June 2019 News

Kärt Ojavee and Johanna Ulfsak ‘Save As’, 2018. Installation view at Temnikova & Kasela Gallery


Kärt Ojavee and Johanna Ulfsak in Espoo


Kärt Ojavee and Johanna Ulfsak will participate in the group exhibition ‘Interwoven’ at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA. The exhibition presents works by 12 artists who combine contemporary art and textile in their artistic practice. Ojavee and Ulfsak will show their joint installation ‘Save As’ in Espoo, which was first displayed at Temnikova & Kasela Gallery in 2018.


Open: June 5th, 2019, to March 1st, 2020

Address: Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA, Ahertajantie 5, Tapiola, Espoo

Web: emmamuseum.fi



Kaido Ole ‘All Together I’, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery


Kaido Ole in Riga


Kaido Ole will open his solo exhibition ‘Dance at the Lonely Hearts Club’ at the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga. The exhibition, curated by Maris Vitols, displays a selection of Ole’s earlier works, supplemented by three new large format paintings. The display combines key features of Ole’s work, such as social critique and sharp irony. The exhibition is also accompanied by a catalog and a public programme.


Open: June 7th to August 25th, 2019. Opening on June 6th at 6pm

Address: Exhibition hall ARSENĀLS, Latvian National Museum of Art, Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1, Riga

Web: lnmm.lv



Temuri Hvingija ‘Archisphere X’ from the series ‘The Boundless Cities’. Courtesy of the artist and Okapi Gallery


Temuri Hvingija, Kristian Saks ja Okapi Gallery in Panevėžys


Okapi Gallery will take part in Panevėžys International Photography Biennial in Lithuania. The festival, which has been taking place since 2005, brings together Lithuanian and international participants and has previously introduced artists from Belarus, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Latvia, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Okapi Gallery presents Temuri Hvingija’s series ‘The Boundless Cities’ and an analogue photography project ‘Tallinn lives’ by Kristian Saks.


Open: June 6th to July 27th, 2019

Address: Panevėžys Photography Gallery, Vasario 16-osios g, Panevėžys

Web: arspanevezys.lt



Kaarel Kurismaa ‘Steam Express and Halts’, 1993 (computer rendering 2019). Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery


Kaarel Kurismaa, Kris Lemsalu and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery in Basel


For the first time, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery will take part in the world’s premier contemporary fair, Art Basel in Switzerland. It is the first time that an Estonian gallery has been chosen to participate at the fair and Estonian artists are being presented. The gallery will show Kris Lemsalu’s 2019 installation ‘Time after time is our time’ at the Statements section, dedicated to young artists. Kaarel Kurismaa’s 1993 kinetic sculpture ‘Steam Express and Halts’ is on display at the curated Unlimited section of the fair.


Open: June 13th to 16th, 2019

Address: Messe Basel, Messeplatz 10, Basel

Web: artbasel.com



Jaanus Samma ‘Je Suce’ from the series ‘Sweaters’, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery. Photo: Kristina Õllek


Jaanus Samma in Sopot and Rotterdam


Jaanus Samma will take part in the international group exhibition ‘BODY WORKS’ at the State Art Gallery in Sopot, Poland. The exhibition, curated by Gosia Golińska and Romuald Demidenko, is dedicated to human body in various political and censorship contexts. At a time, when the border between public and private is constantly disintegrating, the perception of body has become an important tool for expressing the desire to be accepted and to demand equal rights and freedom, including artistic freedom. In Poland, Jaanus Samma will show the 2014 work ‘Je Suce’ form the series ‘Sweaters’.


In June, works from Jaanus Samma’s ‘Sweaters’ series can be also seen in the Netherlands, where a group exhibition ‘De stad, de stad’ at Garage Rotterdam has been open since mid-May.


Exhibition in Sopot:


Open: June 14th to August 11th, 2019

Address: State Art Gallery, Plac Zdrojowy 2, Sopot

Web: pgs.pl


Exhibition in Rotterdam:


Open: May 17th to July 7th, 2019

Address: Garage Rotterdam, Goudsewagenstraat 27, Rotterdam

Web: garagerotterdam.nl



Timo Toots ‘Memopol-3’, 2018. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Timo Toots


Timo Toots in Gwangju and Cēsis  


Timo Toots will attend the International Electronic Art Symposium ISEA 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea. The symposium is titled ‘Lux Aeterna’, which among other things refers to the Korean meaning of Gwangju. Timo Toots will present his large-scale installation ‘Memopol-3’, which the Estonian audience could see during last summer’s Tallinn Art Week and in Kumu at the exhibition ‘Archeology of the Screen’.


In addition, Toots will participate in the first edition of the environmental travelling exhibition ‘NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind’, which will start its journey from Latvia, Cēsis and in 2019-2020 will travel to six different exhibition spaces in Estonia and Latvia. The exhibition features works by artists from 9 different countries, including Varvara & Mar, Marta Moorats and Kiwa from Estonia, in addition to Toots.


Symposium in South Korea:


Open: June 22nd to 28th, 2019

Address: Asia Culture Center, 38 Munhwajeondang-ro, Gwangsan-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea

Web: isea2019.isea-international.org


Exhibition in Cēsis:


Open: June 1st to July 28th, 2019

Address: Science and Art Center ‘Brewery’, Lencu iela 11, Cēsis, Latvia

Web: Facebook event


Open in June:

Jaan Toomik in Ankara

Kris Lemsalu in Venice

Kristina Norman and Diana Tamane in Riga

Laura Põld in Fiskars

Maria Kapajeva in Riga

Merike Estna in Mexico City

Taavi Suisalu in Wrocław

Flo Kasearu in Daegu (until June 9th)

Kris Lemsalu in Paris (until June 16th)

Taavi Suisalu in Berlin (until June 22nd)