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3-4/2009 3-4/2009



Kiasma gets it: Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki purchases 'The Golden Soldier'

Pirkko Siitari, chief curator of collections at Kiasma, is interviewed by Andreas Trossek
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National Pavilions at the 53rd international Venice Biennial

Ave Randviir has chosen six of the most memorable national pavilions at this year’s Biennial. In random order they were: Great Britain, Turkey, Denmark and Nordic countries, Poland, Azerbaijan and Russia. The 53rd international Venice Biennial was open from 7 June until 22 November

The return of the ‘Sovetski Zapad (‘Soviet West’)

Johannes Saar writes about the grand anniversary show Collection: Selected Works I, which celebrated 75 years of the Tallinn Art Hall with a retrospective survey of its collection
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Andres Lõo
Dan Perjovschi
PhD abroad!

Long live rock 'n’ roll [1] : Neo-Situationism by Andres Lõo

Anders Härm dissects the artistic activity of Andres Lõo, who performs at this year's Nu Performance Festival
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Dan Perjovschi: “It’s not my style to cause scandals”

Ave Randviir interviews Romanian Dan Perjovschi, who visited the drawing marathon at the Estonian Academy of Arts this spring. He is an artist with a critical eye, and his work combines drawing, performance art and installation.

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Studies in Humboldt University

Heie Treier’s interview with Mari Laanemets (January–March 2009)

My studies in Sorbonne

Requested by Heie Treier, Aili Vahtrapuu writes about her doctoral studies in Sorbonne

Interactive art without physical contact

Raivo Kelomees gives insight into his project “Diastories”, which also dealt with relational aesthetics (see 2008, nr 4; KUNST.EE 2009, nr 1-2)



Projections and perspectives – the art of the Sixties

Anu Allas delves into the art of the 1960s in response to the Tartu Art Museum exhibition The future is born today – progressive art from the ESSR 1958–1968, and its satellite exhibition Through tourist eyes
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Drop the Ladder!

Kädi Talvoja talks about the exhibition We See You – The Activities of the Foksal Gallery 1966–1989, which was open at Kumu Art Museum until September
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Anchoring ephemerality

Mari Laaniste summarises of Self-Exposure, the annual summer exhibition of the Estonian Artists’ Association
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Comparative analysis – Seanahk and Global Container 8

Rebeka Põldsam compares the international art festival Seanahk, held in Haapsalu in July, and the art festival Global Container, held at the Polymer Culture Factory in Tallinn in August
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I Love Malmö!

Maria Jäärats assures us that I Love Malmö brought Kumu an appetising assortment from the Malmö Art Museum
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Music from the Death Factory: TDK

Maria Juur views (and listens to) the exhibition TDK at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia
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The Man in the Back Seat

Elena Šmakova delves into Liina Siib’s recent video exhibition at Tallinn City Gallery
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Sirli Hein’s disturbing childhood

Maarin Mürk views the new work by Sirli Hein, also know as a ‘horror artist’, at Hobusepea Gallery
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To touch the world around us economically – Tanel Veenre’s antidote

Tanel Veenre’s JEWELLERY – an exhibition and a book, Rotermann Wheat Rye Mill, Tallinn, as explained by Kadri Mälk 

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The Economist: The Economics of art in Estonia

A project compiled by Maarin Mürk and Margaret Tali and designed by Margus Tamm and Sverre Lasn, which initiates a discussion on the public funding of art in Estonia in the midst of the current global economic turmoil.

Andres Tolts

A mini-biography of Andres Tolts – the Estonian avant-garde hero who celebrated his 60th birthday in 2009 – compiled by Eero Epner with Martin Pedanik as designer.
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