2023 Maret Sarapu FLOW

FLOW. Artwork by Maret Sarapu for the Mustamäe State High School.

Thanks to Andres Sykiäinenile – AR Engineering Office
Urmas Sepp – Klaasissepa OÜ

Photo: Karel Koplimets

2023 Kateriin Rikken COMPLEX

Glass artist Kateriin Rikken presents a new series of drinking glasses and decanters “Complex” in the Okapi Gallery as part of the Tallinn Design Festival.

The idea, which has matured over time, contains contradictions – partly driven by the purely practical need to keep one’s hand warm, on the other by the desire to offer an alternative, individuality and the courage to be different in its own way.
All glasses are blown by the artist in Estonia.

Printed on the glass are hingvistics by Keiti Vilms, kuu.elina and Aleksandra A. T.


Sigrid Luitsalu’s solo exhibition Inner Patterns of Repetition opened in HOP gallery 24.08. – 19.09.2023

Repetition is intricate. It is sameness and difference, a play of simple and complex repetitions, which is masked and unmasked, static and dynamic – concealing the meaning and yet bringing it to light. The play of repetitions and differences becomes like a maze – a tender balance of clarity and confusion, in which it becomes easy to get entangled in. The repetitions inside and outside of us can feel automatic, stereotypical, yet we can find in them endless differences, variants and conversions – beauty. Sometimes, the differences are so subtle, making the repetition feel endless and same. Layer by layer repetition becomes a force with an unpredictable effect. Perhaps, what is repeating, is difference itself?

Sigrid Luitsalu (b.1988) is a glass artist and creativity coach, in 2016 she completed her BA studies at the Department of Glass Art of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Her art is influenced by her previous academic interests and pursuits in both Philosophy and Asian Studies. As an artist she is interested in the patterns of nature and of oneself, drawing inspiration from the continual transformation and growth of nature’s living forms and of our inner world.

Exhibitions in HOP gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.

2023 GENIUS LOCI IV at Reigi Parsonage

GENIUS LOCI IV: „Life. 1628. 1928. 2023”
Reigi Parsonage, Hiiumaa, 2.07 – 20.08. 2023

Pilvi Ojamaa, Mare Saare, Peeter Rudaš, Rait Prääts, Kersti Vaks, Eve Koha, Kai Koppel, Kai Kiudsoo-Värv, Tiina Sarapu, Eeva Käsper, Merle Kannus, Maret Sarapu, Malle Hallimäe-Karik, Piret Ellamaa, Liisi Junolainen, Eili Soon, Kairi Orgusaar, Kati Kerstna, Sofi Arshas, Kalli Sein, Kaire￾Leen Varik, Birgit Pählapuu, Anne-Liis Leht, Maarja Mäemets, Andra Jõgis, Sigrid Luitsalu, Anna-Maria Vaino, Kristiina Oppi, Marilin Laas, Tiia Põldmets.
Torsten Rötzsch (Saksamaa), Jennie Jessen (Gotland, Rootsi),
Michelle Ryan (Iirimaa), Julija Pociute (Leedu)

Curators: Maret Kukkur, Kalli Sein
Design: Pille Jänes, Maret Kukkur, Valev Sein.
Lighting: Airi Eras, Helikast OÜ (Taavo Taelma)
Graphic design:  Edward Johansson, Ahvaland
Organization: HIKU, Hiiumaa Creative Union.

Maret Kukkur – 5330 3209, kukkur [at] planet [dot] ee
Kalli Sein – 5032246, kalli [at] ideeklaas [dot] ee

Photo by Mati Hiis.

Hiiu leht

2023 Merle Kannus / Jeff Zimmer A SHIMMERING HOME

Merle Kannus / Jeff Zimmer
The Glass Factory
29.04 – 8.10.2023

Curator Max Syron says:

In this duo show, Jeff Zimmer and Merle Kannus explore identity through contrasting styles of flat glass work and a delicate play of shine and shadow. Kannus’ portraiture traces wandering human subjects within the architectural objects of Tallinn, while Zimmer’s records the stories and struggles of LGBTIQ+ individuals in rural Scotland. The show juxtaposes two installations which expand from the same salon-style display, opening up intertwining questions about image, identity, belonging and memory.