December 2018 News

Jass Kaselaan and his work ‘Voice’, 2018. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Mark Raidpere/Tallinn Art Hall


Alice Kask, Neeme Külm and Jass Kaselaan in Helsinki


The exhibition ‘Alice, Neeme and Jass’ at Kunsthalle Helsinki brings together three Estonian artists – Alice Kask, Neeme Külm and Jass Kaselaan. Works by all three artists have a strong physical presence and powerfully influence both the mind and the feelings. Although seemingly simple, they embody both sound and silence, movement and steadiness, inspiration and time-consuming handicraft. The exhibition is curated by Tamara Luuk in cooperation with the Tallinn Art Hall.


Open: December 1st, 2018, to January 13th, 2019

Address: Kunsthalle Helsinki, Nervanderinkatu 3, Helsinki




Kristina Õllek in Rotterdam. Photo collage by Kristina Õllek


Kristina Õllek in Rotterdam


Kristina Õllek will start a three-month residency at the Het Wilde Weten art center in Rotterdam. Het Wilde Weten, located in the heart of the city, was founded in 1992, and offers studio spaces for artists on the premises of the former Franciscan nunnery. In addition to artists’ studios and residencies, the center organizes a busy programme of contemporary art and culture, full of exhibitions, artist talks, discussions, events and festivals.


Duration: from the beginning of December, 2018, until the end of February, 2019

Address: Het Wilde Weten, Robert Fruinstraat 35, Rotterdam




Krista Mölder ‘Not leaving a room II. Repeated game’, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery


Krista Mölder in Moscow


Krista Mölder’s solo exhibition ‘Notes on presence’ will open at Galerie Iragui in Moscow. The exhibition, presented by Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, is part of the series of collaborative projects in which Galerie Iragui invites its international partners to have exhibitions in its gallery space. Previously, Iragui Gallery has hosted exhibitions by Parisian gallery Odile Ouizeman, Milanese Otto Zoo and FL Gallery, as well as London-based narrative projects. Mölder’s first solo show in Moscow displays her artworks that deal with spatial perception and experience.


Open: December 11th, 2018, to February 11th, 2019

Address: Galerie Iragui, Malaya Polyanka 7-5, Moscow

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Preparations for the monumental work at the ICONSIAM Business Center


Peeter Laurits in Bangkok


In mid-December, a 270 m² monumental work ‘IconSiam’ will be presented in Bangkok. It combines works by a hundred international artists and includes artworks by Estonian artist Peeter Laurits, among others. The colossal glossary of contemporary Thailand, put together by Prateep Suthathongthai, will be installed at the atrium of the newly opened ICONSIAM Business Center, where it remains permanently exhibited. More than 100 works from Peeter Laurits have been included in the gigantic work, mainly from the series ‘Translating Ritual’, exhibited at the Chiang Mai Ne’Na contemporary art center in Thailand in 2016.


Open: from December 17th, 2018

Address: Business Center ICONSIAM, 299 Charoen Nakhon Soi 5, Charoen Nakhon




Kaido Ole ‘Baltic Match’, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery


Kaido Ole in Kaunas


A duo show ‘Družba’ by Kaido Ole and Jonas Gasiunas will open in Kaunas at the gallery Meno Parkas. Just as the name implies, the exhibition is based on the long term friendship between the two artists. “We naively suppose that if there is a good connection between two people, then it should also exist between their works,” Ole commented on the main idea behind the exhibition. In Kaunas, the artists will present their recent works from the past few years.


Open: December 19th, 2018 to January 25th

Address: Meno Parkas Gallery, Rotušė sq. 27, Kaunas



Taavi Suisalu ‘Subocean Botlights’, 2018. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Annika Haas


Taavi Suisalu in Utrecht


Taavi Suisalu will take part in a group show ‘A World Without Us’ at the Impakt Media Culture Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The exhibition seeks to imagine what would a world without people be like and explore how to improve the relationship between humanity and nature. Taavi Suisalu presents his 2018 work ‘Subocean Botlights’ in Utrecht.


Open: November 24th, 2018, to February 3rd, 2019

Address: Impakt Center for Media Culture, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht



Open in December:
Baltic contemporary art exhibition in Helsinki
Estonian artists in Budapest
Estonian artists in Helsinki
Estonian artists in Moscow
Diana Tamane and Kristina Õllek in Winterthur
Ingel Vaikla in Vienna
Jaanus Samma in Prague
Kati Ilves’ curatorial exhibition in Nantes
Kris Lemsalu in London
Kris Lemsalu in Vienna
Jaanus Samma in Rome (until December 14th)
Marge Monko in Kraków (until December 9th)