Artists participating in Estonian Photographic Art Fair 2017

International selection committee has announced the artists, galleries and project spaces participating in Estonian Photographic Art Fair 2017, which will take place in Telliskivi Creative City from 29th of September to 1st of October.


This year’s fair introduces the works of 41 artists, five galleries and five project spaces. Members of the selection committee were Tiina Rauhala, curator of Finnish Museum of Photography, Sonata Baliuckaité, art project manager of Art Vilnius 2017, Marten Esko, director and curator of Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Kadri Laas, project manager of The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, and Estonian artist Taavi Talve.


Artists exhibited at the gallery section of Estonian Photographic Art Fair 2017 are Peeter Laurits (Vaal), Giulia Marchi (IT) (Matèria), Arne Maasik (Haus), Diana Tamane (KOGO) and Alan Proosa (Okapi).


The fair also introduces 13 artists from five project spaces: Nampei Akaki (JP), Stanisław Legus (PL), Weronika Ławniczak (PL), Bao Ting (CN), Johann Winkelmann (DE), Vova Vorotniov (UA) and Janek Zamoyski (PL) from Czułość; Mirjam Reili (EE/NL) & Francois Girard-Meunier (CA/NL) from project space GD; Daria Melnikova (LV) from Konstanet; Petra Noordkamp (NL) from Suns and Stars; Shalva Alkhanaidze and Rezo Kezeli (GE) from Tbilisi Photo Festival.


The 23 artists selected directly from the open call applications are Adele Watts (GB), Aksel Haagensen, Annika Haas, Beata Malyska (PL), Birgit Püve, Emanuele Camerini (IT), Eve Kiiler, Helen Prozes, Judit Flóra Schuller (HU), Karel Koplimets, Keiu Maasik, Kristina Õllek, Laura Põld, Leah Beeferman (US/FI), Liisi Eelmaa, Maxim Mjödov, Nita Vera (CL/FI), Paul Kuimet, Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo, Tanja Muravskaja, Theo Elias Lundgren (SE), Viktor Gurov and Visvaldas Morkevicius (LT/DE).


Estonian Photographic Art Fair is organised by the Estonian Union of Photography Artists (Foku) and in collaboration with The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center. Central sponsor for the fair is the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Estonian Photographic Art Fair 2016. Photo: Kristina Õllek

Tallinn Photomonth announces a personal exhibition of Maria Kapajeva at Narva Art Residency

8 September – 8 October, 2017

Narva Art Residency


Maria Kapajeva’s personal exhibition deals with the social legacy of Krenholm textile mill. The famous mill that bankrupted in 2010 was a significant enterprise in Narva throughout the 150 years of its existence. The quietness of Krenholm today, contrasting with the throbbing factory noise and lively female collectives once so common in these spaces, is the starting point of the exhibition at Narva Art Residency.


Maria Kapajeva is a Russian speaking Estonian artist born in Narva and based in London. Her practice is centered around photography, although often expanding its borders and working with installations, video and textile crafts. The issues that her work touches upon are always some or another way tied to the representation of women. Being a child of one of the Krenholm designers, her current show is inspired by the artist’s personal interviews with former Krenholm workers and a vast collection of their digitized photo albums gathered during this process.


The exhibition is curated by Tallinn based curator Liisa Kaljula whose interests range from the Socialist era art to the post-Socialist art that deals with the recent past of its own region.


The exhibition is accompanied by a varied public programme for different ages in Estonian, Russian and English organized by Tallinn Photomonth together with Estonian Academy of Arts and supported by the British Council Estonia.


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Image from Maria Kapajeva’s digital archive

Tallinn Photomonth biennial is pleased to announce the artist list for its main exhibition “Image Drain” curated by Anthea Buys

“Image Drain” will open on 1 September and run until 8 October, 2017 at Tallinn Art Hall and will additionally extend to Museum of Photography.


“Image Drain” is an exhibition of artworks whose reasons for being brought together are buried in a fictional story of fixation, speculation, and obsessive looking. It starts with the premise that the photographic is an approach to the visual, rather than a medium limited by certain technical specifications, and ends up somewhere as yet unknown. It emerges alongside a collection of stories and descriptive records that replaces a critical or explicative curatorial position, inviting the viewer (and the reader) not to trust the artworks, the curator or the institution too much. It is distinctly virtual, although it takes up physical space. “Image Drain” knows that digital image production and dissemination are the backbone of the expanded notion of photography, but it resists either lamenting or celebrating this. Rather the exhibition bears witness to the digital as a necessary condition of our contemporary relationship to images of all kinds, and indeed to vision itself.


In vastly different ways the practices of the following artists address the thresholds of imageness, visibility and invisibility. They will present a combination of new and existing works, resulting in an exhibition environment that incorporates confluence and dissonances.


Artist list (in alphabetical order):

Andrew Amorim (BR/NO), Victoria Durnak (NO), Mathijs van Geest (NO/NL), Carl Johan Högberg (SE/NL), Henri Hütt (EE), Toril Johannessen (NO), Paul Kuimet (EE), Laura Kuusk (EE), Antonis Pittas (GR/NL), Mårten Spångberg (SE), André Tehrani (NO), James Webb (ZA), Kristina Õllek (EE).

Photograph taken in the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag of "Tokyo 1964/Dijon 1996", a photographic reproduction of Daan Van Golden's painting "Tokyo 1964/Dijon 1996". The photographic reproduction is part of the collection of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

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