The Estonian Academy of Arts weekly no. 91


Exhibition of the art competition for the new EAA building to open and designers announced on 24 January

“Patina”, winning entry of the art competition

On Wednesday 24 January at 17:00, an exhibition displaying the results of the art competition for the new EAA building will open in the lobby of the EAA Estonia pst 7 building.

“While preparing for the public art competition, we set as an objective that the artwork should connect EAA to people and the surrounding urban space by embodying the school’s mission to be an open institution actively engaged in dialogue with society,” said Ingrid Ruudi, jury member and one of the writers of the competition guidelines.

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Topping out ceremony of the new EAA building to take place on Thursday!

Dear Estonian Academy of Arts family, the construction of our future academic building has reached a new phase – the topping out ceremony will take place on 25 January.

Watch the construction process via web camera

Innovative collaboration projects introduced at the first EAA Design Showcase

On Wednesday 17 January 2018, the Luther Machinery Hall in Tallinn hosted the first EAA Design Showcase. The event introduced collaboration projects between the Estonian Academy of Arts design students and enterprises/organisations from 2017.

Concepts, prototypes and final solutions of innovative products and services were presented, showcasing new developments in banking, energy management, the restaurant industry and other fields. The event was attended by EAA’s present and future cooperation partners as well as enthusiasts of innovative design.

More info and images available here

Enne fashion show to feature ethnic-inspired fashion on 27 January at the Estonian National Museum

The Enne fashion show will present the modern collections of Sirli Pohlak and Kertu Kivisik inspired by ethnographic heritage. The event will also see a special screening by MoeKunstiKino, a Tartu first for the fashion film festival.

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Beckmans visited the EAA Department of Graphic Design

On 23 January, the EAA Department of Graphic Design hosted guests from the Department of Visual Communication of the Beckmans College of Design (Stockholm). The teaching staff from Beckmans introduced their school and a number of student projects. The guests included both teaching staff and third year students of visual communication.

Kopli Sonata. Russo-Baltic Shipyard, a book edited by Oliver Orro won the Museum Rat for Best Scientific Publication

The Museum Council working under the Ministry of Culture announced the winners of the Museum Rats at the Estonian Annual Museum Awards. The Museum Rat for the Best Scientific Publication was awarded to Kopli Sonata. Russo-Baltic Shipyard, a book published by the Museum of Estonian Architecture and edited and co-written by Oliver Orro, lecturer and researcher at the EAA Department of Cultural Heritage and Conservation. Orro’s co-authors were Maris Mändel and Robert Treufeldt.

The winners of other categories included both EAA students and graduates – the organising team of the Best Exhibition of 2017, Regarded as a Norm, Perennially Worn at the Estonian National Museum, included Mariliis Vaks, Janika Turu and Karoliine Korol.

Congratulations to all and keep up the good work!

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Anne Mirjam Kraav’s The Spirit of Life won Special Jury Prize at the Premiers Plans Film Festival

Anne Mirjam Kraav, master’s student at the EAA Department of Animation, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Premiers Plans Film Festival in France for her short animation The Spirit of Life (2017). Congratulations!

Four student films from the Department of Animation were included in the festival programme: Ottomar Sukko’s Booth (2017), Anne Mirjam Kraav’s The Spirit of Life (2017), Nicolás Petelski Mesón’s A Table Game (2017) and Teele Strauss’s Once in the Fields of Boredom (2017).

EAA Department of Animation at Loov Kultuur festival in Paris

The Loov Kultuur festival in Paris featured an animation programme, which included films by Professor Priit Pärn, Associate Professor Olga Pärn and students of the EAA Department of Animation: Sander Joon’s Moulinet (2017), Äggie Pak Yee Lee’s Muteum (2017), Teele Strauss’s Once in the Fields of Boredom (2017), Priit Pärn’s Hotel E (1992), Priit & Olga Pärn’s Divers in the Rain (2010) and Pilots on the Way Home (2014).


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Sadolin Art Award given to Liisi Eelmaa

Liisi Eelmaa, Repicate an Effort.

The Sadolin Art Award 2017, worth EUR 5,000, was awarded to artist Liisi Eelmaa, graduate of the EAA Department of Painting. The Sadolin Art Award is the oldest privately funded art award in Estonia, and it proceeds from the slogan “Colour as art”.

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Marco Laimre’s open lecture Creating Means Fixing at EAA Department of Photography

On Wednesday 24 January at 15:00, Marco Laimre will give a talk at the EAA Department of Photography in room 39, Lembitu 12. Artist, long-time Professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts Department of Photography and founding member of the Contemporary Art Museum Estonia Marco Laimre will give a special lecture titled Creating Means Fixing. The artist has said that the lecture entails a discussion on dangerous topics.

The lecture is part of the public programme for Laimre’s personal exhibition at Tallinn Art Hall, which will remain on view until 28 January.

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26-28 January, Loomehäkk vol 5: Estonia 200 – hack yourself into the future!

The topic of the 5th instalment of Loomehäkk (Creative Hack) is the 200th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. We will glance into the future and make Estonia a present that will have a positive impact on everyone’s life. This time, Loomehäkk will focus on three subtopics:

  • Art is everywhere (3D printing, creative society, something crazy, city architecture, all innovative solutions and services with an art component)
  • Personalised everything (location-based solutions, sharing economy solutions, e-governance solutions, VR and AR solutions, open data solutions, all personalised services)
  • Machines for everyone (robots, bots, automation, helping people in cities and the countryside)
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Marge Monko’s solo show Stones Against Diamonds, Diamonds Against Stones at Tallinn City Gallery

Marge Monko, WoW, video still, 2017.

Stones Against Diamonds, Diamonds Against Stones, a personal exhibition by Marge Monko, Professor at the EAA Department of Photography, is on view at Tallinn City Gallery. The exhibition displays new video, photography and installation works that study the keywords used to construct femininity in commercial culture: beauty, desirability and fertility. The exhibition is curated by Evelien Bracke.

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Eve Kask’s personal exhibition 2+2=... at Tartu Art Museum

On 25 January at 18:00, Associate Professor at the EAA Department of Graphic Art Eve Kask will open her personal exhibition titled 2+2=... on the ground floor of Tartu Art Museum. The exhibition presents the artist’s most outstanding works of recent years and, being located on the border between truth and fiction, is related primarily to the phenomenon of post-truthfulness.

The exhibition will be open until 13 May 2018.

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Tõnis Saadoja’s exhibition Studio at Art Hall Gallery

Tõnis Saadoja, Cut image VI. Oil on canvas, 44×62 cm, 2017. Photo: Stanislav Stepaško

Studio is an exhibition that examines pictures as processes; it speaks primarily about painting, by dissecting the construction and architecture of painting. This is the scope of my personal painting space on a miniature scale,” explained Tõnis Saadoja, EAA alumni and teaching staff member.

The exhibition will remain on view at the Art Hall Gallery until 11 February.

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