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Temnikova & Kasela

Noblessner, Kai Art Center building – Peetri 12, 10415, Tallinn, Estonia, +372 6405770, Tue–Sun, 1–6 pm or by appointment.


Edith Karlson "Vox Populi" in Tallinn City Gallery. 08.01-14.02

Edith Karlson's solo show "Vox Populi" at Tallinn City Gallery, 08.01-14.02

Edith Karlson’s installation called Vox Populi at the City Gallery that is comprised of more than 100 animal figures and rabbit droppings speaks about participating with acquiescent calm in the eternal circle of eating and being eaten. 

upcoming art fairs

Temnikova and Kasela will represent Kris LemsaluGili Tal and Dan Mitchell at upcoming Paris Internationale art fair.
Taking place at 45 Avenue d'Iéna, situated between the Palais de Tokyo and the Arc de Triomphe, Paris Internationale will occur from Tuesday, October 20th to Saturday, October 24th. 

© Jaan Toomik

Last month, the artist took part in EDVARD-MUNCH-HAUS residency in Warnemünde, where Eduard Munch lived and worked during 1907-8. Toomik's video “Dancing Home” (1995) will be shown at the Baltic Biennial in Szczezin 2015, taking place from the 4th of December 2015 until the 14th of February 2016. His video “Father and Son” (1998) is on view at Louis Vuitton Foundation through October 2015. Toomik’s film “Landscape with Many Moons” (2014) will screen at INDIE International Festival, Sao-Paulo; Braunschweig International Film Festival; and Helsinki International Film Festival.

© Flo Kasearu

As part of Kanuti Gildi Saal’s 2015 SAAL Biennial, the artist together with Riina Maidre staged a performance entitled “House Music” in front of the Flo Kasearu House Museum building. During the 7th installment of Survival K(n)it festival in Riga, Kasearu will show works from her solo exhibition “Uprising” previously exhibited at Temnikova & Kasela gallery. The video from this exhibition will also be shown on the 15th of September at TOK, Saint Petersburg, as part of Kasearu’s new exhibition “Critical Mass”. The exhibition, running from the 4th of September until the 10th of October, will also feature two new airplane sculptures. “Holy Night”, a performance by Flo Kasearu, Oksana Tralla, Veronika Vallimäe, Marianne Männi and Riina Maidre, will be performed on the 9th of September as part of Estonian Theatre Festival.

"Whole Alone 2", 2015 installation and performance for Frieze NY

This year Temnikova & Kasela will represent Kris Lemsalu at Frieze New York art fair. The fair will take place from the 14th until the 17th of May at the Randall’s Island Park. Lemsalu recently took part in this year's Sequences VII real time art festival in Reykjavik, where she is showing a spatial installation entitled "Fine with afterlife”. The artist’s upcoming projects and exhibitions include a presentation at Glasstress, taking place during the Venice Biennale; an exhibition at Blackbridge offspace, Beijing, opening on the 22nd of June; and BMUKK residency in Tokyo starting in August 2015.

Still from Jaan Toomik’s video “Dancing with Dad” (2003)

As part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s ongoing programme opening up public and private collections, the gallery presents four displays of the V-A-C collection selected in partnership with artists Mike Nelson, Fiona Banner, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and James Richards. The project lasts from the 9th of September 2014 until the 30th of August this year. The exhibitions go on show in the Whitechapel Gallery’s Collections Gallery, each accompanied by a unique publication devised by the guest artist. As part of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s selection, Jaan Toomik’s “Dancing With Dad” (2003) will be shown next to works by Andy Warhol, Peter Doig and David Hockney. The exhibition, opened on the 17th of March, will remain on view until the 14th of June 2015.

Jaan Toomik’s recent film “Landscape With Many Moons” (2014) will participate in the competition programme of Bildrausch Filmfest Basel, Swizerland. The festival will take place from the 27th until the 31st of May2015.

Inga Meldere “Berzkalni” (2015)

Inga Meldere’s solo exhibition “Bērzkalni” opens at Galleria12, Helsinki, next month. The show will be open to public from the 16th of May until the 4th of June 2015. The artist will show new works - paintings and archival prints. Meldere will also take part in a group show at Careof, Milan, opening on the 9th of June. Organised by Italian curator Simone Manegoi and Latvian curator Zane Onckule, the exhibition will be a showcase of works by Latvian artists. Alongside Meldere's contribution the group show will include works by Krišs Salmanis, Ieva Rubeze, Ēriks Apaļais, Kaspars Groševs, Ieva Kraule, Darja Meļņikova.

Together with a Moscow and Paris-based gallery Iragui, Temnikova & Kasela will take part in the ninth instalment of Art Dubai art fair from the 18th until the 21st of March 2015. The Russian gallery Iragui will present works by Pavel Pepperstein, who represented his country at the 2009 Venice Biennial; Temnikova & Kasela will show new paintings by Kaido Ole.

The gallery is proud to announce that it is now representing artist Jaanus Samma. Tallinn-based Samma’s body of work includes photographs, installations and videos concerned with the urban space, subjective experiences of it, and investigations into the representations of male sexuality. At the Estonian Academy of the Arts, where the artist is attending a PhD program since 2011, he is mapping out gay narratives in Soviet Estonia as part of his artistic research, which includes interviews and archive research but also more subjective and artistic output produced based on the findings. Samma was the recipient of the 2013 Köler Prize and will represent Estonia at the 56th Venice Biennale. Read a recent interview with the artist published by Art in America magazine here. The gallery will represent Samma at the upcoming Liste Art Fair in Basel, which will take place from the 16th until the 21st of June 2015.

Flo Kasearu will show her exhibition “Uprising” at FUGA, Budapest Center of Architecture from the 25th of March until the 30th of April. The exhibition was first presented at Temnikova & Kasela gallery in 2015; images of the show in Tallinn and press release available here. Kasearu will give an artist talk at the Budapest venue on the 25th of March at 6pm, where the artist will talk about her ongoing House Museum project.


During this year’s Sequences VII real time art festival, taking place from the 10th until the 19th of April in Reykjavik, Kris Lemsalu will show a project entitled "Fine with afterlife”. The artist will present a complex spatial installation which will incorporate a performance. Established in 2006, Sequences is an independent visual art biennial focused on time-based mediums.

Josephine Pryde  “Knickers, Berlin.” 18.04.2014-24.05.2014



Opening 17.04 at 7pm

Opening times Wednesday to Saturday 3-7pm, or by appointment


An exhibition of photographs.

Specially featuring the ISOSCELES underwear range.

(Not pictured here.)


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Dan Mitchell, Mike Levitt, POLICE @ Temnikova & Kasela gallery, 30.05.2014


On the 30th of May 2014, Temnikova & Kasela invites you to a 12-hour-long evening of openings and events. 

Andrius Zakarauskas (LT) 'In the Name Of' 22.08.2014-11.11.2014


Temnikova & Kasela Gallery has the pleasure of inviting you to the opening of Andrius Zakarauskas' first solo exhibition in Estonia and to a small celebration of gallery 4th birthday on Thursday, 21st of August at 7 pm.

Temnikova & Kasela at Viennafair 2014 (stand C9)


Temnikova & Kasela will present a series of new paintings by Latvian artist Inga Meldere and sculptural piece by Estonian artist Kris Lemsalu at this year’s Viennafair, which will take place from the 2nd until the 5th of October. It will be the forth time that the gallery participates in the fair, where it has previously represented both Lemsalu and Meldere. Vienna is also a familiar landscape for the former as Lemsalu had studied there at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Marko Mäetamm’s sale at Christie’s charity auction


Artist Marko Mäetamm’s lithograph “Money” (pictured) was sold for seven thousand euros during Christie’s charity auction in Moscow last month. The auction took place during Cosmoscow art fair, September 19-21, and was organised in collaboration with the fair and Natalia Vodjanova’s Naked Heart foundation. Temnikova & Kasela took part in Cosmoscow showing works by Marko Mäetamm, Kaido Ole ja Dan Mitchell.

Merike Estna’s exhibition, book launch and artist talk at KUMU art museum 01.11.2014


Merike Estna's exhibition consisting of the artist’s own solo show “The Blue Lagoon” and a group show “I’m A Painting” curated by Estna, is on show at the KUMU art museum until the 2nd of November. On the 4th of September, the artist presented a book project „Dear I’m a Painting / Always Yours Blue Lagoon”, which continues the dialogues started in the exhibition and will feature documentation of both parts of the exhibition, installation process, opening and Estna’s wearable paintings. The book was designed by Indrek Sirkel with documentation photography by Anu Vahtra. On the 1st of November 2 to 3pm, Estna will give an artist talk at the museum which will be followed by a performance. Estna also plans to release her second artist book at the end of the month.

Kaido Ole in "100 Painters of Tomorrow”


Estonian artist Kaido Ole was featured in the Thames & Hudson published book “100 Painters of Tomorrow”. Authored by Kurt Beers, Director of Beers Contemporary, the publication introduces and presents the work of painters selected by an international panel. The book will be officially launched on the 30th of October in London and at Ryder Street Gallery at Christie’s on King’s Street, and on the 6th of November in New York at One Art Space in Tribeca. Both events will be accompanied by exhibitions at the respective galleries, the latter featuring work by Kaido Ole.

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