Edited by Eha Komissarov
Texts by Eve Arpo, Anni Kagovere, Eha Komissarov, Katrin Koov, Laura Kuusk, Urmas Oja, Ain Padrik, Kadri Semm, Liina Siib, Margit Säde, Sander Tint, Timo Toots and Grete Veskiväli
Designed by Angelika Schneider
In Estonian and English
200 pages
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum, 2013

Afterlives of Gardens 2 was part of the ambitious exhibition project Afterlives of Gardens (10.05.–08.09.2013) in the Kumu Art Museum. The point of departure for Afterlives of Gardens 2 was the break from the landscape painting tradition in 1960s and 1970s art, when the aesthetic functions of garden and landscape became complemented by new activities and social consciousness. Today, in the 21st century, we have witnessed an unprecedented rise in the popularity of gardens, which began with a change in lifestyles and quest for living closer to nature and brought gardens into the sphere of the everyday activities of modern-day people.