Events

Community exhibition “It’s Incredibly Cool to See All of You Here!”
On Friday, 5 June at 5 p.m. the community exhibition “It’s Incredibly Cool to See All of You Here!” will be opened in the small gallery of the Tartu Art House. The exhibition is compiled and designed by the artist and art writer Kaire Nurk.   The exhibition has formed through subjective sensibilities and according to Nurk she has seemingly been curating it for the last thirty years. The participants are authors whose oeuvre / exhibitions Nurk has been inspired by and has felt the need to delve deeper by writing about them. Since the meeting of the artists takes place in a real space that, by nature, is limiting, the number of participants has demanded another selection: these are mostly authors about whom Nurk has written more, with whom she has socialised more or with whom she has had collaborative projects. That is why the projects is called a community exhibition.  
Juss Heinsalu’s personal exhibition “Surface View”
On Friday, 5 June at 5 p.m. Juss Heinsalu’s personal exhibition “Surface View” will be opened in the monumental gallery of the Tartu Art House.   “Surface View” is an installation-based setting presenting patterns, topography and fractal relations. It gathers together various works that convey the artist’s wide interest in clay and its uses. Heinsalu treats clay-patterns as embedded material language, essence and memory; as knowledge of a specific site, its formation and environment. While moving through the range of scale within the works, the sense of time and micro-macro relations are being altered. Monumental gallery displays silk screened clay-prints, ceramic elements, video-works of enlarged particles and much more.  
 Vilen Künnapu’s personal exhibition “Everyday Atlantis…”
On Friday, 5 June at 5 p.m. Vilen Künnapu’s personal exhibition “Everyday Atlantis…” will be opened in the large gallery of the Tartu Art House. At the opening, the catalogue “Vilen Künnapu. Paintings” containing 65 works of art and the accompanying commentaries by authors from different countries will be presented.   According to Plato, Atlantis was located somewhere on the island of Santorini. That is exactly the place where Künnapu’s first paintings were made in 2012. The artist continued developing his slightly dream-like style for the next eight years. In addition to large-scale paintings inspired by Santorini, the exhibition also includes compositions based on Andalusia and Cuba and motifs from Tallinn and Tartu have have found an original abstract guise. The paintings are full of pure colours, energy, magic ornaments and ancient symbols. The author believes that the works increase the energetics of the gallery and have a healing effect.  
Manfred Dubov „The Arriver“
Manfred Dubov's personal exhibition Revellers in the Dark will be open in Hobusepea gallery from Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 and will stay open until June 29th. With his current exhibition, the artist asks whether it is possible to be happy during the difficult times, in the middle of a catastrophe?   Catastrophes and happiness may happen both on a personal and global level. One way of being joyful is not having to worry about the essentials. A catastrophe can be defined as a larger amount of problems and lack of resources for coping with the situation. Self-realization is possible only when basic needs are guaranteed. Thus, we can call ourselves happy when we don't have to be concerned about the essentials. Even during the pandemic-free period our basic needs can be perceived - what is vital and what's not. At first glance, the theme of the exhibition may seem dead serious, but the paintings on display are rather humorous and introspective in nature.  
Spring Exhibition 2020
Featuring a large number of participants, the 20th Spring Exhibition of the Estonian Artists Association will be opened in two parts.   In 2020, the Spring Exhibition of the Estonian Artists Association will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The display will be opened in two parts: the exhibition Artists Painting Artists, curated by Kai Kaljo, will be opened at the Art Hall Gallery on 21 May, while the opening of the general exhibition at the Art Hall and City Gallery will take place on 11 June.   The anniversary exhibition of the Estonian Artists Association received the largest number of participation requests to date: of the 313 applications, the jury and the curator selected works by 142 artists. For the past number of years, the Spring Exhibition has been designed to form a single whole by Kaarel Eelma. Works displayed at the exhibition will be compiled into a catalogue, and the Audience Prize will also be awarded.  
Aksel Haagensens's personal exhibition At Sea will be opened in Draakon gallery on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020.   At Sea   No man is an island entire of itself.   There is and will always be a boat on the horizon - obscured by an overhanging tree, hidden in the barn or deep in the forest. How many harbours are there left to offer us shelter?   When does a refugee stop being a refugee? At the beach - which beach? - when they have found refuge or many generations later? When did they start being refugees? Could it have been long before they stepped aboard and if so, we are all refugees who have not yet stepped aboard.  
Tallinn Art Hall to open its doors on 13 May
Tallinn Art Hall will open its doors to visitors again on 13 May and will extend the opening time of Endless Story, an exhibition of Paul Kuimet and Mihkel Ilus, until the end of this month. Endless Story, a duo exhibition of the works of Paul Kuimet and Mihkel Ilus, was open to the public for only a week before the state of emergency was declared in Estonia, but those interested were able to visit the exhibition on Tallinn Art Hall’s innovative environment of virtual exhibitions. 3,500 people have already visited the exhibition on our virtual platform and participated in virtual guided tours. Mihkel Ilus himself is also waiting to see the works at the exhibition again with a fresh eye: “Thinking about the times of change has been one of the starting points of this exhibition. Despite these strange times, or precisely because of these, the exhibition has acquired additional meanings.”
Tartu Art Auction
On Monday, 11 May curatorial exhibition “On Monday It Was Still Snowy” about staying at home and being in quarantine will be opened in the large and small galleries of the Tartu Art House. In the monumental gallery, the Tartu Art Auction exhibition is once again open and the auction itself will take place on 29 May.   The project by the curator Peeter Talvistu uses two different approaches to summarise the situation and sensibilities of the last two months. In the small gallery, the works of Eerik Haamer, Marko Mäetamm and Diana Tamane represent the factual elements of being separated by the walls of your home from the rest of the society. We have all passed through the stadiums of need for closeness, loosing our minds and exploding with the pent up pressure.  
Eike Eplik
From May 6, Kogo gallery is pleased to open a personal exhibition of sculptor and installation artist Eike Eplik "Biomass - Ghost in the Corner", accompanied by Mehis Heinsaar's text "Aesthistence" (2020), for a private visit. Please register here, one day advance, if possible. Come when you are healthy, come alone or along with a mate or family!  Find out more about the exhibition. Also, follow the show on Kogo's Instagram page and read Šelda Pukite's Interview with Eike Eplik.  There is a disinfectant in the gallery, and we keep 2 m distance. 
Eike Eplik “Biomass – Ghost in the Corner”
Opening on Saturday, March 14 at 3 pm.   Kogo Gallery is glad to present the personal exhibition of the sculptor and installation artist Eike Eplik accompanied by texts from Mehis Heinsaar.  

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