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The colourful Pärnu Art Week will kick-off on Saturday

Saturday 17 July marks the beginning of the spectacular Pärnu Art Week which will introduce the newest trends on the art landscape and works by the top Estonian artists. For nine days, the summer capital’s urban space and beach area will be filled with art events and previously unseen performances,…
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Art fair ArtVilnius’21 takes place in October

The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’21 announced the date for its 12th edition and it takes place 15-17 October, 2021 at the Litexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre. The highlight of ArtVilnius’21 will be artworks on paper. Galleries, who are interested in taking part in the largest event of visual arts…
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Deeyah Khan: Art needs to be democratized, not restricted to an elite

Last week Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, organized an online-webinar “Artistic Freedom – Advancing Human Rights and Democracy”. The webinar began with a poem* by Fatemeh Ekhtesari, an Iranian author, who was sentenced to lashes and imprisonment for her creative activity that was considered as a crime against the government,…
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Winner of Young Painter Prize of NBYAA: self-doubt is a way for self-growth

The Young Painter Prize of Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award was handed out to Laura Veļa, who graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia last year. Her artwork Time.Identity, which comprised 144 paintings as objects combined in a multimedia installation, is showing the uncertainty and abstraction of time and…
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Art Week moves from Tallinn to Pärnu and brings the artists along

This year, the traditional Art Week, revived by the Nordic Baltic Art Centre NOBA, will move from Tallinn to Pärnu. From 17-25 July 2021, a spectacular open-air festival entitled ‘Thread of Life – The Absurdity of Time’ will be held in the summer capital. It will start with an official…
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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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Fotografiska opens Anders Petersen’s exhibition about being yourself as a person

Fotografiska is hosting an exhibition by one of the most legendary Swedish photographers Anders Petersen titled "Color Lehmitz". The intimate and honest series of photographs taken in the colourful port area in Hamburg in the 1960s put Petersen on the map among Europe's most recognised photographers. In addition to photographs,…
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