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Art auction in support of Ukraine #1


Art auction in support of Ukraine #1

Online & Kai Art Center

22 – 29 March 2022

On the morning of February 24, Ukrainians woke up to the sound of air sirens. The Europeans awoke to the first military offensive in the continent in decades. The event many presumed was impossible and unthinkable in twenty-first-century Europe reminded us about the fragility and preciousness of peace.

To support the people of Ukraine in this awful time, the emerging and established artists and three Estonian contemporary art galleries have come together with the initiative to do what they can to ease the suffering by supporting NGOs and charities helping Ukrainians. will host a timed auction of 29 artworks by 30 artists from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Sweden, the US, the UK and Russia.

We invite you to bid through the webpage starting today, Tuesday March 22.

Bids will close on March 29 evening at the hybrid offline-online event in Kai Art Center, Tallinn. The event starts at 6 PM and your host that evening will be fabulous Elina Purde. All the auction proceeds will be directed to the charities that work hard to help those in dire need. 

If you would like to take part of offline (in situ) or online auction (via Zoom) do let us know by email by Sunday, 27 March 6 PM.

Participating artists: Tommy Cash, Sirja-Liisa Eelma, Vladimir Dubossarsky, Jaan Toomik, Kaido Ole, Jaanus Samma, Sigrid Viir, Krista Mölder, Nik Kosmas, Ilja Karilampi, Inga Meldere, Mikko Hintz, Merike Estna, Edith Karlson, Kris Lemsalu, Flo Kasearu, Dan Mitchell, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Laura Põld, Līga Spunde, Eike Eplik, Elīna Vītola and Ieva Kraule-Kūna, Alexei Gordin, Eva Mustonen, Kristi Kongi, Alar Tuul, Mirjam Hinn, Kiwa and Robin Nõgisto

Participating galleries: Temnikova & Kasela, Kogo, Art&Tonic

Buyers will be able to send funds directly to a charity of their choice:

MTÜ Ukraina kultuurikeskus

NGO Ukrainian Cultural Centre runs Ukrainian Greek Catholic church in Tallinn and has been actively helping people in Ukraine since 2014 in Donetsk and Lugansk. This is a very hands-on organisation currently assembling bullet-proof vests for specialists working in humanitarian corridors.

MTÜ Tallinna Vanalinn Rotary Klubi

NGO Tallinn Rotary Club is a hands-on initiative sending used ambulance cars from EU to Ukraine, along with portable energy generators and gas stoves.

CO International Charitable Foundation "Come Back Alive"

Direct donation to the Ukrainian armed forces

MTÜ Eesti Pagulasabi

NGO Estonian Refugee Aid wants to take very good care of refugees arriving to Estonia and this NGO is very much in need of your donation right now.

Sirius Charity Foundation

Sirius Charity Foundation is the biggest animal shelter in Ukraine situated in Kiyv region, now dealing with animals left behind. The organisation is in great need of food, gasoline, wood and medicaments.

6 Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine: Ukraine state crypto wallet

Thank you: participating artists, team and Suzana Vasilescu, Kai Art Center team, Elina Purde, Silvia Fantauzzi, Ukrainian Folk Ensemble "ZHURBA", Cirque du macaron

Krista Mölder, From the series Glass Ceiling, pigment print, archival paper, framed, 96x120 cm, 2021