The 2016 Issue of Estonian Art Magazine Focuses on Art Publishing in Estonia

 Estonian Art is an English language art magazine published by the Estonian Institute, since 1997. This issue of Estonian Art focuses on the phenomena of art publishing in Estonia.

The rise of independent book publishers run by and for the artistic community, have become a notable trend in how contemporary Estonian art and design is conceptualized and distributed both locally and internationally. From the Lugemik Bookshop in the yard of the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn to ;paranoia publishing group ltd’s bookshop in Tartu Art Museum – art publishers in Estonia have reconfigured the current cultural climate. Estonian Art magazine traces the lifeline of the art publication from concept and design to the publishing house floor.

The story of art publishing in Estonia is told by eight authors:

Marika Agu talks to Kiwa about ;paranoia publishing and considers the effects of ;paranoia publishing group ltd.

Ott Kagovere writes about Lugemik and graphic design in Estonia.

Martin Rünk talks to the editors of the multi-media publication project New Material and New Number.

Andreas Trossek, editor of Estonia’s oldest art magazine talks about KUNST.EE and the digital Turn.

Laura Kuusk and Pascale Riou speak about the “Side Effects” book and projects.

Liina Siib portrays Tallinn Book Printers in a photo essay.

And Triin Tamm’s contribution to the topic of art publishing, “Writers Block”.

The issue also contains articles about Estonian architecture, design and art history.

Estonian Art magazine is internationally distributed to arts institutions in over twenty countries as well as locally to all major arts institutions in Estonia. Estonian Art is also now online, with its own website and social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


Estonian Art Launch Party

Estonian Art will celebrate the new issue with a launch party on Friday, October 28th at EKKM  (the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia) at 18:00

  • 18:30 ;paranoia performance by Taavi Novek
  • 19:00 curator talk / tour of the current exhibition ‘Pseudo’ by Marten Esko
  • Music for the evening selected by Andreas Trossek

When: 28.10.2016 at 18:00

Where: EKKM – The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia

Põhja pst 35, Tallinn


Additional information

Stacey Koosel, editor

Estonian Institute

Suur-Karja 14, 10140 Tallinn

+372 631 4355