Estonian Art 1/2016

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ESTONIAN ART’S 2016 MAGAZINE, WEBSITE and LAUNCH PARTY

The 2016 Issue of Estonian Art Magazine Focuses on Art Publishing in Estonia

 Estonian Art is an English language art magazine published by the Estonian Institute, since 1997. This issue of Estonian Art focuses on the phenomena of art publishing in Estonia.

The rise of independent book publishers run by and for the artistic community, have become a notable trend in how contemporary Estonian art and design is conceptualized and distributed both locally and internationally. From the Lugemik Bookshop in the yard of the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn to ;paranoia publishing group ltd’s bookshop in Tartu Art Museum – art publishers in Estonia have reconfigured the current cultural climate. Estonian Art magazine traces the lifeline of the art publication from concept and design to the publishing house floor. The story of art publishing in Estonia is told by eight authors.

Marika Agu talks to Kiwa about ;paranoia publishing and considers the effects of ;paranoia publishing group ltd. Ott Kagovere writes about Lugemik and graphic design in Estonia. Martin Rünk talks to the editors of the multi-media publication project New Material and New Number. Andreas Trossek, editor of Estonia’s oldest art magazine talks about KUNST.EE and the digital Turn. Laura Kuusk and Pascale Riou speak about the “Side Effects” book and projects, and there is a photo essay by Liina Siib on Tallinn Book Printers.

The issue also contains articles about Estonian architecture, design and art history.

Estonian Art magazine is internationally distributed to arts institutions in over twenty countries as well as locally to all major arts institutions in Estonia. Estonian Art is also now online, with its own website and social media presence at www.estonianart.ee

Estonian Art magazine will celebrate the new issue with a launch party open to the public on Friday, October 28th at EKKM Kohvik (Põhja pst 35) at 18:00.

New issue coming out in April 2017!

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TL;DR Exhibition Documentation, Photos by Sten Saarits

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Artist: Erki Kasemets (1969) Work: A Place for Taking Notes About All Things (1995-2015)
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Artist: Sten Saarits (1987) Work: Bermuda Triangle (2015)
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Artist: Eva Sepping (1978) Work: I am happy that people are so beautiful and good, 8′ video (2015)
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Artist: Jesús María Rodríguez Santos (1981) Work: tongue honey cucumber horseradish, pheromones (2015)
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Artist: Pille-Riin Jaik (1991)
 Work: Weightless, two channel video installation, 2,58` (2015)
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Artist: Sten Saarits (1987), Work: Bermuda Triangle (2015)
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Artists: Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet (1984, 1981) Work: WiFipedia (2015)
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Artist: Andres Lõo (1978), Work: A as in Anonymous, 95x100cm print (2015)
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;paranoia publishing group ltd.(2015)
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Artist: Jesús María Rodríguez Santos (1981) Work: tongue honey cucumber horseradish pheromones (2015)
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Artists: Erki Kasemets (1969) ja Maris Karjatse (1976) Work: Index I-III (2015)
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Artists: Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet (1984, 1981) Work: WiFipedia (2015)
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Artist: Pille-Riin Jaik (1991)
, Weightless, two channel video Installation 2,58` (2015)

Dissertation

COVER

Stacey Koosel’s PhD thesis is a collection of articles that explore the effects of social media on personal identity.

The communication of identity narratives online has become abundant with the increasing popularity of social media. Social media enables users to build profiles based on their personal identities, making identity play a primary source of entertainment in the information age.

Topics such as privacy, ethical use of information, authenticity, social control, self-expression, self-censorship and other media affordances have all, subsequently, become important issues. The topic of ‘identity’ is used as a framework through which social media use can be analysed. The cultural phenomenon of digital identity is explored in a collection of seven articles using different approaches, including media ecology, the philosophy of technology, virtual ethnography and artistic research.

The articles raise questions about the ideology of identity creation in social media, by interviewing artists on how they use Facebook, pointing out paradigm shifts and paradoxes in contemporary culture and the discussion of other research in the field of digital culture.

See uploaded dissertation file here:

The Regeotiated Self: Social Media’s Effects on Identity 

TL;DR @ Kunstihoone Gallery

31.07.2015 – 23.08.2015

at Kunstihoone Galerii, Vabaduse väljak 6, Tallinn

TL;DR logo by Jesús Maria Rodríguez Santos
TL;DR logo by Jesús Maria Rodríguez Santos

TL;DR is Internet-jargon for ‘too long didn’t read’.

It’s a dismissive response to a text that was too long or not interesting enough to read. The acronymic response itself wastes no time. Cultural significance can be derived from the new term (coined in 2003) as an example of the demand for a certain style of communication, a need for instant satisfaction and the current state of attention spans. Media theorists attribute this change in literacy, as a response to information overload. When an environment overwhelms the senses, we revert to aural, spatial and visual styles of information processing as well as pattern recognition. The artwork selected for this international group exhibition of contemporary art explores the themes of information overload and the manipulation of media ecologies.

Artists: 

Andres LõoErki KasemetsEva Sepping

Sten SaaritsJesús Maria Rodríguez SantosKIWAPille-Riin Jaik

Varvara Guljajeva Mar Canet

Exhibition Designer: Neeme Külm of Valge Kuup

Curator: Stacey Koosel

Exhibition Opening Events:

18.00 on the 31.07.2015 

18.00 Speech by HE Spanish Ambassador Fernando García Casas

19.00 Presentation by KIWA of ;paranoia publishing group ltd 

19.30 Sound Performance by Andres Lõo

20.00 Mural completion by Jesús Maria Rodríguez Santos

This exhibition was made possible through support by:

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