Krista Mölder, "The Blue Bird", 2021
Krista Mölder's solo exhibition "The Blue Bird. To the Other Me" will be open in the large gallery of Tartu Art House starting from next week. Her work has been exhibited at the Art House group exhibitions before, but this is her first solo show in Tartu.
The exhibition is on view 3 – 23 May 2021.
Jaanus Samma, "Pattern no 23", 2021
Jaanus Samma's solo exhibition "Pattern" will be open in the monumental gallery of Tartu Art House starting from next week. It was created last spring during the artist’s residency in the Art House and his artistic research in the Estonian National Museum.
The exhibition is on view 3 – 23 May 2021.
Merike Estna, From the series of paintings "The things of the past", 2020
Merike Estna is part of the exhibition "Memory Shop / Tienda de Memorias" curated by Nicolás Bourriaud at Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido in Mexico. This is the first exhibition showcasing the foundation's collection.
The exhibition is on view 24 April 2021 – 10 January 2022.
Flo Kasearu in front of her artwork "Violence grows in Silence", 2021. Photo: Vallo Kruuser (Eesti Ekspress)
Congratulations, Flo Kasearu and Margo Orupõld (the head of Pärnu Women's Shelter) for winning Open Estonia Foundation's Concord award!
The keywords of the award this year are creative self-expression and civic activism. Open Estonia Foundation acknowledges the cooperation between Kasearu and Orupõld for raising the issue of domestic violence in a vital and artistic way, as well as for offering solutions.
Kaido Ole and Jonas Gasiūnas duo exhibition "Jonas & Kaido II" is now open in the large gallery of Tartu Art House. Curated by Arvydas Žalpys (Meno parkas, Lithuania).
The exhibition is on view until 28 March 2021.
Installation view. Photo: Nick Ash, courtesy of Robert Grunenberg
Jaanus Samma's solo exhibition "Folklore" is now open at Robert Grunenberg in Berlin (by appointment only).
The exhibition is on view until 27 March 2021. Update: extended until 8 May 2021.
Flo Kasearu in front of her artwork "Violence grows in Silence", 2021. Photo: Renee Altrov (Müürileht)
Flo Kasearu received Estonian national culture prize of the year for her solo exhibitions.
Currently on view: "Cut Out of Life" at Tallinn Art Hall, until 28 March 2021. Virtual tour of the exhibition: here. Interview with the artist (in Estonian): here.
Flo Kasearu, from series of charcoal drawings “Excuses”, 2021
Flo Kasearu's series of charcoal drawings "Excuses" are presented on the wall of the Explorer building (Kai 1, Tallinn) as part of the public art exhibitions titled “Nocturnal visions.”
The work is on view 5 February – 4 March 2021, every day 5 – 10 pm (on weekends until 11 pm).
Krista Mölder, From the series "You were a bird", 2020
On 4 February the Annual Awards of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia were presented to the most preeminent experts in the fields of culture.
Krista Mölder received the Annual Award and gallery director Olga Temnikova received the Recognition Award. Short interviews (in Estonian): here.
Flo Kasearu's solo exhibition "Cut Out of Life" is now open to visitors at Tallinn Art Hall. Curated by Cathrin Mayer.
The virtual opening takes place on 27 January at 5pm and the exhibition is on view until 28 March 2021.
Oleg Frolov, "Natural filter", 2016
Oleg Frolov curated the exhibition "Goodwin" at Iragui gallery in Moscow.
Exhibited artists are Yuri Albert, Danini, Oleg Frolov, Ian Ginsburg, Tobias Kaspar, Irina Petrakova, Alexey Ryumin, Denis Stroev, Natasha Tarr and Victor Zhdanov.
The exhibition is on view until 13 January 2021.
Photo: Edith Karlson
Temnikova & Kasela wishes you happy holidays!
The gallery will be closed for Christmas holidays 21 December – 3 January 2021, open only by appointment.
Update: Due to covid-19 restrictions set forth by Estonian government, the gallery will remain closed until 17 January 2021.
As we glide through the last days of this unusual year, wishing for better times to unfold in the year to come, Temnikova & Kasela and Barbara Seiler are sharing a potpourri of 24 artworks over the course of the last 24 days of 2020. From Tuesday, December 8, counting down to the new year, we will present an artist with a new work each day. The works relate on different levels to the challenges that this year has brought to us all.
You will find the respective work on our social media accounts, in our newsletter and on our websites, where we will add a new work every day.
For many years, our two galleries have met at art fairs, biennials and gallery weekends all over the world. We have been booth neighbors at art fairs, and helped each other out. This year has been different, as none of us has been traveling, art fairs and biennales have been cancelled, and our galleries have been closed for months. By sharing our gallery platforms and counting down to a new year, we want to revive this spirit and to finally get this year over with!
For more info about the works, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Instagram: @temnikovakaselagallery @barbaseiler
Sigrid Viir, "Postcard for Grandparents", series of 8 photos, 2007
Estonian Artists Association has chosen Sigrid Viir as the recipient of Artist laureate salary during the years 2021-2023.
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.
Fragments from works by Kaido Ole (left) and Benjamin Badock (right)
The duo exhibition of Kaido Ole and Benjamin Badock, "A Sparrow in the Hand" was opened at Tallinn Art Hall Gallery on 19 November. Amplifying common stereotypes, the works of the two artists depict life in an idyllic ideal world. The curator of the exhibition is Siim Preiman.
The exhibition will remain open until 17 January 2021.
Inga Meldere, "Spring, When There Was Still Snow or A Scary Painting"
Inga Meldere is participating in the exhibition “Contemporary Art” at the Kuldīga District Museum.
The exhibition shows contemporary art adapted for children, featuring works by Andris Eglītis, Katrīna Neiburga, Miķelis Fišers and Inga Meldere. The exhibition is designed for preschool and first grade children with the aim of helping increase interest and understanding of art, as well as to invite children - and their parents - to express their opinion and not be afraid of the incomprehensible.
The exhibition is on view from 29 November until 31 January 2021.
Kaarel Kurismaa, "Tallinna trammi-objekt", sketch for the installation, 1988
Kaarel Kurismaa's installation "Tallinna trammi-object" in Tallinn was announced as a cultural heritage object by Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas.
"Tallinna trammi-objekt" was completed in 1993. Temnikova & Kasela gallery proposed the object be made a cultural heritage object in October of 2019.
The object's form has preserved itself well over the years but the color scheme has been changed in cooperation with the author. The original blue-red-white tone was turned blue and yellow in 2008. The piece, made of brick, concrete and metal is given kinetic extra value by a weather vane.
City artist Urmas Mikk commissioned for the piece in 1988 with the intention of creating a sculpture for the 100th anniversary of tram traffic in Tallinn. The initial idea of the installation comes from "Trammivasikas", a 1983 puppet film by Kurismaa.
Olga Chernysheva, "Steamboat Dionysius", 2004. Image credit: Rohkunstbau25 Instagram
Olga Chernysheva was part of ROHKUNSTBAU 25, the Jubilee Exhibition.
The Brandenburg Art Festival celebrated its anniversary year together with artists from the past 25 editions, including many well-known names from the international art scene. Two decades before the big country life trend, ROHKUNSTBAU drew attention to areas of retreat away from the metropolises. In a summery, relaxed dialogue with art, the landscape and the local people, the festival promoted humane togetherness and a caring relationship with nature.
The exhibition was on view from 26 June until 4 October 2020.
Kaarel Kurismaa, "Green Wind (Mobile I)", 1986
Olga Temnikova and Marian Ivan are pleased to invite you to the opening of "On Adornments" at Spike Berlin this Friday, 2 October, 6pm.
For years, gallerists and friends Marian Ivan from Ivan Gallery and Olga Temnikova from Temnikova & Kasela have been running into each other at art fairs and international events. Communicating online more often during quarantine, they finally got a chance to collaborate on a group show featuring artists from both galleries’ programmes. Under the title "On Adornments" lent from Simona Runcan's 1978 series of pastel drawings, the exhibition brings together works focusing on kinetic and tactile characteristics of structures and surfaces.
The exhibition features works by Geta Brătescu, Tobias Kaspar, Kaarel Kurismaa, Simona Runcan, Jaanus Samma and Iulia Toma and it will be on view until 30 October 2020.
Inga Meldere's works will be shown as part of Kuvan Kevät 2020, the annual MFA Degree Show of the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki.
This year the spring exhibition had to be rescheduled to autumn and it will be on view from 10 October to 8 November 2020.
Flo Kasearu, "Creative Estonia", 2012. Still from video.
Flo Kasearu’s video work "Creative Estonia" (2012) was on view at videokunst.ch showroom PROGR and videowindow Bienzgut, in Bern.
The work was on view from 14 August to 12 September 2020.
Photo: Flo Kasearu
Flo Kasearu collaborated with Kalamaja Museum to create a one-day-exhibition titled "The ears of Kalamaja".
The exhibition is on view only on 20 September 2020, from noon until midnight.
Kris Lemsalu, "3 of Life", 2017. Detail. Photo credit: Tatjana Pieters Gallery, Ghent, and We Document Art
Kris Lemsalu will be part of the group exhibiton "Human After All: Ceramic Reflections in Contemporary Art" at the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
The exhibition is on view from 10 October 2020 to 5 September 2021.
Kris Lemsalu, "We Three Luxury Estates" 1-3, 2020. Exhibition view. Photo credit: Marcel Koehler, Meyer Kainer
Kris Lemsalu and Sarah Lucas have curated the exhibition "SEÑORA!" for Meyer Kainer as part of curated by, the gallery festival with international curators in Vienna.
The group exhibition including works from Kris Lemsalu and Edith Karlson is on view until 24 October 2020.
Merike Estna and Kaarel Kurismaa are part of the group exhibition "Let Me Dream Once More" at Narva Museum Art Gallery.
The exhibition is curated by Kristi Kongi, and it will be on view from 18 September to 10 January 2021.