April 13, 2021 - Tallinn Art Hall - GRAM PROM 21/22
April 13, 2021

Tallinn Art Hall

Courtesy of Tallinn Art Hall.

2021–22 programme launch
April 26, 2021–June 30, 2022

Tallinn Art Hall
Vabaduse Väljak 8
10146 Tallinn
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12–7pm

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Tallinn Art Hall is pleased to present GRAM PROM 21/22, its annual programme launch announcing exhibitions, performances and residencies taking place between now and summer 2022 at Tallinn Art Hall and its adjoining galleries, Tallinn City Gallery and Art Hall Gallery.

Spring Exhibition 2021
Tallinn Art Hall, Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn City Gallery
April 26–May 30, 2021

Once again, spring will see Tallinn Art Hall host the Estonian Artists’ Association's annual exhibition. In the gallery's main exhibition space, 50 local artists selected by a jury will present new work. In addition to the main exhibition, Tallinn Art Hall will host satellite shows. Curated by Siim Preiman, the Art Hall Gallery will present From Head to Toe, an exhibition that deals with the human body and its extreme states. At Tallinn City Gallery, curated by Corina L. Apostol, Outside/In will showcase creative practitioners working beyond the comfort zone of established art venues in Tallinn. Voted for by the public, the winner of the exhibition's annual artist award will receive 5,000 EUR donated by art sponsors Tiit Pruuli, Jaan Manitski, Riivo Anton, Aivar Berzin, and Rain Tamm.

History of Joy, Part 4
Curators: Kaspars Groševs, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, and Siim Preiman
May–June 2021

Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Tallinn Art Hall, and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius have organised an archipelago of events titled History of Joy, Part 4 that aims to bridge communities and provide an alternative platform for employing creatives during a time of isolation and uncertainty. Visual artists, musicians, performers, and writers from, based in, or connected to the Baltic states were invited to propose ideas for contributions that could take any form, physical or virtual. The project is supported by the Baltic Culture Fund.

Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies)
June 19–September 5, 2021
Curator: Katerina Gregos 

The exhibition looks at love and human relations in the current age of the internet, social media and high capitalism, and the first age of “cold intimacy.” At how the digital world, technology giants, and neoliberalism have changed love and social relations, while at the same time diluting the obstacles between the public and the private. The exhibition also looks at how issues of time and space have influenced the way we communicate between ourselves and how the virtual has become entwined with reality, and how even though they are two quite distinct things, the opposite is suggested. How can we save love from the grasp of capital and corporate technology? 

What Makes Another World Possible?
September 18–December 5, 2021
Curator: Corina L. Apostol

The exhibition serves as a companion to the book Making Another World Possible: 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects (Routledge, 2019), co-edited by Corina L. Apostol, a landmark publication that takes stock of socially engaged cultural practices dealing with the urgency of contemporary social movements. Complete with a selected timeline of socially engaged art by the collective Chto Delat?, the exhibition offers a review of the current state of the field, diving into ten overlapping global issues. Artists and groups include Chto Delat?, Valentine Tanz, Sandra Kosorotova, Lia Perjovschi, Dan Perjovschi, Urmas Viik, Daniela Ortiz, Ala Younis, Kristina Norman, Dushko Petrovich, Tanja Ostojic, Nuria Guell, and Zach Blas.

Kristi Kongi & Krista Mölder
December 18, 2021–March 6, 2022
Curator: Siim Preiman

This joint exhibition brings together painter Kristi Kongi and photographer Krista Mölder. Colour, its flickering, changeability, and influence on our senses play an important role in the work of both artists, yet one of them prefers bright and unearthly tones, whereas the other is fond of modest shades characteristic of northern nature. Both artists proceed from spatial experience, that is, a place or an encounter adaptation which usually results in a work of art. They both create comprehensive art spaces as well as flat rectangular hanging objects. It is too early to say if their constellation will be pleasantly harmonious or stimulatingly dissonant.

Tallinn City Gallery

Yevgeniy Fiks: Pas de Trois

May 29–July 7, 2021
Curator: Corina L. Apostol

Robin Nõgisto: Picture People
July 30–September 26, 2021
Curator: Tamara Luuk

Pine-fulness: Olimar Kallas, Jan Lütjohann, Hanna Samoson, Johannes Säre, and others
October 1–November 28, 2021
Curator: Siim Preiman

Siim Tõniste & Üüve-Lydia Toompere: Are You Performing Yourself?
December 4, 2021
Durational performance 
An innovative social durational performance, the content of which will be created onsite over 12 consecutive hours. Co-produced by Tallinn Art Hall and Kanuti Gildi SAAL.

Neeme Külm & Alice Kask: Predetermination
December 16, 2021–February 6, 2022
Curator: Tamara Luuk

Taavi Talve: Timbuktu
February 11–April 3, 2022
Curator: Siim Preiman

Evi Tihemets & August Künnapu: Happiness and Everything Else 
April 15–June 19, 2022
Curator: Tamara Luuk

Art Hall Gallery

Judith Seng: Acting Things VIII – Silent Negotiations
June 5–August 4, 2021
Curator: Sandra Nuut

Wearing a Hundred Shirts
August 6–October 3, 2021
Curators: Sten Tulve-Ojavee and Siim Preiman

Eleriin Ello: Dust 
October 8–November 28, 2021
Curator: Tamara Luuk

Olga Jürgenson: Le Bordel Philosophique
December 3–January 30, 2022
Curators: Anders Härm and Corina L. Apostol

Runner Along the Border, Rat Catcher and Bricklayer
February 4–March 13, 2022
Curator: Gregor Taul


Beyond Matter Residencies
Tallinn Art Hall 
The open call for residencies between September 1–October 31, 2021, and May 1–June 30, 2022 runs until April 30, 2021.
Curator: Corina L. Apostol

These residencies are programmed within the framework of the long-term project "Beyond Matter" and will be hosted by three of the partner institutions Hertz-Lab at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Tallinn Art Hall, and Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art. The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

Artist in Residence Programme on Ecology
Tallinn Art Hall, August 1–September 30, 2021

Tallinn Art Hall has launched a new Artist in Residence Programme for professional artists living in Germany in partnership with Goethe-Institut Estland. The aim of this residency program is to spur artistic research and discourse in Tallinn on the topics of ecological awareness, environmental sustainability, and the ethics of making art. The deadline for submissions has now passed.

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