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

On media art in Estonia and the Baltics: digital technology as cultural constant

Historical review and discussion of the exhibition RAM. Early Estonian Computer Art at Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn. Since Baltic media art emerged in the late 80s, I have been following its changes. You can be sure that most changes in

Transgressing the White Cube: Creating an Integrated, Open Forum

Literary evening “Last Thursday” (kirjandusõhtu “Viimane neljapäev”) occurs on the last Thursday of each month, in various venues in Tallinn Estonia. According to Steven Vihalem, the creator and organizer, “The first event was at Kodu baar in 2013 February 28. Kodu baar

What’s In Your Fridge? A Reflection on Gili Tal’s Agonisers at Temnikova and Kasela Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

Over the past two years Gili Tal has had three solo exhibitions in Germany and London as well as participated in group exhibitions in Berlin and New York. Her exhibition Agonisers at Temnikova & Kasela Gallery in Tallinn (July-August 2015)

Köler Prize: Photo Finish

  On 29.05, the winner of Köler Prize 2015 — an art prize instituted by the Estonian Contemporary Art Museum in 2011 — was announced. The winner, without much surprise to anybody having at least some understanding of the local art world,

The Lure of the Occult: Three Exhibitions at KUMU

If one dropped into KUMU in late March without prior knowledge of what was on show aside from the permanent display, like I did, one would find three temporary exhibitions (plus an extensive historical overview of Estonian printmaking not covered

The Many Histories of Photography

Book review Recently published volume of “The History of European Photography 1939-1969” is the most recent accomplishment in the ongoing project of writing the history of photography in European countries. It is already the second volume on European photography history

The Artist Doesn’t Get His Hands Dirty: Visible Solutions and other impossible histories

‘There is no such thing as society’1 — Margaret Thatcher As I begin ticking the boxes on the ‘fax transaction’ of Estonian-based entrepreneurial collective Visible Solutions, the deadpan sincerity of this Limited Liability Company’s contact form seems deliberately reminiscent of

The Good, The Bad and The Impetuous

Martin Rünk looks back at the Polymer Culture Factory, which was active at 22 Madara Street in Tallinn from 2002 to 2014 The Polymer Culture Factory, known as one of the most long-lived independent cultural centres in Estonia, closed its

Two Hearts Pulse as One: Monumentalism as Physical Sound. On Raul Keller’s Solo Exhibition “What You Hear is What You Get (Mostly)”

Cornered by a big man in black leather pants and motorcycle jacket at an exhibition at Pärnu artist house in Estonia, at first, I felt fearful. Towering over me he asks in an abrupt way who I am and where I come