Estonian art news: September/October 2019

CCA, Estonia publishes a newsletter on contemporary art news in Estonia in every two months. September/October 2019 newsletter in full length can be found here.


Tallinn Photomonth
September 6 – November 3
@Various venues across Tallinn

5th Tallinn Photomonth is an artist led biennial. Included in the main programme are three international group exhibitions at different art institutions in Tallinn, a film programme and a contemporary art fair. A satellite programme will run in Tallinn’s public and commercial galleries. The international group shows include “When You Say We Belong To The Light We Belong To The Thunder” (07.09 – 20.10 at EKKM, curated by Heidi Ballet), “Mercury” (14.09 – 17.11 at Tallinn Art Hall, curated by Post Brothers), “Let the field of your attention…soften and spread out” (21.09 – 01.12 at Kai Art Center, curated by Hanna Laura Kaljo).

Opening of Kai Art Center
September 20
@Kai Art Center (Peetri 12, Tallinn)

Kai Art Center is a new cultural hub for local and international art, located in the historic and culturally vibrant Noblessner area on Tallinn’s waterfront. The Center’s core programme is the Kai Residency that provides the opportunity for selected visual artists, curators, writers and other contemporary art professionals to live and work in Tallinn for between two and four weeks, while being immersed in the city’s art scene. The Center will present four main exhibitions each year and its 100-seat auditorium will host a programme of events. In addition, Kai has a shared office space for up to five Estonian art organisations. The first exhibition at the Center will be “Let the field of your attention…soften and spread out” (21.09 – 01.12, curated by Hanna Laura Kaljo) as part of Tallinn Photomonth.

Lecture series "International Inspiration"
October 2019 - May 2020
@Estonian Academy of Arts

CCA and the Estonian Academy of Arts are presenting a new season of “International Inspiration” – a lecture series of inspiring international art professionals, opening up about their practices. Season 2019/2020 is focused on the politics of different art institutions – museums, residencies, and art criticism. The list of speakers includes Helena KåbergChristoph PlatzThe White PubeAnna Novikov and others. Exact dates will be published on CCA’s website.

See the full list of recommended art events in the newsletter here.