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Winners of Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award 2020 announced

Unique regional art competition Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award 2020 announced the winners this week. From a pool of almost 300 artworks, the Grand Prix was awarded to Latvian artist Kristine Krauze-Slucka. The competition also recognised the best Young Painter and presented the traditional Public Choice award. 
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2020: Umbluu, the first-ever Tallinn Biennial and bold young art

No one in the cultural sphere was left untouched during the first stormy months of 2020. For some, the sudden downtime opened up as an opportunity for mellow creative work; for others, institutions’ closed doors brought more insecurity and worry. Compared to spring, the autumn has been much better for…
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Vote for your favourite young artist at Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award!

Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award (NBYAA), organised already 5th year in a row, gathers almost 300 artworks by 77 young talents from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland. Until 20 December, all of them compete for the Public Choice Award on the website nbyaa.eu, where everyone can vote for their…
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Maarit Murka’s hyperrealism at Meno Niša Gallery

Lithuanian based gallery Meno Niša invites everyone to “Realistic target situation”, a solo exhibition of one of the most prominent Estonian artists Maarit Murka. Famous for her photorealistic paintings, the artist will once again blur the boundaries between reality and its representation in the exhibition where visitors will be met…
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Augmented reality at ArtVilnius’20

Five years ago when Banksy opened his Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare, UK, visitors were obligated to wear a mask there – to be part of the symbolism of graffiti culture and its criminal tinge as well as to play a role in Banksy’s another tricky art project. I remember I was…
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Rainy days at Tallinn Biennial – water to a merman’s mill

Last year, after winning the Nordic Baltic Young Artist Award, Rag Elnyg, a graduate of The University of the Arts Helsinki talked about his feelings – how the prize came at a perfect moment because just before that his exhibition applications were turned down again and again and he also…
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13 questions: Liis Koger, the creator of meditative worlds

Liis Koger, a poetess and artist living in Tartu is known for her abstract paintings. Her artwork has attended several international exhibitions, auctions and charity events, and next time her paintings will be shown in Italy. What are the daily routines and sources of inspiration for the talented artist?
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Reimagining the biennial: RIBOCA 2

Lamarche-Vadel’s proposition was always to reflect on the end of the world we live in, and to investigate the building of a new one with space for other voices, sensibilities, and ways of making relationships. The Biennial had thus been proposed as an alternative to the torrent of hopeless narratives,…
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Ignas Pavliukevičius’ Waterproof Heart open at Fotografiska Tallinn

Starting from today, Ignas Pavliukevičius’ Waterproof Heart welcomes visitors at Fotografiska Tallinn. Pavliukevičius was the winner of Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award 2019 special award given by Fotografiska Tallinn that comprised having a solo exhibition in the photography art centre.
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The apocalyptic Doomsday Cathedral opened yesterday

Yesterday, at the gathering of a large number of believers, Edward von Lõnguse's "Doomsday Cathedral" was opened in Ülemiste City, Tallinn, which led to a journey into the modern death industry, where humanity just steps closed and closer to the end of the world. "Doomsday Cathedral" is the main exhibition…
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Tallinn Biennial starts this week

The first Tallinn Biennial – a major summer art event, which will include a wide range of events introducing the work of artists from Estonia and neighbouring countries – will start in and around the capital in a few days.
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