An international contemporary art triennial for schoolchildren called Eksperimenta! will take place in Tallinn from 23 October to 23 November 2014.
The aim of the triennial is to support research-based art that develops socially sensitive and creative thought by bringing contemporary art practices and education closer together. The general concept of the current triennial, ‘Art and Science’, is aimed at encouraging young people, teachers and curators in different countries to look at their surrounding world through the prism of science, using research methods (observing, examining and understanding the world) as the starting point for creative work and translating whatever is worth expressing via art at both the personal and the universal levels. At the 2014 Eksperimental!, 14–19-year-old schoolchildren from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Germany, Slovenia, Portugal, Turkey, South Korea, Canada and Brazil will participate. Latvia will introduce the secrets of physics, Russia will focus on its traditionally strong school of semiotics, the Estonian display will dissect the ecology of human society and Canada will focus on links between technology and science. The venues are Catherine’s Church (Vene Street 12) and the Hopner House (Town Hall Square 18). More info at: www.eksperimenta.net