Contemporary painting strategies. Merike Estna in conversation with Alberta Vengrytė

Alberta Vengrytė: Towards the end of November, one of your works – an installation entitled Blue Lagoon (Blue Lagoon first showed in 2014 in a solo show curated by Kati Ilves for KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia) was presented at

I’m more of an artist than an activist. Interview with Jaanus Samma

Jaanus Samma (b. 1982) is one of the hottest names on the Estonian contemporary art scene. His intelligent, appealingly sharp and always on-point method for commenting on various processes in society has brought him a lot of local and international

Attempting to be more present. Interview with Sigrid Viir

Sigrid Viir (b. 1979) is a playful artist living and working in Tallinn, whose repertoire extends from a rational analysis of economic systems to absurd linguistic games. Her artistic mediums range from photography, spatial and sculptural installations to performance. Viir

Ultimate selfie. Interview with Maria Metsalu

Maria Metsalu is an artist and performer currently based in Berlin, who recently graduated from SNDO (the School for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam. She has been working on her solo project ‘Fuchsia’ for over a year, which has sprouted

Maria Arusoo in conversation with Kęstutis Kuizinas

Both the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia (CCA) and Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius (CAC) opened in the early 90s to develop local art scenes and initiate international projects. Towards the end of this October, the exhibition Random Rapid Heartbeats opened

Chance has its own logic

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

Two grams of irony, three grams of topicality and five grams of criticism. Interview with Flo Kasearu

Flo Kasearu is a very distinctive artist. Namely, when she was 28 years old, she created a house museum named after her. Through this museum she has critically investigated the position of the artist in today’s contemporary society. The museum’s

The guillotine effect: an interview with Tanel Rander

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

When the only way to live is through humour. Interview with Kris Lemsalu

When it comes to Kris Lemsalu, one must first lose any frame of rationality. In one sense, Lemsalu could be seen as the trickster of the art world who constantly creates a distinguishing reality around herself, one who is always

On some theoretical and practical problems surrounding the notion of sound art

Indrek Grigor interviews John Grzinich One of the final events of the year 2013, in the Estonian art scene was a major sound art exhibition “Out of Sync. Looking Back at the History of Sound Art“ in Kumu (Tallinn)1, curated

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