Jaan Toomik "Exercise, acrylic, canvas, 120x150cm, 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.
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.
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.'
Merike Estna. Photo: Donovan Quiroz, courtesy of Karen Huber gallery
Estonian Artists Association has chosen Merike Estna as the recipient of Artist laureate salary during the years 2020-2022.
Artist laureate salary is awarded to five outstanding artists every year by Estonian Ministry of Culture and the purpose of the salary is to allow professional artists to dedicate themselves to creative activities and thereby contribute to the development of Estonian culture.
Edith Karlson 'Sisters' (2019). Installation, mixed media. Photo: Hedi Jaansoo
Artist talk with Edith Karlson (currently participating in trio show "Do Come in, the Door is Open! Edith Karlson, Mary Reid Kelley, Eva Mustonen") is taking place tomorrow, November 16th at 4pm at KUMU.
The exhibition runs until March 29th 2020.
Marko Mäetamm "Painting and Waiting" (2013)
Marko Mäetamm and Olga Chernysheva will take part in the group exhibition "Biography. A Model Kit" at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA). The exhibition is curated by Viktor Misiano and Anna Zhurba and it is the 5th session of the large-scale interdisciplinary project "Human Condition".
Parallel to the group exhibition, Marko Mäetamm's solo show "SERIOUS THINGS" opens at the Galerie Iragui in Moscow, presenting his recent graphic series and individual drawings.
Both of the exhibitions are open from November 13th 2019.
At MMOMA on view until February 2nd 2020 and at Iragui on view until January 13th 2020.
"O" by Aaloe-Ader-Flo-Künnap-Soosalu in Tallinn in 2011
Flo Kasearu is part of collective Aaloe-Ader-Flo-Künnap-Soosalu and their cityinstallation "O" will be shown in various locations across Tallinn as part of the exhibition "A-tishoo, A-tishoo, We All Fall Down" in EKKM.
The opening of the exhibition is on November 1st at 7pm. The exhibition will be on view until December 15th.
Flo Kasearu "Collection of Artist Dead Plants" (2016-ongoing)
Flo Kasearu is part of group show "The Artist Crisis Center" currently at LOW Gallery in Riga.
Artist Crisis Center aims to provide support for the creative types cheated by Fortune or beaten by the hooves of Pegasus. Accompanied by a shelter for unwanted art and around-the-clock help center, it provides refuge and assistance for those in need, all while surrounded by a soothing atmosphere to ease agitated minds and restless souls.
The exhibition is on view until 1 November 2019.
Merike Estna "Ghost of the future, filled with memories of past", 2019. Graphic design: Martina Gofman. Photography: Marta Vaarik
Merike Estna will open her solo show "Ghost of the future, filled with memories of past" at Moderna Museet Malmö on 25 October 2019.
The exhibition combines works created specifically for this context - a series of ceramic vessels and a four-part monumental painting "Ocean of Endangered Times" - with a selection of artworks from recent years.
The exhibition, curated by Andreas Nilsson, is Merika Estna's first solo show in Scandinavia and it will be on view until 26 January 2020.
Temnikova & Kasela gallery is participating in Frieze London, Focus, 3-6 October 2019.
We will be showing Jaanus Samma solo project "Museum Display". In this installation, Samma explores the national museum as a tool for establishing official versions of authenticity. The artist observes how in museum displays everyday objects and detached pieces of history become canonical documents.
Krista Mölder will open her solo show "Yes, I often came by here" at ARS Showroom gallery on 25 September at 5pm.
The exhibition will be on view until 29 October and it is also part of Tallinn Photomonth satellite programme.
Detail of Jaan Toomik "Spring Man" (2019)
Temnikova & Kasela Gallery will take part in the 7th edition of Cosmoscow contemporary art fair in Moscow.
Works by Kris Lemsalu, Jaan Toomik, Oleg Frolov and Olga Chernysheva are shown in the Main section, from September 6th to 8th.
The exposition is available for viewing online on Artsy.
Jaanus Samma "Divider" (2017). Installation view at Temnikova & Kasela Gallery. Photo: Stanislav Stepashko
Jaanus Samma will participate in the exhibition "Spot on. Toilet Stories" at the Alte Fabrik in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland.
The opening is on August 23rd at 7pm and the exhibition is on view until October 13th.