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Temnikova & Kasela

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


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.

Marko Mäetamm and Olga Chernysheva in Moscow

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.

Flo Kasearu in collaboration with Andra Aaloe, Aet Ader, Grete Soosalu, Kaarel Künnap at EKKM

"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 at LOW Gallery, Riga

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 solo show "Ghost of the future, filled with memories of past" at Moderna Museet Malmö

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 at Frieze London

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.

Jaanus Samma in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland

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 at S.A.L.T.S. in Birsfelden, Switzerland

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.

Merike Estna in Tallinn City Gallery

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.

Inga Meldere at Survival Kit, Riga

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.

Merike Estna solo exhibition at Karen Huber gallery

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. 

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