Temnikova & Kasela gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening of Edith Karlson’s first solo show at the gallery, “Drama Is In Your Head: Don’t Look Down”. The artist’s work has been previously shown at T&K gallery in an exhibition produced in collaboration with Kris Lemsalu, “Being Together” (2012). The new show follows the Karlson’s recent solo exhibitions at Tallinn City Gallery and Hobusepea Gallery. Entitled “Drama Is In Your Head II” and “Drama Is In Your Head III” respectively (both 2013), these consecutive shows continued a thread started with “Drama Is In Your Head I” that was first shown at the Stalker Festival in Tallinn (2011), and later in Berlin (2012).
Gallery’s artist Merike Estna is nominated for this years Konrad Mägi Prize alongside Raoul Kurvitz, Laura Põld ja Tõnis Saadoja. The prize worth 3200 euros is awarded by the Estonian Artists’ Association, Estonian Painters’ Union and Estonian Cultural Endowment’s foundation for visual and applied arts. Since 1979, the prize has been awarded to important Estonian artists, including Temnikova & Kasela represented artists Kaido Ole and Jaan Toomik. The prize winner will be announced on the 27th of November. The jury consists of Mari Roosvalt and Jaan Elken Eesti (Painters’ Union), Anu Liivak and Maria Arusoo (Cultural Endowment), Vano Allsalu ja Elin Kard (Artists’ Association).
Temnikova & Kasela will participate in NADA Miami art fair from the 4th until the 7th of December 2014. The gallery booth number 2.62 will be located in the Napoleon room. The gallery will show works by three of its artists: Marko Mäetamm’s paintings produced during his residency at Fountainhead past September; installation by Merike Estna and works by Sigrid Viir.
In October, artists Marko Mäetamm’s and Kaido Ole’s pop-up show “Meaning of Life” was hosted by art collectors Ayşe Umur and Agah Uğur in Istnbul. The installation included Ole’s paintings, Mäetamm’s comic artworks from the series “Painting & Waiting,” and new lithography works that will be presented to a wider audience during NADA Miami Beach art fair this December. The Istanbul event was focused on local art collectors and included an artist talk moderated by the NEV gallery director Ibrahim Cansizoglu. Following the reception and the artist talk, the exhibition was invited to be a part of the Contemporary Istanbul fair VIP program.
This year’s Konrad Mägi Prize was awarded to gallery’s artist Merike Estna. The artist received the prize for her exhibition “Blue Lagoon” and curator exhibition “I’m a Painting” at the KUMU art museum (2014). According to Estonian Artists’ Association’s website, Merike Estna’s solo show and curator exhibition (co-curated with Kati Ilves) defined painting through the dimensions of space, installation and site-specificity, creating a new and eloquent setting. Previously, the prize has been awarded to gallery artists Kaido Ole (2012) and Jaan Toomik (2005).
Temnikova & Kasela is pleased to invite you to the closed preview of a solo show by Flo Kasearu which will take place at Lastekodu 1 on the 20th of January 2015 at 5pm.
Next March, Temnikova & Kasela will take part in Art Dubai art fair presenting a project of the gallery artist Kaido Ole developed in dialogue with artworks by an established Moscow post-conceptualist Pavel Pepperstein, who is represented at this event by Iragui gallery, Moscow. This will be the ninth instalment of the fair, which takes part each year in March and hosts a variety of events, including commissioned works and a non-profit programme. The fair will take place during Art Week.
Opening of Sophie Jung’s exhibition "New Waiting"
Temnikova & Kasela gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening of Sophie Jung’s exhibition “New Waiting”, curated by Justė Kostikovaitė, on the 3rd of March at 6pm, which will be followed by artist's performance at 7pm.