Estonian contemporary art premiers in Barcelona

erki lifefile1

The contemporary artwork of Estonian and Spanish artists, called The Hypnotist Collector, is to be presented in Barcelona, Spain, from 6-27 June.

The Hypnotist Collector is an exhibition that, according to the artists, “explores persuasive communication as a topic” and is an “object of reflection and creative strategy for Spanish and Estonian artists”.

The Estonian contemporary artwork will be exhibited at NauArt Gallery in Barcelona’s trendy arts’ district Poble Nou (C/Espronceda nº 154). Five Estonian artists – Jaanus Samma, Katarina Meister, Eva Sepping, Kristina Norman and Erki Kasemets – and the Estonian/Canadian curator, Stacey Koosel, will give a talk and a workshop at the NauArt Gallery on 4 June at 19:00 to introduce themselves and their projects.

Screenshot from Eva Sepping's video "15 minutes of shame"

 Screenshot from Eva Sepping’s video “15 minutes of shame”

The exhibitions will take place as a cultural exchange between Barcelona, Spain and Tallinn, Estonia, with a planned second exhibition featuring Spanish art in the summer of 2015 at Tallinn’s Kunstihoone Gallery.

The Hypnotist Collector exhibition will also take part in the popular art festival Lau Fest on 6 June, with Estonia as the invited guest country of the contemporary art festival. The festival takes place at transforma bcn (Consell de Cent, 394, Barcelona).


Cover photo: Erki Kasemets’ “Life File” installation – 2014.

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  • ingridshiner

    Collaborative exhibits like this are a great way to stimulate and expand the horizons of artists and consequently refine the experience of art appreciators. Exciting!