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Eesti maalijate rühmanäitus KORFU Linnagaleriis


Eesti saatkond Ateenas koostöös Korfu Linnagaleriiga ja kohaliku omavalitsusega korraldavad: Eesti maalijate rühmanäituse /Group exhibition of Estonian painters in Corfu Municipal Art Callery

"Two-way street. Contemporary Estonian painting"
Vano Allsalu, Mihkel Ilus, Mihkel Maripuu, Jaan Toomik

Näitus avatakse 12. juulil kell 20.00 KORFU Linnagaleriis. Näitus jääb avatuks kuni 31. juulini.
Opening of exhibition on July 12 at 20.00.


One of the topics that is often discussed today is lifelong learning. It is not, however, regarded merely as acquisition of skills and knowledge but rather as a multi-faceted social process, the success of which depends on the will, motivation and communication skills of its participants. The master–apprentice model in its traditional form belongs to the past. Today the professor is rather a creative advisor, a discussion moderator, while the student is a partner in the process of exchange of ideas, the one who opens up new horizons.

How can this shared continuum be expressed in works of art, in different author's positions at the exhibition where both professors and students present their works democratically under one roof, both in terms of shared values as well as oppositions and creative competition? This creative intrigue is also present in the title of the exhibition "Two-way street. Contemporary Estonian painting", which raises the questions of painting's "blood exchange" with other media, of the relationship between the artist and the public, and – why not – of cultural exchange as an essentially two-way process.

The exhibition would provide an insight into contemporary Estonian painting and create an opportunity to view it in terms of current international trends as well as in the context of two cultural "localities" – Estonia and Greece. The introduction of Estonian art in Greece has an important potential for further cooperation and creative exchange. The current exhibition could therefore also open up new inspiring perspectives.


JAAN TOOMIK (born 1961) is one of the most internationally distinguished Estonian artists. His paintings and video installations centred round existential themes have been exhibited at numerous prestigious galleries and exhibitions, including several times at the international Venice Art Biennale. Professor of Painting at the EAA. Member of the Estonian Artists' Association (1992).

VANO ALLSALU (born 1967) is a distinguished Estonian painter whose mainly abstract paintings focus on the questions of form, colour and meaning. Associate Professor of Painting at the EAA. Member of the Estonian Artists' Association (1992). Since 2013 President of the Estonian Artists' Association.

MIHKEL MARIPUU (born 1987) and MIHKEL ILUS (born 1987) are enrolled in the Master's Programme in painting at the EAA. Both have presented their works in Estonia and abroad at solo and group exhibitions and are actively involved in the local art scene.

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