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.
Merike Estna. Photo: Donovan Quiroz, courtesy of Karen Huber gallery
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.
Kris Lemsalu "Mysteriously Conceived and Deeply Felt" (2018), porcelain, textiles, metal, coins, roses, water. Installation view. Photo: Gunnar Meier
Kris Lemsalu is taking part in group exhibition Bodysplits currently at S.A.L.T.S. in Birsfelden, Switzerland.
The exhibition is on view until August 31st.
Fragment of Jaanus Samma's work "Samma Grove" (1991/2019) Gelatin silver print
Kaido Ole, Jaanus Samma and Merike Estna are part of the group show "Art Museum of Estonia 100. Open Collections: The Artist Takes the Floor" at Kumu Art Museum.
The opening of the exhibition is on 4 July at 6pm in the Great Hall of the Kumu Art Museum and the show will be on view until 10 November 2019.
Performative activation of a new work by Merike Estna. Performed by Andrius Mulokas at the opening night. Photo: Keiu Maasik
Merike Estna is taking part in group exhibition "A Situation" currently in Tallinn City Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Andreas Nilsson.
The exhibition is on view until August 18th.
Kaido Ole "Dance at the Lonely Hearts Club" (2016)
Kaido Ole will open his solo exhibition "Dance at the Lonely Hearts Club" at the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga tonight, June 6th, at 6pm.
The exhibition is on view until August 25th.
Jaanus Samma is taking part of the group exhibition BODY WORKS at the State Art Gallery in Sopot.
The exhibition is curated by Gosia Golińska and Romuald Demidenko.
Opening on 13 June, 7.30 pm. The exhibition is on view until 11 August, 2019.
Inga Meldere is taking part of the festival "Survival Kit 10.1. Outlands", Riga, curated by Solvita Krese, Inga Lace un Àngels Díaz Miralda Tena. Meldere's new project, presented in the festival, is a collaboration with writer Maira Dobele.
Like every year, an empty building in Riga has been chosen as the venue of the festival, in order to draw attention to the potential of its future development. This time, it is the former Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry of the University of Latvia, which was built in 1888 and originally served as a German orphanage, and later – as a police academy.
Opening event is taking place on 23 May, 7pm.
Jaanus Samma, from series “The Hair Sucks Sweater Shop", 2015
Merike Estna will open her solo exhibition "Mother of Pearls" at the Karen Huber Gallery in Mexico City. The exhibition is curated by Alberto Rios de la Rosa. "Mother of Pearls" is Estna’s second solo exhibition at Karen Huber Gallery.
Opening on Thursday, 16 May at 7.30pm. The exhibition is on view until 5 July, 2019.
Photo: Edith Karlson
Temnikova & Kasela gallery is pleased to invite you to Estonian Pavilion in Venice featuring a solo show „Birth V – Hi and bye“ by Kris Lemsalu.
The inauguration of the Estonian Pavilion at the 58th Venice biennale will be on 10th of May at 5pm. The exhibition opening will be accompanied by a performance by Kris Lemsalu, Roman Lemberg, Michael Kleine, Kyp Malone, Michiko Takahashi, Carola Caggiano.
Solo show by Kris Lemsalu „Birth V – Hi and bye“ at the Estonian Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – la biennale di Venezia
Location: The Estonian Pavilion, c/o Legno & Legno, Giudecca 211, 30133 Venezia
Open: 11.05.2019 – 24.11.2019 (press and professional preview 8. – 10.05)
On Thursday, 9 May at 5 pm. as part of the Literature Festival Prima Vista the artist Marko Mäetamm will open his personal exhibition “Once Upon a Time in Tartu” in the monumental gallery of the Tartu Art House. A book with the same title will be presented and the opening will be followed by a short artist talk.
The exhibition will be open until 9 June.
"False Vacationer", a solo exhibition by Sigrid Viir will open in EKKM, Tallinn, on 26 April 6pm.
The exhibition is on view until 16 June.
The accompanying catalogue of the exhibition will be published on 18 May.
Marko Mäetmm will open his solo exhibition “THE WORLD AROUND ME (is moving faster and faster)” on 18 April 6 pm, on the ground floor of Meno Parkas Galerija, Kaunas. The exhibition is part of the project “Genomics of The Artwork”, curated by Aušra Vaitkūnienė. The exhibition is on view until 18 May.
Marko Mäetamm "Your Sparkling Eyes", 2019, acrylic, canvas, 200x150cm
This week Marko Mäetamm will open his solo exhibiton "Answer me!" at Galerija "Māksla XO".
Exhibition opening on Thursday, 11 April, 2019, from 18:00 – 20:00.
The exhibition will stay on view until 11 May 2019.