Events

Ivar Kaasik's painting exhibition
Ivar Kaasik's painting exhibition Breaking Lights in Draakon gallery will be open from Tuesday, July 7th, 2020. The abstract paintings have been completed during the period of 2018-2020. Exhibition design has been completed by Andro Kööp. Exhibition will be open until August 1st.   Light seems to be white or transparent for our eyes. Physically, light is mostly perceived as warmth. In the process of diffraction either on the edge of glass or in the mirror, light becomes rainbow-coloured. In Kaasik's artwork, these diffractions have acquired fixed borders and specific form. Abstraction and hyperrealism can serve the same purpose – to direct the viewer to forgotten roads as well as open them up for new experiences. Minimalistic, simple spots of paint on the canvas remind of reflections of touch on the screen or the diffracted rays on the surface of various matters. With the brush and paint, Kaasik has created dynamics, lines and vibrations that will obtain special meaning only in the eyes of the viewer.  
Margus Lokk “Crossing the Blue Line”
Margus Lokk “Crossing the Blue Line”
03.07.2020 to 26.07.2020
On Friday, 3 July at 5 p.m. Margus Lokk will open his personal exhibition “Crossing the Blue Line” in the monumental gallery of the Tartu Art House.   Lokk shows his latest paintings that have been made specially for the exhibition.   The artist adds: “This might be freedom. I will not draw a red line. Everything take place in a blue glow. But too much blue can kill. Did I want this blue? I will remain polite. I would like to be a quiet observer but I make an involuntary scream. I just came across the Toome Hill.”   Margus Lokk (b 1979) has studied painting in the Tartu Art College and in the Painting Department of the University of Tartu. His previous exhibition in the Tartu Art House took place in 2014.   The exhibition will remain open until 26 July.  
Exhibition “Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint”
The opening reception of the exhibition “Resemblance Through Contact. Grammar of Imprint” will take place at the Tartu Art House on Friday, 3 July at 5 pm.   The exhibition focuses on printmaking as a process that is cultivated through contacts between forms and counterforms (negative space), and by the tension produced by these interactions. We are not so much interested in specific images, proofs, shapes or manners as in printed matter’s ability to introduce the new space that emerges between matrix and multiplicity. We focus on forms, and their dissemination through various statements and manifestations of printmaking in the post-disciplinary era. We define material as a subject, while the predicate denotes what the material does. We wish to return to the beginning of the functions of imprint and investigate its points of contacts with other disciplines. The exhibition takes its name from Georges Didi-Huberman’s book “La ressemblance par contact: archéologie, anachronisme et modernité de l'empreinte”, 2008.  
Raul Keller
Saturday 04.07.2020 at the Copper Leg Art Residency 14:30 Opening of Raul Keller's photo exhibition 15:00 Post Horn live   Raul Keller is an Estonian interdisciplinary artist working with site-specific improvisation since 2000 both in performative and installative context. He has focused on radiophonic experiments and text, lo-fi technologies, and DIY cultures with an emphasis on the process. In 2014 Keller filled the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia with a total sound installation with his solo show What You Hear Is What You Get (Mostly) and in 2019, a site-specific installation Girl In The Sewer was arrested and taken custody from the entrance of the same institution.   In recent years he has focused on performing as a solo artist on modular synthesizers and with a free impro noise duo Post Horn (w/ Hello Upan), generating and publishing text and keeping experimenting with analog photography.  
Design by Katre Arula, model Agnes Mäe, Photo by Liina Laurikainen 
The annual exhibition From the Roots of the Estonian Fashion Designers' Union will be open in Hobusepea gallery from Wednesday, July 1st 2020. Exhibition will be open until August 3rd.   At the present exhibition former clothing culture meets contemporary fashion design. Through  innovative working methods and modern solutions, fashion designers express respect towards their origin, beauty ideals of various generations as well as the phenomenon of continuity.  
Solo exhibition by Jaak Kikas
Solo exhibition by Jaak Kikas
03.07.2020 to 26.07.2020
On Friday, 3 July at 5 p.m. Jaak Kikas will open his personal exhibition of photo(de/re)constructions “Totems” in the small gallery of the Tartu Art House.  The artistic vision of Jaak Kikas is certainly influenced by his educational and occupational background as a physicist. Symmetries, reflections, experiments with the elements of physical reality are important keywords in physics. However, the exhibited photo manipulations give the viewers an opportunity for exercises in pareidolic thought games, enabling them to become co-authors of the works and to see in the images their own hopes, expectation and fears.
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Exhibition "Artist Crisis Center"
02.07.2020 to 09.07.2020
Artist Crisis Center is open from 2 until 9 of July in the welcoming premises of ARS Project room to provide support for the creative types cheated by Fortune or beaten by the hooves of Pegasus.   Accompanied by a shelter for unwanted art and a soup kitchen, it is providing refuge and assistance for those in need, all while surrounded by a soothing atmosphere to ease agitated minds and restless souls. Soothing voices might lead visitors through the pleasantly beige interior of Artist Crisis Center and instruct in the use of the healing equipment as well as provide the guidance to artists experiencing troublesome times.   The difficulty of placing your uncomfortable body in the usually pompous setting of an art event has been eliminated by the convenient seating, while soft lighting hides the flaws of disgraced artists and embarrassing artwork as well as those found in the faces of viewers.  
Tallinn Biennial
Tallinn Biennial
02.07.2020 to 30.07.2020
Tallinn Biennial is a chance to witness and experience the freshest works of contemporary art from across the Nordic and Baltic region. The aim is to offer a more underground look into the creative scene, where the need to experiment and express prevails over the need to be right or perfect.   Welcoming all the undercurrents, that get shunned by the prim mainstream, this is where you find the views freed from the constraints of convention, the edgiest and most unpolished raw breath of real air. You get to witness the dialogue between the artist and the art itself, where being certain means failure. Biennial urges you to keep on asking, exploring and feeling by accepting the unpolished, strange and unexpected realities of life.  
Experimental underwater glass art exhibition at Rummu quarry
26.06.2020–10.09.2020   glass artists Maarja Mäemets, Rait Lõhmus   In collaboration with Barrakuuda Sukeldumisklubi and Rummu Adventurecenter, glass artists and freedivers Maarja Mäemets and Rait Lõhmus are for the first time opening an unique underwater glass art exhibition u n d e r  t h e  w a t e r  o n  t h e   m o o n  at Rummu quarry in Summer 2020. Rummu, with its clear waters and one of a kind environment, attracts both national and international audiences . One could compare the sunken prison ruins with an underwater museum that is simply asking for a more comprehensive exhibition. The artists believe that water will create a new context for their creation, challenge their installing and visualizing skills as well as expand immensely the whole art experience.       exhibition concept :
Kaido Ole näitus „Kõik koos“
Kaido Ole "All Togehter"
12.06.2020 to 16.08.2020
Temnikova & Kasela is pleased to invite you to Kaido Ole’s solo exhibition “All Together” comprising three new works and three monumental paintings previously shown at the artist’s solo show at the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga in 2019. In the series, Ole finds himself in a museum dressed in overalls putting together an imaginary exhibition which brings together works by his Estonian colleagues, international contemporaries and modern classics. With help from various invented characters from his own oeuvre over the years, Ole performs the roles of an artist, curator, installer and museum director.  

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