Kadriorg Art Museum: From Memling to Rubens. The Golden Age of Flanders
You still have a few weeks to see the works of art
history superstars like Hans Memling, Catharina van Hemessen, Frans Floris, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck. The works give an overview of life in 15th- to 17th-century Belgium and the wealth and curiosity of the era.
The exhibition is open until 28 November 2021.
Mikkel Museum: Young Jüri Arrak. Storms and Forms
The Mikkel Museum displays infrequently exhibited and never-before-seen works
from Estonian artist Jüri Arrak’s early creative period. Coming from the private collections of Estonian art collectors, the works dating back to the 1960s to 1970s show the development of the artist’s style. A true pearl for admirers of Estonian art!
The exhibition is open from 18 September 2021 to 1 February 2022.
Kumu Art Museum: Art in the Comfort Zone? The 2000s in Estonian Art
The main keywords of the turbulent 1990s in Estonian art were ‘economic boom’, ‘professionalisation’ and ‘internationalisation’ which, in hindsight, have been collectively summarised as ‘normalisation’. This exhibition
observes the artists’ main positions and themes.
The exhibition is open from 12 October 2021 to 17 April 2022.
See more: The same floor also features the large video, audio and light installation ‘Phase Shifting Index’ by Berlin-based artist Jeremy Shaw. The exhibition is open until 20 February 2022.
Kumu Art Museum: Universe of the Farmyard. Creators from Southern Estonia
Bringing warmth and colour to the coming autumn is an exhibition dedicated to southern Estonia
. The most radical phenomena of early 20th-century Estonian art began there, where artists have gone searching for intimate experiences of nature and spiritual enlightenment. Kumu’s new exhibition tries to get closer to southern Estonia as a unique and rich cultural phenomenon for the first time.
The exhibition is open from 22 October 2021 to 10 April 2022.
Kai Art Centre: Gabriele Beveridge & Marge Monko: Great Pretender
features sculpture, photography and video influenced by consumer culture and 20th century advertising materials and displays.
This exhibition will run until 28 November 2021.
Eduard Vilde Museum’s Castellan House Gallery: Ivar Kaasik: La guerre et la pax
The title of the exhibition
is borrowed from L.Tolsoi's novel "War and Peace" and features paintings by Ivar Kaasik made in the last ten years. The dominant themes in the exhibition are war and peace, which express the contradictions of our world and society, and the struggle within ourselves.
This exhibition will run until 30 October 2021.
Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design: Nought Mood Estonian fashion avant-garde 2000–2010
Do you remember what Estonian high-end fashion looked like 10 or 20 years ago? During the first decade of the 2000s, designers were not guided by the opinions of focus groups or world trends but rather they based their work on their own perception of the world and their need to create. The exhibition
is based on the works of 19 Estonian fashion designers.
The exhibition is open from 23 October 2021 to 23 January 2022.
Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design: Tarmo Luisk: Less is less
Tarmo Luisk's personal exhibition
explores the contradictions of overconsumption, economic growth and the green transition. The designer expresses himself through the objects he creates, which are characterised by simplicity, ambiguity, emotionality, independence, wit and playfulness. Most of the pieces on display were created in the last few years and many are being showcased for the first time.
This exhibition will run until 23 January 2022.