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EDITORIAL

(1/2013)

 

Winter/Spring 2013

They say that art is "bigger than life" – but that is only one reason to get your own copy of KUNST.EE, a quarterly magazine dedicated to the contemporary art scene and various aspects of visual culture in Estonia. All the other reasons are usually already very specific, inviting the reader to focus on the artwork, to follow the artist and to critically contemplate on the results.

The following topics are discussed in this issue: What is to be done about the admittedly low popularity of contemporary art? Not enough buildings, people or activities? What is public art anyway? Does a painting in a theatre attract more viewers than a painting in an art gallery? Then what about a cryptic post-conceptual piece located in an attic? What can an art award "do" for an art practice? What is the role of photography in today's art market? Why is it important to understand the role of modernism in this (market) situation?

What has been going on in the art galleries for the past few months? What news and recent art books and catalogues should we read? And, as a bonus for our readers, we have included special pages dedicated to Hobusepea Gallery, which celebrated its tenth birthday this January.

So count to ten, take a deep breath, and here we go.

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