“Lounais-Eestin anarkismin erityispiirteet” esittelee Viron performanssitaiteen parhaimmistoa useilta taiteilijoilta. Näyttelyn kuraattori on Janno Bergmann (Viro) ja taiteilijat: Billeneeve, Andrus Joonas, Tanel Saar, Siram, Sorge, Rauno Teider, Ville-Karel Viirelaid, Art Container ryhmä, Cnopt ryhmä, Rubens ryhmä, sirkus-taide-teatteri Palavan Kaulainen Kirahvi. Näyttely on avoinna 09.08.-29.08 2019 ja näyttelyyn on vapaa pääsy.

“Estonia is a very small country and you might think that there is no room here for more than one school of artists. But there is. This exhibition introduces contemporary art by the Pärnu school.

“Southwest Estonian anarchism” is not an official term – it was coined in a rather random situation by art historian and curator Eha Komissarov. Yet, it is perfect to describe the Pärnu school of artists, being essentially logical and at the same time an intriguing brand.

Pärnu, a town known as a holiday resort, is located precisely in southwest Estonia. In the present context, anarchism does not entail a political position; rather, the definition points to the activity of the Pärnu school of artists outside the hierarchies and established traditions of the art world.

This art phenomenon in Pärnu, which burned brightly and ended quickly, has left behind several independent professional artists with an individual creative approach. Together they form the core of the Pärnu art scene. 
Most of them are also active in other places in Estonia and abroad, yet a turbulent artistic youth spent in Pärnu has left a permanent imprint on all of them, whether they admit it or not.

Looking from the outside, we may not even find any common traits among the members of the southwest Estonian anarchist school, but they are essentially held together by their sense of the performance: art is seen as a process rather than diligently striving towards a fixed goal. Performance often also represents the subject of their work – whether in painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and photography, as well as, of course, video art.

In the Estonian art scene, which is currently conducted from Tallinn, the anarchists of southwest Estonia are still seen as a bunch of weird outsiders. Indeed, they may occasionally pack a surprisingly strong punch, but they are still not fully welcome among the major players…”


Hirvitalo auki näyttelyiden aikaan ti-su klo 14-19,
näyttelyiden ripustuksien aikana kiinni

Perille pääset helposti linja-auto 25:sella (ajoaika keskustasta 10min, pysäkki Tahmelan valinnan kohdalla):