KUMU Muuseum, Tallinn, Estonie

12/11/2021 – 09/10/2022 Art in the Comfort Zone? The 2000s in Estonian Art KUMU Museum, Tallinn
The exhibition Art in the Comfort Zone? The 2000s in Estonian Art continues the series of exhibitions at the Kumu Art Museum dedicated to contemporary art which started with the project The X-files [Registry of the Nineties] in 2018 (curated by Eha Komissarov and Anders Härm). The current exhibition, based primarily on the contemporary art collections of the Art Museum of Estonia and the Tartu Art Museum, offers insights into the art of the noughties; it also sheds light on some less widely known works and ideas that were fully manifested only in the teens. The display is laid out in the form of dialogues between different topics, keywords and motifs, with the purpose of conveying the sensibilities, artists’ positions and viewpoints characteristic of the art of the decade. On the broadest social and political plane, this was the decade that greatly shaped the world we are living in now. Neoliberalism, the rise of China, ultrafast developments in (digital) technologies and an altered media sphere ‒ all of these keywords describe processes that started or intensified in the noughties and continue to be of consequence today. Considering all of the above, what can we say about the art of the noughties? The decade that was ushered in by a hangover of the tumultuous art life of the nineties and that ended with a truly varied art scene is not easily defined and it’s difficult to find a common denominator. The art of the noughties evolved in every possible direction, in content as well as form and, although it largely elaborated on the topics and developments of the previous decade, it manifested a different sensibility, which is what the works selected for this exhibition highlight. The above-mentioned new sensibility or approach is mostly attributed to the young artists who entered the art scene in the 2000s: several artists who have now reached the peaks of their creative careers emerged in the noughties with powerful debuts and a new type of artist’s position. Young artists who no longer regarded the radical quality of the previous decade as a value brought new topics and a new vocabulary into art, including the techniques of relational aesthetics, queer art and the concept of art as a form of research. In hindsight, the fundamental changes of the decade were not elicited solely by the young who began their art studies in the early 2000s, but the developments that defined the decade were triggered by their dialogue with the 1990s generation, many of whom were in their absolute creative prime at the time, shaping the art scene with their solo works, as well as through tutoring.
Artists: Avangard, Kaisa Eiche, The Elfriede Jelinek School of English Language, Dénes Farkas, Minna Hint, Villu Jaanisoo, Sandra Jõgeva, Johnson ja Johnson, Edith Karlson, Flo Kasearu, Jass Kaselaan, Alice Kask, Kiwa, Karel Koplimets, Neeme Külm, Marco Laimre, Andres Lõo, Marko Mäetamm, Herkki-Erich Merila, Marge Monko, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Tanja Muravskaja, Naiskunstnike laulu- ja mänguselts Puhas Rõõm, Kristina Norman, Kaido Ole, Taavi Piibemann, Mark Raidpere, Tõnis Saadoja, Jaanus Samma, Ene-Liis Semper, Arbo Tammiksaar, Toomas Thetloff, Jaan Toomik, Anna-Stina Treumund, Sigrid Viir, Jevgeni Zolotko https://kumu.ekm.ee/en/syndmus/art-in-the-comfort-zone-the-2000s-in-estonian-art/

MOSFILMFEST 2021, Moscow

MosFilmFest / Кинофестиваль
EKPSERIMENT KATJA is shown at Mosfilmfest international film festival in Moscow, opening on September 14th, 2021. EKPSERIMENT KATJA is scheduled on September 26th, 2021 at Coworking center (Ryazansky prospect metro station) http://mosfilmfest.ru/en/program/


TRAVERSES - filmer LA GRAVE Après près de huit ans de tournages dans les hameaux de la Grave, aux Terrasses et au Chazelet, je suis heureuse d'annoncer que j'ai pu réaliser une trentaine de séquences de 3 minutes.Je remercie infiniment les agricoles Colette, Jean-Jeaques, Luca et Tonin sionnet, Jean-Louis et Monique, et François Sionnet, Michelle, Bernard, Anthony et Rémy Sionnet. Les films, je les ai regroupés sur le blog: https://traverses-lagrave.tumblr.com/ (mot de passe: traverses). La cinémathèque de montagne, à Gap, les a recueillis aussi dans leurs archives et les met ainsi à disposition de tous pour consultations et projections: https://www.cimalpes.fr/

LIFE IN DECLINE - exhibition opening June 17th, 2021

https://kaevandusmuuseum.ee/kaasaegse-kunsti-naitus-kohanemine-kahanemisega/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kaasaegse kunsti näitus „Kohanemine kahanemisega“ Eesti Kaevandusmuuseumi Valge maja, Kohtla-Nõmme, Ida-Virumaa 17.06–03.10.2021, avamine kell 17:00 Grupinäitusel osalevad: Anna Shkodenko, Anne Rudanovski, Darja Popolitova, Edith Karlson, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Jevgeni Zolotko, John Grzinich, Laura Kuusk, Sandra Kosorotova, Varvara & Mar Näituse kuraator: Francisco Martínez Kunstiline koordinaator: Marika Agu Graafiline kujundaja: Viktor Gurov Tehniline tugi: Johannes Säre Näituse avamise Dj: Raul Saaremets ------------------------------------------- Contemporary art exhibition ‘Life in Decline’ White building of the Estonian Mining Museum, Kohtla-Nõmme 17 June / 3 October 2021, opening at 17:00 Participating artists: Anna Shkodenko, Anne Rudanovski, Darja Popolitova, Edith Karlson, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Jevgeni Zolotko, John Grzinich, Laura Kuusk, Sandra Kosorotova, Varvara & Mar

through hardship to the stars

14 postcards drawings: Eleonore de Montesquiou words: Olga Tüvi, Olga Afanasyeva, Ekaterina Grafova graphic desgin: Johanna Ruukholm made for the exhibition "Life in Decline", Kôhtla Nômme Mining Museum, Estonia, curator: Francisco Martinez


I am very happy to share with you my participation in Moscow film Festival (september 2021)