Photo: Lutz Leitman
Now representing Katja Novitskova.
Katja Novitskova is an Estonian artist based in Amsterdam and Berlin. Her practice explores the ecologies surrounding image production on a level capable of affecting the planet and humanity. Novitskova's work features mainly images found online and and interrogates the positions and locations where the technological and the physical coincide. Blurring distinctions between media, she is interested in the interpretation and perception of visual material through digital collages, sculptures and installations.
Her work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions including Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen (2021, solo); Belgrade Biennal (2021), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich (2020); Sharjah Art Foundation (2020); Powerlong Museum, Shanghai (2019); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2019); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018, solo); Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn (2018, solo), Baltic Triennial, Vilnius (2018); the Estonian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017, solo); The Public Art Fund, New York (2017, solo), Cc Foundation & Art Centre, Shanghai (2017, solo); The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (2017); Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2017); K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai (2017). Other solo and group exhibitions include Kunstverein in Hamburg (2016, solo); the 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2016); Museum Folkwang, Essen (Nam June Paik Award 2016); Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2016); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); 13e Biennale de Lyonn (2015/2016); Kunsthalle Lissabon (2015, solo); Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo (2014); Fridericianum, Kassel (2013) and the CCS Bard, New York (2012).
Flo Kasearu, Accessible Mountains (2022) / Lifebelt Chair (2021), photo: Anna Kaarma
Flo Kasearu's solo exhibition "Flo's Retrospective" will open on 1 May (preview on 30 April) at Kunsthalle Recklinghausen in Germany.
The exhibition will be on view until 7 August 2022.
Olga Chernysheva's solo exhibition "Being Daphne" will open on 30 April at Foxy Production in New York.
The exhibition will be on view until 18 June 2022.
Krista Mölder, From the series Glass Ceiling, pigment print, archival paper, framed, 96x120 cm, 2021
Art auction in support of Ukraine #1
Online & Kai Art Center
22 – 29 March 2022
On the morning of February 24, Ukrainians woke up to the sound of air sirens. The Europeans awoke to the first military offensive in the continent in decades. The event many presumed was impossible and unthinkable in twenty-first-century Europe reminded us about the fragility and preciousness of peace.
To support the people of Ukraine in this awful time, the emerging and established artists and three Estonian contemporary art galleries have come together with the initiative to do what they can to ease the suffering by supporting NGOs and charities helping Ukrainians.
Ansazura.com will host a timed auction of 29 artworks by 30 artists from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Sweden, the US, the UK and Russia.
We invite you to bid through the webpage starting today, Tuesday March 22.
Bids will close on March 29 evening at the hybrid offline-online event in Kai Art Center, Tallinn. The event starts at 6 PM and your host that evening will be fabulous Elina Purde. All the auction proceeds will be directed to the charities that work hard to help those in dire need.
If you would like to take part of offline (in situ) or online auction (via Zoom) do let us know by email email@example.com by Sunday, 27 March 6 PM.
Participating artists: Tommy Cash, Sirja-Liisa Eelma, Vladimir Dubossarsky, Jaan Toomik, Kaido Ole, Jaanus Samma, Sigrid Viir, Krista Mölder, Nik Kosmas, Ilja Karilampi, Inga Meldere, Mikko Hintz, Merike Estna, Edith Karlson, Kris Lemsalu, Flo Kasearu, Dan Mitchell, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Laura Põld, Līga Spunde, Eike Eplik, Elīna Vītola and Ieva Kraule-Kūna, Alexei Gordin, Eva Mustonen, Kristi Kongi, Alar Tuul, Mirjam Hinn, Kiwa and Robin Nõgisto
Participating galleries: Temnikova & Kasela, Kogo, Art&Tonic
Buyers will be able to send funds directly to a charity of their choice:
1 MTÜ Ukraina kultuurikeskus
NGO Ukrainian Cultural Centre runs Ukrainian Greek Catholic church in Tallinn and has been actively helping people in Ukraine since 2014 in Donetsk and Lugansk. This is a very hands-on organisation currently assembling bullet-proof vests for specialists working in humanitarian corridors.
2 MTÜ Tallinna Vanalinn Rotary Klubi
NGO Tallinn Rotary Club is a hands-on initiative sending used ambulance cars from EU to Ukraine, along with portable energy generators and gas stoves.
3 CO International Charitable Foundation "Come Back Alive"
Direct donation to the Ukrainian armed forces
4 MTÜ Eesti Pagulasabi
NGO Estonian Refugee Aid wants to take very good care of refugees arriving to Estonia and this NGO is very much in need of your donation right now.
5 Sirius Charity Foundation
Sirius Charity Foundation is the biggest animal shelter in Ukraine situated in Kiyv region, now dealing with animals left behind. The organisation is in great need of food, gasoline, wood and medicaments.
6 Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine: Ukraine state crypto wallet
Thank you: participating artists, Ansazura.com team and Suzana Vasilescu, Kai Art Center team, Elina Purde, Silvia Fantauzzi, Ukrainian Folk Ensemble "ZHURBA", Cirque du macaron
Edith Karlson has received the main prize of 2021 by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (the Visual and Applied Art Endowment).
Sigrid Viir, 'Potato-Eye', 2016
Edith Karlson, Flo Kasearu, Merike Estna and Sigrid Viir are part of the group exhibition "Between Objects" which will open on 4 February at HAM in Helsinki.
The exhibition will be on view until 29 May 2022.
Kaarel Kurismaa, 'Ice Run', 2009, ready-made, glass, wood
Kaarel Kurismaa is part of the group exhibition 'Domestic Drama' at HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark in Graz, Austria.
The exhibition is opening today (11am–8pm) and will be on view until 20 February 2022.
Jaan Toomik, 'Father and Son', 2021, 30x42cm, serigraph, framed
Jaan Toomik has created serigraphic prints of one of his best known videos 'Father and Son' (1998). The work depicts the artist skating naked on the Baltic Sea, the voice of his son singing a choral in the background. This and many others of Toomik’s works are deeply personal, evoking the artist’s complexes, anxieties and relationships.
Oleg Frolov, 'Loneliness in the crowd', 2021, 90х90 cm, mixed media, collage of rizoprints on canvas
Oleg Frolov's solo exhibition 'Triumph and Crisis of Personnel' at ART4 in Moscow has been extended until 25 December.
Jaan Toomik, "Dancing Home", 1995
Jaan Toomik's video installation "Dancing Home" can be seen as part of Video Art Nights on the window of Kunsthalle Recklinghausen until 20 February 2022.
Olga Chernysheva (center) talks to press during the opening of GES-2 contemporary arts centre. Image credit: AFP photos/Kuwait Times
Olga Chernysheva’s photographic series ‘To Moscow! To Moscow! To Moscow!’ is presented at eponymous enagural exhibition of GES-2 contemporary arts centre in Moscow, curated by Ragnar Kjartansson. Chernysheva’s new comissioned video work is also being premiered.
The exhibition is on view until 13 March 2022.
Roberto Winter, 'Topological ideology', 2022, twisted, cut and soldered metal
On Saturday, 4 December, at 5 pm, two artist talks will be held at Temnikova & Kasela gallery.
Curator and art historian Denis Maksimov will be in conversation with the artist Jaanus Samma about the exhibition 'Otherness, Desire, the Vernacular: Carlos Motta and Jaanus Samma', which is on view at Temnikova & Kasela gallery until 9 January 2022.
The second conversation will feature Moscow-based artist Oleg Frolov, São Paulo-based artist Roberto Winter and art historian Denis Maksimov. The conversation focuses on the works and practices of two artists, which will take the form of an exhibition at Temnikova & Kasela gallery in the summer of 2022.
The conversations will be held in English.
On 16 December at 6pm, a book on Edith Karlson's work of the previous 12 years will be launched at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia.
The 320-page English language publication "Drama is in Your Head" is Karlson's first monograph. It provides an overview of 22 projects by Karlson accompanied by extensive photographic documentation, as well as two essays by Eero Epner and Denis Maksimov. The book is edited by Evelyn Raudsepp, designed by Indrek Sirkel, translated by Keiu Krikmann, and published by Lugemik and EKKM.
Merike Estna's solo exhibition "The House of the Tragic Poet" will open on 27 November (preview on 26 November) at Bosse & Baum in London.
The exhibition will be on view until 29 January 2022.
Unveiling of Edith Karlson's sculpture 'Good Old Times'. Photo: Roman-Sten Tõnissoo
Edith Karlson's sculpture "Vanad head ajad" ("Good Old Times") was unveiled on Noblessner square in Tallinn on 17 November.
"Vanad head ajad" is the largest aluminum sculpture placed in Baltic public space to date. It is also one of the few large-scale works of art to be created on private sector initiative after the restoration of independence in 1991.
Produced by Olga Temnikova, implemented by Tormis Disain, funded by BLRT Group & Merko Ehitus Eesti.
Edith Karlson. Photo: Marii Kiisk/Müürileht
Estonian Artists Association has chosen Edith Karlson and Jaan Toomik as the recipients of Artist laureate salary during the years 2022-2024.
Artist laureate salary is awarded to five outstanding artists, curators or art historians/critics every year by Estonian Ministry of Culture and the purpose of the salary is to allow professional dedication to creative activities and thereby contribute to the development of Estonian culture.
Temnikova & Kasela is hosting a presentation of a new publication, a collection of articles by Tõnis Vint, published by ;paranoia publishing.
The presentation takes place on Saturday, 13 November at 4pm in the gallery as part of the exhibition "Guided Randomness. Early Ink Drawings by Tõnis Vint".
Edith Karlson, Flo Kasearu, Jaan Toomik, Jaanus Samma, Kaido Ole, Marko Mäetamm and Sigrid Viir are part of the group exhibiton "Art in the Comfort Zone? The 2000s in Estonian Art" at KUMU Art Museum.
The exhibition will be on view 12 November 2021 – 9 October 2022.
Exhibition view. Photo: Simon Veres
Sigrid Viir's solo exhibition "False Vacationer" is now on view at KOENIG2 in Vienna.
The exhibition can be visited until 23 December 2021.
Edith Karlson solo exhibition "Return to Innocence" will open at EKKM on 29 October.
The exhibition will be on view until 12 December.
Photo: Agur Kruusing
Jaan Toomik's solo exhibition "In Yellow and Green" is open at Haapsalu City Gallery until 30 October.
Krista Mölder's solo exhibition "You Were a Bird" opens at Myymälä2, Helsinki, on Tuesday, 26 October at 6pm.
The exhibition will be on view until 21 November 2021.
Kris Lemsalu and Kyp Malone's new work "Airing Dirty Laundry" is part of the 7th Athens Biennale: Eclipse.
On view until 28 November 2021.
Jaanus Samma, ‘Resconstructed Histries. Belts’, 2019, handwowen belts, background textile manufactured by Sindo Broadcloth Factory
Jaanus Samma is opening a solo exhibition "Museum Display" at CFAlive in Milan.
The exhibition is on view 6–30 October.
Sigrid Viir's solo exhibition "False Vacationer's Workation Travels" is open in Draakon Gallery from today, 22 September.
The exhibition will remain open until 9 October 2021.