Kai Art Center, Tallinn, Estonia, 23.11.2019
A program of recent artists moving images focusing on the subject of truth with introduction by Artists’ Film International curator Emily Butler (Whitechapel Gallery). Estonian program curated by Ingel Vaikla (Kai Art Center).
Films on show:
One Moonless Night, Pelin Kirca (2016)
Machine Matter, Munem Wasif (2017)
I’m Talking to you, Elena Mazzi (2016)
Shadowland, John Skoog (2014)
Life is Like, Ørjan Amundsen (2015)
Blind Spot, Taavi Talve (2016)
Our Word Our Bond, Ivar Veermäe (2017)
TAXED TO THE MAX
6 October - 1 December 2019,
various locations in
The 26th edition of the festival examines the societal tensions created by international conglomerates with their vast accumulations of capital and their influence on national and global politics. TAXED TO THE MAX asks: how does the increasingly perfected entanglement of corporatism, finance capital and modern government affect the lives of regular people?
With the 34 participants, the festival presents a refreshing mix of photo series, mixed media, video and sound installations, performances, and spatial work on this theme.
Alan Gignoux | Anika Schwarzlose | Bérangère Fromont | Brigitte de Langen | Coralie Vogelaar | David Klammer | Davide Monteleone | Dorothée Elisa Baumann | Ezio D’Agostino | Gina Peyran Tan | Glenna Gordon | Igor Tereshkov | Ishan Tankha | Ivar Veermäe | John Vink | Jos Jansen | Joseph Rodríguez | Kanad Chakrabarti | Lana Mesić | Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping | Mari Bastashevski | Mark Curran | Martin Toft | Marvin Leuvrey | Michele Borzoni | Oliver Ressler & Zanny Begg | Sergey Novikov & Max Sher | Sven Johne | Thomas Kuijpers | Tony Fouhse | Ursula Biemann
Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Estonia
The demolition of the Baltic Exchange in London in 1993 has resonated both in the art world and in the media. Resonates still, because most of what is left of the building is awaiting its fate in Estonia.
The story of the Baltic Exchange is also the starting point of Ivar Veermäe´s exhibition. This – visually created – generalisation is a story of an eternal circle of interests, which develop, collide and fade away.
Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen, Germany
The exhibition #Material4.0 sets itself the task of performing a reality check on the virtual and real worlds’ current interdependency, as seen from an artistic viewpoint. Taking as its starting point the omnipresent theme of digitalization and its related concept of Industry 4.0, the exhibition aims to explore the ways in which computer-dependent automation and digitalization are reflected within an artistic context.
Curated by Madeleine Frey
and Adam Slowik.
Christian von Borries, Kate Cooper, JAK, Kanta Kimura, Mathilde Lavenne, Jung Lee, Florian Model, Manfred Mohr, Marco Schmitt, Lidia Sigle, Adam Słowik, Ivar Veermäe, Ryszard Winiarski
1st Riga Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA1)
Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More
Curated by Katerina Gregos
Change is a constant and imperceptible process. Nothing remains the same and yet it often feels as if things are fixed, solid certainties. Change operates in strange ways. ‘Ta panta rhei’ (everything flows), the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus pointed out, meaning that: everything is constantly changing, from the smallest organic particle to the whole universe. According to him, every seemingly stable object is ultimately a figment of one’s imagination; only change itself is real, being constant and in eternal flux, like the continuous flow of the river, which always renews itself and only appears to remain the same over time. Until recently – and excluding those rarer radical moments of personal, social or political transformation – change has appeared to creep up on us slowly. But then it sometimes happens that one day we ‘wake up’ and experience a sudden break in consciousness. It abruptly dawns on us that our world has changed beyond recognition. We feel as if we have been thrust into the future, unwittingly. In recent years, and particularly since the advent of the technological revolution, it seems that even the Heraclitan constant flow of things has turned into a torrent. Our world seems to be ever accelerating. As James Gleick argues in Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything: “We have reached the epoch of the nanosecond. This is the heyday of speed”. The 1st Riga Biennial will reflect on the phenomenon of change – how it is anticipated, experienced, grasped, assimilated and dealt with at this time of accelerated transitions and the increasing speeding up of our lives.
Adrian Villar Rojas ,Agency of Singular Investigations (Stanislav Shuripa, Anna Titova), Alexis Destoop, Andrejs Strokins, Annaïk-Lou Pitteloud, Ariane Loze, Aslan Gaisumov, Augustas Serapinas, Clemens Von Wedemeyer, Danilo Correale, Diana Tamane, Diana Lelonek, Eli Cortiñas, Emilija Škarnulytė, Erik Kessels, Ēriks Apaļais, Eve Kiiler, Femke Herregraven, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Francesco Cavaliere, Han Hoogerbrugge, Hannah Anbert, Hans Rosenström, Henrike Naumann, IC-98, Ieva Epnere, Indrė Šerpytytė, Ivar Veermäe, Jacob Kirkegaard, James Beckett, Jani Ruscica, Jevgeni Zolotko, Johannes Heldén + Håkan Jonson, Jonas Mekas, Julian Charrière, Julian Rosefeldt, Julijonas Urbonas, Karel Koplimets, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Katrīna Neiburga, Kerstin Hamilton, Kristaps Epners, Ieva Balode, Liina Siib, Luiz Roque, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Marco Montiel-Soto, Marge Monko, Maria Kapajeva, Marina Pinsky, Marisa Benjamim, Mark Dion, Maryam Jafri, Melanie Bonajo, Michael Sailstorfer, Michael Landy, Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts, Nabil Boutros, Nedko Solakov, Orbita, Oswaldo Maciá, Paulis Liepa, Petra Bauer + Rebecka Katz-Thor, Sandra Kosorotova, Sasha Huber + Petri Saarikko, Saskia Holmkvist, Sissel Tolaas, Sputnik Photos, Stelios Faitakis, Stine-Marie Jacobsen, Sven Johne, Taus Makhacheva, IC-98 + Kustaa Saksi, Alexis Blake, Andris Eglītis, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Lynn Hershmann-Leeson, Robert Kuśmirowski, Teemu Korpela, Tilman Wendland, Tobias Zielony, Tomoko Sauvage, Trevor Paglen, Valio Tchenkov, Viron Erol Vert, Vladimir Svetlov, Žilvinas Landzbergas