The Estonian Academy of Arts Weekly No 54 - Let's Study!


The Garage48 Spatial Hack at the EAA Department of Interior Architecture starts this week

During the weekend of 21-22 January, the Department of Interior Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts and Garage48 will organise a space-design-oriented hackathon – Garage48 THE GARAGE – in cooperation with the Estonian Urban Lab and Tallinn Music Week. The hackathon invites students to hack the notion and space of garage by exploring the context and spatial potential of this spatial unit.

We will use the garages situated in the courtyard of the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design on Lai Street in the Old Town as prototypes. This garage hack will deal with design issues – we will create better quality space and build an installation – AND we will also devise rational options for intermediate use and consider social coherence. NB! Caution! As a result of the garage hack, new companies might emerge that will create jobs by looking and offering solutions for unused spaces that are in need of fresh ideas.

All students of architecture, urban planning, urban studies, anthropology, human geography and interaction design from all higher education institutions in Estonia are invited to take part. Both bachelor’s and master’s students are welcome from the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn University, Estonian Business School, Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn University of Technology and TTK University of Applied Sciences.

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Contact: Natalie Mets


The Prep-Academy will begin on 30 January

The Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts has completely transformed its course portfolio for preparatory studies and offers visual culture enthusiasts a systematic study programme at the Prep-Academy. The new courses are aimed at both future admission applicants and people interested in art, design and architecture. There will be three fields of study available in the 2016-2017 spring semester: architecture, design and fine arts.

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Design: Robin Nõgisto
Design: Robin Nõgisto
Learn to make a fashion video in the 2017 spring semester

The Fashion Video module is a continuing education programme that offers 10 ECTS. It is possible to enroll in the full programme or each course separately. The courses will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 23 January to 16 May 2017.

The Fashion Video programme will teach how to use moving images for presenting fashion. This module will help create concepts and impart the technical and professional skills that are required to fulfil ideas and advertise fashion with film.

NB! Fashion videos made during this module will be presented at the MoeKunstiKino fashion film festival at Kino Sõprus in October.

See the results of the most recent Fashion Video course on our YouTube channel

More info in Estonian
Still from the fashion video Reverie by Marleen Pärn
Still from the fashion video Reverie by Marleen Pärn
Fashion Merchandising module 25 Jan - 26 Apr 2017

Retail is a very dynamic and rapidly changing industry. Fashion merchandising professionals who are passionate about fashion, have a flair for business and are creative about retail are invited to take part in the Fashion Merchandising continuing education programme.

The Fashion Merchandising module consists of three courses:

1. Window Display

2. Principles of Visual Merchandising for Fashion Shops and in Fashion Merchandising

3. Introduction to Fashion Buying and Retail Management

Info and registration in Estonian
Photo from the portfolio of Lisann Lillevere (EAA Open Academy Fashion Stylistics 2016), stylistics/AD Lisann Lillevere, window display Lisann Lillevere/Kristina Õllek, photographer Kristina Õllek, supervisor Inessa Josing.
Photo from the portfolio of Lisann Lillevere (EAA Open Academy Fashion Stylistics 2016), stylistics/AD Lisann Lillevere, window display Lisann Lillevere/Kristina Õllek, photographer Kristina Õllek, supervisor Inessa Josing.

The Winners

Curated by Eve Kask

Vilnius Graphic Art Centre

29 Nov 2016 - 28 Jan 2017

Vilnius, Lithuania

The exhibition of prize-winning works from the Tallinn Print Triennial is open at the Vilnius Graphic Art Centre from 29 November. The curator of the exhibition is artist Eve Kask, a long-time president of the Tallinn Print Triennial who currently works as Associate Professor in the Department of Graphic Art of the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Participating artists: Faisal Abdu’Allah (1969), UK / Ilmārs Blumbergs (1943-2016), LV / Sang-Gon Chung (1963), KR / Sister Mary Corita (1918-1986), USA / Herald Eelma (1934), EE / Arūnas Gudaitis (1973), LT / Inar Helmut (1934), LV / Alo Hoidre (1916-1993), EE / Edmunds Jansons (1972), LV / Anita Jensen (1957), FI / Danutė Jonkaitytė (1951), LT / Eduardas Juchnevičius (1942-2011), LT / Avo Keerend (1920-2012), EE / KIWA (1975), EE / Concordia Klar (1938-2004), EE / Eglė Kuckaitė (1969), LT / Kai Kuusing (1965), EE / Leonards Laganovskis (1955), LV / Janne Laine (1970), FI / Peeter Laurits (1962), EE / Ülle Marks (1963), EE / Tapani Mikkonen (1952-2014), FI / Óscar Muñoz (1951), CO / Naima Neidre (1943), EE / Etsuko Obata (1967), JP / Kaisa Puustak (1945 ), EE / Curtis Readel (1981), USA / Petras Repšys (1940), LT / Cia Rinne (1973), DE / Viktorija Rybakova (1986), LT / Krišs Salmanis (1977), LV / Officin/Louise Hold Sidenius (1975), DK / Guntars Sietiņš (1962), LV / Joanne Soroka (1949), UK / Dajan Špirić (1984), BA / Andres Tali (1956), EE / Jiří Thýn (1977), CZ / Vive Tolli (1928), EE / Peeter Ulas (1934-2008), EE / Nijolė Valadkevičiūtė (1944), LT / Vytautas Valius (1934-2004), LT / Mikalojus Povilas Vilutis (1944), LT / Ulla Virta (1946), FI / Lolita Zikmane (1941), LV / Nele Zirnite (1959), LV / Birutė Žilytė (1930), LT.

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Food and Vessel

EAA Department of Ceramics exhibition

The Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design Gallery

21 Jan - 26 Feb 2017

For several years, the Department of Ceramics of the Estonian Academy of Arts has led a project that aims to connect young ceramicists with local cafés and restaurants. With a focus on the needs and wishes of different eating establishments, the designers have proposed their own approach, which has given birth to objects and sets that reflect the specifics and character of the establishment. Leaving behind the standardised environment, the tableware creates a close bond between the guest and satisfaction from food.

Mikk-Artur Ostrov

Self-Portrait 4

Atrium of Kumu Art Museum

13 Jan - 9 Feb 2017

Self-Portrait 4, an exhibition by Scenography MA student Mikk-Artur Ostrov, deals with the relationship between the artist and his artistic ideas and is now open in Kumu.

The exhibition is displayed inside a showcase that aims to expand the territory of contemporary art to places it usually doesn’t reach. The one-square-metre showcase can display art in both a site-specific and independent way. Mikk-Artur Ostrov’s installation focuses on how the artist’s need for self-realisation corrupts the artistic concept.
Self-Portrait 4
Self-Portrait 4

Loomehäkk – free of charge for students!

The third edition of the Loomehäkk (Creative Hack) broad-based developers weekend for the creative industries will take place on 27-29 January. The two-day hackathon will bring together designers, code writers, entrepreneurs and representatives of creative disciplines to make innovative applications with the support of mentors and start-up experts (including Kaspar Hanni, Dea Martinjonis, Virgo Sillamaa, Sander Gansen and others) for the following entertainment areas:


Cinema / motion picture


Video game


And other creative fields

More info and registration

Solveig Jahnke
Kommunikatsioonijuht/Head of Communications
Tel +372 6267 111
Mob +372 5626 4949
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