Book presentation: Jaan Luik. Practice


On Saturday, 30 September at 2 p.m. a book of Jaan Luik "Jaan Luik. Practice" will be presented. It will be followed by an artist talk in Estonian. The conversation will be conducted by art historian Tõnis Tatar.

To celebrate Luik’s 70th birthday, the exhibition "The Garden of Stretching Figures (And Other Forms of Metamorphoses)" was opened in the Tartu Art House and his first monograph "Jaan Luik: Creation" will be published. The book illustrates Luik's position in the field of Estonian sculpture and comprises a broad selection of his works and artistic process over 5 decades. The book was compiled by Laura De Jaeger and Johannes Luik and contains textual contributions by Art Allmägi, Laura De Jaeger, Juhani Järvinen, Kirke Kangro, KIWA, Johannes Luik and Taavi Talve.

Jaan Luik (b. 1953) is an Estonian sculptor. He has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions since 1979, with recent solo exhibitions in the Pärnu City Gallery (2017), the Võru Town Gallery (2018) and the Vabaduse gallery in Tallinn (2019). The works on display are from the collection of the Tartu Art Museum and private collections. He received the Anton Starkopf prize in 2006. Luik taught in the Tartu Art School, University of Tartu and Imatra Art School (Finland). From 1995 to 1997, he was the chairman of the Tartu artist union.

Exhibition "The Garden of Stretching Figures (And Other Forms of Metamorphoses)" will remain open until October 8.


Elika Kiilo-Kulpsoo
Curator-project manager

Tartu Art House
Vanemuise 26, 51014 Tartu
Wed–Mon 12.00–18.00

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