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FOCUS / VOX POPULI

To Popularize Art

Aliina Astrova inquires into the widely used notion of the "popularization" of art.

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THEORY AND PRACTICE / ART PRIZE / KÖLER PRIZE

Warning! This text mentions money!

Art prizes in Estonia: a small commented compendium

Andreas Trossek offers a brief overview of the mechanism of issuing art prizes in Estonia.

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THEORY AND PRACTICE / ART PRIZE / PURVÎTIS PRIZE

Purvîtis Prize as Brand, Event and Betting Shop

Šelda Puķîte writes about "Purvîtis Prize 2013" – an exhibition of the nominees.

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THEORY AND PRACTICE / ART PRIZE / DIAGNOSIS

Viktor Misiano: "The fact that the art prizes play such a big role in peripheral countries is a sign of an undeveloped infrastructure."

KUNST.EE is happy to publish a translated transcript of the provocative speech that the famous Moscow curator and art theoretician Viktor Misiano gave on 15 February at the Riga Bourse Conference Room. Speaking before the award ceremony for this years' Purvîtis Prize, he commented quite harshly on the mechanism of monetary prizes in the art world. The transcript was made available online in English by Arterritory.com on 15 April. It is published here below with the website's editors' kind permission.

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THEORY AND PRACTICE / CLASSICS OF POSTMODERNISM

Raoul Kurvitz: "We did not even call them performances."

Kaire Nurk interviews Raoul Kurvitz about his recent retrospective exhibition.

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THEORY AND PRACTICE / YOUNG ART

Curating a Scene

Aliina Astrova reviews and contextualizes a "travelling" curatorial project by Anneli Porri.

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REVIEWS

Kurvitz is Kurvitz is Kurvitz

Maarin Mürk deconstructs the comeback by Raoul Kurvitz.

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A Presentation about Escaping/Arriving

Kaia Otstak looks at Alar Tuule's solo exhibition "Aruanne/Report".

CV and WC dilemmas

Johannes Saar analyses the latest work by Marko Mäetamm.

The Lost Decades of Estonian Photography

Merilin Talumaa critiques Peeter Tooming's commemorative exhibition.

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...and one more spicy exhibition review

An analysis of Mihkel Ilus's solo exhibition "Robusto" by the critic collective, Das Kollektive Unbewusste aus Reval (KUR).

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VARIA

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NEW PUBLICATION

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LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

Eyelids Closed

Adam Budak contextualizes Dénes Farkas's work.

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