Beginning in September, Tallinn Photomonth ‘21 offers a diverse satellite programme

Antti Sinitsyn. Untitled. 2021

The satellite programme for the contemporary art biennial Tallinn Photomonth 21 offers a variety of experiences including exhibitions, discussions, walks, workshops and field trips. This year, the open competition for the satellite programme received 59 projects from Estonia and abroad, from which the jury selected 19. Photomonth satellite projects will take place in different locations in Tallinn during the biennial period, and there are also trips to exhibitions in Narva and Tartu. 

The satellite programme opens today, on the 7th of September, at 5 pm with the exhibition opening of “Hopscotch” as part of the Young Artist Award 2020 programme at the EKA Gallery and with a discussion at 6 pm at the exhibition “Greenhouse Effect” at the Documentary Photo Centre. You are welcome to join!

On the basis of a decision by the satellite programme selection committee, Tallinn Photomonth will for the first time issue two scholarships of 500 euros for implementing projects. This year’s recipients are Artist Walk, a series of meetings connecting artists and audiences by the production platform Reskript, and artist Alina Belishkina’s workshop in Lasnamäe involving the local community. The initiative by the production platform Reskript gives the audience of the biennial the opportunity to meet the artists of the satellite programme on walks based on private scenarios, which support the emergence of the artists’ stories and create the preconditions for intellectual exchanges between the artists and the audience. The workshop by Russian artist and curator Alina Belishkina at the Lindakivi Cultural Centre in cooperation with elderly residents of the Lasnamäe district, examines attitudes to the changes in the Perestroika era, using music as one of the catalysts of the process of Westernisation at the time. The purpose of the Tallinn Photomonth ‘21 satellite programme scholarships is to support process-based projects that are based on the active participation of the audience and place importance on spending time together, establishing contact and dialogue. The satellite programme complements the main programme of the biennial by highlighting local initiatives and communities.

Participants of the Photomonth 21 satellite programme: 

EKA Young Artist Prize 2020 laureate Triin Kerge in collaboration with Aksel Haagensen exhibition Hopscotch and EKA Young Artist Prize 2020 laureate Sten Eletermaa exhibition Glass Struggle at the EKA Gallery

Antti Sinitsyn at Positiiv Gallery 

OSA Collective on the outdoor screen of the facade of the Foorum Shopping Centre

Joosep Kivimäe at Showcase Gallery 

Gabriele Beveridge and Marge Monko at the Kai Art Center 

Anna Mari Liivrand at the ARS Art Factory Project Space 

International group exhibition Tierras malas at Vaal Gallery (curator Annika Toots) 

Ástríður Jónsdóttir and Kaisa Maasik at the Vent Space project room 

Mari-Leen Kiipli at Draakon Gallery 

Ieva Kabasinskaite at the Stroomi Beach House 

Panel discussion at the exhibition Greenhouse Effect at the Documentary Photo Centre

Panel discussion on the possibility of a unified Estonian photographic community at the exhibition Isolation Dialogues at Jaani Seek Gallery

Artist talk at DeStudio’s exhibition Hangover at Fotografiska Tallinn

Artist Walk by the production platform Reskript 

Berit Kaschan’s creative writing workshop 

Alina Belishkina’s workshop at the Lindakivi Cultural Centre 

Outing to the group exhibition Portrait of an Emotion (curator Laura Toots) at the Narva Art Residency (NART). Outing to the group exhibition Exhibition as Conversation (curator Hanna-Liis Kont) at Tartu Art House

The selection committee of the Tallinn Photomonth ‘21 satellite programme: 

Aleksander Tsapov (Müürileht), Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo (The Estonian Union of Photography Artists (Foku), EAA Department of Photography), and Kulla Laas, Merilin Talumaa, Anastassia Dratšova and Madli Ehasalu from the biennial team. Involving the local photography community and highlighting the diversity of societal perspectives through contemporary art was considered important in the selection process.

The Tallinn Photomonth ‘21 satellite programme is available on the Photomonth website and in the publication accompanying the biennial.