Baton from Kütiorg to Kadriorg. Force. Spirit. Power. First stop "Force" at Vana-Võromaa Museum and Art Gallery 15.05. – 04.07.2021   Curators Jana Huul, Marje Taska and Reet Varblane, coordinator Stella Mõttus, designer Villu Plink.   Artists Anna Hints, Peeter Laurits, Ivo Lill, Elo Liiv, Raul Meel, Len Murusalu, Terje Ojaver, Villu Plink and Silja Saarepuu, Uku Sepsivart and Sanne Sihm (Sweden).  
Riste Laasberg
Exhibition "Imaginary Landscapes" by Estonian textile artist Riste Laasberg in St. Jacob Church in Viimsi opened on 4th of May. It can be visited from Tuesday to Friday 2 pm-6 pm. (One should follow current healthcare regulations). A presentation of the exhibition will be on 23rd of May at 12 pm. The exhibition is open until the end of May. Curator of the exhibition is Erkki Juhandi, exhibition design by Krista Virkus, Kalle Laasberg helped in practical matters. Recent tapestry "Stroomi Beach" (2021) is shown here, photo by Tarmo Tilsen. Additional information: erkki.juhandi [at]; laasbergriste [at]
Production platform Reskript (Maarin Mürk and Henri Hütt). Photo: Mikk-Mait Kivi
The opening project of the 2021 season, “A rescripted visit to EKKM’s collections” turns the exhibition space into a series of art storage spaces and invites visitors to take part in guided tours, conducted by the production platform RESKRIPT (Maarin Mürk and Henri Hütt). Invited by EKKM, Reskript has taken stock of EKKM’s collections, retrieved from garages and storage and gathered folklore related to the artworks and what has been left behind. This research has resulted in restructuring of EKKM’s collections, establishing of several new collections and developing suggestions for new future-oriented collecting principles. During the guided tours, visitors will gain access to zones otherwise closed to the public, they are also trusted with information that has not been written down anywhere, introduced to artworks unseen by audiences in recent years, and discussions are initiated, regarding EKKM’s role as a self-proclaimed museum.   The tours begin on 4 May and will be held until 16 May.  
Krista Mölder’s solo exhibition “The Blue Bird. To the Other Me”
From Monday, 3 May Krista Mölder’s solo exhibition “The Blue Bird. To the Other Me” will be open in the large gallery of the Tartu Art House.   The limits of photography are set by the human vision. Mölder plays with these limits, tests them like a foot testing the water: entering it, letting herself be enveloped by it. The water is tepid, almost the temperature of the body. Therefore the crossing of the line, the change of the environment, is barely perceptible. Impossible to place.   The artist has turned light, the tool of photography, into the substance of her work. Traditional substances – objects, surfaces and forms; the solid matter that reflects light as colours – have abandoned their resistance: like the surface of water that the foot wants to test.  
Jaanus Samma. Pattern No. 27. 2021. Coloured pencil
From Monday, 3 May Jaanus Samma’s solo exhibition “Pattern” will be open in the monumental gallery of the Tartu Art House. It was created last spring during the artist’s residency in the Art House and his artistic research in the Estonian National Museum.   Examples of the 19th century Estonian women’s coifs (tanu) from the collections of the ENM are exhibited side-by-side with drawings and embroidery inspired by them. Samma continues his research into the covert dating culture and fetishes of the gay community begun in his earlier works. This time the focus is on men’s underwear that have been provocatively juxtaposed with folk flower embroidery.  
Seven Estonian painters at HAA Gallery
Seven Estonian painters at HAA Gallery
29.04.2021 to 29.05.2021
From April29 to May 29 an exhibition of seven Estonian painters takes place at HAA Gallery, Helsinki.   Estonian Painters’ Association will open an exhibition of figure art at HAA Gallery in Helsinki, Finland. Besides the wide range of ways in depicting the nature of human body – both physical as well as non-physical – artworks by seven participating artists play also a symbolic tribute to “The Seven Brothers”, a novel by Finnish national author Aleksis Kivi. Seven artists who are performing together at the HAA Gallery do this kind of artistic collaboration for the first time. All of them are known for being independent creators and actively performing painters in Estonia for years, their artistical handwritings are recognizably characteristic and their original ideas rise from personal conceptions. The exhibition will let everyone stay on their own as well as to step into a dialogue with each other and the audience.
Sissel Marie Tonn
“Point of No Return. Attunement of Attention” brings together artworks by 17 artists in the historical Kreenholm district. The exhibition pays attention to the entanglements of human lives with other-than-human beings, rhythms, and worlds. At a time when cycles of production and consumption amplify the environmental trouble pulsating throughout the planet, the exhibition searches for possibilities to sense our shared vulnerability and interconnectedness.  
 Doors soon to open on Spring Exhibition 2021 of the Estonian Artists’ Association!
The representative Spring Exhibition of the Estonian Artists’ Association will be unveiled at Tallinn Art Hall, Art Hall Gallery and City Gallery on 3 May and will be open every day this year.   Celebrating Estonia’s thriving artistic community, the 21st Spring Exhibition of the Estonian Artists’ Association will take place at all three exhibition venues of Tallinn Art Hall. This year’s Spring Exhibition will address the salient topics of gender and the body, performativity and provocative live expressions, spirituality, ecological awareness, the integration of political and aesthetic vision, redefining of abstraction, urbanism and gentrification, and, of course, the ongoing pandemic crisis.
 Spring Exhibition 2021
The long-awaited Spring Exhibition 2021 of the Estonian Artists’ Association is returning to its roots: approached from different angles, artworks completed in 2020/2021 will be exhibited at three exhibition venues of Tallinn Art Hall. The main exhibition of works selected by the jury will be displayed at Tallinn Art Hall, while two curated satellite exhibitions will be on view nearby at Tallinn City Gallery and the Art Hall Gallery. Preparations for the exhibitions are in full swing and doors are currently scheduled to be opened on 26 April.   “The participants of the main exhibition of Spring Exhibition 2021 were selected by a jury comprised of Vano Allsalu (Vice-President of the Estonian Artists’ Association), Corina Apostol (curator at Tallinn Art Hall), Siim Preiman (curator at Tallinn Art Hall), Aivar Berzin (art supporter) and Hanna-Liis Kont (freelance curator). The number of requests to participate increases every year; this time as many as 359 applications were submitted.  
MEANINGS. Tapestries from the methodical archive of the textile department of Pallas
8.-30.03.2021   The exhibition MEANINGS opens the furthermost doors of the methodical archive of the textile department of Pallas and introduces a selection of tapestries from the last 25 years.   Tapestry weaving is a third-year course in the Pallas textile curriculum and each year new students start with a different theme. By that time, the students have completed more than half of their studies and are experienced in working with composition, colour and material. This allows the students to focus on meaning in addition to weaving, and to find the most suitable way for expressing the message of their work. Alongside course works, several graduation works are exhibited. The tapestries depict people and events, encounters and dialogues important to the authors, their households and hometowns. However, the protagonist of the tapestry is always the author, being sometimes visible and invisible at other times.