Exhibitions 2018

Wellknown, but still unknown Estonian Printmaker Agathe Veeber (1901–1988)
The exhibition focuses on the most recent oeuvre of Agathe Veeber, who graduated from the Pallas Art School as a graphic artist and moved to the United States after World War II. Materials found in archives help us comprehend the difficulties and challenges of living as an expatriate.

The X-Files [Registry of the Nineties]
The exhibition takes an investigative approach to Estonian art history of the 1990s, examining some of its less-known and ignored aspects.

Konrad Mägi
The paintings of one of the most outstanding Estonian artists depict nature as a place of mystery. Konrad Mägi took a very unique approach to synthesising the art trends of the early 20th century.

Kaarel Kurismaa. Yellow Light Orchestra
A large retrospective of the pioneer of Estonian kinetic and sound art. You can see light and sound installations, animated films and objects created for public spaces.

Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Art of the Baltic States
The display features the oeuvre of a number of symbolist artists from the Baltic countries, such as Janis Rozentāls, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Kristjan Raud and others.

Lost Estonian Sculptors: Linda Sõber and Endel Kübarsepp
The sculptors Linda Sõber and Endel Kübarsepp graduated from the Pallas Art School in the late 1930s as students of Anton Starkopf. During World War II, they emigrated from Estonia. The exhibition provides an overview of the oeuvre of these two little-known artists and of their difficult paths.

Archaeology of the Screen
Artists from different generations examine the relationships between the screen and art before and after the dawn of the computer age.

Michel Sittow. Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe
In 2018, the Art Museum of Estonia, in cooperation with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, will organise a truly magnificent exhibition on Michel Sittow (ca 1469–1525), a painter of Estonian origin who at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries became a highly valued and sought-after artist in European courts.

Kristi Kongi in Dialogue with Kasper Bosmans. Alchemists, Artists, Cleaners and Others
The exhibition gets its content from the environment surrounding the museum. On the one side, there is the Baroque legacy of Kadriorg Park, and on the other, the concrete housing estate of Lasnamägi.

Puzzling Over the Labyrinth. 50 Years of the Tallinn Print Triennial
Through prize-winning works of art, we follow the growth of a large joint exhibition of the Baltic countries into an international post-printmaking event. In collaboration with the Foundation Tallinn Print Triennial.

History in Images – Image in History
Historical images not only tell us about the depicted past, but also about the time of their creation. This exhibition analyses the role of visual culture in the construction of Estonian historical memory.

But There’s No Door… . An Exhibition part of the project “Forgotten Heritage – European Avant-Garde Art Online”
The exhibition But There’s No Door… has been put together by young Estonians who participated in the three-month training course “From a Digital Archive to an Exhibition” in the project “Forgotten Heritage – European Avant-Garde Art Online”.

Katja Novitskova. If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen with Your Eyes. Stage 2
The first personal exhibition in Estonia by the Tallinn-born artist, who prefers working in post-digital media. In 2017, she represented Estonia at the Venice Biennale.

Leonhard Lapin. Void and Space
Leonhard Lapin has been active in the art scene for 50 years and is considered one of the founders of Estonian pop art and a classic of the neo-avant-garde.

Let’s Add Some Colour. Estonian Exhibition Posters from the 1980s
The 1980s were the heyday of Estonian poster art, when posters were no longer viewed as simple information carriers but also as independent works of art. New technological solutions and a dialogue with other types of art encouraged the emergence of experimental and decorative artistic posters.