As part of the Estonian pavilion Without Walls at Performa 17 Biennial, an hour-long short film program spans over two decades of works showing the presence of performance in Estonian contemporary art, as seen through the camera. The program touches on questions of identity, while demonstrating the inherent fragility in today’s social constructs and relationships. The program features works by Jaan Toomik, Ene-Liis Semper, Mark Raidpere, Marko Mäetamm, Marge Monko, and Taavi Talve among others.
Tue, Nov. 7, 5:00pm — 6:00pm
Performa 17 Hub
Maria Metsalu, Mademoiselle X performance view, with carpet by Merike Estna, 2017. Produced by Kanuti Gildi SAAL. Photo by Alan Proosa.
As part of the Performa Consortium and the Pavilion Without Walls, Art in General will present an exhibition by Estonian artists Merike Estna and Maria Metsalu, curated by Maria Arusoo. Merike Estna’s new performance ‘Red Herring’ and Maria Metsalu’s ‘Mademoiselle X’ are part of ‘Soft Scrub, Hard Body, Liquid Presence’ exhibition. The exhibition posits if our over-consumption of virtual space has provoked a deep mutation in the psychosphere and explores the zombified body as a response to today’s evolving societal structures.
Merike Estna, Red Herring
Friday, November 17, 5–8pm
Photographed (from left): Flo Kasearu, Anu Vahtra, Kris Lemsalu. Photo: Kristina Õllek
New York – Performa, the internationally acclaimed organization dedicated to live performance across disciplines, announces the Estonian Pavilion Without Walls for Performa 17, the seventh edition of the Performa Biennial, to take place November 1-19, 2017, at locations throughout New York City.
The Estonian Pavilion Without Walls features newly commissioned performances by Flo Kasearu, Anu Vahtra, and Kris Lemsalu who will collaborate with New York-based musician and artist Kyp Malone, Vahtra’s project is based on the legacy of the legendary artist Gordon Matta-Clark and his group Anarchitecture; Kasearu presents a site-specific performance in the Estonian House New York, exploring the past and future stories of this members-only club; and Lemsalu and Malone will conceive a durational performance with ceramic costumes, music, and video projections.
Find the schedule for Estonian Pavilion Without Walls at Performa 17 Biennial here.
Photographed (from left): Flo Kasearu, Anu Vahtra, Kris Lemsalu. Photo: Kristina Õllek
Estonian Pavilion Without Walls presents artists Flo Kasearu, Anu Vahtra, and Kris Lemsalu with a Performa Commission during Performa 17, the New York city wide biennial for contemporary performance taking place from November 1st through 19th. Curators/producers Esa Nickle and Maaike Gouwenberg along with the director of the biennial RoseLee Goldberg, have chosen the artists from a pool of 9 finalists.
Pavilion Without Walls: Estonia at the Performa Biennial is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture, Outset Estonia, and the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC).
Inga Meldere is taking part of the group exhibition "I was told there would be cake", at Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36 C, Helsinki, running from November 3 to November 19, 2017.
Photo credit: Dimitri Gerassimov
On Septeber 29 at 6.30 PM, Merike Estna will open her solo exhibition "fragments from the shattered toe" at Kunstraum, London.
Merike Estna's solo-exhibition at Kunstraum incorporates an intricately painted stage/floor painting which, over the course of the exhibition, hosts a series of performance events from international dancers, musicians and artist, against a backdrop of Estna’s large-scale curtain painting and other new works.
On October 3, Kris Lemsalu's performance "In Heaven Everything Is Fine" featuring Glasser and four archangels will take place at KOKO, as part of DRAF's evening of performances and 10th anniversary party.
Marko Mäetamm will be presenting his solo exhibition ‘I’m only streaming’ at kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga. Mäetamm’s first solo show in Latvia combines a selection of recent works addressing social issues with domesticity-related works that were on view at the exhibition ‘Home and Away. Raymond Pettibon: Living the American Dream. Marko Mäetamm: Feel at Home’ at Kumu Art Museum in 2015.
Open: August 25th to October 8th, 2017 with an opening event on Thursday, August 24th
Address: kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Sporta iela 2, Riga
Marko Mäetamm is taking part of the exhibition "Summer of Love" at Art Space Pythagorion, Greece.
The exhibition is curated by Katerina Gregos and will be open from August 4 – Ocotober 15, 2017.
Olga Chernysheva and Flo Kasearu are exhibiting at the group show "The Travellers" in Kumu. Opening tomorrow at 6PM !
The exhibition looks at travel in a region where freedom to travel was, until recently, a luxury available only to the very few.
Sigrid Viir as part of the Visible Solutions LLC will take part of the group exhibition "Work it, feel it!" at Kunsthalle Wien.
At its Karlsplatz location, the Kunsthalle Wien’s exhibition "Work it, feel it!" is dedicated to the work of the future and the future of work. The exhibition focuses on the demands placed on the human body and its possibilities to act, as seen against the backdrop of an increasingly automated workplace.
The exhibition in on view until 10 September, 2017
Kris Lemsalu is taking part of the group show WOULDST THOU LIKE TO LIVE DELICIOUSLY? at Koppe Astner gallery, Glasgow.
The exhibition is open from 9th June – 22 July 2017, wed-sat 12-5.
Krista Mölder & Sirja-Liisa Eelma duo show is opening tomorrow at 5PM at Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia.
The exhibition will stay open until 6 August, 2017.
Curatorial Program for Research first exhibition award went to Nerea Ubieto who opens her 'Return Flight Ticket' tomorrow at Galería Max Estrella in Madrid with Flo Kasearu, Jaan Toomik, Nestori Syrjälä and Anna Estarriola participating.
Mikko Hintz is taking part of the group exhibition "Attempting Ideal" at Salon Dahlmann, Berlin.
"Attempting Ideal" is an exhibition hosted by Salon Dahlmann presenting the work of fifteen young Finnish artists from the Lipponen Collection. Borrowing its name from a video by Tiina Palmu, it features a selection of paintings, videos, photographs and graphic art. The show is designed around video works by three women artists. The bouncing balls in Palmu’s video carry on the legacy of 1970s conceptualism, while Iiu Susiraja’s Hamburger tells the story of a couple in a narrative laced with wicked black humour. Jenni Toikka’s "Atonemen"t is a minimalistic study of psychological tension filmed at the Paimio Sanatorium, an early masterpiece by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. The videos are accompanied by a selection of paintings and works on paper by emerging talent in Finnish contemporary art, including Ville Andersson, Alma Heikkilä, Hannaleena Heiska, Olli Piippo and Tiina Pyykkinen.
Opening on June 8, at 7 PM
Mare Vint. Park VI. Park Lane. 2009. Art Museum of Estonia
Jannus Samma in dialogue with Mare Vint, at KUMU Project Space.
Since the late 1960s, Mare Vint’s minimalist landscapes with architectonic elements have focused on space and silence. Jaanus Samma’s new works are inspired by Mare Vint’s work.
The exhibition is open from 02 May 2017 – 07 January 2018.
Curator: Anu Allas
A duo show by Marko Mäetamm and Pavel Pepperstein will open tomorrow at 6PM at Galerie Odile Ouizeman, Paris. The exhibition is curated by Alistair Hicks.
International group show ‘Doublethink: Double Vision’ featuring Merike Estna and Marko Mäetamm will open today at the Pera Müzesi-Museum in Istanbul. Marko Mäetamm will be having a live drawing session followed by a talk with the exhibition’s curator Alistair Hicks on June 7th.
Marko Mäetamm's work TEN LITTLE SUICIDE BOMBERS in 23rd International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art, Gabrovo 2017
May 19 - September 30, 2017
On the first of June, Inga Meldere, together with Atis Ievinš will open a duo show "Divdabis" at Latvian National Museum of Art. Opening at 5 PM.
Jaanus Samma is taking part in a group exhibition "The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor", at Franklin Street Works, Franklin Street 41, Stamford, CT, USA.
“The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor,” is curated by New York City based artist/curator Yevgeniy Fiks and curator/critic Olga Kopenkina. In “The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor,” queerness is discussed through the lens of class and vice versa. Exhibiting artists are: Angela Beallor, Hugo Gellert, Montague Glover, Noam Gonick, Hagra, William E. Jones, Erik Moskowitz+Amanda Trager, Jaanus Samma, and YES! Association / Föreningen JA!.
The exhibition is on view from May 20 – August 27, 2017
Marko Mäetamm is participating in a short-term residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada. Independent residencies in the Leighton Artists’ Studios offer artists the opportunity to delve into their work as a solitary retreat, as well as the option to engage within the larger community of the Banff Centre. Mäetamm is in residence together with two Canadian artists – Rita Bozi and Ken Cameron working on an upcoming exhibition that opens in Tallinn Art Hall in 2018.
Duration: May 14th – May 25th, 2017
ART COLOGNE 2017
Booth on Artsy
21—23 April, 2017
Inga Meldere is participating in a group show "Young Popes", in the Tower of Villa Maraini - Istituto Svizzero di Roma.
Opening reception Friday, April 21st, 4pm to 8pm !