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Spring Exhibition 2022

The popular annual exhibition of the Estonian Artists’ Association will take place from 20 June to 14 August at the Tallinn Art Hall and Art Hall Gallery on Freedom Square, and will present a cross-section of art created in the last year.

You are welcome to attend the opening of the exhibition on Sunday, 19 June at 3 pm!

The artists participating at this year’s Spring Exhibition are Jaan Elken, Eike Eplik, Alexei Gordin, Mauri Gross, Ulvi Haagensen, Mirjam Hinn, Madlen Hirtentreu, Anisa Aleksandra Ianchenko, Laura De Jaeger, Eva Jänes, Saskia Järve, Anna Kaarma, Danel Kahar, Liina Kalvik, Anniki Kari, Mati Karmin, Erki Kasemets and Pärtel Tall, Jüri Kask, Jüri Kass, Andres Koort, Paul Kormašov, Liisa Kruusmägi, Urve Küttner, Laivi, Peeter Laurits, Krista Leesi, Janne Lias, Anna Mari Liivrand, Holger Loodus, Johannes Luik, Anastasia Mazur-Skrobova, Aarne Mesikäpp, Aureelia Mitt, Katariin Mudist, Maarit Murka, Eva Mustonen, Jane Muts, Naima Neidre, Mall Nukke, Terje Ojaver, Aet Ollisaar, Mall Paris, Anne Parmasto, Per William Petersen, Darja Popolitova, Mari Prekup, Brenda Purtsak, Enn Põldroos, Taavi Rekkaro, Jane Remm, Lembe Ruben, Laura Ruuder, Andrus Rõuk, Inessa Saarits, Uku Sepsivart, Maria Sidljarevitš, Sandra Sirp, Evelin Zolotko, Edgar Tedresaar, Maryliis Teinfeldt-Grins, Evi Tihemets, Roman-Sten Tõnissoo, Rein Tääker, Anne Türn and Toomas Tuul, Marta Vaarik, Valetto, Alo Valge, Ave Vellesalu, Valeri Vinogradov, Toomas Vint. Also represented will be the Kogo and Vaal art galleries. The exhibition will be designed by Valge Kuup Studio. The participants at the 22th Annual Exhibition of Estonian Artists' Association were chosen by a jury consisting of Vano Allsalu (Vice-President of the Estonian Artists’ Association), Riivo Anton (art patron), Elin Kard (President of the Estonian Artists’ Association), Stella Mõttus (gallerist at the gallery of the Vana-Võromaa Cultural Centre and Kanal Gallery) and Siim Preiman (curator at Tallinn Art Hall). According to the jury, the general level of applications was extremely high: 72 artists were selected for the exhibition from 244 applications.

According to Vano Allsalu, transgenerational questions as well as different works and authors addressing one another are one of the most exciting levels at this exhibition: “At the Spring Exhibition of the Artists’ Association, Estonian art reveals itself to be a species-rich ensemble: it is a manifestation of diversity and a meeting place for different artist identities, spiritual attitudes and visual handwritings. We will get a sense of which topics and feelings that are important in their eyes and hearts.”

Stella Mõttus, member of the jury: “Being part of the Spring Exhibition jury has provided me with an excellent opportunity to get a glimpse of the activities of Estonian artists over the past year. In the future I would like to see more artists from South Estonia participating. Nevertheless, the final selection was varied and I am looking forward to seeing how the artworks will resonate with one another in the exhibition space.”

Choosing the audience favourite has also become a tradition. Art patrons Tiit Pruuli, Jaan Manitski, Riivo Anton, Aivar Berzin and Rain Tamm have put forward a prize of 5,000 euros for the winner of the audience vote, which will be presented at the award ceremony during the final week of the exhibition. Visitors can vote for their favourite at Tallinn Art Hall and Art Hall Gallery until 7 August. Works displayed at the annual exhibition can be purchased on site at the Art Hall or through the NOBA art platform. A gift voucher of 500 euros for NOBA will be drawn from among all the voters at the announcement of the audience favourite in the final week of the exhibition.

Also published during the exhibition will be the catalogue compiled by Elin Kard and designed by Maris Lindoja. The catalogue can be purchased from the bookstore of Tallinn Art Hall.

As an exception, the exhibition will be open on 20 and 21 June from 11 am to 6 pm, on 22 June from 11 am to 3 pm, and it will be closed on Victory Day and Midsummer and on the following weekend from 23 to 26 June.

Additional information: Tallinn Art Hall Vabaduse väljak 8 10146, Tallinn Wed–Sun 12.00–19.00


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