Contemporary Art in Estonia. In Search of Identity. A lecture by Evi Pärn

7 November 2016


Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Triumph Gallery have prepared a public program for the EXTENSION series of international exhibitions, which showcase the current art scene of different countries. In the last lecture in 2016, Evi Pärn talks about the contemporary art scene of Estonia.

In the first part of the lecture Evi Pärn will outline the history of Estonian contemporary art starting from the early 1990s, touching on the specificity of local contemporary art institutions, the key events and processes on the national art scene and the integration of Estonian artists into international culture. 

The second part will be devoted to social and anthropological aspects of art, touching on questions of national own identity and Estonia’s Soviet legacy, with a special focus on works presented at the exhibition EXTENSION.EE. Reflection: an Inward/Outward Gaze. Vol III. This is one of the main questions behind the works by sixteen contemporary artists from Estonia: Kaido Ole, Kristina Norman, Alexei Gordin, Maria Sidljarevitš, Annika Haas, Anna Škodenko, Dmitri Gerasimov, Ekaterina Kultaeva, Jekaterina Kultajeva, Maxim Mjödov, Kuzja Zverev, Sandra Kosorotova, Taavi Suisalu, Eva Sepping, Evi Pärn and the Johnson ja Johnson group.


Evi Pärn was born in Tallinn in 1984. She is a multimedia artist and holds a Master's degree from the Estonian Academy of Arts, where she studied at the Faculty of New Media. Evi works with topics and problems which, in her opinion, play a central role in modern society. Thus, in recent years, the artist has been exploring the issues of communication and relations between people and the ways in which the society interacts with the living environment. For Evi, the living environment is the city and its inhabitants who create a unique space which can form its own social milieu.



Free admission
The talk will be held in Russian

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