PRESS RELEASE: 5th Tallinn International Drawing Triennial Black and White at the Tallinn Art Hall

PRESS RELEASE
17 August 2015
Tallinn Art Hall

5th Tallinn International Drawing Triennial Black and White at the Tallinn Art Hall

The 5th Tallinn International Drawing Triennial Black and White exhibits drawings from around the world made during the last three years. The exhibition will be open at the Tallinn Art Hall until 27 September 2015.

You are invited to the opening of the exhibition on August 21st at 6 p.m.!

The objective of this large exhibition dedicated exclusively to drawings is to determine the state of drawing as an artistic practice, summarise the past three years and find ways for the continued development of the field.

“Drawing has imperceptibly become an indivisible part of contemporary art and a means of expression to be taken serious, and is flexibly moving alongside the changes that are accompanying us,” says Loit Jõekalda, the coordinator of the triennial. He emphasises that drawing as the first visual arts form has the ability to act as simultaneous translation for contemporary life, which constantly adapts to the language use that is most important at the moment. Jõekalda compares drawing to a visual language that helps to communicate messages and directs one to look, listen and comprehend.

In the 2000s, drawing has become a conceptual process-based art, a substantial part of curatorial exhibitions and large international exhibitions, and a bridge of comprehension between old and new.

The theme of this triennial is Black and White. “The Italian term chiaroscuro means the contrast between darkness and brightness, light and shadow, and it gives a flat surface form and focus,” is how artist Britta Benno explains the point of departure for the triennial’s theme. “We invited the artists to play out various scenarios with black and white, life and death, and all the intermediary chromatic and achromatic chords.”

The Tallinn International Drawing Triennial will take place this summer for the fifth time, with artists from 26 countries. The exhibitions will take place in August and September at the Tallinn Art Hall, Vabaduse Gallery, Estonian Academy of Arts Gallery, Design and Architecture Gallery and the galleries of the Viinistu Art Museum. The triennial’s international seminar will take place at the Viinistu Art Museum.

Triennial team: Britta Benno, Kaarel Eelma, Sirja-Liisa Eelma, Inga Heamägi, Loit Jõekalda, Elin Kard, Merike Sule-Trubert, and Maria-Kristiina Ulas.

Participating artists:
Dieter Josef, Josefien Cornette, Judith Duchêne, Philippe Briade, Fxstg, Madeline Deriaz, Mirjam Aimla, Jüri Arrak, Britta Benno, Evelyn Grzinich, Albert Gulk, Ulvi Haagensen, Hannah Harkes, Inga Heamägi, Gudrun Heamägi, Maie Helm, Jarõna Ilo, Anna Litvinova, Anu Juurak, Virge Jõekalda, Jüri Kask, Nestor Ljutjuk, Kaili Angela Konno, Kuzja Zverev, Kreeta Käeri, Tarrvi Laamann, Laurentsius, Heikki Leis, Ülle Marks, Raul Meel, Mall Nukke, Maarja Nurk, Enno Ootsing, Tauno Ostra, Jaanika Peerna, Mari Prekup, Mark Antonius Puhkan, Aapo Pukk, Anu Purre, Matti Pärk, Irma Isabella Raabe, Lilli-Krõõt Repnau, Lembe Ruben, Reti Saks, Feliks Sarv, Sofya Smirnova, Krista Zimm, Jaan Toomik, Maria Kristiina Ulas, Ragne Uutsalu, Valeri Vinogradov, Mare Vint, Marje Üksine, Pirkko Holm, Gryta Radozlav, Tarja Teräsvuori, Joly Laurie, Charlotte Barry, Elodie Lemerle, Frederic Messager, Julien Morel, Lorenz Louise Landoise, Ludivine Venet, Marie Courdavault, Pascal Hugonet, Quentin Arepo, Remy Groussin, Sean Fangous, Stephanie Smalbeen, Thomas Dussaix, Susmar Pinango, Yvonne Calsou, Jessica Soueidi, Eugenia Gortšakova, Kumar Ankur, Barbara Fragogna, Pamela Radino, Liena Bondare, Kate Serzane, Klavs Upaciers, Dana Vasiljeva, Greta Grendaite, Jurgita Juodyte (Lithuania), Gintarė Marčiulynaitė, Sol Kjøk, Anna Nikiforova, Olga Orel, Sergei Pshizov, Ljubov Serova, Asya Sukmanova, Blažej Baláž, Mária Balážová, Eliska Kovacikova, Juan Perdiguero, Jaak Poom, Ahmed Modhir, Sara Riesenmey

Design of the Exhibition: Kaarel Eelma

Repro: Jüri Arrak. Border. Charcoal on paper, 2015

For more about the triennial: http://joonistustriennaal.blogspot.com/

Black and White
5th Tallinn International Drawing Triennial
22 August – 27 September 2015
Tallinn Art Hall
Vabaduse väljak 8, Wednesday to Sunday 12—18
kunstihoone.ee

More information:
Loit Jõekalda, Coordinator of the Drawing Triennial
+372 55 696086
loit.joekalda@gmail.com

Press release prepared by:
Anneli Porri
anneli@kunstihoone.ee

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