(Hyper)emotional: YOU

Vernissage on August 4 at 5pm.

International exhibition-project (Hyper)emotional: YOU sets three equally important factors for the process: collective creation, scenography and emotional manipulation. The project curated by Evelyn Raudsepp originates from her concept of a grey-hall, the meeting point of the white cube and the black box, which was put forth in her curatorial concept of the 5th Artishok Biennale, and approaches exhibition-making through performing arts. (Hyper)emotional: YOU takes two elements from theatre, collective creation and scenography, and uses them as methods for exhibition-making. The participants (working with visual, performing arts, scenography, sound, choreography) have been proposed to collectively create a holistic environment inside EKKM.

Thematically the common starting point for the artists is emotional manipulation. Firstly, in theatre the emotional response of the audience is always aimed for (by narrative, actor’s work) or even technically triggered (by light and sound). The second context lies within the post-truth condition of emotion-based communication and manipulation in media, which creates an image of a (hyper)emotional society.

Artists are working collectively in EKKM for two weeks and the outcome is on view from August 5 until September 10.

Graphic design: Margus Tamm

Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Estonian Ministry of Culture, AS Peri

Some photos of the exhibition can be seen here – kultuur.err.ee/611187/galerii-ekkm-avas-rahvusvahelise-naituse-huperemotsionaalsest-uhiskonnast

“The Study of Sight”

Photo: Aron Urb

From 29 July to 3 September, Annika Haas, Elo Liiv and Jekaterina Kultajeva will be exhibiting their photo, video, sound and sculpture installations at the Art Hall Gallery. The works depict the visually impaired people of Estonia and raise the theme of “social blindness” more broadly.

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“Maybe, Maybe Not” at EAA Gallery

We invite you to the exhibition of the students of the Department of Graphic Design of the Estonian Academy of Arts at EAA Gallery.
The exhibition displays the students’ installative works that unveil a fraction of their realities and guide the visitor’s attention to their personal perceptions.

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“Lost Friends” by Keiu Maasik at EAA Gallery

Keiu Maasik will open her exhibition “Lost Friends” in EAA Gallery (Freedom Square 6/8) at 6pm on Thursday, June 1st, 2017. “Lost Friends” is the joint project of two sisters – the artist Keiu and Kaisa, the curator of the exhibition. It speaks about losing touch with friends through the story of one friend-group.

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“Not really” by Umbrella Group (graduates of the Bachelor’s study in the department of photography at the EAA)

Exhibition NOT REALLY by Umbrella Group

Umbrella Group will open their exhibition Not Really in ARS Project Space (Pärnu Road 154) at 6pm on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Exhibition is curated by Kaisa Maasik and the participating artists are Maris Karjatse, Madis Kurss, Hanna Samoson, Silvia Sosaar and Ave Vellesalu. The members of Umbrella Group who are also the graduates of the Bachelor’s study in the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts are driven by the idea that it is possible to make a subtle swap between reality and play.

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Louis Kahn’s Magnum Opus

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition on May 31st at 5PM at the Museum of Estonian Architecture.

In January of 2017, the artist and architectural photographer Arne Maasik travelled to Bangladesh and India to photograph the architectural projects of Louis Kahn (1901–1974), an American architect born in Estonia.

As an architect Kahn is considered to be a mystic and is held in extremely high esteem in the international architectural world. Interest in his visual thinking has been intensive throughout the early 21st century.

This exhibition is part of a broader research process, in the course of which questions are being posed about the connections between Kahn’s architecture and medieval European fortress architecture, and more specifically, the Kuressaare Castle.

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Retrospective of Jüri Okas – the classic of Estonian avantgard art

Corner Solution. 1979. Deep print.

Jüri Okas is one of a group of artists who in the late 1960s and early 1970s, while still a student of the Estonian State Art Institute, set out to overthrow previous values – the principles of art-making drawn from the modernist aesthetics – and replace them with the futuristic visions of Pop art and the impersonal documentation of Conceptual art.

Jüri Okas first showed his work to the general public in 1975 at the exhibition Event – Harku 1975 – Objects and Conceptions. By that time he had already produced some of his revolutionary artworks and had brought activities and concepts into Estonian art life which were absolutely new and difficult to decode at the time.

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