Annual Exhibition of Tartu Artists

The annual exhibition of Tartu artists, functioning on the basis of an open call, is an old format not so common in the contemporary context. Traditionally the works selected by the jury formed the exhibition. This structure of free submission

The Museum Exhibits Itself: Archeology and the Future of Estonian Art Scenes

„Archeology and the Future of Estonian Art Scenes” (19.10.12 – 30.12.12) in KUMU is an exhibition assembled by four Estonian curators—Eha Komissarov, Kati Ilves, Rael Artel, and Hillka Hiiop—with the aim of giving an overview of contemporary Estonian art. To

Resilience of art: XIV International Festival for New Media Culture Art+Communication

Roughly saying: a clock working on dirty water, thinking of p2p future perspectives in social structures, listening to beetles penis vibrations in a concert and looking at MacGilly costume as an aid to become anonymous. Sounds like this could be

National Character of Lithuanian Art

Ten years have passed since I read Lev Manovich’s texts and since I was thinking that trying to differentiate cultures within the globalized and networked world is quite tricky. While Manovich continues defining Western and Eastern features[1] I came up with a

Surviving in Downshifting Mode

This September  have pitched the consistency of cultural events in Riga. As every year, the culture forum White Nights offers a diverse and intensive program, which actually  cannot be seen in a one night. However, assuming that each of us has our

Mindaugas Gapševičius: On official knowledge of contemporary art and trauma

Abandoned Mystery is an interdisciplinary project on exploring the constitution of the phenomena of abandoned military sites in the Baltic Sea area. In cooperation with partners the team is organizing field-trips towards abandoned places in Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Finland. http://abandonedmystery.info “What

Rebirth of the obsolete. “Memory Loss” by Uku Pira

When visiting the graduation show of Tartu Art College, one of the works stood out from the others. It was Uku Pira’s (1985) audio-video installation „Memory Loss“, which was about nostalgic recycling of obsolete technology. Installed in a dark room

Road trip to Manifesta 9 and Documenta 13: 1st part

Like every trip, this road trip started with high hopes, rolling expectations about big world-famous exhibitions, adventures on every corner, good road music and stops on the way to have coffee, to fill in and out. A curators-artists’ team from

“From Nothing” – the exhibition by Tomás Lahoda

  The show consists of silkscreen prints which show arrangements of books. The titles of the books form quotes about language and related topics. The conceptual meaning is displayed through pop art silkscreen prints. One of the prints for example

Where are the 90s?

Before attending the exhibition “90s” – a project by Virginija Januškevičiūtė with The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt – I prepared like going to some unknown place on other the side of the continent. Cleared my mind of some expectations,

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