Merle Luhaäär

Merle Luhaäär holds Bachelor degree from University of Tartu in semiotics and linguistics and BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art from Kingston University London, MA from Institute of Art History at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She is currently studying at Royal College of Art (MA Print) in London.

Henri Hütt: Romantic Loneliness. An exhibition review by Merle Luhaäär

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There are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone. There is something terribly romantic about loneliness. Perhaps it is only truly possible to love

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Blue Whale Society. A review of Dénes Farkas’ exhibition ‘How-to-calm-yourself-after-seeing-a-dead-body Techniques’


‘We postpone the unbreathable darkness that weighs us down.’[1] As Dénes Farkas is not the original owner of the memories exhibited, it is a viewer’s gaze we are offered: the viewers gaze at a viewer. We are gazing through Dénes’

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Sensations Unwrapped


Human souls are made of endless sensations, carefully wrapped in plain or patterned wrapping paper. From the outside, we are all more or less the same, because the wrapping paper exists only in certain varieties, with or without dots, stripes,

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Chance has its own logic

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Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet, whose artistic projects involve technology, data sculpting and audience interaction, have been working together as an artist duo since 2009. Estonian-born Varvara and Barcelona-born Mar currently live and work in Tallinn and have exhibited their

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PSEUDO: parallel realities of a frozen goldfish


If you look at something individually you only see it, and nothing else. But if you look at several things together, you start to compare. The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) presents a group exhibition curated by Marten Esko

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The guillotine effect: an interview with Tanel Rander

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A guillotine is an apparatus designed for carrying out executions efficiently by beheading. The notorious killing machine of the French Revolution was used to behead tens of thousands of victims, ranging from common criminals to revolutionaries, aristocrats, and even kings

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It’s Late Afternoon


Anyone tired of ‘white cube’ spaces will be delighted to step into the darkness of Paul Kuimet’s solo exhibition Late Afternoon, currently on display at Tallinn City Gallery. The show has a minimalistic built up structure which quickly hides the

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