EKKM will start its 2019 exhibition season on April 26 at 6pm with the opening of Sigrid Viir’s major solo exhibition.
The core of EKKM’s 2019 season is composed of four central exhibition projects and is augmented by an event-based parallel program – both of which, within the context of contemporary art and visual culture, reflect upon issues bearing social as well as everyday relevance. Deriving from these central projects the season’s main focus lies on issues such as current relations between leisure and (precarious) work; the constructions of ‘strangers’ and otherness; the notions of ‘belonging’ and ‘owning’ from ecological perspectives; collectivity, individualism and rising populism.
April 27 – June 16
At the heart of Sigrid Viir’s solo exhibition False Vacationer are today’s blurred boundaries between work and vacation. It is a voyage through the entirety of EKKM, starting from the external facade of the building and leading through the three storeys inside, posing questions about attitudes, habits and insecurities common these days in the leisure and work culture. The travel companion for the False Vacationer is Maarin Mürk.
July 13 – August 25
Anders Härm’s essayistic curatorial project XENOS examines the multifaceted concepts of otherness and ‘the stranger’. The included works have varied approaches towards the notion of xenos, either trying to capture it psychologically or politically or trying to overcome it directly and/or symbolically, trying to build one’s singularity outside me/us–stranger dichotomy.
September 7 – October 20
The premise of the exhibition When you say we Belong to the Light we Belong to the Thunder, curated by Heidi Ballet, is our technology-mediated alienation from earth. Against this background the exhibition goes deeper into two perspectives through which we relate to the land – owning and belonging – and shows projections of desire and responsibility.
The exhibition will open the Tallinn Photomonth 2019 contemporary art biennial.
November 2 – December 15
The first exhibition collectively curated by the CCA curators – Marika Agu, Maria Arusoo, Kaarin Kivirähk, Sten Ojavee – derives from the social problematics of living in times of radical change. Individualism, which leads to the idea that everyone is competing for their own rights and opportunities has arrived to a dead-end. At the same time we are witnessing the significant strengthening of populist nationalism that accepts only one true worldview.
In addition to the aforementioned cooperations with Tallinn Photomonth and CCA, a collaboration project with the Helsinki-based international residency platform HIAP was started from 2019. Its first outcome was Sigrid Viir’s month-long residency in February in preparation for False Vacationer. Starting from March EKKM’s curators Marten Esko and Laura Toots began work as supporting curators for HIAP’s spring season artists-in-residence, that will culminate on May 21 with the open studios event at their Suomenlinna premises.
During the exhibitions EKKM is open from Tuesday to Sunday 12–7pm and the admission continues to be free of charge. To keep yourself informed with our activities we recommend to follow our Facebook page or join our mailing list via our homepage.
EKKM is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.