Art Walk: Kumu Birthday Special
|Location:||Kumu exhibition spaces|
On Kumu’s birthday the oeuvre of Kaarel Kurismaa – the pioneer of Estonian kinetic and sound art – will be of special interest. First we will visit the permanent exhibition “Conflicts and Adaptations. Estonian Art of the Soviet Era (1940–1991)” to investigate the work of his contemporaries. From there we will continue to the special exhibition “Kaarel Kurismaa. Yellow Light Orchestra” to see his light and sound installations, animated films and objects created for public spaces. The tour will be a good introduction to the Evening of Experimental Art that kicks off at 5 pm.
The Kumu Art Museum offers you a great opportunity to spend your leisure time in a vibrant artistic space. On the last Sunday of every month, we offer a special drop-in guided tour that will introduce one of our latest exhibitions. Through our museum mediators, you can gain deeper insight into art and history.
At Kumu, you can explore art from the end of the 18th century up to the freshest art works, straight from artists’ studios to exhibition halls. Half of the rotating exhibitions deal with Estonian art, and the other half are international in scope. Kumu itself is a magnificent building, created to surprise and impress its visitors. It is located between the Baroque-style Kadriorg park and the Lasnamäe suburb, with its panel blocks of flats. Being the biggest art space in Estonia, Kumu’s role is to be both an educational and entertainment centre, a booster of art and artistic life, a place for reflection, and a creator and interpreter of meanings.
On the last Sunday of every month at 3 pm (NB! check the exact schedule, because national holidays might effect this!).
The meeting point is at the museum ticket office.
Duration 45 min
Kaarel Kurismaa. Machinery That Drips Sounds. 1975. Art Museum of Estonia