ECADC Newsletter March 2015
Tallinn Music Week + Art
We are teaming up with a music festival praised for discovering new Baltic beats and adding a satellite art program to the festival. If you’re in Tallinn between March 24 and 29, check out Jem Cohen’s “Museum Hours” screening at Tallinn Art Hall, and extended exhibition viewings in 6 participating galleries. Not to mention 200 or so concerts by known and emerging bands in TMW’s music program that the Guardian listed among the Top 10 winter music festivals last year. You might be surprised to learn that the festival is always opened by Estonia’s rocker-in-chief, president Toomas-Hendrik Ilves.
Best Practices Agreement for Galleries
Estonian gallerists, photo: Hannes Aasamets
Together with Estonian gallerists, we passed an important milestone in February – our Best Practices Agreement was signed by 8 galleries and artist unions. A first of its kind in the region, it gives special attention to the legal aspects of collaborations between artists and galleries. Although an international scope is unreachable for most Estonian gallerists due to lack of private investment, the process of mapping the field has been eye opening for most and clearly helpful for all as we move forward.
Meet Us in Cologne
Art Cologne, photo: Koelnmesse
If you’re in Cologne between April 16 and 19, stop by our booth (A030/ Hall 11.3) where artists Katrin Koskaru and Sam Martineau are participating at the NADA + Art Cologne Collaborations 2015. Backed by ECADC (Tallinn) and Rawson Projects (New York) respectively, each artist takes as inspiration the previous century’s legacy in design and architecture from the perspective of their individual geographic and cultural landscapes.
Artist Marge Monko, photo: Riina Varol
Marge Monko is the first Estonian artist participating at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) this summer. The proposals were judged by curators Kari Conte (ISCP), Jessamyn Fiore (Rawson Projects), Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter), Niels Van Tomme (Bucharest Biennial), and Karin Laansoo (ECADC). Their votes gave the spot to Marge, the 2012 Henkel Art Award winner, who will be doing research in New York for her 2016 solo exhibition. Congratulations!
Kris Lemsalu at Frieze NY
Artist Kris Lemsalu
Those of you heading to New York for Frieze have a chance to experience an ambitious installation with performance by artist Kris Lemsalu scheduled for the duration of the fair. Known for her sci-fi like narratives and delicate sculpted objects, Kris is sure to ruffle some feathers with her new project. The fourth edition of Frieze NY takes place from May 14-17 on Randall’s Island with over 190 contemporary galleries participating. Find Kris’s installation at Temnikova & Kasela gallery booth in the Frame section.
Since 2012, Estonia’s crowdfunding platform, Hooandja, has showcased creative projects online and has pledged over 760 thousand Euros in support. Hooandja has helped make many worthy initiatives possible, among them Annika Haas’ exhibition at Photoville in New York last September. Through our new partnership we’ll start supporting artists by collaborating on creating new editions and spreading the word to potential benefactors.
March 14 – May 25, Katja Novitskova is participating at a group show “Digital Conditions” at Hannover Kunstverein. Featuring works by Pierre Huyghe, Lorna Mills, Jon Rafman, and Hito Steyerl, among others, the exhibition focuses on the interaction between digital technology and art.
March 18-21, Temnikova & Kasela gallery is participating in the Dubai art fair with Moscow and Paris-based gallery Iragui and exhibiting works by Kaido Ole. The Russian gallery Iragui will present works by Pavel Pepperstein, who represented his country at the 2009 Venice Biennial.
April 25-27, Ani Molnár gallery is participating in Art Brussels with works by Dénes Farkas and Marge Monko, who joined the gallery last year. Dénes Farkas represented Estonia at the 2013 Venice Biennial.