SPRING EXHIBITION 2020
Tallinn Art Hall
Art Hall Gallery
Jury of the exhibition: Indrek Grigor, Kaarel Eelma, Elin Kard, Indrek Köster, Tamara Luuk, Andra Orn, Tiit Pruuli.
Exhibition team: Madli Ehasalu, Tamara Luuk, Sirli Oot.
Exhibition design: Kaarel Eelma.
The largest exhibition in two decades will present works by 142 artists, who have been selected by a jury from more than 300 applications. The jury of the exhibition this year consisted of Elin Kard, Indrek Köster, Tiit Pruuli, Indrek Grigor, Tamara Luuk and Andra Orn. Visitors can purchase their favourite works from the exhibition and also vote for the recipient of the Audience Prize.
The Spring Exhibition offers the joy of recognition. Above all, the display focuses on works by the middle and older generation of artists, but the list of participants also includes younger artists. Tiit Pruuli, a member of the jury, says: “On the one hand, this year’s jury work was boring for a novice art evaluator like me. We each worked remotely on our home computers, so we could not listen to the knowledgeable and exciting discussions among the respected experts. In terms of the end result, it was certainly very straightforward and transparent: different views and experiences were represented in the jury, but these could not influence each other in a coffee table discussion. Everyone submitted their lists and in the end all the points were summed up.”
The Audience Prize worth 5,000 euros will be presented by art patrons Tiit Pruuli, Jaan Manitski, Riivo Anton, Aivar Berzin and Rain Tamm.
Artists participating in the exhibitions at Tallinn Art Hall and City Gallery: Art Allmägi, Vano Allsalu, Siim-Tanel Annus, Jüri Arrak, Girlin Bassovskaja, Sirja-Liisa Eelma, Sirje Eelma, Jaan Elken, Evi Gailit, Mauri Gross, Mirjam Hinn, Eero Ijavoinen, Ashot Jegikjan, Virge Jõekalda, Saskia Järve, Siiri Jüris, Kristiina Kaasik, Danel Kahar, René Kari, Erki Kasemets, Tiiu Kirsipuu, Andres Koort, Ilmar Kruusamäe, Liisa Kruusmägi, Olev Kuma, Aime Kuulbusch, Toomas Kuusing, August Künnapu, Vilen Künnapu, Tarrvi Laamann, Leonhard Lapin, Laurentsius, Peeter Laurits, Liivia Leškin, Silvi Liiva, Lola Liivat, Solveig Lill, Johannes Luik, Mihkel Maripuu, Herkki-Erich Merila, Aarne Mesikäpp, Lilian Mosolainen, Marko Mäetamm, Karl-Kristjan Nagel, Naima Neidre, Mall Nukke, Robin Nõgisto, Jüri Ojaver, Helgi Maret Olvet, Tiiu Pallo-Vaik, Hille Palm, Mall Paris, Anne Parmasto, Illimar Paul, Urmas Pedanik, Jaanika Peerna, Katrin Pere, Per William Petersen, Juss Piho, Rait Prääts, Enn Põldroos, Tiit Pääsuke, Rein Raamat, Raul Rajangu, Alvar Reisner, Mari Roosvalt, Lembe Ruben, Reti Saks, Lembit Sarapuu, Maria Sidljarevitš, Regina-Mareta Soonsein, Angela Soop, Grisli Soppe-Kahar, Silvia Sosaar, Edgar Tedresaar, Edward von Lõngus, Nele Tiidelepp, Evi Tihemets Viires, Alar Tuul, Maria-Kristiina Ulas, Kelli Valk-Kagovere, Einar Vene, Valeri Vinogradov, Maara Vint, Toomas Vint, Marje Üksine.
Artists Painting Artists
21.05.–05.07.2020 Art Hall Gallery
Curated by Kai Kaljo
Rain Ader, Eero Alev, Mari-Liis Bassovskaja, Nelly Drell, Manfred Dubov, Pille Ernesaks, Maria Generalova, Alexei Gordin, Hannah Harkes, Huupi, Aivar Juhanson, Joel Jõevee, Pille Jänes, Kai Kaljo, Erki Kannus, Jüri Kass, Olesja Katšanovskaja–Münd, Ene Korstnik, Ilmar Kruusamäe, Liisa Kruusmägi, Leslie Laasner, Laurentsius, Silvi Lepparu, Mara Ljutjuk, Ivika Luisk, Helle Lõhmus, Maigi Magnus, Ülle Marks, Margus Meinart, Elo-Mai Mikelsaar, Piret Mildeberg, Anu Muiste, Maarit Murka, Peeter Must, Meiu Münt, Rein Mägar, Karl-Kristjan Nagel, Mall Nukke, Maarja Nõmmik, Enno Ootsing, Alina Orav, Juss Piho, Katrin Piile, Aapo Pukk, Enn Põldroos, Kristiina Pärk, Tiit Pääsuke, QBA, Tiiu Rebane, Toomas Reisalu, Anne Daniela Rodgers, Piret Rohusaar, Uno Roosvalt, Katrin Saag, Sven Saag, Maria Sidljarevitš, Anatoli Strahhov, Urve Sunny-Dzidzaria, Karl-Erik Talvet, Irina Teesalu, Enn Tegova, Jaan Toomik, Mailis Toompuu, Martin Urb, Kristina Viin, Valeri Vinogradov.
The idea of the exhibition was born in cooperation with Kai Kaljo and the Estonian Painters' Union and it is part of the EAA Spring Exhibition 2020.
Kai Kaljo, the curator of the portrait exhibition, describes the theme of the exhibition as follows: „For many years, it had seemed to me that since the world was already so saturated with objects (including works of art), it would be a sin to produce more. When I started painting a portrait again after a long time, that feeling disappeared. I was thinking that if we can portray a living person (also depicting a likeness, of course), then this portrait could become alive and outlive the person. Teaching at the university, I had a habit of coming up with fun tasks my students, and this is probably from where the idea for Artists Painting Artists emerged. I am very happy that my idea strikes a chord with so many people.”