An exhibition entitled Archaeology and the Future of Estonian Art Scenes will be on view in the Contemporary Art Gallery at the Kumu Art Museum. The exhibition, which was compiled by four Estonian curators, provides an overview of contemporary art activities in Estonia and focuses, to a greater extent than usual, on the artistic activities in Tallinn, Tartu and Pärnu, and on the examination of the art institutions and groups that have influenced this art triangle. The exhibition’s intellectual cornerstone is a doctoral thesis by Hilkka Hiiop, a restorer-conservator at the Art Museum of Estonia; the thesis deals with problems related to the restoration of contemporary art. The exhibition is accompanied by a conference and public programmes.
“The exhibition plays out a possible scenario for how, under the currently prevailing conditions of pluralism, to summarise the developments in contemporary art and to involve artists and institutions that have grouped around various technologies and ideologies,” said the Kumu Art Museum curator Eha Komissarov, the originator of the idea for the exhibition.
Artists: Mila Balti (1970), Billeneeve (1975), Janno Bergmann (1975), Andrus Joonas (1970), Toomas Kuusing (1976), Marianne Männi (1981), Non Grata, Pusa (1979), Tanel Saar (1979), Siram (1968), Sorge (1963), Rauno Teider (1978), Ville-Karel Viirelaid (1981) and Jasper Zoova (1975), Peeter Allik (1966), Alexei Gordin (1989), Johnson and Johnson (founded in 2005), Flo Kasearu (1985), Marge Monko (1976), Fideelia-Signe Roots (1976), Anna-Stina Treumund (1982), Indrek Sirkel, Mikk Heinsoo, Anu Vahtra, Elisabeth Klement, Margo Niit, Laura Pappa, Koit Randmäe and others.