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,

The Gap between ‘Contemporary’ and the ‘Avant-garde’

Some thoughts after the Second LCCA Summer School “This is Tomorrow!” in Cēsis (6 – 11 June, 2015) There is, of course, a certain amount of expectation and prejudice before attending academic endeavours organised in a group. The summer school in Cesis

Exhibition as a Tourist Attraction, or Where Did the “Grazed Images” Come From?

A review is a strange and controversial genre indeed. On the one hand, it calls us to affirm that a certain qualification is at work—i.e. a reviewer is assumed to know the necessary conditions of a phenomenon that happens to

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)

KOMBINATAS: WHIT OF A TEXT. Installation by Eglė Grėbliauskaitė

I guess, Eglė Grėbliauskaitė could offer her own subjective interpretations of her artwork that she decided to install in front of the entrance to the Vilnius Academy of Art—big rusty metal letters spell ‘KOMBINATAS’ (‘FACTORY’ from Lithuanian). I hope you

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

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