August 2019 News

Map of ‘THE ESTATE’. Designed by Vera Kaspar


Kärt Ojavee in Salacgrīva


Kärt Ojavee will take part in the summer show of the Kim? Contemporary Art Center, called ‘THE ESTATE’ . The Tobias Kaspar show, curated by Zane Onckule, centers around the English word ‘an estate’, the double meaning of which refers both to the property of a deceased person and to a vast amount of land owned by someone. Hence, the exhibition is set up in an empty summer cottage in rural Latvia, and revolves around a fictional art collector, whose art collection is being displayed. 


Open: August 4th to September 30th, 2019. Opening on Saturday, August 3rd at 4pm

Address: Salacgrīvas lauku teritorija, between Kuiķule and Lauvase / GPS coordinates: 57.729323, 24.535533




Jaanus Samma ‘Divider’, 2017. Installation view at Temnikova & Kasela Gallery. Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery. Photo: Stanislav Stepashko


Jaanus Samma in Rapperswil-Jona


Jaanus Samma will participate in the exhibition ‘Spot on. Toilet Stories’ at the Alte Fabrik in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. The exhibition explores the toilet as a psychological, medical, social, architectural, design-related and technological phenomenon, which as a taboo, in the traditional sense of the word, is a subject of interest to many artists. Samma presents two works in Switzerland: ‘Study of the Toilet’ (2016–2018) and ‘Divider’ (2017). 


Open: August 24th to October 13th, 2019. Opening on August 23rd at 7pm

Address: Alte Fabrik, Klaus-Gebert-Strasse 5, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland




A sketch for the gallery space Parking Lot Platform. Courtesy of the project-platform Temporary Investments


Kiwa and Andres Lõo in Edmonton


In August, Kiwa and Andres Lõo will be the artists-in-residence at the Parallel Space in Edmonton, Canada. As part of the residency, they will collaborate with local artists Stacey Cann and Ryland Fortie on the exhibition ‘Mutate To Belong’. The exhibition will be exhibited at a transparent plexiglass gallery space Parking Lot Platform, created by Temporary Investments project-platform, which is located in a parking lot in The Quarters, a fast-growing art district in Edmonton. The exhibition is curated by Rachel Seburn and Sara Seburn. 


Open: duration of the residency: august 2019 / exhibition is open from August 23rd to 28th 2019.  Opening on Friday, August 23rd at 7pm

Address: Parking Lot Platform, The Quarters, Edmonton




Kris Lemsalu ‘V’, 2019. Courtesy of the artist, Koppe Astner Gallery and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery. Photo: Stanislav Stepashko


Kris Lemsalu in Marseille


Glasgow’s Koppe Astner Gallery will show works by Kris Lemsalu at the ART-O-RAMA art fair in Marseille. The ART-O-RAMA fair, which took place for the first time in 2007, presents 38 galleries this year, each set up as a separate exhibition space. In Marseille, Koppe Astner will show Lemsalu’s 2019 series ‘V’. 


Open: August 30th to September 1st, 2019

Address: La Cartonnerie, 1er Plateau, Friche la Belle de Mai, 41, rue jobin, Marseille




Tõnis Saadoja in his residency studio at the WIELS Contemporary Art Center


Tõnis Saadoja in Brussels


Starting from the beginning of July, Tõnis Saadoja is in a six-month residency at the WIELS Contemporary Art Center in Brussels. During the residency, there will be workshops, discussion groups and talks organized for the participants, and feedback given by art professionals visiting the residency. The participation of Estonian artists in the WIELS residency programme is organized by the Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia and the programme has previously been attended by Paul Kuimet, Jaanus Samma and Anna Škodenko. 


Duration: July to December, 2019

Address: Wiels contemporary art center, Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, Brussels



Open in August:

Kris Lemsalu in Venice

Kärt Ojavee and Johanna Ulfsak in Espoo

Laura Põld in Fiskars

Jaanus Samma in Sopot (until August 11th)

Kaido Ole in Riga (until August 25th)