Maria Izabella Lehtsaar & Sarah Nõmm open their duo exhibition Beauty in the Belly of the Beast in Draakon gallery at 18:00 on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023. Curators of the exhibition are Anita Kodanik and Brigit Arop. Exhibition will be open until April 1st, 2023.
On Thursday, 23 February at 5 p.m., the exhibition of this year’s Tartu Art Auction will open in the monumental gallery of the Tartu Art House. The auction is being organised by the Tartu Artists’ Union in co-operation with the Art & Tonic gallery. The auction itself will take place on 24 March!
On Thursday, 23 February at 5 p.m., Sirja-Liisa Eelma will open her solo exhibition “The Skin of Reflections” in the large gallery of the Tartu Art House.
This exhibition introduces Sirja-Liisa Eelma's paintings completed in 2022 and 2023. The new artworks form a continuation of Eelma's painting series Black Mirror, which was partly displayed at the exhibition of the same title by Sirja-Liisa Eelma and Tiina Sarapu in the Draakon gallery in summer 2022.
On Thursday, 16th of February at 6 pm Jüri Kask will open his solo exhibition titled "LAAMMAAL" at Vaal Gallery. The exhibition will remain open until 11th of March.
“The word MAAL is the mirror image of LAAM. The LAAMMAAL has sharp teeth like a saw and is ready to cut. I have caught such an unattainable thing as time, a moment, a blink of an eye and I have found an elastic answer to it, which works and therefore, I can shape thoughts in the mind's eye, which could not be done without such a form. My art is characterised by grandiosity – without being overly wordy – and the need to always see and show the bigger picture to know where it fits. As an artist, I shouldn't have extraneous thoughts – those that come into my head through the ear in the way, shape and form of words. The artist's thoughts are imagined from the mind's eye and are visible instantly.”
Tallinn Art Hall will open major international exhibition Immerse! at its Lasnamäe Pavilion, introducing novel artistic perspectives.
“We believe that Estonian audiences may have never seen such an exhibition before,” say the curators of the exhibition, Corina L. Apostol (Tallinn Art Hall) and Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás (ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe). “Every day, billions of people alternate between being absorbed into and expelled from a digitally constructed virtual environment. Artificial environments have an enormous immersive power; people seem to live several lives at once. This is what the new exhibition tries to make sense of and reflect with the help of unprecedented artistic possibilities.”
On February 10 at 6PM the international sound-art festival Walls Have Ears will be opened. The festival will showcase sonic creations by various artists and will be held on every two years at the ARS Art Factory. Walls Have Ears aims to introduce and promote sonic culture through a variety of exhibitions and live performances. The exhibitions, held in multiple spaces simultaneously, will feature interactive, participatory, perceptual, site-specific, and conceptual pieces.
Participants in the sound art exhibition of 2023: Therese Frisk (SE), Kaisa Maasik & Gerda Nurk (EE), Kat Austen (DE/GB), Katrin Enni (EE), Madlen Hirtentreu (EE), Mari-Liis Rebane, Jaanika Arum & Helen Västrik (EE), Taavi Suisalu (EE)
Solveig Lill and Olev Kuma will open their co-exhibition A Garden Without Borders in Hobusepea gallery at 18:00 on Friday, February 10th, 2023.
A garden is a limited ecosystem in which man is in charge of the development and growth of natural forms. The incentive for creating a garden could be either an aesthetic, experimental or a practical consideration. However wild or maintained a garden may be, its main characteristic is the authority of the gardener and his or her control over everything that takes place there. People set their borders in a garden on many levels while deciding which species to bring together, which to weed out, which to restrain and which to let grow freely.
On Tuesday, 7 February at 18.00 Maret Sarapu opens her solo exhibition Free and Held at Draakoni gallery. The exhibition is open until 4 March.
Maret Sarapu's seventh solo exhibition looks at the question of how to be free and held.
Through five artworks, the artist maps quotidian rituals and symbols, activities and stories that help to ensure our mental sharpness, emotional well-being and a sense of safety in everyday life. That is, focal points that help us make sense of life, prevent crises and find strength in the everyday.
Opening Friday, 3 Feb at 18
On the 26th of January at 6 PM, the opening of Laura Põld’s solo exhibition “Translating and Co-labouring” will be held at the Gallery (AV17). Laura Põld’s work combines disciplines such as sculpture, textiles, ceramics, video and photography. Her work explores the customs of the individual and society, various cultural rituals and their signs. In her work, Põld employs implementing traditional crafts and building techniques in ceramics and tufting, which interest her as the preservation of stories, memory and skills.