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Tallinn Art Hall 2023 exhibition programme

February 18, 2023–January 4, 2024

Tallinn Art Hall has announced its 2023 exhibition schedule for the newly opened Lasnamae Pavilion as well as the existing Tallinn City Gallery.

Lasnamäe Pavilion:

Beyond Matter: Immerse!
February 18–April 30, 2023
Curators: Corina L. Apostol (Tallinn Art Hall) and Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás (ZKM | Karlsruhe)

Immerse! is the culmination of Beyond Matter, an international collaborative practice-based research project that pushes evolving modern culture and its legacy to the brink of virtual reality.

The exhibition, which features 20 international, multidisciplinary artists whose practice and research exist at the intersection of art and technology, is a culmination of critique, exploration, and celebration of the massive shifts in the production and mediation of visual art within institutional frameworks. Shifts that are mostly due to the rapid growth, pervasiveness, and application of computer and information technology.

The Beyond Matter partner institutions’ participation in practice-based research on the virtual condition reveals itself in a variety of acts. Curators Corina L. Apostol (Tallinn Art Hall) and Lvia Nolasco-Rózsás (ZKM | Karlsruhe) have gathered prominent insights with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe and on the inclusion of artistic projects conceived and realized for the Beyond Matter residency program that have emerged at this international thematic exhibition over a three-year collaboration. It exhibits works by emerging and recognized contemporary artists who are concerned with the sociopolitical or environmental implications of digital immersion.

Participating artists: Kristaps Ancāns (Latvia/UK), Zach Blas (US/Canada), Guim Camps (Spain/Colombia), Ami Clarke (UK), Dennis Dizon (Philippines/Spain), Laureta Hajrullahu (Kosovo), Hanna Hildebrand (Italy/Switzerland), Laura Kuusk (Estonia) & Camille Laurelli (France/Estonia), Olson Lamaj (Albania), Andrii Linik (Ukraine), Anna Manankina (Ukraine/Germany), Alyona Movko-Mägi (Estonia), Bahar Noorzadeh (Canada/Iran/UK), Shelley Odradek/ Katie Zazenski (US/Poland), Kirill Savchenkov, Tomo Savić-Gecan (Croatia/Netherlands), Jonas Staal (Netherlands/Greece), Ivar Veermäe (Estonia/Germany) and Ksenia Yurkova (Russia/Austria).

The Spring Exhibition
May 12–June 25, 2023

Tallinn Art Hall will hold the Estonian Artists’ Association’s much-anticipated annual Spring Exhibition in its newly opened Lasnamäe Pavilion. All Estonian artists are asked to submit work done between 2022 and 2023, and a jury will choose roughly 70 artists to participate. The new exhibition space includes a courtyard where outdoor sculpture can be shown. Every year, the public is invited to vote for their favorite performer. The winner this year will get 6,000 EUR from art sponsors.

Hold Me Tender
July 7–September 24, 2023 
Curator: Siim Preiman

This third installment of The Art of Being Good exhibition series focuses on care, close relationships, health, and societal roles, motivated by the realization that in order to be good, one must first feel good.

Participating artists: Agnė Jokšė, Keiu Maasik, Maija Mustonen, Sarah Nõmm, and others.

The Art of Being Good residency program’s goal is to stimulate artistic study and dialogue on ecological awareness, environmental sustainability, and the ethics of making art. Although addressing the ecological, social, and economic aspects of the crisis is common, artworks and shows rarely draw attention to their own involvement in the disastrous chain of events.

Tallinn Photomonth:

Main exhibition: Trance
October 6–November 26, 2023
Curator: Ilari Laamanen

Tallinn Photomonth’s main exhibition will be held in Tallinn Art Hall’s Lasnamäe Pavilion in 2023. Ilari Laamanen, who lives in New York, is the curator of the biennial’s central program in 2023. Trance, Laamanen’s group show, will investigate how artworks can complicate and facilitate in the examination of sensory experience in a technologically mediated society. Its goal will be to confuse and reposition the spectator and the viewing scenario. The closer one approaches to reality, the more fictitious it becomes.

Tallinn Photomonth is an international biannual of contemporary art that showcases work from all disciplines and examines advances in art and society in an increasingly mediated world of cameras, screens, and images. While Photomonth was founded in 2011 by the Estonian Union of Photography Artists (Foku), which organises and fosters collaboration between art institutions, galleries, and artists, it aspires to widen its focus beyond photography.

Hanna Samoson: Magic is sometimes very close to nothing at all
December 9–February 25, 2023
Curator: Siim Preiman

From surrender to reconciliation, this exhibition chronicles Samoson’s year-long quest for ascetic abundance—a state in which nothing is too much or too little.

Hanna Samoson (1987) attended the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague to study photography and film.

Tallinn City Gallery:

Jenny Grönholm: Future Memories
Until March 24, 2023
Curator: Tamara Luuk

When seeking for inspiration for her works, the artist interweaves associations from her inner world with imagined time-spaces, presenting them to the viewer with emotive power. Her slightly melancholy compositions are distinguished by muted earth tones that combine the subjects shown with the background.

Grönholm was born in Finland, where she also began her schooling, then moved to Tallinn as an Erasmus exchange student, where she earned her MA in Art in Estonia, where she has now found a home and place of production. Along with experimenting with other media, she eventually settled on painting, following her own path as a committed self-taught artist. Characteristic of the artist, Future Memories is a suggestive exhibition that looks both into the past and the future, standing firmly on the ground while also having its head in the clouds.

Diāna Tamane: Sea – That Is You
March 31–June 4, 2023
Curator: Siim Preiman

Chasing the Devil to the Moon
June 9–August 20, 2023
Curator: Corina L. Apostol

Erki Kasemets and Camille Laurelli: Bricollage
August 25–October 22, 2023
Curator: Siim Preiman

Anna Škodenko: At Arm’s Reach
October 27, 2023–January 7, 2024
Curator: Tamara Luuk

Lasnamäe Pavilion
24 Jaan Koorti Street
Tallinn Art Hall
13623 Tallinn
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