Mihkel Ilus and Paul Kuimet

For those familiar with their respective practices, the pairing of Mihkel Ilus and Paul Kuimet for a duo show at one of Estonia’s most established contemporary art venues was not an obvious choice, and it was something of a curatorial gambit. Continue reading Mihkel Ilus and Paul Kuimet

Liina Siib: Politics of Paradise

Born and raised in Tallinn, Estonian artist Liina Siib belongs to what anthropologist Alexei Yurchak, in his seminal 2005 book Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, calls “the last Soviet generation”: people who came of age during the “late socialism” period, the three decades that preceded the Perestroika. Siib graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 1989, when the Soviet system was in its final throes. Continue reading Liina Siib: Politics of Paradise