As part of TMW, the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC), will host a gallery evening called Tallinn Thursday with a special programme and extended opening hours on March 26. Participating galleries are Vaal Gallery, Haus Gallery, the Museum of Photography, Okapi Gallery, Gallery Positiiv, Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo Centre, EAA Gallery, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery and Kai Art Center. The programme includes a variety of exhibitions introducing new projects by both Estonian and international artists. Exhibition tours will be held, giving a great opportunity to learn more about the exhibitions, meet the gallerists and artists.
In collaboration between TMW and the Kai Art Center, an open call is currently underway to find a new piece of music to accompany Anne Katrine Senstad’s exhibition “Radical Light”. Apply HERE
A bus will be arranged to aid with transportation between the galleries. Entry to the bus at every stop is based on the first-come first-served policy.
17:00 Vaal Gallery (Tartu mnt 80L)
Taavi Tulev’s exhibition “Infinity”
Taavi Tulev’s exhibition features geometrical pictures that depict self-absorbing mathematical works that drift somewhere in the outskirts of op art and psychedelia. In addition to visual arts, Tulev also creates music under the moniker HAPE, which is the sonic analogue of his pieces according to him. On Tallinn Thursday, visitors can meet the artist at the gallery, hear his music and observe the analogues in two different mediums.
17:45 Haus Gallery (Uus 17)
Ashot Jegikjan’s exhibition “Springtime and Mummuism” / Selected paintings and drawings by Jüri Arrak
There are two exhibitions on view at Haus Gallery. Ashot Jegikjan’s exhibition consists of the artist’s newer paintings, all sharing a common element in the form of polka dots. The atmosphere of the exhibition is gentle, observational and poetic. Also exhibited in the gallery are paintings and drawings by Jüri Arrak, a living classic. On Tallinn Thursday, the exhibitions are introduced by gallerist Piia Ausman, with artist Ashot Jegikjan also on the premises.
18:15 Museum of Photography (Raekoja 4/6)
Paola Suhonen’s exhibition “SOUTHERN BOYS, SOUTHERN GIRLS”
The photo series is comprised of atmospheric snapshots featuring four randomly found young people from Tennessee: Dylan, Dillon, Cassidy, and Claire. They had not met each other before filming. The works have been filmed in a small town in the conservative South of the United States, where religion continues to define attitudes related to the body and to sexuality. The people seen in the photos are framed as underliningly innocent in a serene setting, where their youthful wishes for experimentation might not find a space. On Tallinn Thursday, visitors can attend the opening of the exhibition, with the artist also present.
18:45 Okapi Gallery (Niguliste 2)
Maarja Mäemets’ and Rait Lõhmus’ exhibition “UNDER THE WATER ON THE MOON II”
The exhibition by Maarja Mäemets and Rait Lõhmus takes the viewer underwater, where time and space take on a new meaning. The exhibition features works of glass and concrete, as well as photos and installations, used by the artists to make the gallery into an aquarium of sorts. On Tallinn Thursday, the artists will be present at the gallery, as well as Temuri Hvingija of Okapi Gallery.
19:15 Galerii Positiiv (Roo 21a)
Epp Kubu’s exhibition “Parallel Beam”
Epp Kubu’s exhibition is a documentation of the moments when quotidian activities leave one enough free time to stand still and silent on one spot and pay attention to what is happening outside oneself. In the words of the artist, she is an obsessive observer of light and reflections, who takes pleasure in observing how a beam of light comes in through the window, moves in different directions, picks up colours and projects them on one’s skin. Observing these things inpires imitating them and recreating sunlight and shadows in another, odd combination she herself can’t understand sometimes, and capture these images with a camera. On Tallinn Thursday, the exhibition is introduced by Positiiv’s gallerist Kristel Schwede.
19:45 Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo Centre (Telliskivi 60a)
Silvia Pärmann’s exhibition “Countries that do not exist”
Silvia Pärmann’s documentary project observes daily life in those countries and regions that have all the characteristics of a sovereign state (they have clear borders, local governments, often their own currencies and armies, sometimes they even issue visas and stamp your passport when during the border crossing) but do not officially exist. For different reasons, their representatives are not permitted to the UN and they are ignored by most governments. On Tallinn Thursday, visitors can meet the artist and curator of the exhibition.
20:15 EAA Gallery (Põhja puiestee 7)
International group exhibition “Country Music”
Country Music is a collaborative project by Daniel Iinatti and Anna Sagström that is born on the factory floors of the rural rust belts, in the corrosive regress of life and tempo in downgraded de-industrialized wastelands and anti-growth environments, and in the urban steel knit of precarious compositions. An alloy of music and other cultural productions formed out of the potential energy of underused spaces to reimagine the contemporary periphery. Country Music with Ari King, Linda Spjut, Matilda Tjäder & Nikhil Vettukattil. On Tallinn Thursday, there will be a tour of the exhibition.
20:45 Temnikova & Kasela Gallery (Peetri 12)
International group exhibition “Narcotics”
Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, which moved to a new location in the end of last year, features the international group exhibition “Narcotics”, which includes the artists Ilja Karilampi, Nik Kosmas, Cosima von Bonin, Kareem Lofty ja Katja Novitskova. The texts of the exhibition are compiled by the platform theopioidcrisis_lookbook, with the musical design created by the duo Emiranda. On Tallinn Thursday, there will be a tour of the exhibition.
21:00 Kai Art Center (Peetri 12)
Anne Katrine Senstad’s exhibition “Radical Light”
Created specially for the Kai Art Center’s exhibition hall, the unique light sculpture by Norwegian artist Anne Katrine Senstad invites the viewer to explore the deeply disorienting combined sensory effects of light, colour and sound in a space. The artist prefers to use neon lights in her works, which, compared to LED lights, have an unique glow and influence on the viewer’s senses. One of the largest works in Senstad’s portfolio, this immersive light field has been created as a mathematical matrix: a vast field of light that can be experienced by entering it. During the week of TMW, the exhibition will be accompanied by a musical composition inspired by the light installation, selected through an open call held by Kai Art Center and TMW. On Tallinn Thursday, the winner of the competition will be presented with the prize.