Log in | Register    EST | ENG

Sir Ken Robinson: About creative revolution

Sir Ken Robinson

One of the main goals of Eksperimenta! is to initiate sustainable changes in art education, striving toward an educational system that supports the full development of each student’s natural talents. Seeking and finding people with similar ambitions, Eksperimenta! conducted an exclusive video interview in Los Angeles with an advocate of creativity and innovation, Sir Ken Robinson. The following is an excerpt of what was discussed during the video interview.

Read more

Also posted in 6 June 2011, Interview, Newsletter | Comments closed

Sir Ken Robinson’s video address

Sir Ken Robinson’s address during Eksperimenta! IDEAlaboratory on 30 April 2011.

YouTube Preview Image
Also posted in 6 June 2011, Newsletter, Video news | Comments closed

Drawing-commentaries on triennial expos and artworks

All visitors of Eksperimenta! were invited to convey their impressions and interpretations of the artworks through drawings. Here are some of the drawing-commentaries on different expositions and artworks.

Also posted in 6 June 2011, Newsletter, Overview of expositions | Comments closed

Eksperimenta! audience prize was given to a young artist from Turkey

Turkish exposition. Photo by: Sten Jõemets/Nikon

Eksperimenta! 2011 ended with announcing the winner of the audience prize which was given to video artwork “Pedigree” in the Turkish exposition. The triennial audience could vote for their favourite artist/artwork on Eksperimenta! Facebook page or by posting their vote into the voting box at the exhibition. Altogether 830 audience votes were given, the winning work gathered 202 votes.
Read more

Also posted in 6 June 2011, Latest news | Comments closed

Eksperimenta! gives thanks to cooperation partners and supporters

Eksperimenta! souvenir. Photo: Juha Saari

Eksperimenta! triennial 2011 could not have happened without our cooperation partners and sponsors. We are sincerely thankful to everybody whose support, advice, effort and quick reaction helped to make a successful start with the tradition of Eksperimenta!, and we hope to continue working with you by preparing and carrying out the next triennial, taking place in 2014.
Read more

Also posted in 6 June 2011, Latest news | Comments closed

E! left a permanent mark to Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

Marking of the Oru gates. Photo: Kerli Kehman

The artworks have now been wrapped up at the Song Festival Grounds, however…Eksperimenta! did not leave Tallinn Song Festival Grounds for good, but left a permanent mark to the gates.

Do you know, for example, where is the “Tiigi” gate of the Song Festival Grounds? Or the “Oru” gate? Even if you do, you might still get confused. So, in order for the guests to easily locate the different gates during festivals of while just walking around the Song Festival Grounds, Eksperimenta! volunteers marked the gate names with graffiti drawings.

Also posted in 6 June 2011, Latest news, Newsletter | Comments closed

Listen to Eksperimenta! Radio Night University recording

Radio Night University recording. Photo: Kerli Kehman

Is art a thing in itself or a means to an end? What is good creation? How to understand and teach art? What is the role of art in the 21st century? Can creativity be learned? In the Radio Night University discussion held on 10 May at Eksperimenta! exhibition, these questions were pondered by Anneli Porri, Raoul Kurvitz and Annely Köster.

Listen to the recording here (open link in new tab to listen)

Also posted in 6 June 2011, Latest news, Newsletter | Comments closed

Eksperimenta! travelling exhibition reached the seas

Tallink Superstar. Photo: Tallink

In the course of June, all passengers of Tallink’s high speed vessel Superstar have the opportunity to take a look at the projects of the artworks of Eksperimenta! Estonian exposition.

The exhibition, consisting of works by authors who made it to the final round of Eksperimenta! Estonian competition, is displayed in the atrium of deck 7 of the high speed vessel Superstar travelling between Tallinn and Helsinki. Authors’ explanations of the concepts behind their works, both in Estonian and English, have been added to each project. Read more

Also posted in 6 June 2011, Latest news, Newsletter | Comments closed

We ask for your feedback

The first Eksperimenta! has successfully come to an end and soon we will begin preparations for the next triennial, taking place in 2014. To make the next Eksperimenta! even more powerful and exciting, we ask you to answer the following two questions:

1. What did you like about Eksperimenta! exhibition?
2. What could have been different?

Please send your answers and recommendations by July 8, 2011 to [email protected]

Also posted in 6 June 2011, Newsletter, Practical information | Comments closed

Ordering E! catalogue

E! catalogue

The catalogue of Eksperimenta! triennial is available for mail ordering. The price of the catalogue is €6 plus shipping, depending on your location (country).

To calculate shipping costs:

The price list for sending maxi letters (the catalogue weighs ~390 g) to Estonia or abroad is available at http://www.post.ee/failid/UPT_kiri_EUR_2011.pdf

To order a copy, please send your name and address to [email protected] and we will render an invoice for you. The catalogue will be sent to the designated address after the payment of the invoice.

Also posted in 6 June 2011, Newsletter, Practical information | Leave a comment

Eksperimenta! first edition: a powerful experience!

Estevao Haeser. Photo: Marina Mayumi

In this month’s interview news, a member of Eksperimenta! international jury, Estêvão da Fontoura Haeser, recounts his impressions and experience of the opening week of the triennial:

“Eksperimenta! is an ambitious and wonderful project. To organize an exhibition on a professional level, with the participation of professional curators, to showcase the results of student projects, thereby enhancing their performance, is a very sensitive task that takes an insane amount of work! Congratulations to the girls of Sally Studio, they did an amazing job. Read more

Also posted in 5 May 2011, Interview | Leave a comment

Eksperimenta! JazzPainting

On 30 April, sound and visual art met at Eksperimenta! JazzPainting. Inspiration for eyes and ears can be found here:

Also posted in 5 May 2011, Video news | Leave a comment

Award-winning Eksperimenta! expositions and authors

Stop motion animation. Ireland.

At the opening ceremony of the Contemporary Art Triennial for School Students Eksperimenta!, the international triennial jury announced the winners of three categories and gave an additional special mention to one talented young artist.

According to Sirje Helme, the head judge of Eksperimenta!, the four-member jury assayed the aspects of artworks that are characteristic to the age group of Eksperimenta! participants, aged 14-19. “The authors of Eksperimenta! are a very special age group, who are on the border of childhood and growing up. It is a very complicated age where young people have to deal with themselves and the “teenage angst” characteristic to that age. The maturity reflected in the works of the triennial participants is amazing and some of the participants are certainly bound to be notable artists in the future,” said Sirje Helme. Read more

Also posted in 5 May 2011, Overview of expositions | Comments closed

An overview of the IDEAlaboratory presentations and workshops with Drawing Media documentation

Sir Ken Robinson. Drawing: Siiri Taimla / Drawing Media

The programme for integrating contemporary art and education IDEAlaboratory took place for the first time in the course of Eksperimenta! from 28 to 30 April 2011.

IDEAlaboratory consisted of presentations and workshops targeted at teachers, as well as performances that involved both teachers and students. IDEAlaboratory brought together art education experts, researchers, practitioners and school students from 15 countries all over the world. Read more

Also posted in 5 May 2011, Latest news | Comments closed

Comenius workshop took art to urban space

Small sculptures in the Old town

The second workshop of the project “IDEAlaboratories: How to Integrate Art and Art Education” took place during Eksperimenta!, from 26 to 30 April. The project is funded by the European Commission under the Comenius sub-programme of the Lifelong Learning Programme.
Read more

Also posted in 5 May 2011, Latest news | Comments closed

Voting for the audience favourite of Eksperimenta! is in progress

Voting box. Photo: Kerli Kehman

All visitors of Eksperimenta! are invited to participate in the awarding of the audience prize and to support their favourite work and author. There are two options:

1) write down the title of the work that most appealed to you and the name of its young author and post the card in the big black voting box on the ground floor of the Song Festival Grounds building;

2) go to Eksperimenta! Facebook page www.facebook.com/Eksperimenta, find your favourite among the young authors’ video clips uploaded on the wall, and click “Like” to cast your vote. The clips serve as introductions to the exhibition works, national expos or the creation process of the artworks.
Read more

Also posted in 5 May 2011, Latest news | Leave a comment

Eksperimenta! volunteers share their impressions

Eksperimenta! volunteers Ülle and Elisabeth. Photo: Jane Remm

The birth and continuous attendance of Eksperimenta! exhibition has been given a remarkable contribution by more than 20 volunteers, who helped the curators in setting up the national expositions, participated in conducting workshops and communicating with the press, and who are guarding the artworks and introducing the exhibition to the visitors throughout the triennial.
Read more

Also posted in 5 May 2011, Latest news | Comments closed

Eksperimenta! invites school excursions to springtime Tallinn!

Drawing Media wall. Photo: Kerli Kehman

Eksperimenta! invites all teachers and students from all over Estonia to end the school year with an exciting and spirited excursion to Eksperimenta! exhibition and the springtime Tallinn the European Capital of Culture.

What can be done at the exhibition?

Eksperimenta! provides the opportunity to see and experience the interpretations of nearly 900 young authors from 13 countries on the triennial theme “Space”. The exhibition halls contain video installations, photographic works, paintings, drawings and sculptures, spatial installations and outdoor objects that can be experienced with all the senses – the visitors can smell, touch, listen to, look at, and even enter the artworks.
Read more

Also posted in 5 May 2011, Latest news | Comments closed

Eksperimenta! opening week in pictures

Events of the opening week in images.

Read more

Also posted in 5 May 2011, Latest news | Comments closed

How to get to Eksperimenta! exhibitions?

Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

Eksperimenta! at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds:

Address: Narva mnt 95

Open: Tue-Sun 11:00 – 19:00

Admission: FREE

Expos: Iceland, Russia, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Slovenia, Finland, Turkey, Lithuania, Portugal.
Read more

Also posted in 5 May 2011, Practical information | Leave a comment