Events

Liisa Kruusmägi “Underneath the Hot Sun”
On February 19, at 19:00, the exhibition “Dreamers” by painter Liisa Kruusmägi (33) will be opened at the Solaris Gallery. The exhibition is based on the author's latest work. While in the past Liisa has mainly painted people in different moments and environments, the theme of the new exhibition is deeply related to nature - in a very positive sense. Recently, more and more time has been spent in nature, hiking there and observing its life processes. Central to the pictures in the exhibition is a dreamer who, while in nature, enjoys it, it is like a world of good dreams. The one lying on the living room carpet has been replaced by an observer of the flying stars on the beach sand, and the anxious coucher has gone to the forest, bowed to the shore of a small lake, instead of the phone-selfie, looking at her reflection on the surface of the water, stepped a little further, and then found some beautiful boletus that had made the day.  
“Apocalyptic landscapes” Anonymous Boh / Devil Girl
Apocalyptic Landscapes exhibition deals with subcultures and human communities operating in and alongside the mainstream of our society, whose goals and patterns of behavior create the basis for the birth of a whole new society - a changed world order, the reincarnation of mythological creatures in apocalyptic fields. By exhibiting a living being as a mini-form of society and nature, through outer masks and protective layers. Bringing out the inner desires and passions of the human soul, as well as the hidden gray areas of the collective body.   Anonymous Boh (Al Paldrok) and Taje Paldrok (Devil Girl) have been active on a frameless territory where an art object has seized to exist as a physical piece. Space has many dimensions upon which the activity has been built, it can be characterized by features as structured chaos and performances.
Holger Loodus. I Love Eternal Life Photography, pigment print, 55 x 55 (95 x 95) cm, 2019
Some years ago, Holger Loodus travelled north of the Arctic Circle, where he witnessed Syrian refugees’ journey across northern Russia down into Europe. This experience inspired his exhibition “Journey to the End of the World” (Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, 09.09.-08.10.2017). By now, the experience of that time has acquired solid contours, and a high, man-made mountain with steep slopes has emerged, which resembles a purgatory.   “Reimagining Those Old Slopes” depicts a process in which the vision of the universe known from history demystifies and becomes a product aimed for the masses. Through his own eyes, the artist modernises the hill of purgatory created by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri at the beginning of the 14th century. Holger Loodus aims to look at how a mystical object loses its moralizing content to become an easily acceptable attractive design object. However, this process opens up completely new perspectives.  
Eike Eplik’s solo exhibition “Shared Territory”
From 13 February, Eike Eplik’s solo exhibition “Shared Territory” will be open in the Tartu Art Museum.   Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no opening ceremony. The exhibition is open to the general public from the morning of 13 February.   The ground floor of the museum will be filled with Eplik’s sculptures and installations, which can be viewed as the natural or psychological landscapes that surround people and that we all sometimes visit. What is the environment that we live in like and do we think about those we share space with? Or do we even know how to share? This project expands upon the exhibition “Biomass – Ghost in the Corner”, which took place last spring in the Kogo gallery in Tartu and was accompanied by Mehis Heinsaar’s essay “Aesthistence” (2020).  
“Goods and Services” by Kasia Gorniak & Laivi
Welcome to the exhibition “Goods and Services” by Kasia Gorniak and Laivi, opening on the 3rd of February from 4 pm @1märtsigalerii   Kasia Gorniak and Laivi collaborate to create the installation 'Goods and Services', which reflects on fashion industry practice, putting equal weight on products and their processes. It was developed through a series of daily digital diary entries, remote conversations and garment-making sessions between Helsinki and Tallinn. The work plays with the moments between a fashion product’s construction, storage and display modes, deconstructing themes of production, labelling, packaging, sale and ultimately consumption. Familiar elements from the prior occupant of the space, clothing retailer ‘Fashion House’, are re-interpreted in a gallery context through the artists’ individual approaches, forming a new, shared design language and narrative. Regular opening hours: Tue-Sun 4–7pm (except 4th, 12th and 13th of February, 2-7pm)
Performances at the exhibition “Cut out of life”. Photo: Karolin Nummert
From 30 January, the performance produced by Flo Kasearu in cooperation with Collegium Musicale and Sander Mölder, How Much Longer? Did You Do This? will take place each Saturday at 1.45 pm at the exhibition “Cut Out of Life”.   “How much longer?” is a phrase commonly used by kids when, for instance, they have to sit in a car for a long time and begin to get impatient because they might not know where exactly they are going. “Did you do this?”, on the other hand, is a phrase that is featured, among others, on YouTube videos in which the owners give warnings to their dogs when they have behaved badly. The actual highlights of these clips are the “adorable guilty faces” of the dogs when being confronted. In the specific set-up of the exhibition, these questions are a way to address perpetrators who are causing suffering to their entire family. The performance is a very good example of how Kasearu works with subversion and humour.  
“Parasitic Symbiosis” by Pille-Riin Jaik and Miriam Esther Meyer
Joint exhibition “Parasitic Symbiosis” by Pille-Riin Jaik and Miriam Esther Meyer will be open in Hobusepea gallery from Thursday, February 4, 2021. Exhibition will stay open until February 22, 2021.   With Parasitic “Symbiosis” Pille-Riin Jaik (EE) and Miriam Esther Meyer (DK/MX) try to investigate expected collaborative behavioral patterns, rivalry, modernistic thought models as well as frames and materials, while considering both what would benefit themselves and the exhibition as a whole. The terms parasitic and symbiosis may appear paradoxical, but were chosen consciously to include both the give and take of the overall process and outcome. Did they successfully create a balance between seeking harmony and maintaining two autonomous viewpoints? That remains an open-ended question.  
Lembe Rubeni näitus „Mitte midagi”
Lembe Ruben´s exhibition of prints in Haapsalu Linnagalerii Feb 4 th until Feb 28 th. 2021   I had a dream. Arvo Pärt revealed me the secret of composing the ultimate Oneness. Skipping a certain amount of notes creates the perfect wholeness in music. What matters most is the absence. The pauses between rhythms ; the missing layers and reduced structure create the Oneness. It is like a worn-out lace curtain - we sense the repeating pattern, although we do not see the missing parts.  
Laurentsius's exhibition “The Group of One”
Laurentsius's personal exhibition “The Group of One” will be open in Draakon gallery from Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021. The exhibition will be open until February 20th, 2021.   The Group of Seven or Algonquin School was a group of Canadian landscape painters in the first half of 20th century. The Estonian counterpart of this practice could be considered painter Konrad Mägi. The Group of One is an exhibition of landscape paintings by Laurentius who got inspiration for completing this series from the nature in Canada. According to the artist, nature has undergone diverse filters during the process of painting. This has resulted in dreamy landscapes from the hidden corners of the memory, reflections, shifts of perception and a solid amount of technical tricks of painting; there is also the feeling as if something suspicious yet good has been consumed.  
Sirja-Liisa Eelma and Mari Kurismaa “Repeating Patterns”
“Repeating Patterns”, the exhibition of paintings by Sirja-Liisa Eelma and Mari Kurismaa, will open at the Art Hall Gallery on 29 January at 11:00 am. Although they are both quite familiar with the disciplining austerity, the artists have now taken on the joyful freedom to do what makes them happy. Despite the certain eclecticism of the exhibition, Mari and Sirja-Liisa firmly lead the audience towards light-hearted hedonism.   Both Sirja-Liisa Eelma and Mari Kurismaa are well known to art lovers and have also received awards for their work at different times: Mari for her so-called metaphysical paintings of frozen silence from the 1980s and 1990s and later also as a highly respected interior architect; and Sirja-Liisa for her work that has evolved from the satirical projects of the early 2000s where she often incorporated word plays to today´s  paintings characterised by poetic imagery.  

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