Almost 400 works from ten countries were submitted to the international competition of the Eksperimenta! triennial. 72 works from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Germany, Turkey, Brazil and Canada were selected for the curator exhibition in Tallinn Art Hall and several galleries. The curators of the exhibition were Annely Köster and Tamara Luuk.
“Inspired by the relations of art and economy, the theme of this year’s triennial, young artists have created works that sometimes incline toward art, economy or politics, sometimes toward history or ecology. Similarly to the relationships and dependencies, interconnection and mutual effects in today’s world, all these works have their own reasons and meanings,” the curator Tamara Luuk said.
Instead of the so-called “national pavilions” known from the previous triennials, artists and works selected for the curator exhibition in Tallinn Art Hall and galleries are expected stand independently in the challenging conditions of an international art exhibition. According to the curator Annely Köster, the participants are offered an opportunity to use exhibition spaces that have a symbolic significance on the Estonian cultural landscape, as well as a professional support team. “Most importantly, however, the young artists are offered an opportunity to challenge themselves in the logic and rhythm of the “real” art world.”
Opening hours of the curator exhibition
- Tallinn Art Hall: Vabaduse Väljak 8, open Wed–Sun 12:00–18:00
- Art Hall Gallery: Vabaduse Väljak 6, open Wed–Sun 12:00–18:00
- Tallinn City Gallery: Harju 13, open Wed–Sun 12:00–18:00
The third international Eksperimenta! triennial will take place from 20 October until 3 December 2017 in Tallinn Art Hall, Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn City Gallery, Gallery of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Museum of Photography and the Sokos Hotels Tallinn Conference Centre.