14.05.-19.06.2016 Tallinn Art Hall
14.05.-19.06.2016 Tallinn Art Hall Gallery
„Naise omavahel / Women amongst Themselves”
Curated by Tamara Luuk
11.05.-12.06.2016 Tallinn City Gallery
„Tavalise eksootika / The Exotic of the Ordinary“
Curated by Anneli Porri
Design by Kaarel Eelma
Artists: Virve Albri, Eero Alev, Christel Allik, Vano Allsalu, Siim-Tanel
Annus, Ivi Arrak, Jüri Arrak, Vladimir Baciu, Britta Benno, Marju Bormeister, Ove Büttner, Nelly Drell, Silva Eher, Jaan Elken, Ahto Eller, Evi Gailit, Maria Generalova, Mauri Gross, Ulvi Haagensen, Hannah Harkes, Maie Helm, Eero Ijavoinen, Jarõna Ilo, Eva Jänes, Ašot Jegikjan, Loit Jõekalda, Virge Jõekalda, Andrus Joonas, Aivar Johanson, Inga Käär, Ivar Kaasik, Kristiina Kaasik, Peeter Kaasik, Kalli Kalde, Pille Kaleviste, Tauno Kangro, Aleks Kase, Erki Kasemets, Maris Karjatse, Jüri Kask, Jüri Kass, Kati Kirotar, Tiiu Kirsipuu, Liis Koger, Maire Koll, Kaili-Angela Konno, Andro Kööp, Andres Koort, Paul Kormašov, Ilmar Kruusamäe, Liisa Kruusmägi, Inge Kudisiim, August Künnapu, Vilen Künnapu, Mati Kütt, Urve Küttner, Aime Kuulbusch-Mölder, Tiina Kuus, Toomas Kuusing, Gerth Kuusk, Tarrvi Laamann, Tõnis Laanemaa, Carmen Lansberg, Leonhard Lapin, Heikki Leis, Tea Lemberpuu, Mati Leppik, Silvi Liiva, Lola Liivat, Ado Lill, Jaan Luik, Ivika Luisk, Rein Mägar, Ove Maidla, Ülle Marks, Margus Meinart, Marika Meschin, Aarne Mesikäpp, Mall Mets, Elo-Mai Mikelsaar, Jüri Mildeberg, Piret Mildeberg, Anne Moggom, Lilian Mosolainen, Karl-Kristjan Nagel, Lemming Nagel, Marko Nautras, Naima Neidre, Stanislav Netšvolodov, Mall Nukke, Kaire Nurk, Terje Ojaver, Helgi-Maret Olvet, Enno Ootsing, Alina Orav, Tauno Ostra, Mikk-Artur Ostrov, Tiiu Pallo-Vaik, Priit Pangsepp, Mall Paris, Anne Parmasto, Illimar Paul, Andrus Peegel, Katrin Pere, Per William Petersen, Sirje Petersen, Liivi Pihlasalu, Hanna Piksarv, Tiiu Pirsko, Mati Veermets, Kadri Ploom, Mari Prekup, Aapo Pukk, Pusa (Piret Bergmann), Rein Raamat, Tiiu Rebane, Toomas Rein, Piret Rohusaar, Tarmo Roosimölder, Mari Roosvalt, Uno Roosvalt, Rait Rosin, Andrus Rõuk, Kamille Saabre, Sven Saag, Martin Saar, Elis Saareväli, Elina Saat, Lembit Sarapuu, Aleksei Šatunov, Valev Sein, Gea Sibola-Hansen, Maria Sidljarevitš, Liina Siib, Laurentsius & Co., Valeri Smirnov, Grisli Soppe, Merike Sule-Trubert, Maret Suurmets-Kuura, Külli Tael, Karl-Erik Talvet, Tiina Tammetalu, Erika Tammpere, Liisi Tani, Edgar Tedresaar, Evi Tihemets-Viires, Aleksandr Tiškov, Tuuliki Tolli, Marika Tomberg, Kadri Toom, Heli Tuksam, Tarmo Tulgiste, Anne Türn, Evi Tuvikene, Marje Üksine, Maria-Kristiina Ulas, Urmas Vaino, Katrin Valdre, Kelli Valk, Benjamin Vasserman, Lev Vassiljev, Einar Vene, Epp Viires, Vello Vinn, Valeri Vinogradov, Aili Vint, Maara Vint, Mare Vint, Toomas Vint, Mihkel Vorsman, Kadi Maarja Võsu.
On Friday, May 13th, the 16th annual Estonian Artists’ Association exhibition opened at the Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery and Tallinn City Gallery. For the fifth year, its name – Spring Exhibition – is derived from the inevitable repetition of the seasons. And this year, it introduced works from 169 artists. For the first time in the history of the annual exhibitions, a jury did not make the selection from the works submitted for the exhibition, but rather all the submitted works are included.
The Artists’ Association spring exhibition is a manifestation of diversity, a place where various artistic egos, spiritual attitudes, and visual handwriting meet. At the same time, the spring exhibition is a kind of “art competition”, which allows the participants to take a measure of each other. The traditional spring exhibition is definitely a bridge connecting a large number of artists and the broader public of art and culture lovers, but it is also a bridge between creators of very different ages. The questions that transcend generations and the reciprocal communications of the artists are some of the most interesting aspects of this exhibition. Without aspiring to be an all-encompassing survey, the salon-type spring exhibition presents a spirited and diverse extract of the art being produced in Estonia today. The three whales carrying the weight of this exhibition are painting, graphic art and sculpture.
At the Art Hall, one can see an association between artists who would probably never meet at curatorial or group exhibitions. For the artists themselves, the joint exhibition definitely provides a sporting juxtaposing and kind of competitiveness; for the viewers, it provides something for the heart and the eye, as well as food for thought and discussion, an opportunity for profoundly personal interpretations and a search for broader meanings.
Themed exhibition at the Art Hall Gallery and City Gallery comprised part of the Spring Exhibition. The selection for the Art Hall Gallery, with the title Women Amongst Themselves was made by Tamara Luuk. The artists participating in The Ordinary Exotic, an exhibition focused on everyday and imperceptible nuances at the City Gallery, was compiled by Anneli Porri.