The Estonian Academy of Arts weekly no. 86


EAA Christmas Fair at the Balti Jaam Pavilion this Sunday

The fair will feature paintings, ceramic, leather, textile and glass pieces together with other products made by EAA graduates and students. The fair will open at the Balti Jaam Pavilion on Sunday 10 December at 10:00-19:00!

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EAA at the Youth Information Fair Teeviit

On 7 and 8 December, EAA students will promote the academy at Teeviit to encourage more interesting and talented young people to study at EAA.

The Wall of Thoughts concept for the EAA booth was created by Kaarel Kuusk, interior architect and EAA graduate. We would like to invite all EAA members to Hall C of the Estonian Fair Centre on Wednesday 6 December at 10:00-18:00 to add your interesting ideas and nuggets of advice to the EAA Wall of Thoughts!

We will have Kokomo coffee, pastry, music and inspiring pan-EAA company. All visitors will receive a new EAA tote bag as a present.

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Awards for the Edu & Tegu acknowledgement competition were made with the help of EAA’s ceramic 3D printing technology

Trophies for the Ministry of Education and Research’s entrepreneurship education programme Edu & Tegu were produced by using the ceramic 3D printing technology developed in EAA. Third year EAA jewellery and blacksmithing student Liisbet Linntamm was among the nominees for the best student entrepreneur of the year.

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Faculty of Art and Culture Book Fair

You are kindly invited to the joint book fair held by the Institute of Art History and Visual Culture and the Department of Cultural Heritage and Conservation at Suur-Kloostri 11 on 7-8 December at 11:00-18:00.

A number of new and old publications will be on sale along with used books – excellent reading material for as little as 1 euro, or even for free.

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Welcome, Radio EKA or REKA!

The REKA online radio was established by third-year graphic design students under the supervision of Ott Kagovere. The objective was to come up with a concept for an art academy’s radio; based on this, a visual identity and the first broadcasts and programme series were developed.

It’s a student radio station, i.e., a platform operated and managed by students themselves. Soon, an open call will be announced for spring programmes and mixtapes, and all EAA students are welcome to submit their proposals.

Stay tuned to !

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Institute of Art History and Visual Culture to take ideas behind contemporary art to high school students

The third instalment of art history school tours started late last month with the objective of introducing high school students – through active learning – to the current directions and professional opportunities in art history.

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The “Aivazovskys” of Haapsalu Railway Station restored

EAA second- and third-year bachelor’s students of conservation cleaned and consolidated the murals in Haapsalu Railway Station that had not been touched for 70 years.

Participating students: Marge Laast, Maari Hinsberg, Kärt-Angela Mägi, Anastassia Simakova, Svetlana Torba, Katrina Veelmaa, Frank Lukk, Johanna Toom, Laura Ojalo and Eerika Niemi.

Supervisors: prof Hilkka Hiiop and master’s student Varje Õunapuu

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The best examples of architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture of the year to be announced on 8 December

On 8 December 2017 starting at 20:00, the best objects in the field of architecture will be announced at a joint awards ceremony to be held at Vaba Lava in Telliskivi Creative City, where the annual prizes of the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union, the Estonian Association of Interior Architects and Architecture Endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia are presented. In addition, a joint Vello Asi student award will be given by the Estonian Association of Interior Architects and the Department of Interior Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts, and the books Estonian Architecture Awards 2017 and Ruumipilt 2017 will be launched.

An innumerable amount of EAA graduates, teaching staff members and students have been nominated. Good luck!

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Feminist curator Martha Kirszenbaum to give a talk within the framework of the International Inspiration lecture series on Thursday

Internationally recognised curator Martha Kirszenbaum (Los Angeles/Paris) will present her most recent curatorial work in Tallinn.

7 Dec at 18:00 Open lecture at the Academy of Sciences.

8 Dec at 10:00 Seminar at the EAA Institute of Art History and Visual Culture.

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Non-Aura Open Lectures: Kristin Paabus’s lecture Something to Believe In

Kristina Paabus, an Estonian artist based in the US, will talk about conducting research, her artistic practice and the role of printmaking in her art.

The open lecture will take place on Monday 4 December at 16:00 in the Department of Graphic Art in room 144, Lembitu 10b.

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Johan van Looveren’s open lecture Designing Information

On Friday 8 December at 12:00, Johan van Looveren (LUCA School of Arts) will give a talk on information design.

The lecture will take place in room 426, Estonia pst 7.

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Mart Kalm and Maarin Ektermann in the Good Teaching Seminar

How to fit creation, research and teaching into only one person?

The seminar will hold a discussion between Rector Mart Kalm, Professors Lilja Blumenfeld and Piret Puppart and will be moderated by lecturer Liisa-Helena Lumberg. Tiit Ojasoo, stage director at Theatre No99 and lecturer at the Drama School, will also share his experiences and views.

The seminar will take place on 7 December 2017 at 15:00-18:00 at the Estonian Academy of Sciences (Kohtu 6).

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Master’s studies at EAA – life after bachelor’s studies and what makes EAA master’s studies special?

The seminar will be led by the Head of General Theoretical Studies Maarin Ektermann and Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Anne Pikkov; further contributors include Associate Professor at the Faculty of Design Merike Rehepapp, Professor Lennart Mänd and representatives of Rundum and the Neanderthal Cave School.

The seminar will take place on 11 January 2018 at 15:00-18:00 in room S-103, Suur-Kloostri 11.

It’s still possible to sign up!

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I Spy with My Little Eye, glass artists’ experimental one-night exhibition in Polymer

On 6 December at 18:00, master's students from the EAA Department of Glass Art will open the I Spy with My Little Eye experimental transmaterial exhibition for one night only in collaboration with the Supra//Struktur artist collective from Vienna. The detective game of sorts will commence at the Polymer courtyard, Madara 22/Ülase 16.

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Danel Kahar's Blue in the Face at ARS Project Space

Blue in the Face, an exhibition of large-scale paintings by Danel Kahar, graduate of the EAA Department of Painting, is currently on view at ARS Project Space (Pärnu mnt 154). It’s a joint exhibition, the first part of which was created by Grisli Soppe-Kahar.

The exhibition is open Mon-Fri at 17:00-21:00 and Sat-Sun at 12:00-17:00.

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EAA master’s students of art education invite everyone to their Do I Exist, if You Can’t See Me? exhibition

On Friday 8 December, Do I Exist, if You Can’t See Me?, a brief but emotion-ridden exhibition, will open in the lobby of EAA’s Estonia pst 7 building. The exhibition will remain on view for three days.

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Caprices: Pre-amp, exhibition by Henri Hütt and Mihkel Ilus at the Design and Architecture Gallery

Caprices: Pre-amp is a staged exhibition that creates an environment representing the atmosphere of the theatre in the way we like to experience it. The exhibition will remain on view until 2 December.

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Johannes Säre’s personal exhibition in Hobusepea Gallery

In this show, the trickster-like Johannes Säre, graduate of the EAA Department of Photography, celebrates in his witty manner everyday situations where people have begun something but left it undone. The exhibition will remain on view until 18 December.

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Sten Eltermaa’s Brussels Prelude: The Liminal Zone

Brussels Prelude: The Liminal Zone, an exhibition by Sten Eltermaa, master’s student at the EAA Department of Installation and Sculpture, brings to the fore the lines of authority and contradictory nature of the Brussels European Quarter, which hosts most of the EU government buildings. The exhibition will remain on view until 17 December.

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Karl-Erik Talvet’s comic book

With the comic book Defenders of Home (Kodu kaitsjad), Karl-Erik Talvet, EAA master’s student of painting, gives his own version of the “progress” in war making by taking readers to the legendary Estonian War of Independence and to a conflict that is inspired by the war in Eastern Ukraine but will hopefully remain fictitious.

The book is available from bookshops and the EAA library.

Rundum’s What to Do Together?

On Thursday 7 December at 19:00, the Rundum artist collective will present their What to Do Together? book at ARS House (room 111, Pärnu mnt 154.

The open-ended publication brings together various thinkers, creative people, approaches and experiences to conceptualise visually and verbally the self-organisation of artists.

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