Exhibitions 2009

2 + 2 = 5
24.04.–23.08.2009
The exhibition focuses on four active artists – Karin Röh and Lorilea Jaderborg from Denmark, and Katrin Pere and Urve Küttner from Estonia – who use their works to introduce both their homelands and different creative approaches. The exhibition includes a limited selection of works from Adamson-Eric’s oeuvre.

Asian spirit and my mind. Japanese classical painting nihonga. Kōkyō Hatanaka
28.08.–01.11.2009
Kōkyō Hatanaka (b. 1947) is a versatile artist, who is mainly dedicated to the study and execution of Japanese-style painting (nihonga). He works as a professor of nihonga painting at the Kyoto Art Univerity. He is considered to be one of the best experts on Indian national textile art, having published a thorough monograph in the field, both in Japanese and in English. His travels to India have undoubtedly influenced Hatanaka’s nihonga paintings. His works, deeply meaningful and generalising studies of the human soul, are based on the Buddhist world-view.
The exhibition takes place in cooperation with the Japanese Embassy in Estonia.

Under the Changing Rainbow
Art Collection of the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
07.11.2009–21.03.2010

The main part of the art collection, which contains several masterpieces of Estonian art, consists of the personal collection of the writer Friedebert Tuglas (1886–1971), which has been supplemented by the art collection of the poet Marie Under (1883–1980) and the collection of Estonian exile art from the Estonian Culture Foundation in the United States. The exhibition presents the best works from the collections and expands on the relationships between 20th-century Estonian writers and artists.