Feeling artsy? Head over to this seaside cultural hotspot this weekend.
Let the field of your attention…soften and spread out. This is the title of the first exhibition in the newly opened Kai Contemporary Art Center on the docks of northern Tallinn’s newest, hip industrial area Noblessner. The exhibition is partly curated around the exact sunset times per each day, for the whole duration of the event – which still lasts until December 1st. Several of the video installation artworks feature the moon as a protagonist. If this weren’t enough to make a visit to Kai relevant during our Black Nights, we have also set up a collaboration to host Artist’s Film International in Estonia for the first time.
Films by international artists
Artists’ Film International (AFI) is an international collaborative project featuring film, video, and animation from around the world. Established by the Whitechapel Gallery (London) in 2008, AFI includes 19 global partner organizations.
The Estonian launch event showcases different approaches to working with moving image, featuring artists’ films by Patrick Hough, Mari-Leen Kiipli and Kristina Norman. The films, that will show this Friday evening (the 22nd) between 18-20 and on Saturday the 23rd between 13-14:30 will be followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by Emily Butler from Whitechapel Gallery. One of the films will be accompanied by a live soundtrack.
KaiF Cocktails & Films in a hangar
On Friday evening the collaboration will be launched with a festive opening where the resident cocktail bar of the building will serve some art for the taste buds. KaiF, as the new cocktail bar is named, is yet to open officially and is run by renown cocktail makers of Dissident bar.
Want to explore more of the area? Head over to Põhjala Tehas – a huge old factory that is now in use as a multipurpose cultural and community centre. And enjoy some Black Nights comedy or a full, dark night of films in their big hangar cinema!