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08 Oct 2014

Youth Contemporary Art Triennial Eksperimenta! in Tallinn


Eksperimenta! Art and Science


International youth contemporary art triennial Eksperimenta! opening on 23rd October at 17.00 in Tallinn St. Catherine's Church
St. Catherine's Church and Hopner House in Tallinn, open Tue - Sun 11-18
IDEALaboratory on 24th and 25th October at Nordic Hotel Forum, free registration

Maris Hellrand

Aia 13b/Uus 16
Tallinn 10505

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The international youth contemporary art triennial Eksperimenta! with the topic 'Art and Science' takes place in Tallinn's medieval old town from 23rd October to 23rd November.

Eksperimenta! presents artworks by young artists aged 14 to 19 from 11 countries in Tallinn's oldest church – St. Catherine's and in the medieval merchant's house Hopner House on the Town Hall Square. The nearly 800-year-old church as a venue for artwork by the very young artists presents a challenge and contrast but also proves that the Old Town is still very much alive and open for new brave ideas and free thinking.

We wish to encourage youth and teachers and artists in different countries to study the world through a scientific prism, to use scientific methods as a starting point of the creative work and to interpret the results through art on a personal and universal level. The triennial promotes the main survival skill of the 21st century – creative and scientific thinking among youth.

Eksperimenta! is the biggest international youth contemporary art event that aims to give the high-school level students an experience of a professional international arts event with feed-back from high level critics and curators as well as to initiate sustainable changes in (art) education. The art education conference Eduko IDEAlaboratory on 24th and 25th October will focus on integrating contemporary art and science.

E! 2014 will exhibit artwork by 14 – 19 year old artists from 11 countries: Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Germany, Slovenia, Portugal, Turkey, South-Korea, Canada, Brazil.
The first Eksperimenta! exhibition took place as a highlight of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 programme at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and in Maarjamäe Palace from April 27 – June 14 2011 and presented contemporary art on the topic 'Space' by young artists from 13 countries to an audience of 18 000.

Eksperimenta! 2014 'Art and Science' 23. October to 23. November in St. Catherine's Church and Hopner House, open Tue to Sun 11-18.
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