination, and knowing and not knowing. A significant aspect of her arts practice involves archival and collections research. Her investment in this work unfolds with her affinity of learning about what people choose to keep close and why, as well as how communities are built, maintained, and preserved. She earned her MA in Fine Arts from Listaháskóli Íslands/Iceland University of the Arts, and her BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph. She is a current resident at the Helsinki International Artist Programme (FI). 

www.julianeforonda.hotglue.me

Jussi Koitela is an independent curator and Head of Programme at Frame Contemporary Art Finland and will move to a new position as a Director of M-cult in June 2024. His curatorial work intertwines art, embodied research methods, urban spatial contexts, collaboration, hospitality, and materiality in various forms of exhibitions and knowledge production. 

He is currently curator of the Pavilion of Finland at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia together with Yvonne Billmore (20 April -24 November 2024). Between 2019 to 2023 they also curated ‘Rehearsing Hospitalities’, Frame’s public programme. He is also curating “Measures” Survival Kit 2024 exhibition organised by Latvian Center of Contemporary Art, opening September 2024 in Riga. 

His selected curatorial work includes: Conflicting Relations at Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York, Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities at The Showroom, London, Secured – Politics of Bodies and Space at Vantaa Art Museum Artsi. Performing the Fringe at Konsthall C, Stockholm and Pori Art Museum, Pori Entangling Matter and Meaning/Intra-Structures – Monster of the Seven Lakes at Treignac Projet, Mattering City at SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen, City Agents at Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art (EKKM), Tallinn, Skills of Economy Sessions at Finnish Theatre Academy, Baltic Circle Festival and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, and Untitled (two takes on crises) – You Must Make Your Death Public at de Appel Art Centre, Amsterdam.  

He has edited, among others, Rehearsing Hospitalities Companions 1-4 published by Archive Books, 2019 – 2022 with Yvonne Billimore, the Finnish Art Policy Handbook published by Checkpoint Helsinki/Publics and Baltic Circle Festival 2015, Falling In — Movement and Becoming in Curatorial Research with Dahila El Broul and Ksenia Kaverina, published by Mousse Publishing, 2024 and The pleasures we choose with Yvonne Billimore, published by k.verlag, 2024. 

Mailis Timmi is a curatorial MA student at Estonian Academy of Arts and the founder and director of Tütar Gallery. Prior to her immersion in the art world, Mailis spent 17 years in strategic communications and advertising, where she gained experience in supporting younger generation artists in their quest to be seen and recognised. 

www.tutar.ee

Florian & Michael Quistrebert are an artist duo whose recent work explores the paradoxes between the sacred and the material through immersive exhibitions that combine paintings and videos. Both artists graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Nantes and have collaborated since 2007. The duo focuses on the power and fascination of light, often creating immersive experiences that provoke extra-optical and synesthetic perceptions among viewers.

Florian & Michael Quistrebert’s works are included in numerous public and private collections. Their notable exhibitions include “Visions of Void” at Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2015, “The Light of the Light” at Palais de Tokyo in 2016, “ZigZag” at CCCOD in Tours in 2019, and “Silent Symphony” at Dirimart in Istanbul. The artists often design their exhibition spaces to resemble a luminous opera, featuring dynamic elements such as blazing torments, lightning rays, serene shimmers, and crescendos of illumination.

http://www.quistrebert.com/

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30.05.2024 — 09.06.2024

Objects or Things exhibition at Krulli Quarter

The material-led group exhibition “Objects or Things” opens on May 30th at 18:00 in the Krull Quarter.

Objects or Things brings together ten master students from the academy’s new Craft Studies program, presenting works in various materials, including glass, metal, stone, textile and ceramics. The presented works stay on the border between objects and things and question the importance of functionality with their nature, combining different craft disciplines. The group members position themselves in between the worlds of art, design, and craft, brought together by a deep interest in the nature and roles that different materials shaped by humans have and occupy. The crafts represent traditions with long histories that are nevertheless alive and capable of changing with the world.

Participants: Sofiya Babiy, Iohan Figueroa, Rait Lõhmus, Juulia Aleksandra Mikson, Katariin Mudist, Maarja Mäemets, Alyona Movko-Mägi, Kati Saarits, Hannah Segerkrantz, and Elias Sormanen.

Objects or Things is open from 31.05–9.06.2024, Fri-Sat 13:00–19:00, or by appointment. Address: Kopli 70a, Krulli Quarter, 2nd floor.

This exhibition is part of the TASE satellite programming.

For more information and rsvp, please contact Maarja Mäemets maarja.maemets@artun.ee

The exhibition opening is sponsored by Põhjala Brewery.

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Objects or Things exhibition at Krulli Quarter

Thursday 30 May, 2024 — Sunday 09 June, 2024

Craft Studies

The material-led group exhibition “Objects or Things” opens on May 30th at 18:00 in the Krull Quarter.

Objects or Things brings together ten master students from the academy’s new Craft Studies program, presenting works in various materials, including glass, metal, stone, textile and ceramics. The presented works stay on the border between objects and things and question the importance of functionality with their nature, combining different craft disciplines. The group members position themselves in between the worlds of art, design, and craft, brought together by a deep interest in the nature and roles that different materials shaped by humans have and occupy. The crafts represent traditions with long histories that are nevertheless alive and capable of changing with the world.

Participants: Sofiya Babiy, Iohan Figueroa, Rait Lõhmus, Juulia Aleksandra Mikson, Katariin Mudist, Maarja Mäemets, Alyona Movko-Mägi, Kati Saarits, Hannah Segerkrantz, and Elias Sormanen.

Objects or Things is open from 31.05–9.06.2024, Fri-Sat 13:00–19:00, or by appointment. Address: Kopli 70a, Krulli Quarter, 2nd floor.

This exhibition is part of the TASE satellite programming.

For more information and rsvp, please contact Maarja Mäemets maarja.maemets@artun.ee

The exhibition opening is sponsored by Põhjala Brewery.

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29.05.2024 — 14.06.2024

EKA Grad Show TASE ’24

TASE ‘24
Estonian Academy of Arts Grad Show
30.05.–14.06.24
Open every day from 12 to 6 pm
tase.artun.ee

TASE is the yearly graduation show of the Estonian Academy of Arts, where the faculties of Architecture, Design, Art Culture and Fine Arts present current master theses and a selection of bachelor theses and portfolios. See the graduation works also on the website tase.artun.ee!

OPENING ON MAY 29

Schedule of the opening of TASE ’24 on Wednesday, May 29:

  • 3 pm doors open at the Estonian Academy of Arts
  • 4 pm opening of TASE ’24 at the graduation show of the Faculties of Architecture and Art Culture at the Estonian Academy of Arts
  • 5.30–6 pm collective procession from the Estonian Academy of Arts to Tallinn Art Hall
  • 6 pm opening of the graduation show of the Faculties of Design and Fine Arts at Tallinn Art Hall
  • 7–11 pm party at Tallinn Art Hall

On the opening day, on May 29, the graduation show is open to visitors from 5–8 pm at the Estonian Academy of Arts and from 5–9 pm at Tallinn Art Hall.

 

LOCATIONS

Estonian Academy of Arts
Graduation works of the Faculties of Architecture and Art Culture
30.05.–14.06.24, open every day from 12 to 6 pm, free entry
Address: Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn

Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Vent Space
Graduation works of the Faculties of Design and Fine Arts
30.05.–14.06.24, open every day from 12 to 6 pm, free entry
Address: Vabaduse väljak 6 & 8, Tallinn

Design and Architecture Gallery
Graduation works of the bachelor students of Digital and Industrial Product Design and the master students of Product Design
29.05.–8.06.24, open Mon–Fri from 12 to 6 pm, Sat–Sun from 12 to 5 pm, free entry
Address: Pärnu mnt 6, Tallinn

ETC
Graduation exhibition “Do You Copy?” of the master students of Graphic Design
1.–7.06.24, open every day from 1 to 5 pm, free entry
Address: Niine 8a, Tallinn

Long Leg Gate Tower
Graduation exhibition “ETHEL IS GOD” by Ethel Ütsmüts, bachelor student of Ceramics
30.05.–14.06.2024, open Mon–Fri 10 to 14 pm, free entry
Address: Pikk Jalg 3, Tallinn

PoCoLAB.ai
Graduation works of the master students of Interaction Design (MIxD)
01.–08.07.2024, open every day from 3 to 8 pm, entry 5€/3€/0€
Address: Rotermanni 14, Tallinn

Põhja pst 2, Tallinn
Graduation exhibition “Where to Belong” by Laura Movits, bachelor student of Interior Architecture
1.–4.06.24, open every day from 12 to 6 pm, free entry

Uus Rada Gallery & Raja Building
Graduation works of the master students of Contemporary Art, participants Sandra Ernits, Mara Kirchberg, Sarah Noonan, Siim Preiman
31.05.–14.06.24, open every day from 12 to 6 pm, free entry
Address: Raja tn 11a, Tallinn

 

PROGRAMME

EKA pop-up shop
29.05.–2.06.24 in the lobby of Tallinn Art Hall, open Wed 6–11 pm Thu–Sun 12–6 pm

Theses defences
27.05.–13.06.24

Guided tours about the graduation works part of Architecture with Gregor Taul at the Estonian Academy of Arts, starting in the lobby:
5.06. at 2 pm in English
5.06. at 4 pm in Estonian

Guided tours at Tallinn Art Hall, start in front of the building on Freedom Square:
8.06. at 1 pm by Anna-Liisa Villmann in Estonian
8.06. at 3.15 pm by Valeriya Ferschel in Russian
9.06. at 1 pm by Anna-Liisa Villmann in Estonian
9.06. at 3 pm by Anna-Liisa Villmann in English
14.06. at 4.30 pm tour about the stories of the building’s past with Kaisa Maasik in Estonian

TASE FILM, curated by Kaur Järve
11.06.2024 at 6 pm at the Estonian Academy of Arts, room A-101, free entry

28.05. at 5 pm opening of the exhibition by the students of Product Design at the Design and Architecture Gallery

30.05. at 4 pm opening of the graduation show of the master students of Contemporary Art at Raja 11a

31.05. at 4 pm opening of graduation exhibition “Where to Belong” by Laura Movits, bachelor student of Interior Architecture

31.05. at 7 pm opening of the graduation show „Do You Copy?“ of the master students of Graphic Design in the project space ETC

 

Public programme in the Design and Architecture Gallery:

1.06 at 1.30-3 pm workshop “Design quality time” for families in Estonian
1.06. at 12 & 3 pm guided tours in Estonian
2.06. at 12 & 3 pm guided tours in Estonian
8.06. guided tour at 12 pm in Estonian
2.06 at 1.30-3 pm workshop “Experiencing Design” in Estonian

 

SATELLITE PROGRAMME

Exhibition “Disruptive Dissonance” by the second year students of the department of Jewellery, Telliskivi 60, Telliskivi Kvartal
23.05.–5.06.24, open Tue–Sun from 12 to 7 pm, free entry
Opening: 22.05. at 6 pm
Participants: Emilia Santaella Barreto, Elisabet Kiverik, Alice Kupri, Lucie Pastyrikova, Liisu Saar, Jekaterina Šehovtsova, Ronja-Marjam Vene

 

Exhibition “With Love and Fortitude” by the first year master students of Contemporary Art, ARS Project Space, Showroom and Studio 53, ARS Art Factory, Pärnu mnt 154, Tallinn
25.05.–14.06.24, open every day from 12 to 6 pm, free entry
Opening: 24.05. at 6 pm
Participants: Yvette Bathgate, Mihhail Boitsov, Anna Broučková, Christina Gradtke, Katariina Kesküla, Yuko Kinouchi, Eleftheria Kofidou, Tea Lemberpuu, Sven Mantsik, Jana Mätas, Jane Muts, KitKit Para, Vitor Pascale, Merilin Põldsam, Jake Shepherd, Liza Tsindeliani, Elo Vahtrik, Kristi Vendelin

Screenings of Elle Lepik’s film “Agentic Glass Landscapes 1”, Energy Discovery Centre, Põhja pst 29, Tallinn
30.05.–14.06.24, Mon–Fri 11.15 am & 2.15 pm Sat 11.15 am & 3.15 pm, entry 15€/12€

Craft studies coursework, Kopli 70a, 2nd floor, Krull kvartal, Tallinn
31.05.–9.06.24, open Fri–Sat from 1 to 7 pm or by appointment
Opening: 30.06. at 6 pm
Participants: Sofiya Babiy, Iohan Figueroa, Rait Lõhmus, Juulia Aleksandra Mikson, Katariin Mudist, Maarja Mäemets, Alyona Movko-Mägi, Kati Saarits, Hannah Segerkrantz, Elias Sormane

Exhibition of the master students of Contemporary Art titled “AEGn/a: exhibition in the city centre of Tallinn”, Aegna Island, Tallinn
2.-26.06.24, visiting according to the ferry schedule
Opening: 2.06., guided tours at 11 am & 3 pm
Finissage: 26.06.
Participants: Yvette Bathgate, Chloé Geinoz, Katariina Kesküla, Eleftgeria Irene Kofidou, Jane Muts, Anumai Raska, Jake Shepherd, Melina Unterhauser, Elo Vahtrik
Curator: Keithy Kuuspu

Exhibition “Contemporary Drawing: Worlding in Layers” by the second year students of Fine Arts, NART studio and Narva Kreenholm Manufacturing Company
3.–30.06.24, NART studio open Mon–Fri from 3 to 7 pm Sat–Sun from 1 to 7 pm, Kreenholm can be visited on Saturdays at 1pm as part of a guided tour, free entry
Opening: 2.06. at 1 pm
Participants: August Joost, Maria Kallau, Laura Lillepuu, Triin Mänd, Elise Marie Olesk, Sandra Puusepp, Mia Mai Seppel, Hanna Vinter

Jana Mätas’ solo exhibition, Keskpuur, Keskturg, Keldrimäe 9, Tallinn
3.–23.06.24, open every day from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, free entry
Opening: 8.06. at 1 pm

Graduation exhibition “Imprints of Being” by the photography students of the EKA Open Academy, EKA Billboard Gallery, Kotzebue 1, Tallinn
4.06.–25.08.24, open 24/7, free
Opening: 4.06. at 6 pm
Participants: Birgit Aitsam, Priit Jaak Sild, Karolin Kaplan, Reelika Helde-Mikkor, Geroli Peedu, Eveli Smitt, Liisi Tali, Grete Tuiken

Exhibition “I Hope You Don’t Mind…” by Rebecca Norman and Elisa Margot Winters, Cafe Ait, Vene 14, Tallinn
10.06.–31.10.24, open every day from 9 am to 7 pm, free entry
Opening: 8.06. at 5 pm

Screening of the graduation works of the Animation department’s bachelor and master students, Kino Sõprus, Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn
15.06.24 from 5 to 7 pm, free entry
Participants: Carlos Santiago Ordoñez Alarcon, Aurelijus Čiupas, Ditiya Ferdous, Naira Hatšaturjan, Kate Jansone, Elise Kruusel, Evridiki Papaiakovou, Inês Machado Sales Grade Pinto, Piret Potter, Kirke Ross, Xingpei Shen, Nicole Tanysh, Laura Andrea Gudiño Sosa, Kelli Tõnurist

Pille-Riin Valk’s artwork “Scent of Moments”, the facade of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Kotzebue 1, Tallinn
Open 24/7, free 

 

 

TASE TEAM

Organizer
Kaisa Maasik (kaisa.maasik@artun.ee, +372 5396 2524)

Assistant
Mia Tohver

Creative logisticians of TASE ’24
Vabaduse väljak 6 & 8
Brigit Arop, Johannes Luik

Creative logisticians of TASE ’24
Faculty of Architecture at the Estonian Academy of Arts
Anni Kärmik, Kairi Mändla

Curator of TASE FILM
Kaur Järve

Graphic design
Robin Raspel, Georg-Ander Sild, Ronald Trei

Communication
Pärtel Eelmere, Laura Jüristo, Triin Käo, Maarja Pabut, Andres Lõo (contact for press: andres.loo@artun.ee, +372 526 7253)

Technical director
Erik Hõim

Technical team
Katariina Kesküla, Ats Kruusing, Eke Ao Nattan, Reigo Nahksepp, Jake Shepherd, Mattias Jürgen Veller

 

SUPPORTERS

AkzoNobel, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Artists’ Association, Punch, Tallinn Art Hall, ERASMUS

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EKA Grad Show TASE ’24

Wednesday 29 May, 2024 — Friday 14 June, 2024

TASE ‘24
Estonian Academy of Arts Grad Show
30.05.–14.06.24
Open every day from 12 to 6 pm
tase.artun.ee

TASE is the yearly graduation show of the Estonian Academy of Arts, where the faculties of Architecture, Design, Art Culture and Fine Arts present current master theses and a selection of bachelor theses and portfolios. See the graduation works also on the website tase.artun.ee!

OPENING ON MAY 29

Schedule of the opening of TASE ’24 on Wednesday, May 29:

  • 3 pm doors open at the Estonian Academy of Arts
  • 4 pm opening of TASE ’24 at the graduation show of the Faculties of Architecture and Art Culture at the Estonian Academy of Arts
  • 5.30–6 pm collective procession from the Estonian Academy of Arts to Tallinn Art Hall
  • 6 pm opening of the graduation show of the Faculties of Design and Fine Arts at Tallinn Art Hall
  • 7–11 pm party at Tallinn Art Hall

On the opening day, on May 29, the graduation show is open to visitors from 5–8 pm at the Estonian Academy of Arts and from 5–9 pm at Tallinn Art Hall.

 

LOCATIONS

Estonian Academy of Arts
Graduation works of the Faculties of Architecture and Art Culture
30.05.–14.06.24, open every day from 12 to 6 pm, free entry
Address: Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn

Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Vent Space
Graduation works of the Faculties of Design and Fine Arts
30.05.–14.06.24, open every day from 12 to 6 pm, free entry
Address: Vabaduse väljak 6 & 8, Tallinn

Design and Architecture Gallery
Graduation works of the bachelor students of Digital and Industrial Product Design and the master students of Product Design
29.05.–8.06.24, open Mon–Fri from 12 to 6 pm, Sat–Sun from 12 to 5 pm, free entry
Address: Pärnu mnt 6, Tallinn

ETC
Graduation exhibition “Do You Copy?” of the master students of Graphic Design
1.–7.06.24, open every day from 1 to 5 pm, free entry
Address: Niine 8a, Tallinn

Long Leg Gate Tower
Graduation exhibition “ETHEL IS GOD” by Ethel Ütsmüts, bachelor student of Ceramics
30.05.–14.06.2024, open Mon–Fri 10 to 14 pm, free entry
Address: Pikk Jalg 3, Tallinn

PoCoLAB.ai
Graduation works of the master students of Interaction Design (MIxD)
01.–08.07.2024, open every day from 3 to 8 pm, entry 5€/3€/0€
Address: Rotermanni 14, Tallinn

Põhja pst 2, Tallinn
Graduation exhibition “Where to Belong” by Laura Movits, bachelor student of Interior Architecture
1.–4.06.24, open every day from 12 to 6 pm, free entry

Uus Rada Gallery & Raja Building
Graduation works of the master students of Contemporary Art, participants Sandra Ernits, Mara Kirchberg, Sarah Noonan, Siim Preiman
31.05.–14.06.24, open every day from 12 to 6 pm, free entry
Address: Raja tn 11a, Tallinn

 

PROGRAMME

EKA pop-up shop
29.05.–2.06.24 in the lobby of Tallinn Art Hall, open Wed 6–11 pm Thu–Sun 12–6 pm

Theses defences
27.05.–13.06.24

Guided tours about the graduation works part of Architecture with Gregor Taul at the Estonian Academy of Arts, starting in the lobby:
5.06. at 2 pm in English
5.06. at 4 pm in Estonian

Guided tours at Tallinn Art Hall, start in front of the building on Freedom Square:
8.06. at 1 pm by Anna-Liisa Villmann in Estonian
8.06. at 3.15 pm by Valeriya Ferschel in Russian
9.06. at 1 pm by Anna-Liisa Villmann in Estonian
9.06. at 3 pm by Anna-Liisa Villmann in English
14.06. at 4.30 pm tour about the stories of the building’s past with Kaisa Maasik in Estonian

TASE FILM, curated by Kaur Järve
11.06.2024 at 6 pm at the Estonian Academy of Arts, room A-101, free entry

28.05. at 5 pm opening of the exhibition by the students of Product Design at the Design and Architecture Gallery

30.05. at 4 pm opening of the graduation show of the master students of Contemporary Art at Raja 11a

31.05. at 4 pm opening of graduation exhibition “Where to Belong” by Laura Movits, bachelor student of Interior Architecture

31.05. at 7 pm opening of the graduation show „Do You Copy?“ of the master students of Graphic Design in the project space ETC

 

Public programme in the Design and Architecture Gallery:

1.06 at 1.30-3 pm workshop “Design quality time” for families in Estonian
1.06. at 12 & 3 pm guided tours in Estonian
2.06. at 12 & 3 pm guided tours in Estonian
8.06. guided tour at 12 pm in Estonian
2.06 at 1.30-3 pm workshop “Experiencing Design” in Estonian

 

SATELLITE PROGRAMME

Exhibition “Disruptive Dissonance” by the second year students of the department of Jewellery, Telliskivi 60, Telliskivi Kvartal
23.05.–5.06.24, open Tue–Sun from 12 to 7 pm, free entry
Opening: 22.05. at 6 pm
Participants: Emilia Santaella Barreto, Elisabet Kiverik, Alice Kupri, Lucie Pastyrikova, Liisu Saar, Jekaterina Šehovtsova, Ronja-Marjam Vene

 

Exhibition “With Love and Fortitude” by the first year master students of Contemporary Art, ARS Project Space, Showroom and Studio 53, ARS Art Factory, Pärnu mnt 154, Tallinn
25.05.–14.06.24, open every day from 12 to 6 pm, free entry
Opening: 24.05. at 6 pm
Participants: Yvette Bathgate, Mihhail Boitsov, Anna Broučková, Christina Gradtke, Katariina Kesküla, Yuko Kinouchi, Eleftheria Kofidou, Tea Lemberpuu, Sven Mantsik, Jana Mätas, Jane Muts, KitKit Para, Vitor Pascale, Merilin Põldsam, Jake Shepherd, Liza Tsindeliani, Elo Vahtrik, Kristi Vendelin

Screenings of Elle Lepik’s film “Agentic Glass Landscapes 1”, Energy Discovery Centre, Põhja pst 29, Tallinn
30.05.–14.06.24, Mon–Fri 11.15 am & 2.15 pm Sat 11.15 am & 3.15 pm, entry 15€/12€

Craft studies coursework, Kopli 70a, 2nd floor, Krull kvartal, Tallinn
31.05.–9.06.24, open Fri–Sat from 1 to 7 pm or by appointment
Opening: 30.06. at 6 pm
Participants: Sofiya Babiy, Iohan Figueroa, Rait Lõhmus, Juulia Aleksandra Mikson, Katariin Mudist, Maarja Mäemets, Alyona Movko-Mägi, Kati Saarits, Hannah Segerkrantz, Elias Sormane

Exhibition of the master students of Contemporary Art titled “AEGn/a: exhibition in the city centre of Tallinn”, Aegna Island, Tallinn
2.-26.06.24, visiting according to the ferry schedule
Opening: 2.06., guided tours at 11 am & 3 pm
Finissage: 26.06.
Participants: Yvette Bathgate, Chloé Geinoz, Katariina Kesküla, Eleftgeria Irene Kofidou, Jane Muts, Anumai Raska, Jake Shepherd, Melina Unterhauser, Elo Vahtrik
Curator: Keithy Kuuspu

Exhibition “Contemporary Drawing: Worlding in Layers” by the second year students of Fine Arts, NART studio and Narva Kreenholm Manufacturing Company
3.–30.06.24, NART studio open Mon–Fri from 3 to 7 pm Sat–Sun from 1 to 7 pm, Kreenholm can be visited on Saturdays at 1pm as part of a guided tour, free entry
Opening: 2.06. at 1 pm
Participants: August Joost, Maria Kallau, Laura Lillepuu, Triin Mänd, Elise Marie Olesk, Sandra Puusepp, Mia Mai Seppel, Hanna Vinter

Jana Mätas’ solo exhibition, Keskpuur, Keskturg, Keldrimäe 9, Tallinn
3.–23.06.24, open every day from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, free entry
Opening: 8.06. at 1 pm

Graduation exhibition “Imprints of Being” by the photography students of the EKA Open Academy, EKA Billboard Gallery, Kotzebue 1, Tallinn
4.06.–25.08.24, open 24/7, free
Opening: 4.06. at 6 pm
Participants: Birgit Aitsam, Priit Jaak Sild, Karolin Kaplan, Reelika Helde-Mikkor, Geroli Peedu, Eveli Smitt, Liisi Tali, Grete Tuiken

Exhibition “I Hope You Don’t Mind…” by Rebecca Norman and Elisa Margot Winters, Cafe Ait, Vene 14, Tallinn
10.06.–31.10.24, open every day from 9 am to 7 pm, free entry
Opening: 8.06. at 5 pm

Screening of the graduation works of the Animation department’s bachelor and master students, Kino Sõprus, Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn
15.06.24 from 5 to 7 pm, free entry
Participants: Carlos Santiago Ordoñez Alarcon, Aurelijus Čiupas, Ditiya Ferdous, Naira Hatšaturjan, Kate Jansone, Elise Kruusel, Evridiki Papaiakovou, Inês Machado Sales Grade Pinto, Piret Potter, Kirke Ross, Xingpei Shen, Nicole Tanysh, Laura Andrea Gudiño Sosa, Kelli Tõnurist

Pille-Riin Valk’s artwork “Scent of Moments”, the facade of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Kotzebue 1, Tallinn
Open 24/7, free 

 

 

TASE TEAM

Organizer
Kaisa Maasik (kaisa.maasik@artun.ee, +372 5396 2524)

Assistant
Mia Tohver

Creative logisticians of TASE ’24
Vabaduse väljak 6 & 8
Brigit Arop, Johannes Luik

Creative logisticians of TASE ’24
Faculty of Architecture at the Estonian Academy of Arts
Anni Kärmik, Kairi Mändla

Curator of TASE FILM
Kaur Järve

Graphic design
Robin Raspel, Georg-Ander Sild, Ronald Trei

Communication
Pärtel Eelmere, Laura Jüristo, Triin Käo, Maarja Pabut, Andres Lõo (contact for press: andres.loo@artun.ee, +372 526 7253)

Technical director
Erik Hõim

Technical team
Katariina Kesküla, Ats Kruusing, Eke Ao Nattan, Reigo Nahksepp, Jake Shepherd, Mattias Jürgen Veller

 

SUPPORTERS

AkzoNobel, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Artists’ Association, Punch, Tallinn Art Hall, ERASMUS

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30.05.2024 — 14.06.2024

Raja TASE

MACA students Sandra Ernits, Mara Kirchberg, Sarah Noonan and Siim Preiman will present their graduation works at a satellite exhibition of TASE at Raja Monumental Sculpture House.

 

The opening of the exhibition is on May 30 at 4PM, where the artists will give a brief introduction of the exhibition. From around 6PM the guests are welcome to visit the sauna (bring a towel!) and grill (bring your own food!).

 

The exhibition will stay open daily from noon to 6PM until June 14 at Raja 11A.

 

Please register for Siim Preimans sauna and campfire evenings here.

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Raja TASE

Thursday 30 May, 2024 — Friday 14 June, 2024

Faculty of Fine Arts

MACA students Sandra Ernits, Mara Kirchberg, Sarah Noonan and Siim Preiman will present their graduation works at a satellite exhibition of TASE at Raja Monumental Sculpture House.

 

The opening of the exhibition is on May 30 at 4PM, where the artists will give a brief introduction of the exhibition. From around 6PM the guests are welcome to visit the sauna (bring a towel!) and grill (bring your own food!).

 

The exhibition will stay open daily from noon to 6PM until June 14 at Raja 11A.

 

Please register for Siim Preimans sauna and campfire evenings here.

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28.05.2024 — 16.06.2024

EKA Interior Architecture 2024: MA theses defence

The defense of this year’s master’s theses of the Department of Interior Architecture will take place on Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00 – 15:30 at EKA, room A501. There will also be a live broadcast of the defenses, which can be watched on EKA TV.

Schedule:

10.00 – 10.45 Ann-Katriin Kelder “The Rent Included Three Hounds, or The Alternative Clubs of Tallinn”. Reviewer Brigitta Davidjants.
10.45 – 11.30 Viktoria Ugur “Excavation manifesto. Exploring underground spaces”. Reviewer Mirell Ülle.
11.30 – 12.15 Karen Isabel Talitee “Restoration of destroyed (interior) architecture. From copy to innovation. Using the example of Maakri 28”. Reviewer Liisa Hagelberg.

Lunch break 12.15 – 13.15

13.15 – 14.00 Piret-Liis Carson “Recess rooms that support students’ mental and physical health”. Reviewer Kadri Klementi.
14.00 – 14.45 Päär-Joonap Keedus “I-architecture. Master’s diary”. Reviewer Urmas Lüüs.
14.45 – 15.30 Anni Truu “Towards the urban interior: the potential of interior architecture in the activation of urban space following the example of Kitseküla”. Reviewer Alina Nurmist.

The master’s theses were supervised by Mariann Drell, Pavle Stamenović and Gregor Taul.

The master’s theses are evaluated by a committee consisting of Malle Jürgenson (chairman of the committee), Manten Devriendt, Ardo Hiiuväin, Liina Langemets, Martin Melioranski and Andrea Tamm. The secretary of the committee is Marie-Katharine Maksim.

You can see the works of interior architecture master’s students at the TASE exhibition on the second floor of the EKA building and at the TASE online exhibition. The exhibition is open from May 29 to June 16, every day from 12:00 to 18:00. Step through!

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EKA Interior Architecture 2024: MA theses defence

Tuesday 28 May, 2024 — Sunday 16 June, 2024

Making Space

The defense of this year’s master’s theses of the Department of Interior Architecture will take place on Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00 – 15:30 at EKA, room A501. There will also be a live broadcast of the defenses, which can be watched on EKA TV.

Schedule:

10.00 – 10.45 Ann-Katriin Kelder “The Rent Included Three Hounds, or The Alternative Clubs of Tallinn”. Reviewer Brigitta Davidjants.
10.45 – 11.30 Viktoria Ugur “Excavation manifesto. Exploring underground spaces”. Reviewer Mirell Ülle.
11.30 – 12.15 Karen Isabel Talitee “Restoration of destroyed (interior) architecture. From copy to innovation. Using the example of Maakri 28”. Reviewer Liisa Hagelberg.

Lunch break 12.15 – 13.15

13.15 – 14.00 Piret-Liis Carson “Recess rooms that support students’ mental and physical health”. Reviewer Kadri Klementi.
14.00 – 14.45 Päär-Joonap Keedus “I-architecture. Master’s diary”. Reviewer Urmas Lüüs.
14.45 – 15.30 Anni Truu “Towards the urban interior: the potential of interior architecture in the activation of urban space following the example of Kitseküla”. Reviewer Alina Nurmist.

The master’s theses were supervised by Mariann Drell, Pavle Stamenović and Gregor Taul.

The master’s theses are evaluated by a committee consisting of Malle Jürgenson (chairman of the committee), Manten Devriendt, Ardo Hiiuväin, Liina Langemets, Martin Melioranski and Andrea Tamm. The secretary of the committee is Marie-Katharine Maksim.

You can see the works of interior architecture master’s students at the TASE exhibition on the second floor of the EKA building and at the TASE online exhibition. The exhibition is open from May 29 to June 16, every day from 12:00 to 18:00. Step through!

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17.06.2024

PhD Thesis Defence of Nina Stener Jørgensen

On 17th June Nina Stener Jørgensen, a PhD candidate of the Estonian Academy of Arts, curriculum of Architecture and Urban Planning, will defend her thesis “Participation as Data? Architecture and Cybernetics in Europe around 1968” (Osalus kui andmed? Arhitektuur ja küberneetika Euroopas 1968. aasta paiku).

A public defence will be held on 17th June 2024 at 11.00 at EKA (Põhja pst 7), room A501.

Supervisor: Prof. Maroš Krivy (Estonian Academy of Arts)
External Reviwers: Dr. Tahl Kaminer (Cardiff University), Dr. Ingrid Halland (University of Oslo)
Opponent: Dr. Tahl Kaminer

This dissertation unpacks histories of participation and computer technology, through the analysis of the intersection of adaptable space and cybernetics in architectural practice around 1968, focusing in particular on the role of participation in this convergence.

The main body of the thesis comprises three articles studying projects spanning from 1965 to the time around the oil crisis in 1973. From a moment in European architectural history, where the political East-West divide was particularly tangible, the cases represent and cover a broad sample of attitudes towards participation and cybernetics from a Western-European perspective. From Paris, which in many ways is the ‘locus of 1968’, from London which at the time fostered a rapid development of new computer technologies and business models, as well as from Copenhagen, which at the height of architectural modernism witnessed the first critiques of the so-called Scandinavian welfare model.

With its focus on archival material and historic case studies, “Participation as Data? Architecture and Cybernetics in Europe around 1968” aims to show how the urban and its city dwellers were accessed through the practice of participation and how this extraction was framed and conceived by architectural and cybernetic means. Throughout the articles, the main research question ‘Participation as data?’ has served as a recurring method of analysis, aimed at comprehending how exactly the architects made use of cybernetics and participation, and how they aimed to intersect the two concepts in an architectural practice, looking at how cybernetic participation cut across multiple scales, from the singular room to the city, all potentially expanding to a global and networked infrastructure. Through the analysis of British architect Cedric Price’s feasibility study for Oxford Corner House (1965–1966), Franco-Hungarian spatial artist Nicolas Schöffer’s proposal Tour Lumière Cybernétique (1961–1973) as well as Danish architects Susanne Ussing and Carsten Hoff’s practice as Atelier Cyberspace (1968–1970), the thesis proposes the term ‘Cybernetic participation’ to encompass their programmatic similarity; mainly the treatment of participation as an information collection process, but also how the projects subsequently sidestepped a direct interaction with its users.

The thesis is available HERE.

Defence Committee: Dr. Siim Tuksam (Head of the Committee), Dr. Anu Allas, Dr. Renee Puusepp, Prof. Andres Kurg, Prof. Panu Lehtovuori, Prof. Klaske Havik, Prof. Helena Mattsson.

 

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PhD Thesis Defence of Nina Stener Jørgensen

Monday 17 June, 2024

Doctoral School

On 17th June Nina Stener Jørgensen, a PhD candidate of the Estonian Academy of Arts, curriculum of Architecture and Urban Planning, will defend her thesis “Participation as Data? Architecture and Cybernetics in Europe around 1968” (Osalus kui andmed? Arhitektuur ja küberneetika Euroopas 1968. aasta paiku).

A public defence will be held on 17th June 2024 at 11.00 at EKA (Põhja pst 7), room A501.

Supervisor: Prof. Maroš Krivy (Estonian Academy of Arts)
External Reviwers: Dr. Tahl Kaminer (Cardiff University), Dr. Ingrid Halland (University of Oslo)
Opponent: Dr. Tahl Kaminer

This dissertation unpacks histories of participation and computer technology, through the analysis of the intersection of adaptable space and cybernetics in architectural practice around 1968, focusing in particular on the role of participation in this convergence.

The main body of the thesis comprises three articles studying projects spanning from 1965 to the time around the oil crisis in 1973. From a moment in European architectural history, where the political East-West divide was particularly tangible, the cases represent and cover a broad sample of attitudes towards participation and cybernetics from a Western-European perspective. From Paris, which in many ways is the ‘locus of 1968’, from London which at the time fostered a rapid development of new computer technologies and business models, as well as from Copenhagen, which at the height of architectural modernism witnessed the first critiques of the so-called Scandinavian welfare model.

With its focus on archival material and historic case studies, “Participation as Data? Architecture and Cybernetics in Europe around 1968” aims to show how the urban and its city dwellers were accessed through the practice of participation and how this extraction was framed and conceived by architectural and cybernetic means. Throughout the articles, the main research question ‘Participation as data?’ has served as a recurring method of analysis, aimed at comprehending how exactly the architects made use of cybernetics and participation, and how they aimed to intersect the two concepts in an architectural practice, looking at how cybernetic participation cut across multiple scales, from the singular room to the city, all potentially expanding to a global and networked infrastructure. Through the analysis of British architect Cedric Price’s feasibility study for Oxford Corner House (1965–1966), Franco-Hungarian spatial artist Nicolas Schöffer’s proposal Tour Lumière Cybernétique (1961–1973) as well as Danish architects Susanne Ussing and Carsten Hoff’s practice as Atelier Cyberspace (1968–1970), the thesis proposes the term ‘Cybernetic participation’ to encompass their programmatic similarity; mainly the treatment of participation as an information collection process, but also how the projects subsequently sidestepped a direct interaction with its users.

The thesis is available HERE.

Defence Committee: Dr. Siim Tuksam (Head of the Committee), Dr. Anu Allas, Dr. Renee Puusepp, Prof. Andres Kurg, Prof. Panu Lehtovuori, Prof. Klaske Havik, Prof. Helena Mattsson.

 

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13.06.2024 — 21.06.2024

Symposion of Interior Architecture and Spatial Use SISU 2024

SISU is a major event in the field of Estonian interior architecture and spatial design, which deals with topics related to interior architecture. The symposium has become a meeting place for recognized theorists and practitioners in the field of (interior) architecture from all over the world. This year’s SISU will take place from the 13th until the 21st of June  in the premises of the National Archives film archive in Pelgulinn. The focal point of SISU is an exhibition and the accompanying symposium, which will take place on 13th of June at 4.00 p.m. The title of this year’s exhibition … And Nothing is Forever refers to the question of temporality in spatial design. Participants from all over Europe were asked to open up the current state of their profession through one artefact that was to be sent to Tallinn with the smallest size box of the international postal service. Both found objects and works created especially for this event will be on display at the symposium. However, the participants had to take into account the fact that after the end of the exhibition they wouldn’t get back their works. The objects will be put back in the boxes and they will remain in the building as a unified time capsule. 

The curators of the Time Capsule project, Aet Ader, Karin Tõugu and Pavle Stamenovic, invited 50 individuals and offices from Estonia and abroad to participate in SISU this time, and half of them responded with an artefact. Among the participants are interior architects, architects, designers, artists, urban activists, material researchers, furniture makers, creative researchers as well as performance artists, all of whom have come into contact with the field of interior architecture in one way or another. Attempts have been made to capture the spirit of the era and the profession both through text-based manifestos and ephemeral mock-ups.

In the exhibition, the artefacts enter into a dialogue with the cells of the Ristiku 84 building, which was built as a prison for the Tallinn garrison in the 1950s. It is a unique horseshoe-shaped prison, which reflects the 18th century English enlightener Jeremy Bentham’s idea of a penitentiary as a panopticon. Although the neoclassical prison underwent a thorough renovation in the 1990s when it was converted into an archive, the cells on the first floor were left intact. Films have been shot in these rooms, and architecture enthusiasts have been able to get to know the house as part of the annual Museum Nights, but the house is unknown to the general public. It may happen that it will stay that way, because it is not known what the state will do with the building after the Film Archive moves out. It is not a listed building, moreover, the building is in poor condition, has a somewhat tainted history and is located on a valuable plot. Based on current practice, the entire complex – along with the “buried” SISU 2024 time capsule – is threatened with demolition. But is demolition and building from scratch the kind of spatial culture that representatives of the profession want to see themselves – this question will be answered at the exhibition and the symposium, where all participants will have their say.

The SISU symposium will take place on June 13 from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. The exhibition is open from the 13th to 21st of June, Mon-Thu 9 a.m to 5 p.m, Fri 9 a.m to 4 p.m. SISU is supported by the Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Culture, Film Archive of the National Archives of Estonia and the Estonian Association of Interior Architects. In addition to the curators, Gregor Taul and Annamari Nael from the EKA Department of Interior Architecture and graphic designer Anna Kaarma belong to the organizing team of the symposium.

Participants:

45 degrees (Greece/Germany) – https://www.forty-five-degrees.com/

Arvi Anderson – https://www.b210.ee/

Hanna Loora Arro

Ljubica Arsic (Serbia/Switzerland) – https://ljubicaarsic.com/

Masayo Ave (Japan/Germany) – https://www.masayoavecreation.org/

Jean Jacques Balzak (France) – https://www.instagram.com/jeanjacquesbalzac/

Laurens Bekemans (Belgium) – https://bcmaterials.org/

Katarina Bonnevier (Sweden) – https://mycket.org/

Janka Csernak (Hungary) – https://mome.hu/en/people/janka-csernak

Aleksandr Delev (Germany) – https://www.aleksandrdelev.com/

Davor Eres (Serbia) – https://ifdt.bg.ac.rs/dt_team/eres-davor/?lang=en

Failed Architecture (Holland) – https://failedarchitecture.com/

Caterina Figuera (Spain/Switzerland) – https://rotativestudio.com/

Ana Filipovic (Germany) – https://www.ana-filipovic.com/

Daniel Fuchs (Switzerland) – https://bach-muehle-fuchs.ch/

Atelier Gapont (Liechenstein) – https://ateliergapont.li/

Tinatin Gurgenidze (Georgia/Germany) – https://www.instagram.com/post_soviet_space/

Matilde Igual (Spain) – https://matildeigual.eu/

Silvia Ingver

Jüri Kermik – https://www.kermikdesign.com/

Kohtumiste ja Mitte-Kohtumiste Instituut – https://www.instituut.art/

Keithy Kuuspu – https://www.keithykuuspu.com/

Kuidas.works – https://kuidas.works/

LLRRLLRR – https://llrrllrr.com/

Logi saun – https://www.logisaun.ee/

Milica Lopičić (Serbia/Germany) – https://www.lopicic.de/

Urmas Lüüs – https://urmasluus.com/

Tom Vam Malderen (Malta) – https://tomvanmalderen.com/

Philip Mecke (Germany) – https://www.philipp-mecke.com/

Arnita Melzoba (Latvia) – https://gaissarhitekti.lv/

Anna Aurelia Minev

Jelena Mitrovic (Serbia) – https://poligon.rs/

mitte_tallinn – https://www.instagram.com/mitte_tallinn/

Maria Muuk, Nele Kurvits, Aimur Takk

Platvorm – https://www.platvorm.ee/

Laura Pormeister

Miro Roman (Croatia/Switzerland) – https://miro.romanvlahovic.com/

Sampling (Latvia) – https://www.sampling.lv/

SPOLKA (Slovakia) – https://spolka.cc/

Sven Samyn

Liisa Saaremäel – https://www.instagram.com/liisasaaremael/

Dubravka Sekulić (Serbia/United Kingdom) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubravka_Sekulić

Sander Joosep Siigur

Linda Marie Zimmer

Pent Talvet – https://www.iseasi.ee/

Margus Tammik, Mari Möldre, Ulla Alla, Merilin Kaup – https://vares.space/

TEN studio (Serbia/Switzerland) – https://ten.studio/

Kristi Tšernilovski

Stuudio TÄNA – https://stuudiotäna.ee/

Mari Uibo

Linda-Marie Urke

Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla – https://www.vaiklastudio.ee/people/tuune-kristin/

Kristina Õllek – https://kristinaollek.com/

Mirell Ülle – https://www.tervislikruum.ee/

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Symposion of Interior Architecture and Spatial Use SISU 2024

Thursday 13 June, 2024 — Friday 21 June, 2024

Making Space

SISU is a major event in the field of Estonian interior architecture and spatial design, which deals with topics related to interior architecture. The symposium has become a meeting place for recognized theorists and practitioners in the field of (interior) architecture from all over the world. This year’s SISU will take place from the 13th until the 21st of June  in the premises of the National Archives film archive in Pelgulinn. The focal point of SISU is an exhibition and the accompanying symposium, which will take place on 13th of June at 4.00 p.m. The title of this year’s exhibition … And Nothing is Forever refers to the question of temporality in spatial design. Participants from all over Europe were asked to open up the current state of their profession through one artefact that was to be sent to Tallinn with the smallest size box of the international postal service. Both found objects and works created especially for this event will be on display at the symposium. However, the participants had to take into account the fact that after the end of the exhibition they wouldn’t get back their works. The objects will be put back in the boxes and they will remain in the building as a unified time capsule. 

The curators of the Time Capsule project, Aet Ader, Karin Tõugu and Pavle Stamenovic, invited 50 individuals and offices from Estonia and abroad to participate in SISU this time, and half of them responded with an artefact. Among the participants are interior architects, architects, designers, artists, urban activists, material researchers, furniture makers, creative researchers as well as performance artists, all of whom have come into contact with the field of interior architecture in one way or another. Attempts have been made to capture the spirit of the era and the profession both through text-based manifestos and ephemeral mock-ups.

In the exhibition, the artefacts enter into a dialogue with the cells of the Ristiku 84 building, which was built as a prison for the Tallinn garrison in the 1950s. It is a unique horseshoe-shaped prison, which reflects the 18th century English enlightener Jeremy Bentham’s idea of a penitentiary as a panopticon. Although the neoclassical prison underwent a thorough renovation in the 1990s when it was converted into an archive, the cells on the first floor were left intact. Films have been shot in these rooms, and architecture enthusiasts have been able to get to know the house as part of the annual Museum Nights, but the house is unknown to the general public. It may happen that it will stay that way, because it is not known what the state will do with the building after the Film Archive moves out. It is not a listed building, moreover, the building is in poor condition, has a somewhat tainted history and is located on a valuable plot. Based on current practice, the entire complex – along with the “buried” SISU 2024 time capsule – is threatened with demolition. But is demolition and building from scratch the kind of spatial culture that representatives of the profession want to see themselves – this question will be answered at the exhibition and the symposium, where all participants will have their say.

The SISU symposium will take place on June 13 from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. The exhibition is open from the 13th to 21st of June, Mon-Thu 9 a.m to 5 p.m, Fri 9 a.m to 4 p.m. SISU is supported by the Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Culture, Film Archive of the National Archives of Estonia and the Estonian Association of Interior Architects. In addition to the curators, Gregor Taul and Annamari Nael from the EKA Department of Interior Architecture and graphic designer Anna Kaarma belong to the organizing team of the symposium.

Participants:

45 degrees (Greece/Germany) – https://www.forty-five-degrees.com/

Arvi Anderson – https://www.b210.ee/

Hanna Loora Arro

Ljubica Arsic (Serbia/Switzerland) – https://ljubicaarsic.com/

Masayo Ave (Japan/Germany) – https://www.masayoavecreation.org/

Jean Jacques Balzak (France) – https://www.instagram.com/jeanjacquesbalzac/

Laurens Bekemans (Belgium) – https://bcmaterials.org/

Katarina Bonnevier (Sweden) – https://mycket.org/

Janka Csernak (Hungary) – https://mome.hu/en/people/janka-csernak

Aleksandr Delev (Germany) – https://www.aleksandrdelev.com/

Davor Eres (Serbia) – https://ifdt.bg.ac.rs/dt_team/eres-davor/?lang=en

Failed Architecture (Holland) – https://failedarchitecture.com/

Caterina Figuera (Spain/Switzerland) – https://rotativestudio.com/

Ana Filipovic (Germany) – https://www.ana-filipovic.com/

Daniel Fuchs (Switzerland) – https://bach-muehle-fuchs.ch/

Atelier Gapont (Liechenstein) – https://ateliergapont.li/

Tinatin Gurgenidze (Georgia/Germany) – https://www.instagram.com/post_soviet_space/

Matilde Igual (Spain) – https://matildeigual.eu/

Silvia Ingver

Jüri Kermik – https://www.kermikdesign.com/

Kohtumiste ja Mitte-Kohtumiste Instituut – https://www.instituut.art/

Keithy Kuuspu – https://www.keithykuuspu.com/

Kuidas.works – https://kuidas.works/

LLRRLLRR – https://llrrllrr.com/

Logi saun – https://www.logisaun.ee/

Milica Lopičić (Serbia/Germany) – https://www.lopicic.de/

Urmas Lüüs – https://urmasluus.com/

Tom Vam Malderen (Malta) – https://tomvanmalderen.com/

Philip Mecke (Germany) – https://www.philipp-mecke.com/

Arnita Melzoba (Latvia) – https://gaissarhitekti.lv/

Anna Aurelia Minev

Jelena Mitrovic (Serbia) – https://poligon.rs/

mitte_tallinn – https://www.instagram.com/mitte_tallinn/

Maria Muuk, Nele Kurvits, Aimur Takk

Platvorm – https://www.platvorm.ee/

Laura Pormeister

Miro Roman (Croatia/Switzerland) – https://miro.romanvlahovic.com/

Sampling (Latvia) – https://www.sampling.lv/

SPOLKA (Slovakia) – https://spolka.cc/

Sven Samyn

Liisa Saaremäel – https://www.instagram.com/liisasaaremael/

Dubravka Sekulić (Serbia/United Kingdom) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubravka_Sekulić

Sander Joosep Siigur

Linda Marie Zimmer

Pent Talvet – https://www.iseasi.ee/

Margus Tammik, Mari Möldre, Ulla Alla, Merilin Kaup – https://vares.space/

TEN studio (Serbia/Switzerland) – https://ten.studio/

Kristi Tšernilovski

Stuudio TÄNA – https://stuudiotäna.ee/

Mari Uibo

Linda-Marie Urke

Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla – https://www.vaiklastudio.ee/people/tuune-kristin/

Kristina Õllek – https://kristinaollek.com/

Mirell Ülle – https://www.tervislikruum.ee/

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04.06.2024 — 25.08.2024

“Imprints of Being” at EKA Billboard Gallery 4.06.–25.08.2024

You are invited to the opening of the “Imprints of Being” — graduation exhibition of the EKA Open Academy’s photography course at the EKA Billboard gallery on June 4, 2024 at 6 pm. The exhibition, located at Kotzebue 1, Tallinn, is free and open 24/7 until August 25.

The exhibition “Imprints of Being” looks at the facets of being through eight different perspectives. The authors explore both animate and inanimate traces within everyday rhythms. Reflecting on the values in their bloodstream and highlighting the patterns we create and leave in our wake.

Authors: Birgit Aitsam, Reelika Helde-Mikkor, Karolin Kaplan, Geroli Peedu, Priit Jaak Sild, Eveli Smitt, Liisi Tali, Grete Tuiken

Supervisor: Hedi Jaansoo

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“Imprints of Being” at EKA Billboard Gallery 4.06.–25.08.2024

Tuesday 04 June, 2024 — Sunday 25 August, 2024

You are invited to the opening of the “Imprints of Being” — graduation exhibition of the EKA Open Academy’s photography course at the EKA Billboard gallery on June 4, 2024 at 6 pm. The exhibition, located at Kotzebue 1, Tallinn, is free and open 24/7 until August 25.

The exhibition “Imprints of Being” looks at the facets of being through eight different perspectives. The authors explore both animate and inanimate traces within everyday rhythms. Reflecting on the values in their bloodstream and highlighting the patterns we create and leave in our wake.

Authors: Birgit Aitsam, Reelika Helde-Mikkor, Karolin Kaplan, Geroli Peedu, Priit Jaak Sild, Eveli Smitt, Liisi Tali, Grete Tuiken

Supervisor: Hedi Jaansoo

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31.08.2024 — 06.09.2024

International Workshop “How to Reframe Monuments: Case Studies for Thinking Through Dissonant Heritage”

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has sparked debates and conflicts over Russian and Soviet monuments in the former Eastern Bloc and has also revitalized global discussions about dissonant heritage. This has created a new need and a new framework for comparisons – for comparing monuments, as well as their toppling and rebuilding in different parts of the world and historical contexts.

This event is primarily about learning from cases of reframing. The lectures, seminars and workshops will bring together expertise and knowledge from different fields and contexts to explore solutions that aim not to dismantle dissonant heritage but to place it in a new, critical framework. During the three days, we will discuss the broader conceptualizations and histories of reframing monuments and heritage, as well as focus on concrete cases. The cases will include various artistic interventions as well as other means of reframing, ranging from educational programs and museology to community engagement.

We believe that there is an urgent need to bring together knowledge of existing cases also to develop future practices for reinterpreting heritage through cross-disciplinary collaboration: artistic research and memory studies, heritage conservation and digitization, and spatial interventions. Thus, this event aims to generate new knowledge and skills for dealing with complex heritage at different levels.

The event will consist of lectures, seminars, tours and group work. Students are divided into interdisciplinary groups to develop a reframing project, each of which will focus on a case study representing dissonant heritage from Narva and the neighbouring industrial regions of northeastern Estonia.

Experts: Riin Alatalu, Kirke Kangro, Gregor Taul, Anu Soojärv and Triinu Väikmeri (Estonian Academy of Arts), Kristo Nurmis (Tallinn University), Victoria Donovan (University of St. Andrews), Oksana Denisenko and Linara Dovydaitytė (Vytautas Magnus University), Egle Grebliauskaite (Vilnius University), Olha Honchar (Territory of Terror Museum, Ukraine)

More info:
Triinu Väikmeri (triinu.vaikmeri@artun.ee)

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International Workshop “How to Reframe Monuments: Case Studies for Thinking Through Dissonant Heritage”

Saturday 31 August, 2024 — Friday 06 September, 2024

Cultural Heritage and Conservation

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has sparked debates and conflicts over Russian and Soviet monuments in the former Eastern Bloc and has also revitalized global discussions about dissonant heritage. This has created a new need and a new framework for comparisons – for comparing monuments, as well as their toppling and rebuilding in different parts of the world and historical contexts.

This event is primarily about learning from cases of reframing. The lectures, seminars and workshops will bring together expertise and knowledge from different fields and contexts to explore solutions that aim not to dismantle dissonant heritage but to place it in a new, critical framework. During the three days, we will discuss the broader conceptualizations and histories of reframing monuments and heritage, as well as focus on concrete cases. The cases will include various artistic interventions as well as other means of reframing, ranging from educational programs and museology to community engagement.

We believe that there is an urgent need to bring together knowledge of existing cases also to develop future practices for reinterpreting heritage through cross-disciplinary collaboration: artistic research and memory studies, heritage conservation and digitization, and spatial interventions. Thus, this event aims to generate new knowledge and skills for dealing with complex heritage at different levels.

The event will consist of lectures, seminars, tours and group work. Students are divided into interdisciplinary groups to develop a reframing project, each of which will focus on a case study representing dissonant heritage from Narva and the neighbouring industrial regions of northeastern Estonia.

Experts: Riin Alatalu, Kirke Kangro, Gregor Taul, Anu Soojärv and Triinu Väikmeri (Estonian Academy of Arts), Kristo Nurmis (Tallinn University), Victoria Donovan (University of St. Andrews), Oksana Denisenko and Linara Dovydaitytė (Vytautas Magnus University), Egle Grebliauskaite (Vilnius University), Olha Honchar (Territory of Terror Museum, Ukraine)

More info:
Triinu Väikmeri (triinu.vaikmeri@artun.ee)

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