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EKKM – a playful platform for contemporary art

Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia or EKKM is located in the neighbourhood of the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel). Compared to other exhibition halls, the museum is highly focused on the artists and art field instead of the audience. EKKM, standing somewhere between an institution and the self-sustaining project space for…
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Fotografiska – spatial art

Fotografiska’s recent launch in Tallinn has been seen mostly in the light of content matter and institutional role – how the region is enriched by world level art exhibited in a world level art center. Less spoken is the side of form – how this center itself is a work…
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Art today consumes too much from our bodies / Art Off The Air (AOTA)

Talk & discussion with Kim Modig and Marina Valle NoronhaAnxiety, fear, relaxation, groundlessness, immobility, motion sickness – these are some of the emotions and motions we import and export when we travel for art with our bodies. Often, we want to get back already before arrival. But then, do we …
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Vilnius: Mo Museum

Andra Orn, Curator of NOARVilnius is a city of mixture, where different architecture styles play nicely together with city's green areas - all this in walking distances, makes Vilnius a city to love. Visiting Vilnius in the beginning of April was just a right, because of all the interesting contemporary …
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Siiri Jüris “Touch”

Siiri Jüris has obtained BFA degree in painting, faculty of philosophy, at the University of Tartu in 2015 and MFA degree in painting, faculty of arts and humanities, at the University of Tartu in 2017. She has formerly acquired the profession of set designer and stylist at Tartu Art School. …
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Lilli-Krõõt Repnau ja Helen Tago “Dark Matter”

urrent exhibition by Lilli-Krõõt Repnau and Helen Tago focuses on a specific space-time in a gallery environment. This is a three-dimensional site-specific graphic installation that through the concept of dark matter analyzes the constantly changing, irrational world. Present exposition serves as a dialogue between two artists, primarily made by fragile …
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NEO*EKS*PRE*POST – punk-harbinger of spring

The slogan of the exhibition is metropolitan, rebellious beauty that saves the world. The art group, with its ever-changing membership, is represented on this occasion by the paintings of Andro Kööp, artist, interior architect and President of the group, and sculptures by Urmas Puhkan, artist and ceramist.The curated exhibition project …
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Andris Vītoliņš. Take a Deep Breath for a New Beginning

Andris Vītoliņš about exhibition:“Lately I have had the desire to depict a new, non-existing world. These are visually readable images, buildings and ornaments existing solely on the canvas. In a way this is an alternative model of perception and comprehension to the modern day era – overwhelmed by photography epidemic. …
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Kati Saarits & Nora Mertes “Chatty Matter”

Curator Brigita ReinertIn the broadest sense, this exhibition looks at the material culture and the stories, meanings, and transformations that lie in it. There has been a long tradition in society to admire objects of tangible culture from the past, but how do we connect with objects in our contemporary …
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Ulla Juske and Reet Varblane joint exhibition “Daughter of the Huntsman”

The protagonist of the spatial installation “Daughter of the Huntsman” is Ulla Juske’s grandfather and Reet Varblane’s father, a huntsman and a photographer who lost his home and parents in the Second World War. His rich archive of hunting photos – the earliest are from the end of the 1950s …
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Albert Gulk’s 50th anniversary exhibition “The Night of the Large Butterflies”

The language of Gulk’s mostly black and white drawings is one of the most recognisable in Estonian art. His pictures are full of bizarre beings from other planets, animals acting like people and chance encounters from the artist’s everyday life. At the same time, the depicted situations and environments are …
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Mati Karmin’s anniversary exhibition “Mati Karmin LX”

The programme of the Tartu Art House has always included anniversary exhibitions of Estonian artists. Mati Karmin (b 1959), who first started participating in exhibitions in 1987, is one of the great names in the history of Estonian sculpture. In 1986, he was awarded the annual Youth Prize and in …
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Urmas Lüüs “Mortal Kombat 2: afterglow”

Urmas Lüüs: “When my exhibition Mortal Kombat: LOVE (HOP gallery, 2016) dealt with the more tempestuous aspects of the emotional experience of ending a relationship, then Mortal Kombat 2: afterglow is a reflection on those ripples that still occasionally disturb the calmed surface after years gone by. Arguably, the sound …
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