Veiko Klemmer's exhibition “What You Can't Get for Money”
Veiko Klemmer's personal exhibition “What You Can't Get for Money” will be open in Draakon gallery from Tuesday, May 18th, 2021. Exhibition will be open until June 5th, 2021.   Artworks of this exhibition serve to continue the series of abstractions that Klemmer started working with in 2011. Presently exhibited pieces have been completed during the autumn and winter of 2019. The exposition was initially planned to be exhibited in 2020, but due to the conditions of pandemic the exhibition takes place a year later.   Veiko Klemmer comments on his exhibition: „On one hand, the purpose of creating artwork has been mainly the process itself, particularly the experiments with adding tension to space and stimulating a sharpened state of mind where an artwork hovers between an image and imagination. On the other hand, there are definitely some motifs and ideas floating in zeitgeist recorded in the exhibited works.
Riste Laasberg "Stroomi Beach", photo: Tarmo Tilsen
Exhibition "Imaginary Landscapes" by Estonian textile artist Riste Laasberg in St. Jacob Church in Viimsi opened on 4th of May. It can be visited from Tuesday to Friday 2 pm-6 pm. (One should follow current healthcare regulations). A presentation of the exhibition will be on 23rd of May at 12 pm. The exhibition is open until the end of May. Curator of the exhibition is Erkki Juhandi, exhibition design by Krista Virkus, Kalle Laasberg helped in practical matters. Recent tapestry "Stroomi Beach" (2021) is shown here, photo by Tarmo Tilsen. Additional information:;
"Force" at Vana-Võromaa Museum. Still: Lauri Nagel
Baton from Kütiorg to Kadriorg. Force. Spirit. Power. First stop "Force" at Vana-Võromaa Museum and Art Gallery 15.05. – 04.07.2021   Curators Jana Huul, Marje Taska and Reet Varblane, coordinator Stella Mõttus, designer Villu Plink.   Artists Anna Hints, Peeter Laurits, Ivo Lill, Elo Liiv, Raul Meel, Len Murusalu, Terje Ojaver, Villu Plink and Silja Saarepuu, Uku Sepsivart and Sanne Sihm (Sweden).   "Force" will be introduced with curators Jana Huul, Marje Taska and Reet Varblane's visualized force conception: notionally charged silver object with text "Sanctus praesens" and a filming of the sanctification of the baton in Kütiorg's sacred natural site Tammetsõõr during the waning crescent moon phase.
Production platform Reskript (Maarin Mürk and Henri Hütt). Photo: Mikk-Mait Kivi
The opening project of the 2021 season, “A rescripted visit to EKKM’s collections” turns the exhibition space into a series of art storage spaces and invites visitors to take part in guided tours, conducted by the production platform RESKRIPT (Maarin Mürk and Henri Hütt). Invited by EKKM, Reskript has taken stock of EKKM’s collections, retrieved from garages and storage and gathered folklore related to the artworks and what has been left behind. This research has resulted in restructuring of EKKM’s collections, establishing of several new collections and developing suggestions for new future-oriented collecting principles.
Krista Mölder’s solo exhibition “The Blue Bird. To the Other Me”
From Monday, 3 May Krista Mölder’s solo exhibition “The Blue Bird. To the Other Me” will be open in the large gallery of the Tartu Art House.   The limits of photography are set by the human vision. Mölder plays with these limits, tests them like a foot testing the water: entering it, letting herself be enveloped by it. The water is tepid, almost the temperature of the body. Therefore the crossing of the line, the change of the environment, is barely perceptible. Impossible to place.   The artist has turned light, the tool of photography, into the substance of her work.
Jaanus Samma. Pattern No. 27. 2021. Coloured pencil
From Monday, 3 May Jaanus Samma’s solo exhibition “Pattern” will be open in the monumental gallery of the Tartu Art House. It was created last spring during the artist’s residency in the Art House and his artistic research in the Estonian National Museum.   Examples of the 19th century Estonian women’s coifs (tanu) from the collections of the ENM are exhibited side-by-side with drawings and embroidery inspired by them. Samma continues his research into the covert dating culture and fetishes of the gay community begun in his earlier works. This time the focus is on men’s underwear that have been provocatively juxtaposed with folk flower embroidery.   As a headwear, tanu indicated marriage and Estonian peasant women had to wear it daily as a status symbol.
Seven Estonian painters at HAA Gallery
Seven Estonian painters at HAA Gallery
From April29 to May 29 an exhibition of seven Estonian painters takes place at HAA Gallery, Helsinki.   Estonian Painters’ Association will open an exhibition of figure art at HAA Gallery in Helsinki, Finland. Besides the wide range of ways in depicting the nature of human body – both physical as well as non-physical – artworks by seven participating artists play also a symbolic tribute to “The Seven Brothers”, a novel by Finnish national author Aleksis Kivi. Seven artists who are performing together at the HAA Gallery do this kind of artistic collaboration for the first time. All of them are known for being independent creators and actively performing painters in Estonia for years, their artistical handwritings are recognizably characteristic and their original ideas rise from personal conceptions. The exhibition will let everyone stay on their own as well as to step into a dialogue with each other and the audience.
Sissel Marie Tonn
“Point of No Return. Attunement of Attention” brings together artworks by 17 artists in the historical Kreenholm district. The exhibition pays attention to the entanglements of human lives with other-than-human beings, rhythms, and worlds. At a time when cycles of production and consumption amplify the environmental trouble pulsating throughout the planet, the exhibition searches for possibilities to sense our shared vulnerability and interconnectedness.   Ann Mirjam Vaikla (exhibition curator): The industrial era of Kreenholm has made us move in a tick-tock kind of choreography, where one works a certain number of hours a day, driven by effectiveness, acceleration and flawlessness. As a result, modern society, imbued with the idea of progress and driven by a desire for modernity, tends to reshape landscapes. As a consequence, it has forgotten what was there before.
 Doors soon to open on Spring Exhibition 2021 of the Estonian Artists’ Association!
The representative Spring Exhibition of the Estonian Artists’ Association will be unveiled at Tallinn Art Hall, Art Hall Gallery and City Gallery on 3 May and will be open every day this year.   Celebrating Estonia’s thriving artistic community, the 21st Spring Exhibition of the Estonian Artists’ Association will take place at all three exhibition venues of Tallinn Art Hall.
 Spring Exhibition 2021
The long-awaited Spring Exhibition 2021 of the Estonian Artists’ Association is returning to its roots: approached from different angles, artworks completed in 2020/2021 will be exhibited at three exhibition venues of Tallinn Art Hall. The main exhibition of works selected by the jury will be displayed at Tallinn Art Hall, while two curated satellite exhibitions will be on view nearby at Tallinn City Gallery and the Art Hall Gallery. Preparations for the exhibitions are in full swing and doors are currently scheduled to be opened on 26 April.   “The participants of the main exhibition of Spring Exhibition 2021 were selected by a jury comprised of Vano Allsalu (Vice-President of the Estonian Artists’ Association), Corina Apostol (curator at Tallinn Art Hall), Siim Preiman (curator at Tallinn Art Hall), Aivar Berzin (art supporter) and Hanna-Liis Kont (freelance curator).