Exhibition "Adapting Modernity. Classics of Estonian modernist art in the 1st half of the 20th century"


The classics of Estonian art from the 1st half of the 20th century, mainly from the collection of the Art Museum of Estonia, displayed as a temporal axis with thematic stops.. A continuation of successful cooperation between the two museums. At the beginning of 20th century Estonian culture went through an accelerated development achieving the synchronization with European artistic processes. The relations between the metropolis and the province now also have a totally new perspective. The oeuvre of artists is inevitably connected with a sense of location that takes shape within the network of the nature, stories, ideas, experience and meanings of a certain place, in a kind of shared destiny. This is an empirical closeness where national differences, temporal and geographical distances lose their significance. Plurality is one of the tuning forks of Estonian art. It is also the blessing and curse of the borderland: the geographical separation of the metropolis and the provinces can cause a temporal shift in taking over the new ideas in art, curious ‘misinterpretations’ of creative models.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • International


  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Favoriser le dialogue au service du développement durable
  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse

Pays bénéficiaire (s) / Groupes cibles

  • general audience

Principaux partenaires

Kumu Art Museum/Tiina Abel

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

National Museum in Szczecin

01/12/2010 - 01/01/1970