Events

Koplimets’s solo exhibition “Case No. 16. Elements of Fear (5 Ways to End the World)”
From Friday, October 23 Karel Koplimets’s solo exhibition “Case No. 16. Elements of Fear (5 Ways to End the World)” can be visited in the large gallery of the Tartu Art House. The new exhibition will deal with different doomsday scenarios and their depiction in films. The curator is Kaisa Maasik.   In his new project, Koplimets continues examining fears and paranoias, focusing on sci-fi films that end with the extinction of humankind. These plots are combined with the effects of climate change, which are surprisingly under-represented in films. Even if the end in blockbusters isn’t the outcome of our ecological ignorance, it presumably won’t be as improbable and explosion-driven as the film industry leads us to believe.  
Estonian Art 2020 ”The Anthropocene Issue”
The autumn issue of the Estonian Art magazine focuses on art in the Anthropocene. Writers and artists discuss different subjects such as biomass, the future of textiles, the Anthropocene in Estonian visual culture, eco-activism in the Baltics, the possibility of alternative narratives for the future and community gardens as part of an artistic practice. Artists Laura Põld and Lou Sheppard have created a special visual essay The Exquisite Corpse for this issue, which deals with the abandoned and toxic “zombie mines”.   Visual and written contributions by Hasso Krull, Eike Eplik, Peeter Laurits, Linda Kaljundi, Merilin Talumaa, Laura Põld, Lou Sheppard, Laura Toots, Paul Kuimet, Kärt Ojavee, Taavi Hallimäe, Ann Mirjam Vaikla, Saskia Lillepuu, Sandra Kosorotova, Laura Kuusk, Jaagup Irve, Ott Scheler, Inga Lāce and Heidi Ballet.   “The Anthropocene Issue” will be launched on October 15 at 6pm at Kai Art Center.  
Retrospective exhibition “Nostalgialess” by Tiit Pääsuke
From 24 October, Tartu Art Museum will host the extensive and definitely colourful retrospective exhibition “Nostalgialess”. The two floors of the exhibition introduce the works of one of the best Estonian colourists from the 1960s to the present day. Pääsuke’s oeuvre conveys classic painting traditions through a contemporary prism, transcending times and trends. The exhibition is made even more exceptional by the fact that for the artist this marks a return to the location where in 1957 his professional journey began as a student of the Tartu Art School, since back then the classicist mansion from the end of the 18th century was the boys’ dormitory of the music school and the art school. This period of his life has a special place in the exhibition: visitors can experience the historic atmosphere and, as a rare gesture, works from the time of his studies are shown.
Sergei Inkatov's solo exhibition “Helios”
Sergei Inkatov's solo exhibition “Helios” invites you to the world of abstract painting and gives a unique insight into a world order that is full of feelings, colour and energy of life.   The main direction of Sergei's art practice is expressive and abstract compositions. As a mature professional artist, Sergei's original painting style is able to blend different cultures with the use of lush and strong colours.    Sergei Inkatov was born in Baku and has been living in Estonia since 1994. Sergei has had various solo exhibitions in the Baltic and Nordic countries as well as the Netherlands, Germany, UK and Russia. He has participated in famous international art expos such as Beijing Art Expo and Artexpo New York, and has been the laureate of many international and domestic art competitions. Sergei is a member of the Russian Artists’ Union and Estonian Artists' Association.  
Exhibition “May You Be Loved and Protected”
The exhibition “May You Be Loved and Protected” will open at Tallinn Art Hall on 16 October at 6 pm, bringing to audiences the works of Dénes Farkas, Tõnis Saadoja and Jevgeni Zolotko as well as a selection of works from the Prinzhorn Collection, displayed in light boxes. The curator of the exhibition is Tamara Luuk.  
Lauri Koppel's exhibition “Demiurge's Tupperware”
Lauri Koppel's personal exhibition “Demiurge's Tupperware” will be open in Draakon gallery from Tuesday, September 13th, 2020. Exhibition will stay open until October 31st, 2020. The idea of the world being an abnormal state is emphasized by Gnosticism, a collection of religious ideas and systems originating from early Christian and Jewish sects. Demiurge, a fallen divine but evil being has created a world of negative matter. A global direct seller company Tupperware produces plastic containers for food storage and preparation - the hermetic and waterproof containers of various shapes have become a part of today's household culture.
Valentin Vaher. Circus. 1981. Fresco.
Monumental art by students at the Painting Department of the EKA 1962–1995 Open 8.10.–5.11.2020   Opening of the exhibition and presentation of the catalogue on 7 October at 5 PM. Entrance from Kotzebue Street. Please wear a mask!  
Sten Saarits “Conversing in Absentia”
At Vent Space project space 05.10–14.10.2020 Opening on 04.10 at 18.00   The exhibition "Conversing in Absentia" will present three new installations by audio-visual artist Sten Saarits. The works can be seen as micro-landscapes or externalized thought spaces of how small details of the everyday can shine in a new light during the time of crisis.   The exhibition shows objects familiar from the streets being rearranged, rebuilt and repurposed to act as visual cues or anchors addressing the inconsistent and incoherent projections of future. The gallery itself is situated in one of the basement rooms in Tallinn Art Hall – an underground setting that wants to reverberate the cultural narratives and meanings of whatever less obscure might lie above.  
Jaanika Peerna’s “Glacier Elegy Brooklyn” Performance
​Please join us for Jaanika Peerna’s “Glacier Elegy Brooklyn” Performance Sunday 4 October 2020 Brooklyn, NYC 2pm NYC & EST / 7pm UK & BST / 8pm CEST LIVE & LIVE-STREAMED   Much of Jaanika Peerna’s recent work is a lament to glaciers and natural ice. Her ongoing project, “Glacier Elegy”, forms the central core of her recent practice. Through this iconic work, we see a contemporary artist engaging with the climate emergency in a profound way.  
Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies)
On 2 October, the exhibition “Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies)” curated by Katerina Gregos will open at the Museum für Neue Kunst in Freiburg, Germany. The exhibition is the first major international co-production for Tallinn Art Hall.   According to Paul Aguraiuja, Director of Tallinn Art Hall, it is exceptional for an Estonian art institution to initiate and lead the production of an international exhibition which is currently scheduled to be displayed in three countries, while preliminary negotiations have already begun with potential additional exhibition venues. “I believe that this exhibition, in addition to the recent Forbes article, will enhance the image of Tallinn as an emerging centre of contemporary art and will benefit Estonian artists as well as the local exhibition audience. This will help us bring more and more Estonian artists to the international arena and also introduce top contemporary art to the local audience.”  

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