Over the past three years, anthropologist Francisco Martínez, along with artists Anna Škodenko, Darja Popolitova and Viktor Gurov, have visited 37 basements in Ida-Viru County. Their aim has been to explore "the underground material culture of eastern Estonia's post-industrial, Russian-speaking, and ecologically devastated region."
On September 22, the exhibition "I Walked in the Garden on the Green Grass" by Ukrainian naïve artist Vadym Ishchenko opened at the Pärnu Museum of New Art. The artist's paintings and wood sculptures poeticize everyday life in Ukrainian villages, as well as ancient customs and myths.
Tartu and Tallinn will host the Estonian performing arts "showcase" festival on September 4-7, which gives the opportunity to experience again (translated to English where appropriate) the 2022/23 season's finest contemporary theater art productions.
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra (TCO) opened a permanent display of major moments in its 30-year history in the galleries and mezzanine chambers of the House of the Blackheads (Mustpeade maja) on Tuesday.
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For European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024, the Estonian Folklore Archive of the Estonian Literature Museum prepared the Estonian nature folklore website. Now available online in English, Estonian, and several South Estonian languages.
Tallinn will host the 9th annual Days of National Cultures, a vibrant celebration highlighting the rich cultures of the city's local ethnic minorities, from September 16 to 24.
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