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Temnikova & Kasela

Noblessner, Kai Art Center building – Peetri 12, 10415, Tallinn, Estonia, +372 6405770, Tue–Sun, 1–6 pm or by appointment.


Temnikova & Kasela in Frieze Viewing Room

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 EstnaKris 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.

Flo Kasearu in Stockholm and Visby

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

Olga Chernysheva at The Chedi Andermatt

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.

Kris Lemsalu at Material Art Fair

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 at Ars Project Space

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.

Gallery artists among the winners of the Annual Awards of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

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 solo exhibition at KW Berlin

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.


Edith Karlson at Tallinn Art Hall Gallery

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 at Gallery ARS28

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.

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery has moved to Port Noblessner

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.

Flo Kasearu & Edith Karlson are part of Body Space(d)

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.

Merike Estna receives Artist laureate salary

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.

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