This year’s ART IST KUKU NU UT exhibition, entitled PRADA PRAVDA, is an experimental cooperation project that takes place simultaneously in three exhibition spaces: the Tartu Art Museum, Noorus Gallery, and Y-gallery. In addition to the festival’s main organizers Rael Artel and Kaisa Eiche, this year’s exhibition curators also include Marika Agu, Triin Tulgiste, and Marie Vellevoog, students of the curatorship school KUKU NUNNU launched this year.
The exhibition’s theme is based on the wordplay ‘Prada-Pravda’, a meeting point for the fashion world and consumption of the West, and Eastern Europe’s communist past. All curators have interpreted this wordplay differently and developed their concept on its basis. The five Prada-Pravda interpretations cross, intersect and bounce off each other in the exhibition that spreads over three art halls.
The PRADA PRAVDA exhibition is accompanied by a guide / catalogue that introduces the works on display and the curators’ perspectives in greater detail. The Estonian version of the catalogue includes a bonus feature called “Contemporary Art Special”: we have translated the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s text What is the Contemporary? and organized a roundtable session precisely for the “Contemporary Art Special” feature to discuss the term ‘contemporary art’. The catalogue was edited by Marie Vellevoog and designed by Mikk Heinsoo.
Opening at the Tartu Art Museum (Raekoja plats 18), will take place on September 5, 5 pm. Other exhibition spaces are open from 3 pm.
As is traditional, the exhibition opening lasts for days:
3 pm – exhibitions open in Noorus Gallery (Riia 11) and Y-gallery (Küütri 2)
5 pm – festival opening at the Tartu Art Museum
10 pm – festival opening afterparty at the club Naiiv (Vallikraavi 6)
September 6 sees many performances. More information to be announced soon.
The traditional hangover breakfast is on the morning of September 7, 12 am, and the discussion session is on 1 pm at the Tartu Art Museum, led by the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia
The ART IST KUKU NU UT exhibition program is accompanied by a copious education program; we will inform the general public separately of its contents.
Artists: Auto Italia South East, Wojtek Doroszuk, Kadi Estland, Dmitri Gerassimov, Dmitri Gutov and Radek Group, Sanja Iveković, Alevtina Kakhidze, Chelsea Knight and Mark Tribe, Laura Kuusk, Oliver Laric, Kris Lemsalu, Erkki Luuk, Deimantas Narkevičius, Franciszek Orłowski, Dan Perjovschi, Tanel Rander, Dominik Ritszel, Jaanus Samma, Chto Delat?, Anna-Stina Treumund, Ulrich Vogl.
Curators: Rael Artel, Kaisa Eiche, Marika Agu, Triin Tulgiste, Marie Vellevoog
Project Manager of the Contemporary Art Festival ART IST KUKU NU UT
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More information about exhibitions:
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More information about educational programs:
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The festival is supported by: the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the Council of Gambling Tax, Tartu City Government