ECADC Newletter August 2014

The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is ready to launch its new season with events in London, New York, and Tallinn. One of our partners, Lugemik Publishing House, will return to the New York Art Book Fair with a series of new publications; Katrin Koskaru and Annika Haas will open their first solo exhibitions in London and New York, respectively; Temnikova & Kasela Gallery will participate in art fairs in Vienna and Moscow; and last, but not least, we would like to announce the full program for our second Gallerist Master Course in October.






koskaru invitation1 (2)Katrin Koskaru, fragment of a painting


ECADC is pleased to announce the start of a collaboration with the London-based organization Art: I: Curate (AIC). A contemporary art platform focused on the concept of crowd curating, AIC invites you to follow artists, build your own personal collection, and share the art you like. If you are in London this week, join the AIC team for a talk on August 30th with the Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prize winner Katrin Koskaru on the occasion of her solo exhibition “Come to Close Quarters” at the Marlborough Fine Art Gallery.


RSVP for the talk here


Read Katrin’s interview in the AIC Journal with Miami-based writer, curator, and Editor-in-Chief of the Miami Rail, Hunter Braithwaite, who visited Tallinn in June, here





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Photoville Festival – NYC’s premier photo destination is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 18th. Produced by United Photo Industries, this modular festival built from repurposed shipping containers boasts photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and nighttime multimedia projections. Open to the public until September 28th, Photoville is anticipating over 80,000 visitors this year. Estonian photographer Annika Haas will be showing her project “Planewatchers,” which follows a group of people who have kept living in Estonia after the collapse of the USSR in accordance with the old ways in their Soviet-era shantytown right next to the Lennart Meri airport in Tallinn. Read more about the “Planewatchers” project here.


Small publishing house Lugemik is returning for the NY Art Book Fair, which is taking place for the ninth time, at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens from September 26-28 with a preview on the evening of Thursday, September 25th. Among the new publications the Lugemik team has put out in the last year are books by Tõnis Saadoja, Merike Estna, Laura Kuusk, Tuukka Kaila, Kadri Noormets, and Denés Farkas. Always a hub for an ever-growing variety of exhibitors – from the zinesters to rare and antiquarian dealers offering out-of-print books – this year’s book fair focuses on Norway, with a curated selection of 23 Norwegian booksellers, institutions, artists, and independent publishers.





uudiskiri2Niels Van Tomme and Jurriaan Benschop


We are glad to welcome our two next visiting curators and critics – Niels Van Tomme (September 22-25) and Jurriaan Benschop (October 20-25). New York-based Van Tomme works mainly on the intersections of contemporary culture, politics, and aesthetics. His exhibitions and public programs are shown at venues such as The Kitchen (New York), National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans), Gallery 400 (Chicago), and Akademie der Künste (Berlin). He was recently selected to curate the next Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art in 2016.  Berlin-based Jurriaan Benschop is a writer, art critic and curator who contributes on a regular basis to Artforum, DAMn and Arterritory as well as advises artists working at the Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.  Both curators will meet local art professionals, visit several artist studios for further research, and give public talks as part of the “International Focus” series.







This fall, ECADC is producing its second Gallerist Master Course in Tallinn, offering training for both practicing and emerging gallerists and art managers. Under the guidance of Nur El Shami from the international arts platform Art: I: Curate and Kirstie Skinner from Outset Scotland, a philanthropic organisation dedicated to contemporary art, course participants will learn about artist representation models, building an audience, and managing the logistics of an exhibition, as well as communication and philanthropic activity in contemporary art. Additionally, three selected Estonian participants will receive offers for international internships in 2015. More info and registration here.




September 18-21 Temnikova & Kasela Gallery is participating in the COSMOSCOW art fair in Moscow with works by Marko Mäetamm and Kaido Ole.


October 2-5 Temnikova & Kasela Gallery is participating in the VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary with works by Kris Lemsalu and Krista Mölder.


October 2-5 Photographic Art Fair, organized by the Estonian Union of Photography Artists, will take place for the fifth time in Telliskivi Creative City. You are most welcome to visit!



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