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Artist talk: Ilona Treiman

Ilona Treiman is a jewellery and metal artist and teacher, who uses different materials and techniques in her work, characterised by a sculptural approach. She has graduated from metalworking at the Estonian Academy of Arts (1984), is a member of the Estonian Artists Association, Ornamo Art and Design Finland and The Union of Finnish Art Associations. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, most notably at Limoges (1990, -92, -94), Cincinnati USA (1989, -91), Moscow and Tallinn (1985 -1990), Tokio (1992), Denmark, Beijing (2004) and Berlin (2005, -16), She has taken part of the nomadic exhibition Baltic and Nordic Jewellery Art (Denmark-Finland-Sweden, 1991) and the exhibition in Seoul South Korea (2011). She had a solo exhibition in the Art Museum of Hyvinkää (2012). In 2019, she received the Ede Kurrel prize of the The Estonian Association of Jewellery and Blacksmiths. Her works are part of the collection of the Estonian Museum of Applied Art And Design, Nordic Museum in Vaasa and private collections in France, USA, England, Finland, Denmark, Italy.

Ilona Treiman’s exhibition “Fire” was in the A-Gallery VAULT 28.05–29.06.2021.

The exhibition was part of the 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennal satellite programme.

The artist talk was conducted by jewellery artist Marita Lumi, filmed and edited by Liina Lõõbas.

A-Gallery’s artist talks are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

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Artist Talk: ARKIVET

On July 6, 2022, we had the pleasure to open the group exhibition ICE COLD of the Norwegian collective ARKIVET on A-Gallery WINDOWS, which was also visited by the Norwegian ambassador Else Berit Eikeland. On the opening night, Camilla Luihn and Putte H. Dal were interviewed by the artist Urmas Lüüs and they introduced the behind-the-scenes of the group’s working process.

ARKIVET is a Norwegian artist group formed in 2014 and consisting of Putte H. Dal, Hilde Dramstad, Camilla Luihn and Ella Heidi Sand. Four jewellery artists, each with their own artistic character. Together they have a material understanding, craftsmanship, artistic perception and a conceptual theme-based approach to the subject that materializes in contemporary jewellery – shown in both national and international arenas.

Filmed and edited by Valdek Laur.

In 2019, we started artist talks with Estonian jewellery artists and artists who come from abroad to show their work in our gallery in order to bring this extraordinary field and the people working in it to a wider audience.

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Artist talk: Katja Toporski

In June 2022, Katja Toporski’s solo exhibition WELL BEING was shown in A-Gallery’s VAULT.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Katja Toporski is a jewellery maker, professor and writer with an MFA from Towson University, living just outside of Washington DC. She also holds a medical degree and had been a practising anesthesiologist prior to her career in jewellery.

The artist talk was conducted by journalist and culture editor of Müürileht Sanna Kartau.
Filmed and edited by Liina Lõõbas.

In 2019, we started artist talks with Estonian jewellery artists and artists who come from abroad to show their work in our gallery in order to bring this extraordinary field and the people working in it to a wider audience.

ARTIST TALKS

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Andrea Auer “black cherries and elderberries” book presentation

On Wednesday, 9th of March, at 18:00 Austrian artist Andrea Auer will present her book “black cherries & elderberries” in A-Gallery. The presentation will be moderated by jewellery artist and curator Ketli Tiitsar. 

The book is connected to her exhibition PEarls which is up on A-Gallery’s window until the 18th of April.Accompanying the exhibition – a book “black cherries and elderberries” that can be bought from A-Gallery.In the book Auer explores bakelite, which was all the rage in the 1920’s and 30’s with a lasting impact on the history of design, materials and society. One hundred years later, Andrea Auer takes up the topic of Bakelite once again. Her Bakelite earrings “black cherries” inspired the title of Andrea Auer’s brand new monograph “black cherries & elderberries”.

The event is supported by the Austrian Embassy in Tallinn. Catering by Caviar Catering.

EXHIBITION: PEarls

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A-Gallery poetry reading: Taavi Teevet SINGLE COPY

On Thursday, November 11, at 18:00, Taavi Teevet will read works from his collection of poems SINGLE COPY (AINUEKSEMPLAR) in A-Gallery. The poetry that has been given the form of contemporary jewellery exists only during the exhibition period in A-Gallery’s VAULT 29.10–26.11.2021.

In addition to presenting his poems, Teevet will share the origins of the exhibition and talk about his creative journey in an artist talk lead by literary critic Hele-Mai Viiksaar. The event will be held in Estonian. 

SINGLE COPY is a poetry collection that never leaves the print shop, since it will never be printed. This poetry collection can not be found on the shelves of bookstores and it is not available for loan at libraries. The poems are given the form of jewellery by combining the techniques of laser engraving and acid etching. In his texts Teevet looks at the world from a very personal perspective, focusing on his memories, problems and sensorial-philosophical discoveries.

Taavi Teevet (1996, Saaremaa) is a young metal artist focusing on the journey into his inner world and on analysing relevant sensorial experiences, related issues and discoveries. He has a Bachelor’s degree in jewellery and blacksmithing from the Estonian Academy of Arts. 

Read more about the exhibition here.

All persons 18 years of age and older must present a COVID certificate proving vaccination or recovery in order to participate. A mask must also be worn by all persons 12 years of age and older.

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ARTISTS’ COURT

KUNSTNIKE ÕU (Artists’ Court) invites everyone to the cozy courtyard of the H2 ARTISTS HOUSE on Hobusepea Street on Saturday, August 14, to enjoy a day full of art and music!

 You can listen to inspiring artist talks and explore the fascinating exhibitions of the galleries of the Old Town through curated tours. In addition, we will take you on an exciting journey through the past and present of the historical Hobusepea 2 building.

 Sonic soundscapes are created by Liz Wirestring, who improvises with a harp and loopers; Maris Pihlap, who combines jazz, traditional and electronic music, and Hello Killu, a duo of intellectual rock music and minimalist art-blues.

 The studios of the jewellery and metal artists working in the H2 building are also open to guests during the day.

 The event is organized by A-Gallery, HOP Gallery, Draakon Gallery, Hobusepea Gallery, Hobusepea 2 ARTISTS HOUSE and the Estonian Artists’ Association. The event is part of the Tallinn Old Town Days program.

Piltide autor on Annika Haas.

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Artist talk with Anni Kagover: Saturday, 30.11.2019, 6pm-7pm

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Artist talk with Anni Kagover: Saturday, 30.11.2019, 6pm-7pm

A-Gallery, Hobusepea 2, Tallinn

THE PARROT ROOM

The talk will be moderated by writer Kätlin Kaldmaa

THE PARROT ROOM

The exhibition space will become a shadowed grove, where colourful winged creatures and rare jewellery can be spotted. Precious metal mokumegane jewellery like the eyes of beasts of prey glitter behind lush greenery.

It is a fantasy journey to the parrot room in the summer cottage in the captain’s village Käsmu. The parrot room with a splendid wallpaper that has inspired many generations of artists.

The exhibition soundtrack is Helena Tulve’s opera “It is getting so dark” written on the subject of Sei Shonagon’s “Pillow Book”.

Anni Kagovere has graduated from the department of jewellery art at the Estonian Academy of Arts and obtained a MA degree in Tokyo University of the Arts. In her work, Kagovere focuses on mokumegane technique. She has held mokumegane courses at the Estonian Academy of Arts and Viljandi Culture Academy.

The exhibition will stay open until December 31, 2019.

Photos by Urve Hermann

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