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Review: “Juured”, an Estonian documentary about women who are not ashamed of their wounds

Six Estonian female film directors share their intimate experiences and show us that facing pain is an act of freedom. Is it a coincidence that the words “juuksed” (hair) and “juured” (roots) are so assonant in Estonian? Perhaps they share more than a vague sound. Almost all cultures consider hair …

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Eight highlights of the Estonian art graduates’ exhibition

Estonian World went to see an annual exhibition by the graduate students of the Estonian Academy of Arts and brings you some of the highlights. The Estonian Academy of Arts, established in 1914, is the country’s preeminent art school – a public university that provides higher education on different art …

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GALLERY: International student song and dance festival Gaudeamus in Tartu

Gaudeamus, the biggest university students’ song and dance festival in the Baltic countries, took place in Estonia’s second largest town, Tartu, over the weekend of 22-24 June; the festival featured more than 4,000 performers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  More than 4,000 performers from the three Baltic states and thousands …

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International student song and dance festival Gaudeamus creates buzz in Tartu

The Gaudeamus international song and dance festival, passed down from generation to generation, will return to Tartu after a 12 years’ gap. On 22-24 June, the biggest university students’ song and dance festival in the Baltic countries, Gaudeamus, will take place in Estonia’s second largest town, Tartu. More than 4,000 …

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Global knitting enthusiasts gather in the Estonian town of Viljandi

The Nordic Knitting Symposium in Viljandi will bring together more than a hundred participants from the Nordic countries, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. The native crafts department of the University of Tartu’s Viljandi Culture Academy will host this year’s Nordic Knitting Symposium …

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PHOTOS: The museum of occupations presents Estonian history at Stanford University

The Estonian museum of occupations from 2-6 June presented the country’s history at Stanford University in California with a traveling exhibition, titled “Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100”. The exhibition was organised as part of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies conference at Stanford. According to …

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Estonia’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale examines architecture’s capacity to be political

The Estonian exhibition, the “Weak Monument”, at the Estonian pavilion at the 16th Venice Biennale, the international architecture exhibition, examines architecture’s capacity to be political. The Estonian Centre of Architecture said in a press release that the Estonian pavilion curators, Laura Linsi, Roland Reemaa and Tadeáš Říha, “explore the spectrum …

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The works of two Estonian diaspora sculptors exhibited in Tallinn

A new exhibition called “Lost Estonian Sculptors: Linda Sõber and Endel Kübarsepp” will open in the Kumu Art Museum on 16 May. The exhibition tells the story of two sculptors who graduated from the Pallas Art School – a former art school in Tartu, known for its distinguished alumni – …

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