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NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

Excess and Refusal

“Excess and Refusal” is centred around the notions of excess and refusal as artistic and lived practices. The two are, in fact, a contingent pair – often excess is achieved through refusal and refusal is enforced because of excess.
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A rescripted visit to EKKM’s collections

The opening project of the 2021 season, “A rescripted visit to EKKM’s collections” turns the exhibition space into a series of art storage spaces and invites visitors to take part in guided tours, conducted by the production platform RESKRIPT (Maarin Mürk and Henri Hütt). Invited by EKKM, Reskript has taken …
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Broken Symmetries

Breakthroughs in science have often inspired artists. This exhibition brings to the viewer interpretations by artists of the complex and intriguing field of particle physics. All of the works displayed originate from artist residencies at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).
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Tiger in space

“In the coming years we will all become futurologists, whether we want this or not. We will be forced to think about energy: how its availability, at least in usable form, is constantly dwindling (amid the seemingly infinite quantities squandered in nature).
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Measures of Proximity

ArtistsKiluanji Kia Henda, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Jorge Jácome, Andrés Baron, Mari-Leen KiipliCuratorKaisa Maasik, Kulla LaasThe artist films programme Measures of Proximity is derived from states of being in and coming out of isolation. The presented works share a sense of hope and progression; their characters come together in surpassing their …
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Hier Nicht

The exhibition was ready by June 12. Due to unresolved bureaucracy regarding the venue, the exhibition is open as of June 18.
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A-tishoo, A-tishoo, We All Fall Down

The exhibition A-tishoo, A-tishoo, We All Fall Down deals with dread and hopelessness. It reflects a self-destructive situation where the man-made world is turning on us in an increasingly forceful way. With the participating artists of the exhibition, a journey is created, guided by uncertainty about what lies ahead.
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Tunnel (working title)

In order to think collectively how and if we could do better, we as curators and citizens take the society we inhabit as our starting point. Individualism, which leads to the idea that everyone is competing for their own rights and opportunities has arrived to a dead-end. At the same …
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When you say we Belong to the Light we Belong to the Thunder

Recent times are marked by the growing realisation that the human species, generally portrayed as earth’s superior beings, are failing to protect the livelihood of the planet and are even playing an active role in destroying it. Do we need to re-evaluate the intellectual capacities of humans or rather call …
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XENOS

The notions of the ‘alien’ and the ‘border’ are located in the depths of human consciousness; and at the same time one feels that the stranger is not really a stranger and the border is just a stupid and ugly thing, that should not exist at all.Olle LauliLiving with the …
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False Vacationer

Creative Ninja: Sigrid ViirTravel Companion: Maarin MürkConductor of Alphabets: Koit RandmäeGuru of Here and There: Laur KaunissaareAmbassador of Conscientious Soothing: Maarja KangroAt the heart of Sigrid Viir’s solo exhibition are today’s blurred boundaries between work and vacation. The name of the exhibition comes from the Roland Barthes essay The Writer …
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