Artishok Biennale to show the newest art
Tallinn is an important cultural centre by the Baltic Sea. The reason is not that our city was the Cultural Capital of Europe last year, but the fact that it constantly hosts a multitude of exciting cultural events.
One of such events is the Artishok Biennale, which runs until 20 October. It is an experimental exhibition format offering enjoyment to all those who appreciate modern art. To put it in a more complex way, the festival was initiated by a certain vacuum in the noughties’ Estonian art criticism, particularly in the art criticism of the young generation, as well as by a wish to take a moment to review the automatistic procedures and unravel the clusters of symbolic capital.
To put it more simply, Artishok Biennale brings together 10 cutting edge young artists and critics, who set up a new exhibition set for every day, to offer fresh and new experiences and satisfy event the most demanding taste.
This year’s Biennale is also special because it does not take place in the customary white cubes of city galleries, but in the alternative Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia housed in an old factory building near the port. The building is essentially a squat, which lends the entire event a youthfully audacious undertone.
So, if you wish to see the most modern and bold Estonian art, come to Artishok – for you will not easily find it at this quality and in this quantity anywhere else.