Estonian Art 2/2018

The Baltic Issue

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In this issue of Estonian Art we focus on Baltic art, design, and architecture.

For Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, 2018 marks a century since their first declaration of independence. To celebrate their centennials and explore the cultural ties between these three Baltic nations, we have dedicated this as a special issue where we look at not just present collaborations in the fields of art, design, and architecture, but also on landmark historical cultural collaborations.

In art, Inga Lāce writes about Latvian/Estonian artist Diana Tamane in Diana Tamane: Jet Lag. In The Value of Wilderness, Auguste Petre reviews the exhibition “Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Baltic States” at the Orsay Museum in Paris. Mai Levin traces the Baltic roots of the Tallinn Print Triennial for its 50th anniversary in Tallinn Graphic Art Triennials Up to the 1990s. Keiu Krikmann reviews the Tallinn exhibition of the Baltic Triennial in Haunted at the Body Party, which for the first time was organized in the three Baltic capitals: Vilnius, Tallinn, and Riga. The current flurry of Baltic artistic collaborations at the first ever Riga Biennial (RIBOCA), the Baltic Triennial 13 and the second Riga Photography Biennale are captured in four visual essays by Merike Estna, Young Boy Dancing Group, Reinis Hofmanis & Margus Tamm and Sandra Jõgeva.

In design, Karolina Jakaite explores proto design in Soviet Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in Design by Another Name. In architecture, Triin Ojari writes about The Baltic Pavilion at the Paris World EXPO in 1937, and Johan Tali looks back on the The Baltic Pavilion in Venice in 2016. In books, Paul Paper shares his Top Ten Books.

 

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Estonian Art 20

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Estonian Art’s 20th Anniversary Book

Estonian Art is a magazine dedicated to promoting art, design and architecture that has been published by the Estonian Institute since 1997. Estonian Art celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special publication that looks back on the last 20 years of Estonian contemporary art, as told from the perspective of the artists. Fifteen Estonian artists were invited to interview the artist who had influenced their work. The conversations between thirty artists are accompanied with portraits by Mark Raidpere.

With interviews by:

Kai Kaljo – Jaan Toomik
Erki Kasemets – Ene-Liis Semper
Kaido Ole – Tōnis Saadoja
Tanel Veenre – Jaanus Samma
Kiwa – Marco Laimre
Sirja-Liisa Eelma – Krista Mölder
Sandra Jõgeva – Tanel Saar
Pille-Riin Jaik – Mark Raidpere
Peeter Laurits – Kadri Mälk
Ly Lestberg – Tanja Muravskaja
Marko Mäetamm – Mall Nukke
Laura Kuusk – Liina Siib
Raoul Kurvitz – Jass Kaselaan
Andres Lõo – Raul Keller
Flo Kasearu – Jüri Ojaver

Editor: Stacey Koosel

Designer: Jaanus Samma

Photographer: Mark Raidpere

Language: English

Cover: Soft

Pages: 220

Format: 240 x 185  x 18 mm

Publisher: Estonian Institute, 2018

 

Estonian Art 20 can be purchased online: 

Apollo 

Estonia 100 Webshop

Find Estonian Art 20 in these fine shops:

KIASMA Finnish National Gallery 

KUMU Art Museum of Estonia

Puänt Bookstore

Lugemik Bookstore

 

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Estonian Art 1/2018

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The Architecture Issue

Estonian Art magazine published its first ever architecture devoted issue – that will be distributed by the Estonian Center for Architecture at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Estonian Art 1/2018 focuses on  architecture, urbanism and the public sphere. It was made in collaborated with the Estonian Center for Architecture and the architecture curators going to Venice this spring. Tadeáš Říha, Laura Linsi and Roland Reemaa are three young architects who will represent Estonia at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale with the project Weak Monument. Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla interviews the curatorial trio in “Sensitive Interventions in Venice”. The inspiration behind the Venice Biennale project is traced in Tadeáš Říha’s article “Weakness in Architecture” based on his research into the philosophical topic. Gregor Taul’s “Free Some Space for Weak Monuments” demonstrates how monuments can become memories and Francisco Martinez’s “Architectural Taxidermy” ponders the repurposing of obsolete spaces.

The Weak Monument theme is further explored in specially commissioned visual essays by Tõnu Tunnel with “Is a Monument Land Stuck in Time?”, Dénes Farkas’s “Monument” and Paco Ulman’s “C:\Works\2017\Kuressaare”. Estonian architecture is presented in bite-sized morsels in Carl-Dag Lige’s “Mini Architecture Histories” sampled from his popular Instagram account. Julia Hinderink interviews Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam of PART (Practice for Architecture Research and Theory) in “New Kids On the Block”. Karin Bachmann talks about the newest wave of green urban planning in “The New Modernity of the Urban Thicket” and Villem Tomiste gives us a peek into what’s coming next in “Looking Forward to the 5th Tallinn Architecture Biennial”.   

Estonian Art is a magazine dedicated to promoting Estonian art, design and architecture that has been published by the Estonian Institute since 1997. Estonian Art 1/2018 was supported by the Estonian Center for Architecture and Estonia’s centenary programme Estonia 100.

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