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

A Range of Hybrid Choices

Tension. The Young in Latvian Painting III. Arsenāls Exhibition Hall of Latvian National Museum of Art, 01.04. – 29.05.2016. The pre-history of this show dates back to 2007 when the first exhibition of young painters’ works titled Našķu bumba /

Photography: Taken, not Made

The role of photography as a document is constantly overrated. The role of camera in photography is also overrated. Yes, of course, we could agree about the indexical nature of photographic images—camera always captures whatever is before the lens. But

O. P.

Winter, but it was raining. I wondered whether the pure subject of cognition and aesthetic intuition, “a head without the body of a winged angel” – as I have read somewhere,  might also catch a cold, and without solving this

The X Factor

Just as daisy-petal ‘loves me, loves me not’ fortunes are told, our society is engaged in a similar debate regarding the possibility and denial of imminent third World War outbreak. From the Paris terror attacks on the 13th of November

Several tactics for seeing the show by Juozas Laivys “The Tactic of Dispassionate Viewing in a Space of Unbridled Perception or How to Fix Teeth”

The oeuvre of Juozas Laivys has been on display at the Contemporary Arts Centre since the 5th of February, 2016. It is not a show of the artist’s new work. Following his Farewell to the Public at the Arts Centre

Fragmented Conformism

It seems that ‘in this part of the world’, referring to contemporary art as a product of the consumer society’s ideology is considered to be ill-mannered, subjecting to similar censorship all those aspects of artwork which refuse to fit inside

# Networked Encounters Online #

In seeing, listening and reading the “Lewben Art Foundation” exhibition “Networked Encounters Offline” on view at Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery, we are invited to look at the future artistic practices through the consciousnesses of subjects shaped by the Internet. Even

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

From Folklore to Ethnocentrism. Reflections on „Tap VVater“ and Cultural Psycho-colonialism

“Spaces – are a karaoke of many mouths: words, with which paths are drawn, flow through the pipelines to a common circulation“ – says the official description of a contemporary art exhibition “Tap Water“ (Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania, Vilnius,

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