Tuoma Rainio “Marble Stairs” (2013)
The Pärnu Fotofest, the new Pärnu art festival that was initiated by the City Gallery three years ago, has undertaken to enliven the art life of the city during the wintery off-season, and to reveal various facets of photographic art to the public. From late January to late February, thematic exhibitions that are part of the festival programme will be on display in most of the city’s exhibition spaces.  This year’s programme will take place simultaneously with the Pärnu Contemporary Music Days, and share the common theme of “Error in the System”, by searching for errors and dislocations in photographic art and music, and attempting to capture deviations in the content, form as well as interpretation of the works. The PCMD and Fotofest include seminars, workshops, concerts, the collective listening and viewing of works, and various exhibitions.  The exhibitions’ great opening rally will start at 4 p.m. on January 23rd.  
Exhibition Is This the Museum We Wanted? The Narva Version
The exhibition “Is This the Museum We Wanted? The Narva Version” will open on Wednesday, January 22 at 5 pm at Narva Museum Art Gallery. “Is This the Museum We Wanted? The Narva Version” is adiscussion-oriented, participatory exhibition that allows everyone who cares about Narva’s art scene to experience a high-quality exhibition programme that includes both art heritage and contemporary art. The exhibition signals a new shift of emphasis for the Narva Museum Art Gallery, the goal being to spark broader discussion about what the function, role and target audience of a modern art institution should be in this border town.  
Hidden people by Liina Siib in Hobusepea gallery
Liina Siib will open her personal exhibition Huldufólk / Hidden People in Hobusepea gallery at 6pm on Wednesday, January 15th, 2019.   The highlight of Liina Siib's installation “Huldufólk”, located on both floors of the gallery, lies in the silent tragicomical piece composed by photographs, a tragicomedy with derived words, a silent film and a comic strip.   The tragicomic strip is set in winter, in the surroundings of the back door of a 24-hour food store in Reykjavik. The geographical location does not really matter here much more than perhaps recognizing larger fish crates, longer lasting nights, rapid change of weather and temperatures; depicted activities and related attributes can be found anywhere in the world. One can see single or several store workers smoking in front of the open back door either during the day or in the evenings while now and then re-organizing the towering heaps of crates in their limited territory.  
Rein Mägar
Rein Mägar “Facial recognition”
13.01.2020 to 01.03.2020
Rein Mägar will open his personal exhibition Facial Recognition in Draakon gallery at 5.30pm on Monday, January 13th, 2020.   “Facial recognition is a special purpose computer program or function used for identification or automatic verification or examination of a person.” (Wikipedia)   Current exhibition mainly consists of portraits while offering an amusing opportunity to search for common features between computer-based work and portrait painting, as also the title of the exhibition - “Facial Recognition” - is referring to. A computer program is able to spot a human face in a frame in a fraction of a second while comparing the face to thousands of other faces. Therewith the program uses 68 points for defining a face whereas the tip of the nose is always the point No. 31 - the coordinates of all points together will provide the line of numbers characteristic to the person's face.  
“Polyview worlds” by Alina Orav
“Polyview worlds” by Alina Orav
07.01.2020 to 08.02.2020
You are cordially invited to the opening of Alina Orav's solo exhibition “Polyview Worlds” on the 7th of January at 6 pm on the bottom floor at the Haus Gallery. You can get in by calling the bell button by the door of the gallery.   Artist Talk is conducted by Sandra Jõgeva on the 14th of January at 18. The exhibition open until the 8th of February.   Thank You to: Olga Lukina, Sandra Jõgeva, Kaur Kivirähk, Alexei Gordin, Juhan Soomets, Maksim Vinogradov, Jelena Armas, Tederdisain OÜ.   The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.   Additional information:
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.