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Krista Mölder in the large gallery of Tartu Art House

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 in the monumental gallery of Tartu Art House

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 is part of the first exhibition at Casa Wabi

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 and Margo Orupõld receive Open Estonia Foundation's Concord award

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 at Tartu Art House

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.

Jaanus Samma at Robert Grunenberg, Berlin

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's series of charcoal drawings exhibited on the walls of the Explorer building

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 & Olga Temnikova receive Awards of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

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.

Oleg Frolov at Galerie Iragui

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.

Temnikova & Kasela wishes you happy holidays!

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.

Countdown to a New Year, an online collaboration between Barbara Seiler and Temnikova & Kasela

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 or

Instagram: @temnikovakaselagallery @barbaseiler

Sigrid Viir receives Artist laureate salary

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.

Kaido Ole and Benjamin Badock at Tallinn Art Hall Gallery

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 at Kuldīga District Museum

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's "Tallinna trammi-objekt" in Tallinn announced as a cultural heritage object

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 at ROHKUNSTBAU 25 in Lieberose castle

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.

Temnikova & Kasela and Ivan Gallery at Spike Berlin

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 at Kuvan Kevät 2020: Uniarts Helsinki's Academy of Fine Arts MFA Degree Show

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 at showroom PROGR and videowindow Bienzgut, in Bern

Flo Kasearu, "Creative Estonia", 2012. Still from video.

Flo Kasearu’s video work "Creative Estonia" (2012) was on view at showroom PROGR and videowindow Bienzgut, in Bern.

The work was on view from 14 August to 12 September 2020.

Kris Lemsalu and Edith Karlson at Meyer Kainer in Vienna

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.

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