January 2018 News

Left: Paul Kuimet ‘Untitled Transparencies’, 2017. Courtesy of the artist // Right: Nina Schuiki ‘Notes on Duration, Nr. 3’, 2014. Courtesy of the artist


Paul Kuimet in Berlin and Brussels


Paul Kuimet and Austrian artist Nina Schuiki will open a duo exhibition ‘Space Coordinates’ at the Wentrup Gallery’s project space WNTRP in Berlin. Both artists often present their works as endless repetitions, and thus deal with the relationship between photography, sculpture and physical space. Paul Kuimet will show his slide projection ‘Untitled Transparencies’ (2017) and 16 mm film ‘2060’ (2014). The exhibition is curated by Nico Anklam, who visited Tallinn during the Curatorial Program for Research programme in 2015.


In addition, in the beginning of January Paul Kuimet will start his 6-month residency at the reputable WIELS contemporary art centre in Brussels.


Open: January 12th to March 3rd, 2018. Opening on Thursday, January 11th at 5pm

Address: WNTRP Project Space, Potsdamer Str 91, Berlin

Web: wentrupgallery.com



Condo London 2018 poster


Kris Lemsalu in London


Glasgow’s gallery Koppe Astner is participating in the third edition of London’s large-scale exhibitions festival Condo with a joint project by Kris Lemsalu and Josh Faught (USA). Lemsalu’s and Faught’s exhibition project is on view at Sadie Coles HQ gallery, which in addition to Koppe Astner also hosts Lisbon’s gallery Madragoa during the festival.


Kris Lemsalu’s solo exhibition ‘Wild Ones’ continues to be on view at Koppe Astner in Glasgow through January.


Open: January 13th to February 10th, 2018

Address: Sadie Coles HQ, 63 Kingly Street, London

Web: condocomplex.org



Jaanus Samma ‘Kodavere’s Outhouse’, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery


Jaanus Samma in Tornio


Jaanus Samma will open his solo exhibition ‘Viestejä – Sõnumid’  at the Aine Art Museum in Tornio, Northern Finland. The exhibition, open until mid-April, presents two installations – ‘Sweaters’ and ‘Kodavere’s Outhouse’. In addition, a pop-up sweater shop ‘Hair Sucks!’ is open for the visitors.


Open: January 12th to April 15th, 2018. Opening on Thursday, January 11th at 6pm

Address: Aine Art Museum, Torikatu 2, Tornio

Web: Aine Art Museum’s Facebook



Laura Põld ‘Allame Jafari’, 2017, installation view at the Estonian Photographic Art Fair. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Dénes Farkas


Laura Põld in Linz


During the first months of the year, Laura Põld will be a resident artist at the guest atelier Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz, Austria. During her stay, Põld plans to further develop her Iranian-themed series ‘Allame Jafari’ (2017), produced for the Estonian Photographic Art Fair. Her room installation project will combine photography, wood and ceramic forms. In addition to Laura Põld, the residency will host Austrian artist Elisabeth Altenburg and Iranian artist Nahid Behboodian, whose practice is also related to Iran and architecture. At the end of January, a joint exhibition of the works produced by the three artists-in-residency will be open at the guest atelier.


Duration: January and February, 2018

Address: Atelierhaus Salzamt, Obere Donaulände 15, Linz

Web: blog.salzamt-linz.at



Dedazo residency in Mexico. Photo: Dedazo residency


Kristi Kongi in Carrillo Puerto


In January and February, Kristi Kongi will be participating in the Dedazo art residency in Carrillo Puerto, Chiapas, Mexico. During this professional development and artistic experimentation oriented residency, Kongi intends to create a new site-specific work. In addition, Kongi will start the preparations for her exhibition at the Karen Huber Gallery in Mexico, opening in 2018. The exhibition is curated by Leslie Moody Castro, who visited Estonia in 2016 at the invitation of Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center.


Duration: January and February, 2018

Address: Dedazo Residency, Carillo Puerto, Chiapas, Mexico

Web: dedazo.com


Open in January:

Dénes Farkas in Budapest

Kris Lemsalu in Glasgow

Kris Lemsalu in Prague

Merike Estna in Helsinki

Merike Estna & Maria Metsalu in New York