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.