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

Project of Non-existent Villages

Olematute kylade project / Project of Non-existent Villages, Võru Linnagalerii/ Võru town gallery, Võru Estonia 28 June -28 July 2014 Taavi Suisalu in his first curatorial endeavor invited Error collective to participate in a group exhibition about abandoned villages in

Tales from Tartu

Challenging the status quo of art and its many institutions seems to be something built into the mechanisms of the art world. But change can often be painful, something which is rather apparent at the Tartu Kunstimuuseum. The institution has

August Sai Behind the Backgrounds (there are Premises of Language and the bare Image)

This exhibition left me speechless with its impact on me – the impact of no impact. The artist proposes scenarios in the concept of the exhibition on the subject of how kids see and interact with a boat (or its

Contacts of Maarit Murka

Maarit Murka’s exhibition “Contact” in Tartu Art House consists of, to put it simply, black-and-white flags of NATO member countries, gray canvas stretched through the Big Gallery of Tartu Art House and a number of hanging pots from which different

Losing the battle but winning the war?

 On “Is This the Museum We Wanted?” exhibition held in Tartu Art Museum (23.1-9.3.2014), curated by Rael Artel, co-curated by Marika Agu, Mare Joonsalu and Hanna-Liis Kont “Is This the Museum We Wanted?” has gained sharp focus from the Estonian

Prologue to the Truth

by Šelda Puķīte (Riga), Valts Miķelsons (Riga) and Indrek Grigor (Tartu) In one of his most famous pieces, “Things” (exhibited in the attic of Tartu Art House 19.03.-06.10. 2012.), Jevgeni Zolotko worked on the idea of the physical world being

Kids, Go Play in the Corridor

KUMU is the first major museum in Estonia to host an exhibition about video games. “Let’s Play?! Computer Games from France and Germany” displays a selection limited to these two nations because the exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of the