Estonian Art is an English-language art magazine published by the Estonian Institute since 1997; its 2016 issue, the launch for which will be celebrated at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn on Friday night, focuses on art publishing in Estonia.
The rise of independent book publishers run by and for the artistic community has become a notable trend in how contemporary Estonian art and design is conceptualized and distributed both locally and internationally, reads a press release from the Estonian Institute.
From the Lugemik Bookshop in the yard of the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn to ;paranoia publishing group ltd’s bookshop in Tartu Art Museum, art publishers in Estonia have reconfigured the current cultural climate. Estonian Art magazine has traced the lifeline of art publication from concept and design to the publishing house floor. The story of art publishing in Estonia is told by eight authors.
Marika Agu talks to Kiwa about ;paranoia publishing and considers the effects of ;paranoia publishing group ltd, while Ott Kagovere writes about Lugemik and graphic design in Estonia and Martin Rünk talks to the editors of the multimedia publication project KUNST.EE and the digital Turn. Meanwhile, Laura Kuusk and Pascale Riou talk about the "Side Effects" book and projects, and there is a photo essay by Liina Siib on Tallinn Book Printers.
The 2016 issue of the magazine also contains articles about Estonian architecture, design and art history.
Estonian Art is internationally distributed to arts institutions in over twenty countries worldwide as well as locally to all major arts institutions in Estonia. Estonian Art can also be found online, with its own website and social media presence.
Estonian Art is internationally distributed to arts institutions in over twenty countries as well as locally to all major arts institutions in Estonia. Estonian Art is also online, with its own website and social media presence; the 2016 issue of the magazine can be downloaded for free here.
Estonian Art will celebrate its new issue with a launch party open to the public and the press at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. The evening's program will include a ;paranoia publishing performance by Taavi Novek at 6:30 p.m. as well as a curator talk and tour of the current exhibition "Pseudo" by Marten Esk at 7 p.m. Music for the evening will be curated by Andreas Trossek.
Editor: Editor: Aili Vahtla