The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Centre (ECADC) is coordinating an exhibition and screening programme in London devoted to the centenary of Estonia’s independence.
‘Democracy to come’ is an international exhibition speculating on future possibilities for democracy. The exhibition has been curated by the London-based Emily Butler and Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield on the assumption that art is essential to properly democratise democracy. It is to be held in the Wilkinson gallery with an accompanying film programme in the Whitechapel gallery.
The documentary ‘@katjanovi’, to be premiered at the historic Regent Street Cinema follows one of the most promising young artists, Katja Novitskova (born 1984, based in Berlin) with a focus on post-internet-era aesthetics and, in relation to this, also the circulation of images, and our obsession of collecting information/data.
For their first collaborative exhibition at Kunstraum, the young Estonian artists Kris Lemsalu (born 1985, based in Tallinn) and Merike Estna (born 1980, based in Tallinn) question women’s position in society. The exhibition rethinks feminism and its relation to domesticity, and has been curated by the London-based Thomas Cuckle.
Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center
The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is a nonprofit foundation focused both on fostering international exposure for artists from Estonia and on developing the contemporary art scene in Estonia. Functioning as an umbrella organization for Estonian partner institutions, the center is creating strategic international partnerships in the field of contemporary art. ECADC is the founding member of philanthropic organization Outset Estonia and the main organizer of biannual Tallinn Photo Month. ECADC project for the development of creative industries focuses on three areas of activity. Firstly, ECADC actively collaborates with its partner organizations in Estonia with the aim of professionalizing galleries’ activities and developing an art market. Secondly, ECADC contributes to the visibility of Estonian contemporary art and promotes it internationally. And thirdly, ECADC encourages philanthropy and private investment in art. In collaboration with its partner organizations, ECADC aims to develop a sustainable infrastructure for contemporary art that would lead to further internationalization of the field.