Edith Karlson 'Doomsday', 2019. Photo: Hedi Jaansoo
Temnikova & Kasela gallery is taking part of the FAIR. We are showing works by Edith Karlson, Inga Meldere and Jaanus Samma.
Taking place 20 May–21 June, FAIR will directly support 119 NADA Gallery Members and 81 other galleries that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, totaling nearly 200 galleries around the world.
FAIR offers an alternative profit-sharing model, structured to facilitate mutual support within the art community and provide revenue to each of its participants during a time in which galleries have temporarily closed their physical locations. A percentage from each sale made from FAIR will directly benefit all participating galleries and artists. In addition, a percentage of each sale will go towards supporting NADA for their efforts in producing FAIR, their continued work as an organization for art galleries, through this time of crisis and beyond.
Sigrid Viir 13.05.2020
Sigrid Viir is participating in Isolation Dialogues, a project initiated by Tallinn Museum of Photography.
The aim of the project is to record the perception of the time of isolation through visual dialogues. The photographers participate in the project by invitation and when the emergency situation ends, the dialogues between the artists will become a book and an exhibition at the Museum of Photography.
For more images of Sigrid Viir + Cloe Jancis, click here.
Merike Estna solo exhibition "Dawn of the Swarm", Bosse & Baum gallery, London, 2018. Photo: Oskar Proctor
Temnikova & Kasela is participating in Frieze Viewing Room, an online edition of Frieze New York art fair, 6–15 May.
The gallery is presenting works by artists Merike Estna, Kris Lemsalu and Kaarel Kurismaa.
Register here to explore the Viewing Room.
Alongside artworks by the three artists, Temnikova & Kasela’s presentation will include two videos introducing Merike Estna’s and Kaarel Kurismaa’s practice.
Also available online are a walk through of Kris Lemsalu’s recent exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art with curator Cathrin Mayer, and the artist’s Estonian Pavilion presentation at the last Venice Biennial. Click here to see 7-minute long interview with legendary kinetic and sound artist Kaarel Kurismaa (b. 1939) shot last week, and here for ‘Merike Estna, making of’ – interview dedicated to her Frieze NY presentation aligned with inspirational footage shot my the artist within last two years.
Marko Mäetamm ‘BLAH BLAH BLAH #1’, 2019
Marko Mäetamm’s solo exhibition ‘HMM… WHAT SHOULD I WRITE?’ will open at the FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture. The exhibition is curated by Gabriela Uhl and it features Mäetamm’s new works. ‘HMM… WHAT SHOULD I WRITE?’ is part of the Estonian Week, a cultural festival held in Hungary.
The exhibition is on view from 19 March to 6 April 2020.
Flo Kasearu ‘Open House’, 2019, video still
Flo Kasearu is taking part in the international group show "Performing the Fringe", curated by Jussi Koitela and Inga Lāce at Konsthall C in Stockholm, presenting a new video called ‘Open House’ (2019).
In addition to the exhibition in Stockholm, Kasearu will lead three workshops at the Baltic Art Center residency in Visby, mapping the fears of Gotland.
Exhibition in Stockholm: 13 March to 17 May 2020. Opening of the exhibition is on 13 March at 6pm.
Workshops in Visby: 14 March to 17 March 2020
Image courtesy of Krista Mölder.
Krista Mölder solo exhibition "before the sun blinded our eyes" will open at HOP gallery on 20 February 2020 at 6pm.
The exhibition will stay on view until 30 March 2020.
Flo Kasearu solo exhibition “Endangered Species” will open at Tartu Art Museum on 21 February 2020.
The exhibition is curated by Marika Vaarik and will stay on view until 31 May 2020.
Krista Mölder as part of the exhibition "Vello Vinn: Interreflections" at Kumu Art Museum. Opening 13 February 6pm.
The exhibition is curated by Elnara Taidre and will stay on view until 8 August 2020.
Edith Karlson's solo exhibition "Short story" is on view in Rüki gallery in Viljandi from 14 February to 14 March 2020.
Image courtesy Merike Estna studio, photo credit Helene Toresdotter/Moderna Museet Malmö
Merike Estna at Casa Wabi residency, Oaxaca.
10 February–24 March 2020
Olga Chernysheva "Waiting for the Miracle" (2000)
Olga Chernysheva is participating in group exhibition "Curated Andermatt" at The Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland. The exhibition is curated by Sandra Nedvetskaia and is on view until 15 April 2020.
Photo: Alberto Bustamante / @mexicanjihad
Kris Lemsalu in collaboration with Kyp Malone and Barbara Sanchez-Kane as part of the Immaterial performance programme at Material Art Fair, Mexico City.
Curator Michelangelo Miccolis.
7–9 February 2020
Jaan Toomik "Exercise, acrylic, canvas, 120x150cm, 2020
Opening of Jaan Toomik solo exhibition “Selfie as a Seagull” at ARS Project Space on 7 February at 5pm.
The exhibition is on view until 7 March 2020.
Kris Lemsalu at the opening performance of Estonian Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale. Photo: David Levene, courtesy of CCA
On 31 January the Annual awards of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia were presented to the most preeminent experts in the fields of culture and sports at a gala at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Kris Lemsalu received the Grand Prize and Sigrid Viir, Merike Estna and Edith Karlson received Annual Awards.
Kris Lemsalu Malone & Kyp Malone Lemsalu, 2019, photo: Eric Martin
Kris Lemsalu Malone & Kyp Malone Lemsalu exhibition "Love Song Sing-Along" at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin opens on 28 February 2020.
The exhibition is curated by Cathrin Mayer and will stay on view until 3 May 2020.
Merike Estna will open her solo show "Mother of Pearls" part II at Haapsalu City Gallery. "Mother of Pearls" part I was exhibited at Karen Huber Gallery in Mexico City in 2019.
The exhibition is open to the public from 4 January until 2 February 2020.
Kris Lemsalu, "I Will Be Seven When We Meet In Heaven", 2016, installation view (fragment). Photo: Matthias Bildstein
Kirs Lemsalu as part of the group exhibition "Up to and Including Limits: After Carolee Schneemann" at Muzeum Susch.
The exhibition is curated by Sabine Breitwieser and is on view until 28 June 2020.
Edith Karlson. Sculpture group “Life.” (2019). Concrete. Photo: Karel Koplimets
Edith Karlson and Mall Paris duo show "Sisters" currently at Tallinn Art Hall Gallery.
The exhibition runs until February 9th 2020.
Kaido Ole at the opening. Photo: Toomas Dettenborn
Currently at Estonian Embassy in Helsinki: painting exhibition "International observer" by Kaido Ole.
Open (by appointment) until 28 February 2020.
Marko Mäetamm is taking part of the group exhibition "Wilde Seelen" at Galerie ARS28, Zürich.
On view from 11 December 2019 to 29 February 2020.
Kaarel Kurismaa, sketch for movie "Love Battlefields" (directed by V. Kuik), 1984
We are pleased to announce that Temnikova & Kasela Gallery has moved to a new space on the ground floor of Kai Art Center building, located in Port Noblessner. The building itself is a century-old former secret submarine plant overlooking the sea.
Our first exhibition in the new space is Kaarel Kurismaa's solo show "The Old Man and the Musical Score" which runs from 14 December until 1 March 2020.
Body Space(d), a project by Tallinn Art Hall and Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava took place between 27 and 30 November. Curator Evelyn Raudsepp invited three pairs of artists from the Estonian visual and performance scenes to collaborate on unique, one-night-only performances.
Gallery artists Flo Kasearu and Edith Karlson were among those invited, documentation of their respective projects can be found here and here.
Kris Lemsalu's new book "BIRTH V - Hi and Bye" will be launched on December 5 at 6pm at Q Argentina Grill in Tallinn. The book is published by Estonian Centre for Contemporary Arts in collaboration with Mousse Publishing.
The launch will celebrate the end of the Estonian Pavilion at the 58th Venice biennial.
A duo exhibition by Mikko Hintz and Inga Meldere, "Hidden Matter," will open at Helsinki Contemporary on 28 November at 5pm.
The show will be on view until 22 December 2019.
Kaarel Kurismaa 'Amor Column'. Photo: Stanislav Stepaško
It has become a custom that the Art Museum of Estonia Friends of Art Society annually supports additions to the collections of the Art Museum of Estonia by donating works of art that the museum wishes to acquire.
In 2019, the Art Museum of Estonia is celebrating its centenary and this year the society's gift was Kaarel Kurismaa's 'Amor Column.'