Ulvi Haagensen’s solo show “Distracting the workers"
Ulvi Haagensen’s solo show “Distracting the workers / Töölisi peibutades” in the EKA Trepigalerii will be open until 27 November and being a window exhibition it is viewable 24/7.    “I am working on the line between art and everyday life. With a particular emphasis on the practices of art-making and domestic cleaning, I focus on the places where art and life meet to try to find out what the dividing lines, overlaps and resulting ambiguities look and feel like. Helping me with my work I have three imaginary assistants – an artist-cleaner, an artist-researcher and an artist-bricoleuse. Together we make, clean, think and write.
Marco Laimre’s exhibition “A.S.T.A. 1.0 / Black Flag Shadow”
On Thursday, 14 November at 5 p.m. Marco Laimre’s personal exhibition “A.S.T.A. 1.0 / Black Flag Shadow” will be opened in the large gallery of the Tartu Art House.   Marco Laimre’s exhibition “A.S.T.A. 1.0 / Black Flag Shadow” uses installations, paintings and photos to explore post-apocalyptic FPS-RPG (first-person-shooter/role-playing-game) computer games. “A.S.T.A. 1.0 / Black Flag” is an actual episode from a potential computer game that is manifested via the methods of contemporary art. Screenshots, video loop, absurd statistics and a broken prototype of the robot cat Asta are the elements that are found in the large gallery of the Tartu Art House. The exhibition can be viewed in three levels of difficult: easy, hard or nightmare.   Marco Laimre is currently studying in the PhD programme of art and design at the Doctoral School of the Estonian Academy of Arts.
Kairo’s exhibition “Summer in the City”
On Thursday, 14 November at 5.30 p.m. Kairo’s personal exhibition “Summer in the City” will be opened in the small gallery of the Tartu Art House.   The exhibition offers an overview of the best acrylic paintings Kairo has made over a period of ten years. As befits the oeuvre of a true practitioner of Naïve art, her works contain a Gauguin-like devotion to plant motifs, multicoloured patterns, skimpily attired ladies and round nostrils. The Thumbelina-sized canvases of the earlier years start to grow audaciously larger to form a bright mosaic of all the beautiful and good but also of all the toil and hardships that Kairo has seen.   The artist adds: “Painting helps me to digest my own thoughts and to find out the direction of the winds. I imagine the person full of power who I would like to be. I touch the non-existent and feed my melancholy although I desire to accomplish only good. Even when I act like a vandal.
Taavi Suisalu’s exhibition “Waiting for the Light”
On Thursday, 14 November at 6 p.m. Taavi Suisalu’s personal exhibition “Waiting for the Light” will be opened in the monumental gallery of the Tartu Art House.   The work “Waiting for the Light” focuses on light that extends as a network of fine strands in the bottom of the oceans, on mountaintops and in the soil. For societies that are interlaced with technology, this light, that carries most of the contemporary flow of information, is as essential as Sun is for plants. The light has become geologic: compelled by milliseconds, it pushes through the mountains, forced by communication, it penetrates the gloom of the oceans, and ultimately it freezes in a blue shine on our faces.   The artist adds: “The Wardian cases in the exhibition function as miniature closed ecosystems and also as islands in the network between things – the Internet.
Report to the Audience. Acquisitions of Tartmus
The most extensive overview of how Tartu Art Museum’s collections are formed celebrates the largest art collection in southern Estonia. Based on the last decade’s acquisitions (purchases and donations), Report to the Audience. Acquisitions of Tartmus brings together works by both well-known and aspiring artists from Estonia and abroad from the first half of the 20th century to the present day.   Each year, the museum’s acquisition committee decides which artworks should be added to the collection either through purchases with funding from the Cultural Endowment of 50 000 euros annually or through donations by collectors, artists or their inheritors. Since 2010, the museum has registered over 2 000 items.   The effort of building up an extensive collection is the cornerstone of the museum’s work.
Exhibition “Mysticism and Eros”
Exhibition “Mysticism and Eros”
Tartu Art Museum’s artworks collections are the second biggest in Estonia. Exhibition “Mysticism and Eros” introduces the Tartmus collection through works on sexuality. The museum’s collection includes erotic caricatures, intimate drawings, allegorical and mythological works of sexuality, all of which provide a broad and deep basis for the exhibition. The various authors in the collection have covered sexual themes through mythological, allegorical, and also folkloristic aspects.   The exhibition is divided into sub-topics: enticement, partner searching, prominence, and family and fertility. Archetypal original myths and figures in the art are a great way to discover the rich cultural heritage through a fascinating theme and also to show the depth of the Tartu Art Museum’s art collection.   Curators: Amar Annus, Kadri Mägi Coordinator: Kristlyn Liier Education and audience program: Kristel Sibul
Mirjam Hinn’s exhibition “High Voltage”
Mirjam Hinn’s exhibition “High Voltage” focuses on intense states of mind and on their role in being human. By dismantling extreme experience, both positive and negative, into their constituent elements, the exhibition seeks the common base structures that characterize all the exhilarating experiences that Hinn has captured into the dazzling color gamut of her abstract paintings. Mirjam Hinn (1990) has graduated from the Tartu Art College (BA) and the Department of Painting of the University of Tartu (MA). In her oeuvre, Hinn has gradually moved from figurative paintings to increasingly abstract compositions. In the spring 2018 exhibition “Solidified Sounds” in the Tartu Art House, Hinn combined her abstract paintings into a single magnificent composition using exhibition design that earned her the AkzoNobel Art Prize. The exhibition “High Voltage”, which takes place in the project space of the Tartu Art Museum, starts from a similar point by merging the exhibition space into a coherent whole with the paintings using light and sound effects.
Karel Koplimets and Maido Juss "Flat Circle"
Karel Koplimets and Maido Juss will open their co-exhibition Flat Circle in Draakon gallery at 6pm on Monday, November 4, 2019. With their video installation of the same title, the artists explore the issues spreading out from the overabundance of information in today's media, human consciousness and beliefs.   Overabundance of information is associated to an individual's difficulty to receive large quantities of data as well as to distinguish relevant info from the irrelevent. In 2016, the mankind generated about 44 exabytes of information in Internet every day, whereby 90% of all information existing in the world was produced during the past few years. It is estimated that by the year 2025 the amount increases tenfold. Everyone having the access to (free) Internet seems to have an access to endless amount of data.
Angela Maasalu exhibition "Cave for Forgotten Dreams"
Angela Maasalu will open her personal exhibition "Cave for Forgotten Dreams" in Hobusepea gallery at 6pm on Wednesay, November 6, 2019.   Things are  changing; things are starting to   spin, snap, fly off into    the blue sleeve of the long     afternoon. Oh and ooh come whistling out of the perished mouth   of the grass, as things turns soft, boil back  into substance and hue. As everything,   forgetting its own enchantment, whispers:    I too love oblivion why not it is full     of second chances. Now, hiss the bright curls of the leaves. Now!
Flo Kasearu
Public talk by Flo Kasearu on Tuesday, November 5 at 5pm in room A502   Flo Kasearu (b. 1985): I was born in Soviet Union but grew up in Estonia. I studied painting (2004-2008) and photography (2008-2013) at the Estonian Academy of Arts.  In 2006-2007 I was an exchange student at the Rebecca Horn studio at Berlin University of the Arts, where I started doing performance and video art. I work and live in Flo Kasearu House Museum in Tallinn, Estonia. The nature of my works is seasonal and explorative, in that each project begins as an open-ended game. No favourite theme or a medium. I am interested in grassroots level, private and public space, vertical vs horizontal relationships, monumental vs unstable. I value irony more than aesthetics. So far I have played with private and public space, freedom, economic depression, patriotism and nationalism, domestic violence... More info: