Events

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.  
Camille Laurelli issue by Idoine Èdition
French and English magazine Idoine has published a special interview-issue “Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B/A*” with Camille Laurelli, which will be presented at the video game museum LVLup! on the 25th of January, 2021, on @ccaestonia Instagram account at 18.00. The presentation will be held in English. Camille Laurelli is a French intermedia artist who currently lives and works in Tallinn. Laurelli is a co-founder and artistic director of the Lvlup! Video game Museum which is located in ARS Art Factory.  What kind of treasures is artist Camille Laurelli hiding in his video games museum? Why has anyone yet understood what he’s doing there? What can Camille tell us about video games? Those and other questions will be answered at @ccaestonia Instagram live, when Camille takes us on a tour in the Pärnu mnt 154 building.
Maria Valdma’s solo exhibition “Memory Palace”
How to speak without words? How to remember without recalling? Maria Valdma’s solo exhibition Memory Palace will be open in Tallinn City Gallery from 22 January, showcasing the artist’s latest jewellery made of porcelain, burnt and bleached wood, gold and silver. The curator of the exhibition is Siim Preiman.   NB! Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus in Estonia, the usual festive opening of the exhibition will not take place. The doors of the City Gallery will open to visitors on Friday, 22 January at 11 am. The exhibition will remain open until 28 March.  
Evi Gailit, Maris Tuuling and Tõnis Kriisa at the Tartu Art House
From Saturday, 23 January the joint exhibition of Evi Gailit, Maris Tuuling and Tõnis Kriisa “Three Is Compromise” will be open in the small gallery of the Tartu Art House.   The exhibition of the two painters and one ceramicist focuses mainly on the human body. It is a collection of shapes that is the most expressive to other people. It can also be endlessly and without exhaustion used in artworks. 70–93% of communication is arguably based on body language but we are still quite illiterate about reading its meaning.   The authors add: “All exhibited works have been made in half a year for this project. Since we have allowed each other to quietly work on our own, we don’t want to also pressure the viewer with our interpretations. We won’t therefore explain our works nor offer a manual for the exhibition. The number of correct interpretations is equal to the number of stories constructed by the viewers.”  

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