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July 2021

TASE ’21: Graduation Show

Estonian Academy of Arts

Ismini Pachi, DO (not) TOUCH, 2021. Sound and porcelain objects. Installation view, “TASE ‘21,” Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2021. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Ismini Pachi, DO (not) TOUCH, 2021. Sound and porcelain objects. Installation view, “TASE ‘21,” Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2021. Photo: Ismini Pachi.

Ismini Pachi, DO (not) TOUCH, 2021. Sound and porcelain objects. Installation view, “TASE ‘21,” Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2021. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Ellen Vene, The Sweet Escape, 2021. Installation view, “TASE ‘21,” Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2021. Photo: Andres Lõo.

Ellen Vene, The Sweet Escape, 2021. Installation view, “TASE ‘21,” Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2021. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Irmeli Terras, A Real Genuine Fake, 2021. Sugar. Installation view, “TASE ‘21,” Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2021. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Katrin Enni, Shivers, 2021. Interactive sound installation. Installation view, “TASE ‘21,” Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2021. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Katrin Enni, Shivers, 2021. Interactive sound installation. Installation view, “TASE ‘21,” Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2021. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Reds Cheung King Wai, Whiteness, Emptiness, Cleanliness, 2021. Mixed media, durational performance.

Amie Nga Man Chan, Fuzziness, 2021. Installation with video. Video: Peter Kollanyi.

Angela Elizabeth Ramirez Fellowes, It is no longer I, 2021. Two-channel video loop projection, 3 minutes 20 seconds; leaf-dyed print 220 x 400 cm with video projection loop, 3 minutes; autumn leaves and metal rods sculpture, 40 x 167cm; oak bench, and poems.

Angela Elizabeth Ramirez Fellowes, It is no longer I, 2021. Two-channel video loop projection, 3 minutes 20 seconds; leaf-dyed print, 220 x 400 cm; with video projection loop, 3 minutes; autumn leaves and metal rods, 40 x 167cm; oak bench, and poems.

Anni Kivisto, Crossing Everyday Life and Creative Process: Handmade Rug in Punch Needle Technique, 2021. Wool, nylon, cotton, and polyester. Photo: Katya Kass.

Anni Kivisto, Crossing Everyday Life and Creative Process: Handmade Rug in Punch Needle Technique, 2021. Wool, nylon, cotton, and polyester. Photo: Anni Kivisto.

Anni Kivisto, Crossing Everyday Life and Creative Process: Handmade Rug in Punch Needle Technique, 2021. Wool, nylon, cotton, and polyester. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Brit Kikas, Enthymeme, 2021. Installation with photogram, soft-ground etching, aquatint, and sound, 4 minutes 18 seconds. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Brit Kikas, Enthymeme, 2021. Installation with photogram, soft-ground etching, aquatint, and sound, 4 minutes 18 seconds. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Pille Alasi, Headspace, 2021. Video and sound installation. Photo: Jüri Salupere.

Pille Alasi, Headspace, 2021. Video and sound installation. Photo: Jüri Salupere.

Pille Alasi, Headspace, 2021. Video and sound installation. Photo: Andres Lõo.

Egert Tischler, Faeces II, 2021. Video, 7 minutes 59 seconds; The last bite, 2021. Oil on canvas, 130 x 145 cm. Photo: Stanislav Stepashko.

Vassa Ponomarjova, Cultural Layer, 2021. Acrylic and oil on canvas, 190 x 200 cm. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Vassa Ponomarjova, Cultural Layer, 2021. Acrylic and oil on canvas, 190 x 200 cm; Jelena Bõtškova, Dementia. Disintegration, 2021. Oil on six canvases with sound, dimensions variable. Photo: Stanislav Stepashko.

Jelena Bõtškova, Dementia. Disintegration, 2021. Oil on six canvases with sound, dimensions variable. Photo: Stanislav Stepashko.

Ats Kruusing, a pair of brown eyes, 2021. Installation with photographs and video; Vassa Ponomarjova, Cultural Layer, 2021. Acrylic and oil on canvas, 190 x 200 cm; Jelena Bõtškova, Dementia. Disintegration, 2021. Oil on six canvases with sound, dimensions variable; Jelizaveta Šalova, Items, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, dimensions variable. Photo: Stanislav Stepashko.

Liisa-Aleksandra Volmer, The Sistine Madonna, 2021. Acrylic on canvas. Photo: Stanislav Stepashko.

Denisa Štefanigová, Violet, show me how tender you can be? (Shades of Love, Desire, Infidelity, and Truth), 2021. Painting, performance, and video. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Denisa Štefanigová, Violet, show me how tender you can be? (Shades of Love, Desire, Infidelity, and Truth), 2021. Painting, performance, and video. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Aleksandr Osvald August von Turro-Lebardov, Suddenly I was inspired and eagerly got down to work, 2021. Wood, concrete, reed, heather, peat, lime, paint, images of museum artifacts, and sound. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Ingrid Helena Pajo, Plain perceptions: returning to the material through weaving, 2021. Textiles. Photo: Martin Buschmann.

Visions that shape our living environments.

Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is pleased to present the selection of works from the school’s graduation show “TASE ’21.”

“TASE,” “level” in English, is the annual spring graduation show of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) and features the final projects of the Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, and Art and Culture faculties master’s students, along with the final artworks by Fine Arts bachelor’s students. The physical exhibition was open from May 28 until June 18, 2021, and took place at the EKA building and four other locations around Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. The main exhibition was accompanied by a versatile program of satellite exhibitions, thesis defenses, “TASE FILM,” and much more.

The “TASE ’21” grad show online exhibition can be viewed on tase21.artun.ee, giving access to a wider audience around the world. In addition to the works in the physical exhibition, the online exhibition presents bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral theses, portfolios, and written works from nearly 200 graduates of the academy.

“TASE ‘21” is organized by Pire Sova, Estonian Academy of Arts gallerist.

Participating Artists

Pille Alasi
Jelena Bõtškova
Reds Cheung King Wai
Katrin Enni
Brit Kikas
Anni Kivisto
Ats Kruusing
Amie Nga Man Chan
Ismini Pachi
Ingrid Helena Pajo
Vassa Ponomarjova
Angela Elizabeth Ramirez Fellowes
Denisa Štefanigová
Irmeli Terras
Egert Tischler
Ellen Vene
Liisa-Aleksandra Volmer
Aleksandr Osvald August von Turro-Lebardov

Estonian Academy of Arts, founded in 1914, is the only public university in Estonia offering higher education in architecture, design, fine arts, art culture, cultural heritage and conservation. It is an active study and research institution and the leading national center of innovation in visual culture.

Twelve hundred students from more than thirty different countries are currently enrolled at EKA are taught by nearly three hundred professors, associate professors, lecturers and workshop managers from Estonia and abroad. EKA offers more than thirty study programs, ten of which are international and taught in English: Animation, Contemporary Art, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Urban Studies, Design & Crafts (ceramics, glass, jewelry and blacksmithing, textile design, accessory design and fashion design), Design & Technology Futures, and Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies on the master’s level. Art & Design and Architecture and Urban Planning are offered on the doctorate level.

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