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Annely Köster: In Place of a Summary

Gracie and Annely Köster. Photo: Alver Linnamägi

The contemporary art triennial for school students Eksperimenta! 2014 combined the objectivity of science with the subjectivity of art. We wanted to give young people a chance to speak about what matters to them: from (il)legal drugs, alienation, (self-)censorship, media influence, sustainable development, ecology, semiotics and first impressions to observations of nature and self-reflection. A chance to speak a universal, metaphoric, visual language. Read more

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Eksperimenta! and Annely Köster, the director of E! were awarded the “Culture Deed of the Year” prize

Eksperimenta! and Annely Köster, the director of E! were awarded the “Culture Deed of the Year” prize on 21st November in Haapsalu, Estonia. The award was issued for the first time by the Estonian Culture Chamber and the Ministry of Culture and celebrates an action or deed that preserves and strengthens the inner power of Estonian culture, addresses the society and joins different art, cultural and other fields of life in an innovative and wholesome way.

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There is no Reason Eksperimenta! shouldn’t Expand until It Becomes the Size of the World’s Principal Art Fairs! James Elkins

Prof. James Elkins gave feedback to Eksperimenta! art work. He comments: “Eksperimenta! was fascinating. Given the move from traditional media such as painting toward media such as digital video editing, performance, and digital photography, it makes perfect sense to bridge the gap between secondary schools and the higher levels of art education. Not every artist needs to master a traditional medium in order to express herself, especially now that Garage Band, Final Cut, Photoshop, and so many other tools are widely available. There is no reason Eksperimenta! shouldn’t expand until it becomes the size of the world’s principal art fairs!”

A video comment about Latvian exhibition.

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Partners’ Impressions of Eksperimenta!

We have gathered the first impressions and feedback from partners about Eksperimenta! 2014 triennial. Please read and add yours to the Comments field.

Dunya Aydos (Turkey). Lasting tracks. Photo: Alver Linnamägi

In art schools for children and young people in Finland teachers have found it somehow challenging to work under the concept of contemporary art. In this respect Eksperimenta! 2014 really surprised me with the variety of techniques, themes and methods used in the works. The first word to describe whole exhibition really is “contemporary”. I felt that something is being done in a very different way outside Finland, in a more contemporary way. I literally felt that they (the young artists) are thinking outside the box. The works exhibited at E! show us that there are no rules in contemporary art, there are endless possibilities. It doesn’t waste time trying to show what contemporary art looks like, it shows us what the world we live in looks like.
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Video Interview with the Director of Eksperimenta! Annely Köster

Joonmeedia.ee team (Siiri Taimla and Tanel Rannala) has kept an eye on Eksperimenta!. In the last video director of Eksperimenta! Annely Köster talks about the goals of Eksperimenta!.

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Eksperimenta! 2014 Jury has Awarded the Future Arts Talents

Eva Smrekar (Slovenia). Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words (Edgar Allan Poe). Photo: Alver Linnamägi

The jury of the international youth contemporary art triennial Eksperimenta! has awarded the aspiring artist awards to artists from Germany, Estonia and Turkey. The award for best curatorial work and the Canson award for young European artist were given to Latvia.

The jury members Maarin Ektermann (art researcher, head of education centre of Kumu, Estonian Art Museum), Dr. Peter Vietgen (Professor of Art Education at Brock University, Canada), Dr. Tomaz Zupancic (Professor of Art Education, University of Maribor, Slovenia) and Vano Allsalu (President of Estonian Artists’ Association, Associate Professor of Painting at Estonian Academy of Arts) were struggling to make a choice among the many highly professional artworks. So they awarded three prizes for the aspiring artists. Read more

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Photo Overview of the Eksperimenta! Triennial

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Special Shoes

Special Shoes. Photo: Epp Pilv

The best practice of Tartu Children’s Art School shows how to design creative shoes. Read more: http://www.eksperimenta.net/post/5713/

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Supporters and partners

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