NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

The special program "Exhibition with an Artist" is a series of events of the Kumu Art Museum, which was launched especially on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the Estonian Art Museum. One Estonian contemporary artist enters into a dialogue with each exhibition, who conducts a thematic excursion at the exhibition, based on his own point of view and creative practices. In this way, the audience has a unique opportunity to see the exhibitions exhibited in Kumu from a new and exciting perspective of the practicing artist.

Kristi Kongi (1985) is an Estonian painter who focuses on color, light and space in her works, often painting or site-specific. The works are characterized by bright colors, often based on spectral colors. For her, painting is a way to document important rooms and objects and thus also save time. Her paintings, which are often reconstructions of specific places, work strongly on the mechanism of emotional memory, providing an opportunity to re-experience the color and light of past situations.

Ado Vabbe’s (1892–1961) largest review exhibition to date introduces the artist’s various creative stages through the themes that emerge in them. The exhibition is divided into six sub-themes, setting the tone for the artist’s early abstract work with playful ink drawings, colorful commedia dell’arte characters, sunny memories of southern travels, nuanced etudes of everyday life and woman as a source of desires and dreams. The curators of the exhibition are Tiiu Talvistu and Mary-Ann Talvistu.

Time – 16:00

Ticket – 10 euros

Gallery name: Kumu exhibition spaces

Address: Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, Tallinn

Opening hours: Tue, Fri-Sun 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 20:00

Open: 12.11.2020 - 12.11.2020