Events

Piret Ellamaa
At this year's Design Night, glass artists will discuss design and art in the collective work "Piece of Cake". "Piece of Cake" is made in a unique technique, typical of Estonian glass art "pâte de verre" (or "glass paste" in French). This gentle, ultra-thin, sculptural, or sugar-like smelting technique, is so common among the glass artists that we can safely speak of the emergence of the school in the second half of the 1990s. Mare Saar's first pâte de verre works date back to 1995. The artists participating in the exhibition want to highlight the pâte de Verre technique also because this fragile broken glass has aroused a lot of interest among the audience. People are often puzzled by the story - "how does it all come together" and "is it really glass?". In addition to creating a beautiful artifact, artists hope to create positive emotions in human viewers - to design the viewer's experience on the border of art and real-life and to show more closely the symbiosis of design and art.
Photo: Ingrid Allik. 2012
The exhibition “Like Stones in Flowing Water” will be opened in Tallinn City Gallery on Thursday, 10 September at 6 pm. It speaks of the consistent yet admirably changeable work of three artists, which is simultaneously both modest and powerfully self-assertive. Curator Tamara Luuk has invited these three particular artists to make a joint exhibition, indicating that poetry, intuition, beauty and harmony also walk their sunny path today, refusing to let it grow wild.   Tiiu Pallo-Vaik, Naima Neidre and Ingrid Allik, the three artists at this exhibition, are like colourful, polished stones that become ever more radiant in the passing of time. Obstructing or redirecting this passage with their physicality is out of the question – they are too fragile. Also unthinkable is being randomly rolled here and there by the flowing water. For this, they hold too much weight.    
Anna Shkodenko & Raili Keivi exhibition
Exhibition information can be found on the imege. 
Ulvi Haagensen’s solo exhibition “Thea Koristaja Museum”
Ulvi Haagensen’s solo exhibition “Thea Koristaja Museum” at Hobusepea Gallery opens on Wednesday, 2 September 2020 at 6pm. The exhibition is open until 21 September, 2020.   “Welcome to our place”, says Thea Koristaja, as she opens the door and indicates for us to enter an exhibition that explores the connections between art and everyday life. Thea Koristaja is an imaginary person, an artist, and a cleaner and this is her museum. Together with two other imaginary artists, known as Olive Puuvill and Loome Uurija, she works with Ulvi Haagensen, who is quite real, to explore how art and life can meet, converge, overlap and sometimes clash.  
Katrin Enni's solo exhibition
Katrin Enni's solo exhibition "Shivers"
02.09.2020 to 19.09.2020
Katrin Enni’s exhibition “Shivers” in Draakon gallery will be opened on Wedenesday, 2nd of September at 18.00. The exhibition remains open until September 19.   Katrin Enni’s solo show “Shivers” is a sound environment made of copper – one of the first metals that humans learned to use. In the gallery, each instrument has a voice of its own, producing different rhythms and frequencies. Together these create a sound environment that can be experienced in a way similar to natural sounds – existing and developing on its own with visitors invited to step in, observe and listen. The structure of the sound piece is not fixed but based on combinations that emerge from endless repetitions. The vibration speakers placed under copper objects add physical dimension to the sound. The speakers act as mechanical filters and while making the objects shiver these produce unexpected echos, reverbs and overtones.  
Exhibition “Impression on Paper. Publications from the CCA's archive”
You are cordially invited to the exhibition “Impression on paper. Publications from the CCA’s archive” at Lugemik’s new bookshop, showcasing rare and less known publications from the CCA’s archive alongside the selection provided by the bookshop.   This compilation of publications, from the archive of the Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art that the centre has been adding to since beginning of the 1990s, can be viewed as signs and artefacts of their time, documents of past events and not yet defined art movements. The display includes festival catalogues, exhibition booklets, artist books, works of graphic design and self-published materials.   During the exhibition Lugemik bookshop offers 10% off of all books published by the CCA. Additionally, everyone is welcome to visit the CCA’s archive located in the third floor of the same building. Due to the archive rearrangement, a selection of art publications have been made available for free.
Exhibition
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.  
 Liisi Eelmaa “I Create What I Think – ABRACADABRA”
On Thursday, 27 August at 5 p.m. Liisi Eelmaa will open her solo exhibition “I Create What I Think – ABRACADABRA” in the large gallery of the Tartu Art House.   Eelmaa’s latest works have focused on researching the specific characteristics of paintings: the relationships between matter, form, space and images. The exhibition “I Create What I Think – ABRACADABRA” is a continuation of her earlier series “Gently in the Air”.   The artist adds: “One of the most famous magical formulas is „abracadabra”. It is thought that in Aramaic it can be translated as “I create as I speak”. Thinking is magical, every item that surrounds us has started from thinking. Objects around us are either functional or of little practical use. Abstract paint, substance, beginning – ABRACADABRA.”   The exhibition uses sounds by Mihkel Tomberg.  
Johanna Mudist “Flora and Fauna”
Johanna Mudist “Flora and Fauna”
27.08.2020 to 20.09.2020
On Thursday, 27 August at 5 p.m. Johanna Mudist will open her solo exhibition “Flora and Fauna” in the small gallery of the Tartu Art House.   With these drawings, Johanna Mudist continues her little man’s series, where the play between the small format of her piece and the proportions of the human-character(s) depicted, looked at the myth of the little man known from the classics of literature. When used in literature, “little man” was little mostly in terms of its function (e.g. some clerk as a cog in the machine), Mudist, however, is observing the system as a whole. This time, the play with proportions has moved on from people also to flora and fauna.  
Laura Põld & Piret Karro
On 27 August at 7 PM, Vaal Gallery in Tallinn will open the exhibition of Laura Põld and Piret Karro, Shedding Skin. The exhibition project was born in joint creation of the two authors and brings together Laura Põld’s site-specific installations, drawings and ceramics and Piret Karro’s poetry, prose and photos in the format of a notebook series. Shedding Skin refers to changing, hardening, and the need for self-creation. The dialogue between Põld and Karro took place in the context of the movement restrictions established in the course of this year’s global events. Particular focus was set on the practical issues of living arrangements and cohabitation constellations as well as the survival strategies of cultural workers. Piret Karro’s texts are straightforward and convey Eastern European realism. She uses assertive and poignant free verse to write about intimacy and violence and the relationships between body and space, locating herself en route between Tallinn–Berlin–Budapest.

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