Events

Paul Kuimet “Composition with red, blue and green” (2018)
“Five Volumes” by Paul Kuimet
03.01.2020 to 25.01.2020
Join us for the opening of the solo exhibition “Five Volumes” by Paul Kuimet on Friday, January 3 at 6 PM. The exhibition will remain open until January 25. 
Traditional annual exhibition of Tartu art
Annual exhibition of Tartu art
20.12.2019 to 19.01.2020
On Friday, 20 December at 17.00 the traditional annual exhibition of Tartu art will be opened at the Tartu Art House, designed by Martti Ruus.   According to the decision by the members of the Tartu Artists’ Union, this year’s exhibition is curated and designed by the artist Martti Ruus who plans to create a dignified exhibition atmosphere that is both architectural and compositionally consistent and allows the art to shine in its beauty. 105 artists participate:
 Edgar Tedresaar and Sten Saarits “Black Gold”
Starting from 21 December, the exhibition by Edgar Tedresaar and Sten Saarits, “Black Gold” will be open at Tallinn City Gallery. With paintings, video and sound, the exhibition seeks to give an idea of the amount of land occupied by the fossil fuel industry. The exhibition is curated by Siim Preiman.   The exhibition will open on Friday, 20 December at 6pm and will remain open until 16 February.  
Mall Paris. „Nimeta 4. XXI sajand.“ Õli, lõuend. 2019 Edith Karlson. Skulptuurigrupist „Elu.“ Betoon. 2019
Sisters can be smart, mean, and sharp, as depicted by Edith Karlson’s giant snake installation at a current exhibition in KUMU. At the Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, however, Mall Paris and Edith Karlson prove that there is another side to the coin. The exhibition is about sisters in their best effort to understand one another and the shared choice of being an artist.   You are invited to the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, 19 December at 6 p.m.  
Still from Keskküla's musical
Helena Keskküla will open her personal exhibition Blossoms and Boogeymen, Telenovelas are Stupid in Hobusepea gallery at 6pm on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.   In her earlier artist practice, Helena Keskküla has repeatedly played with sentimentality combined with text and music, therefore having reached the genre of musical as a logical result. The artist is continuously interested in what happens when using songs, humour and plain language in order to speak about one's fears. A musical film Choral Reeds, also called as a horror-musical, is the centerpiece of the present exhibition. The piece is about a creative person who is diagnosed with an unusual yet harmless physiological anomaly. Facing the symptoms creates psychological stress manifesting both in personal and professional spheres.  
Grandmother's birthday by Jass Kaselaan
Jass Kaselaan will open his personal exhibition Grandmother's Birthday in Draakon gallery at 5pm on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.   "When I was a child then my grandmother taught me never to stroke a rat backwards - it can get freightened and become angry. We lived in a small house full of rats. On cold winter nights some of the rats climbed to grandmother's bed to look for warmth. I cannot remember grandmother's last birthday; I know that she got flowers as a present."   This is Jass Kaselaan's short introduction full of imagery to his new exhibition where the artist presents a large-scale installation applied to both the walls and the floor of Draakon gallery. The staged installation is filling up the whole gallery space as it is typical to Kaselaan's artwork, characterized by precision of details and powerful, robust form next to the paradoxically apparent lyricism.  
Siim-Tanel Annus. Performance Passages. Photo. 1987. Courtesy of the artist
Opening of the exhibition is on the 12th of december at 18.00 Buoyed by the winds of perestroika in the late 1980s, Siim-Tanel Annus (1960) appeared on the international scene as a unique performance artist. During the profound stagnation years, he created mystical semi-secret performances in his garden. The most famous was Passages (1987), which was accompanied by Ariel Lagle’s original music. Today, the artist has moved on from the performances that brought him fame as an artist in the past, and deals primarily with pictorial creation, which also inspired his past performances. The exhibition juxtaposes the documentation of his performances with his graphic art from various decades, including the present. Curator: Liis Kibuspuu (Tallinn University).
Bыставка «Воздействие слова: инвалидность, коммуникация, разрыв»
The international exhibition of contemporary art, “Disarming Language: Disability, Communication, Rupture” will open at Tallinn Art Hall on 13 December. Works by 13 artists were selected by curators Christine Sun Kim and Niels Van Tomme. The exhibition will be produced in cooperation with the Office of the Chancellor of Justice and the ARGOS Centre for Art and Media in Brussels.   The curators consider it important to break down the biases surrounding disability and have therefore selected works by disabled artists exhibited at the top galleries of the world, from the Guggenheim to the Tate. “By exploring the wide-ranging practices of disabled artists, we ended up seeing a common thread of artists and artworks unpacking ideas relating to language and communication. The ways in which language frames disability both positively, as a way to connect and make visible, and negatively, by exclusion and erasure, are manifold,” explain Kim and Van Tomme.   
Эскиз к фильму «Поля любви» (режиссер В.Куйк), 1984
The opening of the exhibition is on the 13th of December at 18.00.   The exhibition The Old Man and the Musical Score is a little gem composed of the works of Kaarel Kurismaa that are relatively unknown or never seen before. Amongst his artwork, which as a rule does not distinguish between mainstreams, days, and centuries, his oil paintings are the ones that can be dated the most clearly; his fun side is depicted in his collages and his basic truths binding his multi-faceted creation become apparent in his drafts and sketches. The visitor is greeted by an eternal retrospective love column with majestic monumentality and soul-stirring symphony of detail.   Open until the 1st of March 2020.   Additional information: Temnikova & Kasela Gallery
Group exhibition “Soft narratives” Photo: Maria Izabella Lehtsaar
On December 6th at 18.00 is the Opening of group exhibition “Soft narratives” in Kraam artist-run space.   Artists: Adriaan De Geest, Mark Kristian Hiir, Hanneleele Kaldmaa, Brit Kikas, Jelizaveta Kukoleva, Maria Izabella Lehtsaar, Riin Maide, Liis-Marleen Verilaskja. Supervisor: Lilli-Krõõt Repnau   The exhibition deals with personal and collective memory and site-specific works were created specifically for this room. EKA graphics students’ works combine personal stories and different points of view at Polymer itself, finding eight different ways to fill temporary space with temporary interpretations.   Exhibition “Soft narratives” will be the last one at Kraam artist-run space.   Facebook event.  

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