Taking place for the seventh year already, the Estonian Photographic Art Fair takes place in the Green Hall of Telliskivi Creative City from September 29 to October 2.
The fair aims to introduce recent works of contemporary Estonian photographic artists and to offer information on strategies of collecting contemporary art.
Estonian Photographic Art Fair is organised by the Estonian Union of Photography Artists (Foku) and in collaboration with The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Centre. Among local artists the fair also exhibits the works by seven foreign artists from Germany, Finland, Russia, France, Latvia and Lithuania.
36 Estonian artists and artist duos selected by an international selection committee are represented at the Estonian Photographic Art Fair: Alissa Nirgi, Annika Haas, Eve Kiiler, Heikki Leis, Johan Huimerind, Kai Kaljo, Karel Koplimets, Kirill Tulin, Krista Mölder, Liina Siib, Lilli-Krõõt Repnau, Marge Monko, Mari Volens, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Paco Ulman, Peeter Laurits, Sten Eltermaa, Tanja Muravskaja and Tarvo Hanno Varres.
In collaboration with the Goethe Institute and the French Institute, the Estonian Photographic Art Fair also presents the works of two artists taking part of Narva artist-in-residence programme: Lousia Marie Summer (Germany) and Camille Laurelli (France). Kulla Laas and Kristina Õllek from Rundum bring the artists Hertta Kiiski (Finland), Andrey Bogush (Russia/Finland), Liga Spunde (Latvia) and Miks Mitrēvics & Kristīne Kursiša (Lithuania/Latvia) to the fair.
Estonia’s strongest commercial galleries also contribute to the fair for the second year. In the galleries section, the works by the following artists can be seen: Sigrid Viir (Temnikova & Kasela Gallery), Herkki-Erich Merila (Haus Gallery), Philip Solovjov and Vivian Ainsalu (Gallery Positiiv), Johanna Heikkilä, Hanna Piksarv, Art ja Helena, Camille Laurelli, Anna Mari Liivrand, Johnson&Johnson, Rosa-Violetta Grötsch (Gallery galerii).
The main exhibition is accompanied by a versatile audience programme: guided tours in Estonian, Russian and English, artist talks, lectures and workshops. The fair also includes a book exhibition, which focuses on Swedish photographic art: the photo art books by the Swedish publishers B-B-B-Books, Blackbooks and Livraison are presented among others.